Summary Book Review Who's Who in Contemporary Women's Writing by Jane Eldridge Miller:
Download or read book Who's Who in Contemporary Women's Writing written by Jane Eldridge Miller and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-07-23 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unique in its breadth of coverage, Who's Who in Contemporary Women's Writing is a comprehensive, authoritative and enjoyable guide to women's fiction, prose, poetry and drama from around the world in the second half of the twentieth century. Over the course of 1000 entries by over 150 international contributors, a picture emerges of the incredible range of women's writing in our time, from Toni Morrison to Fleur Adcock- all are here. This book includes the established and well-loved but also opens up new worlds of modern literature which may be unfamiliar but are never less than fascinating.
Summary Book Review Contemporary Women's Writing by Maroula Joannou:
Download or read book Contemporary Women's Writing written by Maroula Joannou and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This wide-ranging study provides a historically grounded account of women's fiction in the 1960s and the 1970s, relating changes in the social structure of Britain and the United States to the literary representations of women's experience.
Summary Book Review Contemporary Women’s Writing in India by Varun Gulati:
Download or read book Contemporary Women’s Writing in India written by Varun Gulati and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2014-12-24 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contemporary Women's Writing in India offers refreshing and comprehensive literary voices that address a broad range of issues in contemporary women’s writing in India.
Summary Book Review Metafiction and Metahistory in Contemporary Women's Writing by A. Heilmann:
Download or read book Metafiction and Metahistory in Contemporary Women's Writing written by A. Heilmann and published by Springer. This book was released on 2007-04-11 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection examines the dynamic experimentation of contemporary women writers from North America, Australia, and the UK. Blurring the dichotomies of the popular and the literary, the fictional and the factual, the essays assembled here offer new approaches to reading contemporary women fiction writers' reconfigurations of history.
Summary Book Review Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland and Contemporary Women’s Writing by Claire Bracken:
Download or read book Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland and Contemporary Women’s Writing written by Claire Bracken and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-05-10 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland and Contemporary Women’s Writing: Feminist Interventions and Imaginings analyzes and explores women’s writing of the post-Tiger period and reflects on the social, cultural, and economic conditions of this writing’s production. The Post-Celtic Tiger period (2008-) in Ireland marks an important moment in the history of women’s writing. It is a time of increased visibility and publication, dynamic feminist activism and collective projects, as well as a significant garnering of public recognition to a degree that has never been seen before. The collection is framed by interviews with Claire Kilroy and Melatu Okorie-two leading figures in the field-and closes with Okorie’s landmark short story on Direct Provision, "This Hostel Life." The book features the work of leading scholars in the field of contemporary literature, with essays on Anu Productions, Emma Donoghue, Grace Dyas, Anne Enright, Rita Ann Higgins, Marian Keyes, Claire Kilroy, Eimear McBride, Rosaleen McDonagh, Belinda McKeon, Melatu Okorie, Louise O’Neill, and Waking The Feminists. Reflecting on all the successes and achievements of women’s writing in the contemporary period, this book also considers marginalization and exclusions in the field, especially considering the politics of race, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, and ability. The chapters in this book were originally published in the journal LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory.
Summary Book Review Ovid's Presence in Contemporary Women's Writing by Fiona Cox:
Download or read book Ovid's Presence in Contemporary Women's Writing written by Fiona Cox and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-07-26 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This innovative study analyses the presence of Ovid in contemporary women's writing through a series of insightful case studies of prominent female authors, from Ali Smith, Marina Warner, and Marie Darrieussecq, to Alice Oswald, Saviana Stãnescu, and Yoko Tawada. Using Ovid in their engagements with a wide range of issues besetting our twenty-first century world - homelessness, refugees, the financial crisis, internet porn, anorexia, body image - these writers echo the poet's preoccupation in his own work with fleeting fame, shape-shifting, and the dangers of immediate gratification, and make evident that these concerns are not only quintessentially modern, but also peculiarly Ovidian. Moving beyond the concern of second-wave feminism with recovering silenced female voices and establishing a female perspective within canonical works, the volume places particular emphasis on the intersections between Ovid's imaginative universe and the political and aesthetic agenda of third-wave feminism. Focusing on its subjects' socially and politically charged re-shapings, re-imaginings, and receptions of Ovid, it not only demonstrates the extraordinary plasticity of his writing, but also of its myriad re-castings and re-contextualizations within contemporary culture (in terms of genre alone, the works discussed included translations, poetry, plays, novels, short stories, and memoirs). In so doing, it not only offers us a valuable perspective on the work of the selected female authors and a new and vital landmark in the history of Ovidian reception, but also reveals to us an Ovid who remains our contemporary and an enduring source of inspiration.
Summary Book Review Nomadic Ethics in Contemporary Women's Writing in German by Emily Jeremiah:
Download or read book Nomadic Ethics in Contemporary Women's Writing in German written by Emily Jeremiah and published by Camden House. This book was released on 2012 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores nationality, gender, and postmodern subjectivity in the work of five German-speaking women writers who embody a "nomadic ethics."
