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  1. 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

  2. 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 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. (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 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Eros and Psyche (Routledge Revivals)

    The Representation of Personality in Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, George Eliot

    By Karen Chase

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    How does Victorian fiction represent personality? How does it express emotion and how does it imagine the mind? These questions stand at the centre of Eros and Psyche, first published in 1984. In examining how three authors – Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens and George Eliot – depict the mind and...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Mothers and Other Clowns (Routledge Revivals)

    The Stories of Alice Munro

    By Magdalene Redekop

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1992, this is the first study of the work of Alice Munro to focus on her obsession with mothering, and to relate it to the hallucinatory quality of her magic realism. A bizarre collection of clowning mothers parade across the pages of Munro’s fiction, playing practical jokes,...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Style and Rhetoric of Short Narrative Fiction

    Covert Progressions Behind Overt Plots

    By Dan Shen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

    In many fictional narratives, the progression of the plot exists in tension with a very different and powerful dynamic that runs, at a hidden and deeper level, throughout the text. In this volume, Dan Shen systematically investigates how stylistic analysis is indispensable for uncovering this...

    Published November 12th 2013 by Routledge

  8. A Female Poetics of Empire

    From Eliot to Woolf

    By Julia Kuehn

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

    Many well-known male writers produced fictions about colonial spaces and discussed the advantages of realism over romance, and vice versa, in the ‘art of fiction’ debate of the 1880s; but how did female writers contribute to colonial fiction? This volume links fictional, non-fictional and...

    Published October 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Victorian Poet (Routledge Revivals)

    Poetics and Persona

    Edited by Joseph Bristow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The practice of poetry in the Victorian period was characterised by an extreme diversity of styles, preoccupations and subject-matter. This anthology attempts to draw out some of the main focuses of interest in the Victorian poet. No Victorian poet produced an overall theory of poetry, yet all...

    Published October 18th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Sexual Sameness (Routledge Revivals)

    Textual Differences in Lesbian and Gay Writing

    Edited by Joseph Bristow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1992, Sexual Sameness examines the differing textual strategies male and female writers have developed to celebrate homosexuality. Examining such writers as E.M. Forster, James Baldwin, Sylvia Townsend Warner and Audre Lourde, this wide-ranging book demonstrates how literature...

    Published October 18th 2013 by Routledge