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Major Works: Feminist Literature & Theory

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 17 new and published major works in the subject of Feminist Literature & Theory — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. 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 June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Gender, Genre & Narrative Pleasure

    Edited by Derek Longhurst

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    Recent years have witnessed important new initiatives in the study of popular fictional modes of writing. At one time the field could have been described with reasonable accuracy by two traditions: one that analyzed the production and distribution of popular fiction as commodities; and one whose...

    Published June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Library Editions: Women, Feminism and Literature

    Edited by Isobel Armstrong

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1979 and 1994, Routledge Library Editions: Women, Feminism and Literature offers a selection of scholarship from a time of great change in feminist studies and literary studies. Topics cover all aspects of women's literature, gender and feminism...

    Published June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Jane Austen (RLE Jane Austen)

    The Six Novels

    By Wendy Craik

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Jane Austen

    First published in 1965, this reissued work by Wendy Craik provides a thorough and extensive study of Jane Austen's six complete novels: Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion. This is a truly groundbreaking study of Austen which,...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Jane Austen (RLE Jane Austen)

    A French Appreciation

    By Léonie Villard, R. Brimley Johnson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Jane Austen

    First published in 1924, this unique title provides an extremely valuable early Twentieth Century perspective on Jane Austen, offering analysis from both sides of the channel. The book includes both a translated study of Jane Austen by French academic...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Jane Austen's Heroines (RLE Jane Austen)

    Intimacy in Human Relationships

    By John Philips Hardy

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Jane Austen

    First published in 1984, John Hardy's important interpretation of Jane Austen's heroines breaks through the accepted tradition of viewing the author as merely a rational comedienne of manners. He argues instead that Jane Austen's greatness lies in her exploration of human...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Library Editions: Jane Austen

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Jane Austen

    This four volume backlist collection brings together an array of criticism written about the works of Jane Austen, encompassing everything from a detailed analysis of her six published novels, through to an investigation of the heroines within her fiction, a re-evaluation...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Jane Austen and the State (RLE Jane Austen)

    By Mary Evans

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Jane Austen

    Jane Austen is often associated with conservatism and her novels are often seen as light entertainment depicting a vanished world and its manners. Mary Evan's study, first published in 1987, seeks to contradict the conventional wisdom regarding Austen's social and political leanings and&...

    Published September 11th 2011 by Routledge

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