Summary Book Review Excess and Embodiment in Contemporary Women's Writing by Zeynep Zeren Atayurt:
Download or read book Excess and Embodiment in Contemporary Women's Writing written by Zeynep Zeren Atayurt and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2011-08-01 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 'obese' female body has often been portrayed as the 'other' to the slender body. However, this process of 'othering', or viewing as different, has created a repressive discourse, where 'excess' has increasingly come to be studied as a 'physical abnormality' or a signifier of a 'personality defect' in contemporary Western society. This book engages with the multifarious re-imaginings of the 'excessive' embodiment in contemporary women's writing, drawing specifically on the construction of this form of embodiment in the works of Fay Weldon, Jeanette Winterson, Margaret Atwood, Claude Tardat, and Judith Moore, whose texts offer a distinct literary response to the rigidly homogeneous and limiting representations of fatness, while prompting heterogeneous approaches to reading the 'excessive' female embodiment.
Summary Book Review Contemporary Women Writers Look Back by Alice Ridout:
Download or read book Contemporary Women Writers Look Back written by Alice Ridout and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2011-01-13 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Long before John Barth announced in his famous 1967 essay that late 20th-century fiction was 'The Literature of Exhaustion,' authors have been retelling and recycling stories. Barth was, however, right to identify in postmodern fiction a particular self-consciousness about its belatedness at the end of a long literary tradition. This book traces the move in contemporary women's writing from the self-conscious, ironic parodies of postmodernism to the nostalgic and historical turn of the 21st century. It analyses how contemporary women writers deal with their literary inheritances, offering an illuminating and provocative study of contemporary women writers' re-writings of previous texts and stories. Through close readings of novels by key contemporary women writers including Toni Morrison, Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, Emma Tennant and Helen Fielding, and of the ITV adaptation, Lost in Austen, Alice Ridout examines the politics of parody and nostalgia, exploring the limitations and possibilities of both in the contexts of feminism and postcolonialism.
Summary Book Review The History of British Women's Writing, 1970-Present by Mary Eagleton:
Download or read book The History of British Women's Writing, 1970-Present written by Mary Eagleton and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-29 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book maps the most active and vibrant period in the history of British women's writing. Examining changes and continuities in fiction, poetry, drama, and journalism, as well as women's engagement with a range of literary and popular genres, the essays in this volume highlight the range and diversity of women's writing since 1970.
Summary Book Review Contemporary Women's Writing in French by Gill Rye:
Download or read book Contemporary Women's Writing in French written by Gill Rye and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review German Women's Writing in the Twenty-first Century by Hester Baer:
Download or read book German Women's Writing in the Twenty-first Century written by Hester Baer and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2015 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays in this volume rethink conventional ways of conceptualizing female authorship and re-examine the formal, aesthetic, and thematic terms in which German women's literature has been conceived.
Summary Book Review The History of British Women's Writing, 1945-1975 by Clare Hanson:
Download or read book The History of British Women's Writing, 1945-1975 written by Clare Hanson and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-09-14 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume reshapes our understanding of British literary culture from 1945-1975 by exploring the richness and diversity of women’s writing of this period. Essays by leading scholars reveal the range and intensity of women writers’ engagement with post-war transformations including the founding of the Welfare State, the gradual liberalization of attitudes to gender and sexuality and the reconfiguration of Britain and the empire in the context of the Cold War. Attending closely to the politics of form, the sixteen essays range across ‘literary’, ‘middlebrow’ and ‘popular’ genres, including espionage thrillers and historical fiction, children’s literature and science fiction, as well as poetry, drama and journalism. They examine issues including realism and experimentalism, education, class and politics, the emergence of ‘second-wave’ feminism, responses to the Holocaust and mass migration and diaspora. The volume offers an exciting reassessment of women’s writing at a time of radical social change and rapid cultural expansion.
