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  1. Rereading Modernism

    New Directions in Feminist Criticism

    Edited by Lisa Rado

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    Until about 1986, feminists generally considered modernism a reactionary, misogynist, and hegemonic mire not worth investigating. Since then enough studies of modernism have appeared that 17 feminist critics can now review and debate their treatment of the period. They evaluate the progress and...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Feminine Fictions

    Revisiting the Postmodern

    By Patricia Waugh

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    ‘Postmodernism’ and ‘feminism’ have become familiar terms since the 1960s, developing alongside one another and clearly sharing many strong points of contact. Why then have the critical debates arising out of these movements had so little to say about each other? Patricia Waugh addresses the...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Engendering Men

    The Question of Male Feminist Criticism

    Edited by Joseph A. Boone, Michael Cadden

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    Over the past several years, the question of men’s relation to feminism has become a fiercely and sometimes bitterly debated subject. Engendering Men demonstrates the creative impact that feminist modes of inquiry have already had on a new generation of male critics. In the wake of feminism, many...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Around 1981

    Academic Feminist Literary Theory

    By Jane Gallop

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    Jane Gallop’s book offers a clear-eyed and comprehensive history of feminist literary criticism. Why, she asks, have we so quickly buried 1970s feminist criticism? What lies buried there? Why do 1990s academic feminists accuse other academic feminists of being ‘academic’? Gallop takes the...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. New Feminist Discourses

    Critical Essays on Theories and Texts

    Edited by Isobel Armstrong

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    This collection of new feminist essays represents the work of young critics researching and teaching in British Universities. Aiming to set the agenda for feminist criticism in the nineties, the essays debate themes crucial to the development of feminist thought: among them, the problems of...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Abjection, Melancholia and Love

    The Work of Julia Kristeva

    Edited by John Fletcher, Andrew Benjamin

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    This volume begins with a new essay by Julia Kristeva, ‘The Adolescent Novel’, in which she examines the relation between novelistic writing and the experience of adolescence as an ‘open structure’. It is this blend of the literary with the psychoanalytic that places Kristeva’s work central to...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Changing Subjects

    The Making of Feminist Literary Criticism

    Edited by Gayle Greene, Coppélia Kahn

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    These twenty autobiographical essays by eminent feminist literary critics explore the process by which women scholars became feminist scholars, articulating the connections between the personal and political in their lives and work. They describe the experiences that radicalised women within...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  8. (Un)like Subjects

    Women, Theory, Fiction

    By Gerardine Meaney

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    What is the relationship between feminist critical theory and literature? This book deals with the relationship between women and writing, mothers and daughters, the maternal and history. It addresses the questions about language, writing and the relations between women which have preoccupied the...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  9. Women, Power and Subversion (Routledge Revivals)

    Social Strategies in British Fiction, 1778-1860

    By Judith Lowder Newton

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1981, this book explores the reactions of some female writers to the social effects of industrial capitalism between 1778 and 1860. The period set in motion a crisis over the status of middle-class women that culminated in the constructed idea of "women’s proper sphere". This...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Ideology of Conduct (Routledge Revivals)

    Essays in Literature and the History of Sexuality

    Edited by Nancy Armstrong, Leonard Tennenhouse

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In The Ideology of Conduct, first published in 1987, scholars from various fields, from the medieval period to the present day, discuss literature in which the sole purpose is to instruct women in how to make themselves desirable. This collection investigates how middle-class writers who had long...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge