By Megan Matchinske
The interval from the Reformation to the English Civil warfare observed an evolving figuring out of social id in England. This e-book makes use of 4 illuminating case experiences to chart a shift from mid-sixteenth-century notions of an separately generated, spiritually stimulated self, to civil warfare perceptions of the self as a domain of civil keep an eye on. each one facilities at the paintings of an early glossy lady author within the act of self-definition and authorization, illustrating the evolving relationships among private and non-private selves and the expanding position of gender in choosing varied identities for women and men.
By A. Snaith
This e-book is a useful consultant to the physique of feedback on Virginia Woolf. It contains entire and insightful chapters on varied methods to Woolf, together with feminist, historicist, postcolonial and biographical. The essays supply concise summaries of the main works within the box in addition to an interesting description of the method itself.
By Amelia María de la Luz Montes, Anne Elizabeth Goldman
Using Ruiz de Burton’s paintings to research the serious schism conventionally imposed on nineteenth-century literary tradition in the United States, the essays during this assortment additionally draw connections among her paintings and the modern Chicana and Chicano canons. instantly richly historic and significantly nuanced, those essays appraise a politically advanced Mexican American author alternately celebrated as marginalized and censured for her id with a social elite. This quantity incorporates a part on pedagogy that provides a dialogue of training methods, syllabi, dialogue questions, and assignments.
By Susan Sellers
Girl as gorgon, girl as temptress: the classical and biblical mythology which has ruled Western considering defines girls in quite a few patriarchally encoded roles. This learn addresses the outstanding endurance of legendary impact in modern fiction. beginning with the query 'what is myth?', the 1st part presents a wide-ranging evaluate of mythography. It lines how myths were perceived and interpreted through such commentators as Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Bruno Bettelheim, Roland Barthes, Jack Zipes and Marina Warner. This ends up in an exam of the position that mythic narrative performs in social and self formation, drawing at the literary, feminist and psychoanalytic theories of Julia Kristeva, Luce Irigaray, Helene Cixous and Judith Butler to delineate the ways that women's mythos can go beyond the constraints of emblems and provides upward thrust to effective new types for person and cultural regeneration.
In this mild, Susan dealers bargains hard new readings of quite a lot of modern women's fiction, together with works via A. S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Anne Rice, Michele Roberts, Emma Tennant and Fay Weldon. issues explored contain fairy story as erotic fiction, new spiritual writing, vampires and gender-bending, mythic moms, style fiction, the still-persuasive paradigm of female good looks, and the unconventional capability of comedy.
By Kimberly Nichele Brown
Kimberly Nichele Brown examines how African American girls because the Nineteen Seventies have stumbled on how you can movement past the "double attention" of the colonized textual content to enhance a fit subjectivity that makes an attempt to disassociate black subjectivity from its connection to white tradition. Brown strains the emergence of this new recognition from its roots within the Black Aesthetic move via vital milestones resembling the anthology The Black girl and Essence journal to the writings of Angela Davis, Toni Cade Bambara, and Jayne Cortez.
By Philip C. Kolin
The 1st African American lady to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama, Suzan-Lori Parks has got overseas acceptance for her provocative and influential works. Her performs seize the nightmares of African americans endangered by means of a white institution made up our minds to erase their background and eliminate their desires. A dozen essays deal with Parks's performs, screenplays and novel. also, this ebook comprises unique interviews (one with Parks and one other along with her long-time director Liz Diamond) and a creation chronology of her performs.
By J. Hayden
Afforded basically constrained entry to the male-dominated sciences, many girls writers however made major contributions to highbrow tradition within the 17th and eighteenth centuries. girls made advances in technology and engaged with clinical principles via a number of different types of literary discourse, either very important during women’s history. Looking at poetry, fiction and non-fiction, diaries, and drama, this assortment offers remarkable and engaging examples of girls writers who built-in medical fabric of their literary narratives.
By Robin Anne Reid
Works of technology fiction and fable more and more discover gender concerns, characteristic girls as primary characters, and are written by means of girls writers. This booklet examines women's contributions to technology fiction and delusion throughout a number of media and genres, corresponding to fiction, nonfiction, movie, tv, paintings, comics, photograph novels, and tune. the 1st quantity deals survey essays on significant subject matters, comparable to sexual identities, fandom, women's writing teams, and feminist spirituality; the second one offers alphabetically prepared entries on extra particular matters, reminiscent of Hindu mythology, Toni Morrison, magical realism, and Margaret Atwood. Entries are written through professional individuals and cite works for extra examining, and the set closes with a particular, common bibliography.
Students and normal readers love technological know-how fiction and delusion. And technological know-how fiction and myth works more and more discover gender concerns, function girls as principal characters, and are written through girls writers. Older works exhibit attitudes towards girls in instances earlier, whereas newer works grapple with modern social matters. This publication is helping scholars use technology fiction and delusion to appreciate the contributions of ladies writers, the illustration of girls within the media, and the reports of ladies in society.
By Susan Green
By Betty Travitsky, Anne Lake Prescott
Such a lot anthologies of Renaissance writing comprise merely (or predominantly) male writers, while those who specialise in girls comprise ladies completely. This ebook is the 1st to survey either in an built-in style. Its texts include a variety of canonical and non-canonical writing―including a few new and significant discoveries. The texts are prepared in order that writing through men and women is gifted jointly, now not in a "point-counterpoint" method that will "square off" male and female writers opposed to each other, yet fairly in pairs, occasionally clusters, of texts during which women's writing is foregrounded at the same time it seems that with writing through men.
The anthology arranges lately recovered texts into exciting styles, juxtaposing, for instance, Aemelia Lanyer's nation condominium poem with an expression of a unique form of nostalgia by way of Surrey. It contains unconventional voices, as within the homoerotic poems by means of Richard Barnfield or the doubtless lesbian poems through Katherine Philips. It makes newly on hand the voices of English Marrano ladies (secret Jews) and the Miltonic poetry of Jean Lead.