Summary Book Review Women's Writing in Twenty-First-Century France by Gill Rye:
Download or read book Women's Writing in Twenty-First-Century France written by Gill Rye and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2013-04-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women's Writing in Twenty-First Century France is the first book-length publication on women-authored literature of this period, and comprises a collection of challenging critical essays that engage with the themes, trends and issues, and with the writers and their texts, of the first decade of the twenty-first century. PART ONE: Women’s Writing in Twenty-First-Century France: Trends and Issues 1. Women’s writing in twenty-first-century France: introduction, Amaleena Damlé and Gill Rye 2. What ‘passes’?: French women writers and translation into English, Lynn Penrod 3. What women read: contemporary women’s writing and the bestseller, Diana Holmes PART TWO: Society, Culture, Family 4. Vichy, Jews, enfants cachés: French women writers look back, Lucille Cairns 5. Wives and daughters in literary works representing the harkis, Susan Ireland 6. (Not) seeing things: Marie NDiaye, (negative) hallucination and ‘blank’ métissage, Andrew Asibong 7. Rediscovering the absent father, a question of recognition: Despentes, Tardieu, Lori Saint-Martin 8. Babykillers: Véronique Olmi and Laurence Tardieu on motherhood, Natalie Edwards PART THREE: Body, Life, Text 9. The becoming of anorexia and text in Amélie Nothomb’s Robert des noms propres and Delphine de Vigan’s Jours sans faim, Amaleena Damlé 10. The human-animal in Ananda Devi’s texts: towards an ethics of hybridity?, Ashwiny O. Kistnareddy 11. Embodiment, environment and the re-invention of self in Nina Bouraoui’s life-writing, Helen Vassallo 12. Irreverent revelations: women’s confessional practices of the extreme contemporary, Barbara Havercroft 13. Contamination anxiety in Annie Ernaux’s twenty-first-century texts, Simon Kemp PART FOUR: Experiments, Interfaces, Aesthetics 14. Experience and experiment in the work of Marie Darrieussecq, Helena Chadderton 15. Interfaces: verbal/visual experiment in new women’s writing in French, Shirley Jordan 16. ‘Autofiction + x = ?’: Chloé Delaume’s experimental self-representations, Deborah B. Gaensbauer 17. Beyond Antoinette Fouque (Il y a deux sexes) and beyond Virginie Despentes (King Kong théorie)? Anne Garréta’s sphinxes, Owen Heathcote 18. Amélie the aesthete: art and politics in the world of Amélie Nothomb, Anna Kemp 19. Conclusion, Amaleena Damlé and Gill Rye
Summary Book Review Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women's Writing by Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo:
Download or read book Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women's Writing written by Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2010-01 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume brings a variety of new approaches and contexts to modem and contemporary women's writing. Contributors include both new and well-established scholars from Europe, Australia, the USA , and the Caribbean. Their essays draw on, adapt, and challenge anthropological perspectives on rites of passage derived from the work of Arnold van Gennep and Victor Turner. Collectively, the essays suggest that women's writing and women's experiences from diverse cultures go beyond any straightforward notion of a threefold structure of separation, transition, and incorporation. Some essays include discussion of traditional rites of passage such as birth, motherhood, marriage, death, and bereavement; others are interested in exploring less traditional, more fluid, and/or problematic rites such as abortion, living with HI V/AIDS, and coming into political consciousness. Contributors seek ways of linking writing on rites of passage to feminist, postcolonial, and psychoanalytic theories which foreground margins, borders, and the outsider. The three opening essays explore the work of the Zimbabwean writer Yvonne Vera, whose groundbreaking work explored taboo subjects such as infanticide and incest. A wide range of other essays focus on writers from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe. including Jean Rhys, Bharati Mukherjee, Arundhati Roy, Jean Arasanayagam, Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, and Eva Sallis. Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women's Writing will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of postcolonial and modern and contemporary women's writing, and to students on literature and women's studies courses who want to study women's writing from a cross-cultural perspective and from different theoretical positions. Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo is Head of Humanities at Sheffield Hallam University. Her research focus is on African literature (particularly Zimbabwean), contemporary women's writing, and postcolonial cinemas. Gina Wisker is Professor of Higher Education and Contemporary Literature at the University of Brighton, where she teaches literature, is the head of the centre for learning and teaching, and pursues her research interests in postcolonial women's writing.
Summary Book Review New Women’s Writing in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe by Rosalind Marsh:
Download or read book New Women’s Writing in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe written by Rosalind Marsh and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2020-12-07 with total page 675 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the late 1980s, there has been an explosion of women’s writing in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe greater than in any other cultural period. This book, which contains contributions by scholars and writers from many different countries, aims to address the gap in literature and debate that exists in relation to this subject. We investigate why women’s writing has become so prominent in post-socialist countries, and enquire whether writers regard their gender as a burden, or, on the contrary, as empowering. We explore the relationship in contemporary women’s writing between gender, class, and nationality, as well as issues of ethnicity and post-colonialism.
Summary Book Review Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Women's Writing by Glenda Norquay:
Download or read book Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Women's Writing written by Glenda Norquay and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2012-06-20 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recognises the richness of women's contribution to Scottish literature. By combining historical spread with a thematic structure, this volume explores the ways in which gender has shaped literary output and addresses the changing situations in which women lived and wrote. It places the work of established writers such as Margaret Oliphant, Naomi Mitchison and A.L. Kennedy in new contexts and discusses the writing of critically neglected figures such as Sileas na Ceapaich, Mary Queen of Scots, Anne Grant, Janet Hamilton, Isabella Bird, F. Marion McNeill and Denise Mina. There are chapters on women in Gaelic culture, women's relationship to oral traditions and to key literary periods, women's engagements with nationalism, with space, with genre fiction and with the activity of reading.