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  1. Rediscovering Victorian Women Sensation Writers

    Edited by Anne-Marie Beller, Tara MacDonald

    Scholarly understanding of the Victorian literary field has changed dramatically in the past thirty years, due in large part to the extensive recovery of sensation fiction and a corresponding recognition of that genre’s importance in the literary debates, trends, and wider cultural practices of the...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Private and Fictional Words (Routledge Revivals)

    Canadian Women Novelists of the 1970s and 1980s

    By Coral Ann Howells

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1987, this is an introductory study of the most widely read Canadian women novelists of the 1970s and 1980s. At its centre lies the question of how the search for a distinctive cultural identity relates to the need for a national cultural identity in the post-colonial era. Coral...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Where No Man has Gone Before

    Essays on Women and Science Fiction

    Edited by Lucie Armitt

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    How do women writers use science fiction to challenge assumptions about the genre and its representations of women? To what extent is the increasing number of women writing science fiction reformulating the expectations of readers and critics? What has been the effect of this phenomenon upon the...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Women Writing and Writing about Women

    Edited by Mary Jacobus

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    This innovative collection of contemporary essays in feminist literary criticism provides a spectrum of approaches and positions, united by their common focus on writing by and about women. Spanning the novel, poetry, drama, film and criticism, the contributors emphasise some of the problems of...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Victorian Women's Fiction

    Marriage, Freedom, and the Individual

    By Shirley Foster

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    Focusing on the ways in which female novelists have, in their creative work, challenged or scrutinised contemporary assumptions about their own sex, this book's critical interest in women’s fiction shows how mid-nineteenth-century women writers confront the conflict between the pressures of...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 20th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Edging Women Out

    Victorian Novelists, Publishers and Social Change

    By Gaye Tuchman

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    Before about 1840, there was little prestige attached to the writing of novels, and most English novelists were women. By the turn of the twentieth century, "men of letters" acclaimed novels as a form of great literature, and most critically successful novelists were men. In the book, sociologist...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 20th 2014 by Routledge

  9. American Women's Fiction, 1790-1870

    A Reference Guide

    By Barbara A. White

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    An annotated bibliography on women who wrote fiction in the US during the period 1790-1870. The first part is an annotated list of sources that discuss women's fiction in the period and women authors born before 1840 who published before 1870. The second part is an alphabetical list of the...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 20th 2014 by Routledge