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New and Published Books

  1. Women and Print Culture (Routledge Revivals)

    The Construction of Femininity in the Early Periodical

    By Kathryn Shevelow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    With the growth of popular literary forms, particularly the periodical, during the eighteenth century, women began to assume an unprecedented place in print culture as readers and writers. Yet at the same time the very textual practices of that culture inscribed women within an increasingly...

    Published July 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Desire and Anxiety (Routledge Revivals)

    Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama

    By Valerie Traub

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In both feminist theory and Shakespearean criticism, questions of sexuality have consistently been conflated with questions of gender. First published in 1992, this book details the intersections and contradictions between sexuality and gender in the early modern period. Valerie Traub argues that...

    Published July 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Women, Travel Writing, and Truth

    Edited by Clare Broome Saunders

    Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

    The issue of truth has been one of the most constant, complex, and contentious in the cultural history of travel writing. Whether the travel was undertaken in the name of exploration, pilgrimage, science, inspiration, self-discovery, or a combination of these elements, questions of veracity and...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Where the Meanings Are (Routledge Revivals)

    Feminism and Cultural Spaces

    By Catharine R. Stimpson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1990, this collection of essays in literary criticism, feminist theory and race relations was named one of the top twenty-five books of 1988 by the Voice Literary Supplement. The title covers such subjects as black literature; the reconstruction of culture, changing arts, letters...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Look Back in Gender (Routledge Revivals)

    Sexuality and the Family in Post-War British Drama

    By Michelene Wandor

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In this challenging book, first published in 1987, Michelene Wandor looks at the best-known plays in the thirty years prior to publication, from Look Back in Anger onwards. Wandor investigates the representation of the family and different forms of sexuality in these plays and re-reviews them from...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Conflicted Identities and Multiple Masculinities

    Men in the Medieval West

    Edited by Jacqueline Murray

    Series: Garland Medieval Casebooks

    Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinities takes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Gender and Humor

    Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives

    Edited by Delia Chiaro, Raffaella Baccolini

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    In the mid-seventies, both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines, with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas. The first publications that emerged in the field of gender studies came out of disciplines such as philosophy, history, and literature,...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Nadine Gordimer (Routledge Revivals)

    By Judie Newman

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    International in her appeal, Nadine Gordimer is an original and accomplished novelist whose works have found literary and popular recognition. In this critical study, first published in 1988 and the first by a woman, Judie Newman discusses Gordimer’s novels, including A Sport of Nature. Gordimer’s...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Myth of Persephone in Girls' Fantasy Literature

    By Holly Blackford

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this book, Blackford historicizes the appeal of the Persephone myth in the nineteenth century and traces figurations of Persephone, Demeter, and Hades throughout girls’ literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She illuminates developmental patterns and anxieties in E. T. A. Hoffmann...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge