The Longman Anthology of Women's Literature

Author: Mary K. DeShazer

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321010063

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1465

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Offering readers key women's writings from the eighth century to the present, this global and multicultural anthology includes selections written in English by women from Great Britain and the U.S. as well as Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Croatia, Ghana, India, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa. Organized thematically, the anthology emphasizes five important topics for women writers finding a voice, writing the body, rethinking the maternal, identity and difference, and resistance and transformation. Pivotal works of feminist theory by Woolf, Cixous, Showalter, hooks, Trinh, and others are also included. For those interested in women's literature.

Social Constructionist Identity Politics and Literary Studies

Author: S. Gupta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230801293

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

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This study presents a critique of social constructionist identity politics, which is distinguished from specific identity-based political positions, from within and with social constructionist commitments. Gupta examines the institutionalization of social constructionist identity politics in literary studies, considering the notions of canonicity.

Third World Women's Literatures

A Dictionary and Guide to Materials in English

Author: Barbara Fister

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313289880

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 390

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A reference companion to Third World women writers and their writing available in English.

Joanna Baillie and the Art of Moral Influence

Author: Christine A. Colón

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433105364

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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Joanna Baillie and the Art of Moral Influence explores the project of moral reform that Baillie sets out for herself in the Introductory Discourse to her first volume of Plays on the Passions (1798). It begins by revealing the foundation that Baillie creates for her project as she combines her own unique theology with eighteenth-century moral philosophy and seventeenth- and eighteenth-century discourses on the theatre’s potential to reform audiences. This book argues that Baillie uses this eclectic mix to craft a potentially radical social critique in the midst of a seemingly conservative moral project. Using examples from fifteen of her plays as well as from her prefaces and her religious tract, the book traces Baillie’s moral project from its direct representations in De Monfort and Henriquez through its dangerous complexities in plays such as Orra and The Trial to its conflict with domestic ideology as an alternative means of reform in plays such as The Dream, Ethwald, The Phantom, and Witchcraft. This analysis of Baillie’s project reveals how she ultimately overcomes the difficulties inherent in her project by asking her audiences to take responsibility for their moral reform rather than relying upon the domestic woman to change society and by asking her audiences to ground their interpretations in the basic truths of Christianity. Understanding Baillie’s moral project and the discourses that influenced it and then seeing how it is enacted throughout her plays will allow teachers and scholars to appreciate even more fully the complexities of this British Romantic playwright.

The Longman Anthology of British Literature

Author: David Damrosch,Kevin J. H. Dettmar

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205655281

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1088

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A fresh approach to the study of Romantic Literature edited by scholars in the field. This volume presents extensive selections from a wide range of underrepresented female writers like Mary Wollstonecraft, Dorothy Wordsworth, and Mary Robinson. “Perspectives” sections shed light on the period as a whole. Examples include a “Perspectives” section on “The Wollstonecraft Controversy and the Rights of Women” and on “Popular Prose and the Problems of Authorship”

Cold War Literature

Writing the Global Conflict

Author: Andrew Hammond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134272545

Category: History

Page: 288

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The Cold War was the longest conflict in a century defined by the scale and brutality of its conflicts. In the battle between the democratic West and the communist East there was barely a year in which the West was not organising, fighting or financing some foreign war. It was an engagement that resulted – in Korea, Guatemala, Nicaragua and elsewhere – in some twenty million dead. This collection of essays analyses the literary response to the coups, insurgencies and invasions that took place around the globe, and explores the various thematic and stylistic trends that Cold War hostilities engendered in world writing. Drawing together scholars of various cultural backgrounds, the volume focuses upon such themes as representation, nationalism, political resistance, globalisation and ideological scepticism. Eschewing the typical focus in Cold War scholarship on Western authors and genres, there is an emphasis on the literary voices that emerged from what are often considered the ‘peripheral’ regions of Cold War geo-politics. Ranging in focus from American postmodernism to Vietnamese poetry, from Cuban autobiography to Maoist theatre, and from African fiction to Soviet propaganda, this book will be of real interest to all those working in twentieth-century literary studies, cultural studies, history and politics.

Global Cultures

A Transnational Short Fiction Reader

Author: Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819562821

Category: Fiction

Page: 509

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An anthology of 62 stories from around the non-Euro-American world providing new definitions of cultural diversity and commonality and an invaluable tool for teachers responding to the growing need for multicultural literature.

The Longman Anthology of British Literature: The Romantics and their contemporaries

Author: David Damrosch

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321011749

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2982

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"The Longman Compact Anthology of British Literature" is a concise and thoughtfully arranged survey of British literature. Within its pages, canonical authors mingle with newly visible writers; English accents are heard next to Anglo-Norman, Welsh, Gaelic, and Scottish ones; female and male voices are set in dialogue; literature from the British Isles is integrated with post-colonial writing; and major works are illuminated by clusters of shorter texts that bring literary, social, and historical issues vividly to life. Readers interested in British Literature.

Romanticism and Women Poets

Opening the Doors of Reception

Author: Harriet Kramer Linkin, Stephen C. Behrendt

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813126876

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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A good ghost story can make your hair stand on end, your palms sweat, and your heart race. The bone-chilling collection Tales of Kentucky Ghosts presents more than 250 stories that do just that. In his new book, William Lynwood Montell has assembled an entertaining and diverse array of tales from across the commonwealth that will keep you checking under the bed every night. The first-person accounts in this collection showcase folklore that Montell has drawn from archives, family stories, and oral traditions throughout Kentucky. The stories include that of the ghost bride of Laurel County, who appears each year on the anniversary of her wedding day; the tale of the murdered worker who haunts the Simpson County home of his killer and former employer; and the account of the lost mandolin that plays itself in a house in Graves County. These and many other chilling stories haunt the pages of Tales of Kentucky Ghosts. In the tradition of MontellÕs previous Kentucky ghost books (Ghosts across Kentucky and Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky), Tales of Kentucky Ghosts brings together a variety of terrifying narratives that not only entertain and frighten but also serve as a unique record of KentuckyÕs rich heritage of storytelling.

Mary, A Fiction and The Wrongs of Woman, or Maria

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770483128

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

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Mary Wollstonecraft wrote these two novellas at the beginning and end of her years of writing and political activism. Though written at different times, they explore some of the same issues: ideals of femininity as celebrated by the cult of sensibility, the unequal education of women, and domestic subjugation. Mary counters the contemporary trend of weak, emotional heroines with the story of an intelligent and creative young woman who educates herself through her close friendships with men and women. Darker and more overtly feminist, The Wrongs of Woman is set in an insane asylum, where a young woman has been wrongly imprisoned by her husband. By presenting the novellas in light of such texts as Wollstonecraft’s letters, her polemical and educational prose, similar works by other feminists and political reformists, the literature of sentiment, and contemporary medical texts, this edition encourages an appreciation of the complexity and sophistication of Wollstonecraft’s writing goals as a radical feminist in the 1790s.

African Literature and the Politics of Culture

Author: James Tar Tsaaior

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443853828

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This book essentially negotiates African literature as a veritable site of artistic and cultural production and situates it within the dynamic of postcolonial cultural politics. It critically evaluates African literature as a contour of cultural contestation with the imperial politics of knowledge production about others and as an ideological strategy for knowing them. The book’s main contribution to the critical discourse on African literature and culture inheres in the fact that politics constitutes the enduring concern of society as it re/shapes and over-determines discourses which have continued to remain crucial to societal engineering. It, however, imagines the discursive existence as necessary for the evolving of a dynamic African literary tradition with an abiding fidelity to the verities of history. The book is useful for literary scholars, historians, critics, experts and students of postcolonial/cultural studies as well as general readership interested in African studies.

Selena by Mary Tighe

A Scholarly Edition

Author: Dr Harriet Kramer Linkin

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409479307

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 764

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Mary Tighe's unpublished courtship novel Selena is one of the great unknown treasures of British Romanticism. Based on the only known copy of the manuscript, housed in the National Library of Ireland, Harriet Kramer Linkin's scrupulously annotated edition traces the work's long journey from manuscript to print and establishes Selena's importance for understanding the history of the novel, fiction by women, Anglo-Irish fiction, silver-fork novels and the Romantic period.

