Summary Book Review A History of Early Modern Women's Literature by Patricia Phillippy:
Download or read book A History of Early Modern Women's Literature written by Patricia Phillippy and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-01-18 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book contains expansive, multifaceted narrative of British women's literary and textual production from the Reformation to the Restoration.
Summary Book Review The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature by Jacqueline K. Bryant:
Download or read book The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature written by Jacqueline K. Bryant and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-29 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally published in 1999 The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature looks at how stereotypical foremother figure exists in nineteenth century American literature. The book argues that older black woman portrayed in early black women’s works differs significantly from the older black women portrayed in early white women’s works. The foremother figure, then emerging in early black women’s fiction revises the stereotypical mother figure in early white women’s fiction. In the context of the mulatta heroine the foremother produces minimal language that, through an Afrocentric rhetoric, distinguishes her from the stereotypical mother and thus links her peripheral role and unusual behaviour to cultural continuity and radical uplift.
Summary Book Review Women's Liberation and Literature by Elaine Showalter:
Download or read book Women's Liberation and Literature written by Elaine Showalter and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P. This book was released on 1971 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examples of fiction, poetry and drama dealing with the feminine experience and historical, psychological and sociological statements about women.
Summary Book Review Seeing Suffering in Women's Literature of the Romantic Era by Elizabeth A. Dolan:
Download or read book Seeing Suffering in Women's Literature of the Romantic Era written by Elizabeth A. Dolan and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2008 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As she explores tropes of illness, healing, and social justice in the writings of Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte Smith, and Mary Shelley, Dolan engages with a wide range of primary sources in science and medicine. She argues that the Romantic-era interest in the physiology of vision influenced the culture's understanding of suffering, and that these three authors experimented with materialist modes of seeing in order to expand the language of suffering and to claim literary authority.
Summary Book Review The History of Southern Women's Literature by Carolyn Perry:
Download or read book The History of Southern Women's Literature written by Carolyn Perry and published by LSU Press. This book was released on 2002-03-01 with total page 689 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many of America’s foremost, and most beloved, authors are also southern and female: Mary Chesnut, Kate Chopin, Ellen Glasgow, Zora Neale Hurston, Eudora Welty, Harper Lee, Maya Angelou, Anne Tyler, Alice Walker, and Lee Smith, to name several. Designating a writer as “southern” if her work reflects the region’s grip on her life, Carolyn Perry and Mary Louise Weaks have produced an invaluable guide to the richly diverse and enduring tradition of southern women’s literature. Their comprehensive history—the first of its kind in a relatively young field—extends from the pioneer woman to the career woman, embracing black and white, poor and privileged, urban and Appalachian perspectives and experiences. The History of Southern Women’s Literature allows readers both to explore individual authors and to follow the developing arc of various genres across time. Conduct books and slave narratives; Civil War diaries and letters; the antebellum, postbellum, and modern novel; autobiography and memoirs; poetry; magazine and newspaper writing—these and more receive close attention. Over seventy contributors are represented here, and their essays discuss a wealth of women’s issues from four centuries: race, urbanization, and feminism; the myth of southern womanhood; preset images and assigned social roles—from the belle to the mammy—and real life behind the facade of meeting others’ expectations; poverty and the labor movement; responses to Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the influence of Gone with the Wind. The history of southern women’s literature tells, ultimately, the story of the search for freedom within an “insidious tradition,” to quote Ellen Glasgow. This teeming volume validates the deep contributions and pleasures of an impressive body of writing and marks a major achievement in women’s and literary studies.
Summary Book Review The Longman Anthology of Women's Literature by Mary K. DeShazer:
Download or read book The Longman Anthology of Women's Literature written by Mary K. DeShazer and published by Longman Publishing Group. This book was released on 2001 with total page 1465 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Preface and Acknowledgments. SECTION I: ENGENDERING LANGUAGE, SILENCE, AND VOICE. Introduction. Annotated Bibliography. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941). A Room of One's Own. bell hooks (1955-). Talking Back. Leoba of England and Germany (700?-780). Letter to Lord Boniface. Matilda, Queen of England (1080-1118). Letter to Archbishop Anselm. Letter to Pope Pascal. Anne Lock (fl.1556-1590). from A Meditation of a penitent sinner, upon the 51 psalm. Isabella Whitney (fl. 1567-1573?). The Author. . .Maketh Her Will and Testament. from The Manner of Her Will. Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623-1673). The Poetess's Hasty Resolution. The Poetess's Petition. An Excuse for So Much Writ upon My Verses. Nature's Cook. from To All Writing Ladies. Anne Killigrew (1660-1685). Upon the Saying that My Verses Were Made by Another. On a Picture Painted by Herself. Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661-1720). The Introduction. A Nocturnal Reverie. Ardelia to Melancholy. Friendship between Ephelia and Ardelia. The Answer. Frances Burney (1752-1840). from The Diary of Frances Burney. Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849). from Letters for Literary Ladies. Jane Austen (1775-1817). Northanger Abbey. Mary Shelley (1797-1851). Introduction to Frankenstein. Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855). Letter from Robert Southey. Letter to Robert Southey . Letter to George Henry Lewes. Emily Brontë (1818-1848). [Alone I sat; the summer day]. To Imagination. The Night Wind. R. Alcona to J. Brenzaida. [No coward soul is mine]. Stanzas. George Eliot (1819-1880). Silly Novels by Lady Novelists. