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Major Works: Women's Literature

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 18 new and published major works in the subject of Women's Literature — 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.

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New and Published Books

  1. Girls’ School Stories, 1749–1929

    Edited by Kristine Moruzi, Michelle J. Smith

    Series: History of Feminism

    As part of the ongoing project of retrieving women writers from the margins of literary and cultural history, scholars of literature, history, and gender studies are increasingly exploring and interrogating girls’ print culture. School stories, in particular, are generating substantial scholarly...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 June 4th 2012 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 June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 June 4th 2012 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 June 4th 2012 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 June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  9. (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 June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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

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