Minds of Our Own

Inventing Feminist Scholarship and Women’s Studies in Canada and Québec, 1966–76

Author: Wendy Robbins,Meg Luxton,Margrit Eichler,Francine Descarries

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554587743

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

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This book of personal essays by over forty women and men who founded women’s studies in Canada and Québec explores feminist activism on campus in the pivotal decade of 1966-76. The essays document the emergence of women’s studies as a new way of understanding women, men, and society, and they challenge some current preconceptions about “second wave” feminist academics. The contributors explain how the intellectual and political revolution begun by small groups of academics—often young, untenured women—at universities across Canada contributed to social progress and profoundly affected the way we think, speak, behave, understand equality, and conceptualize the academy and an academic career. A contextualizing essay documents the social, economic, political, and educational climate of the time, and a concluding chapter highlights the essays’ recurring themes and assesses the intellectual and social transformation that their authors helped set in motion. The essays document the appalling sexism and racism some women encounter in seeking admission to doctoral studies, in hiring, in pay, and in establishing the legitimacy of feminist perspectives in the academy. They reveal sources of resistance, too, not only from colleagues and administrators but from family members and from within the self. In so doing they provide inspiring examples of sisterly support and lifelong friendship.

Eavan Boland

Author: Jody Allen Randolph

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611485371

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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As a comprehensive introduction to Eavan Boland’s work, this book provides an essential guide to the work of one of the most important and challenging voices in contemporary poetry. Approachable for the general reader but at the same time inviting to the specialist, it draws on original research and archival material as it tracks the emergence of a new poetic voice in a national culture and the compelling narrative of that emergence.

The History of British Women's Writing, 1920-1945

Volume Eight

Author: M. Joannou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137292172

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

The History of British Women's Writing, 1610-1690

Volume Three

Author: M. Suzuki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230305504

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 339

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During the seventeenth century, in response to political and social upheavals such as the English Civil Wars, women produced writings in both manuscript and print. This volume represents recent scholarship that has uncovered new texts as well as introduced new paradigms to further our understanding of women's literary history during this period.

The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism

Second Edition

Author: Leitch, Vincent B,Cain, William E

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393932923

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2800

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The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism is the gold standard for anyone who wishes to understand the development and current state of literary theory. Offering 185 pieces (31 of them new) by 148 authors (18 of them new), The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism , Second Edition, is more comprehensive, and more varied, in its selection than any other anthology. New selections from non-western theory and a thoroughly updated twentieth century selection make the book even more diverse and authoritative.

Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters

Author: Jennifer Higginbotham

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074865593X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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The first book-length study of the way the literature and drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries constructed the category of the 'girl'.

Robert Cantwell and the Literary Left

A Northwest Writer Reworks American Fiction

Author: T. V. Reed

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295805048

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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Robert Cantwell and the Literary Left is the first full critical study of novelist and critic Robert Cantwell, a Northwest-born writer with a strong sense of social justice who found himself at the center of the radical literary and cultural politics of 1930s New York. Regarded by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway as one of the finest young fiction writers to emerge from this era, Cantwell is best known for his superb novel, The Land of Plenty, set in western Washington. His literary legacy, however, was largely lost during the Red Scare of the McCarthy era, when he retreated to conservatism. Through meticulous research, an engaging writing style, and a deep commitment to the history of American social movements, T. V. Reed uncovers the story of a writer who brought his Pacific Northwest brand of justice to bear on the project of “reworking” American literature to include ordinary working people in its narratives. In tracing the flourishing of the American literary Left as it unfolded in New York, Reed reveals a rich progressive culture that can inform our own time.

Early Modern Women's Writing and the Rhetoric of Modesty

Author: P. Pender

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137008016

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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An in-depth study of early modern women's modesty rhetoric from the English Reformation to the Restoration. This book provides new readings of modesty's gendered deployment in the works of Anne Askew, Katharine Parr, Mary Sidney, Aemilia Lanyer and Anne Bradstreet.