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935). The Yellow Wallpaper. Edith Wharton (1862-1937). A Journey. Gertrude Stein (1874-1946). from Patriarchal Poetry. Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960). from Dust Tracks on a Road. Stevie Smith (1902-1971). My Muse Sits Forlorn. A Dream of Comparison. Thoughts about the Person from Porlock. May Sarton (1912-95). Journey Toward Poetry. The Muse as Medusa. Of the Muse. Hisaye Yamamoto (1921-). Seventeen Syllables. Maxine Hong Kingston (1940-). No Name Woman. Gloria Anzaldúa (1942-). Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to Third World Women Writers. Alice Walker (1944-). In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens. Medbh McGuckian (1950-). To My Grandmother. From the Dressing Room. Turning the Moon into a Verb. Carol Ann Duffy (1955-). Standing Female Nude. Litany. Mrs. Aesop. Gcina Mhlophe (1959-). The Toilet. Sometimes When It Rains. The Dancer. Say No. Intertextualities. Topics for Discussion, Journals, and Essays. Group Writing and Performance Exercise. Barbara Christian (1943-). The Highs and Lows of Black Feminist Criticism. Elaine Showalter (1941-). Feminist Criticism in the Wilderness. SECTION II: WRITING BODIES/BODIES WRITING. Introduction. Annotated Bibliography. Hélène Cixous (1937-). The Laugh of the Medusa. Nancy Mairs (1943-). Reading Houses, Writing Lives: The French Connection. Anonymous. The Wife's Lament (8th century?). Anonymous. Wulf and Eadwacer (8th century?). Margery Kempe (1373?-1438). from The Book of Margery Kempe. Margery Brews Paston (1457?-1495). Letters to her Valentine/fiance. Letter to her husband, John Paston. Elizabeth I (1533-1603). On Monsieur's Departure. When I Was Fair and Young. Mary Wroth (1587?-1653?). from Pamphilia to Amphilanthus. Aphra Behn (1640-1689). The Lucky Chance. Jane Barker (1652-1727). A Virgin Life. Delarivier Manley (1663-1724). from The New Atalantis. Eliza Haywood (1693?-1756). from The Female Spectator. Harriet Jacobs (1813?-1897). from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Christina Rossetti (1830-1894). Monna Innominata. Djuna Barnes (1892-1982). from Ladies Almanack. To the Dogs. Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950),. from Fatal Interview. Anne Sexton (1928-1974). The Abortion. In Celebration of My Uterus. For My Lover, Returning to His Wife. Audre Lorde (1934-1992). Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power. Love Poem. Chain. Restoration-A Memorial. Bharati Mukherjee (1938-). A Wife's Story. Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1996). My Man Bovanne. Sharon Olds (1942-). That Year. The Language of the Brag. The Girl. Sex Without Love. Slavenka Drakulic (1949-). Makeup and Other Crucial Questions. Joy Harjo (1951-). Fire. Deer Ghost. City of Fire. Heartshed. Dionne Brand (1953-). Madame Alaird's Breasts. Sandra Cisneros (1955-). I the Woman. Love Poem #1. Jackie Kay (1961-). Close Shave. Other Lovers. Intertextualities. Topics for Discussion, Journals, and Essays. Group Writing and Performance Exercise. Catherine Gallagher (1945-). Who Was That Masked Woman? The Prostitute and the Playwright in the Comedies of Aphra Behn. Shari Benstock (1944-). The Lesbian Other.
Summary Book Review Writing Women's Literary History by Margaret J. M. Ezell:
Download or read book Writing Women's Literary History written by Margaret J. M. Ezell and published by . This book was released on 1993 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By championing the recovery of "lost" women writers and insisting on reevaluating the past, women's studies and feminist theory have effected dramatic changes in the ways English literary history is written and taught. According to Margaret Ezell, the next step is to examine critically these successful efforts to write women's literary history - to apply the same self-conscious feminism that critics turned on traditional methods of literary history. Examining various models of the new "tradition" of women's writing, Ezell explores the shared - usually unconscious - assumptions that underlie accounts of early women writers. When twentieth-century histories of women's literature rely not only on past male scholarship and editing practices but also on inherited notions of "tradition" and "progress," she argues, they tend to replicate an evolutionary model of history that marginalizes women who wrote before 1700. Drawing on the reading strategies of recent historicist scholarship, along with those of French feminism, Ezell illuminates the ways in which ideology shapes history and suggests new possibilities for the continued recovery of women's texts. "Writing women's literary history has been compared to doing archaeology, to receiving an inheritance, and to replanting a mother's garden. In writing this book, I am obviously starting with the belief in the value of this activity, however it is characterized. What concerns me in my reading of contemporary feminist theory is that the structures used to shape our narrative of women's literary history may have unconsciously continued the existence of the restrictive ideologies which initially erased the vast majority of women's writing from literary history and teaching texts."
Summary Book Review Women, Literature and Finance in Victorian Britain by Nancy Henry:
Download or read book Women, Literature and Finance in Victorian Britain written by Nancy Henry and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-08-30 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women, Literature and Finance in Victorian Britain: Cultures of Investment defines the cultures that emerged in response to the democratization of the stock market in nineteenth-century Britain when investing provided access to financial independence for women. Victorian novels represent those economic networks in realistic detail and are preoccupied with the intertwined economic and affective lives of characters. Analyzing evidence about the lives of real investors together with fictional examples, including case studies of four authors who were also investors, Nancy Henry argues that investing was not just something women did in Victorian Britain; it was a distinctly modern way of thinking about independence, risk, global communities and the future in general.
Summary Book Review Mothers and Daughters in Arab Women's Literature by Dalya Abudi:
Download or read book Mothers and Daughters in Arab Women's Literature written by Dalya Abudi and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2010-11-11 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study explores the mother-daughter relationship as the most fundamental and most intimate female relationship. It draws on both early and contemporary writings of Arab women to illuminate the traditional and evolving nature of mother-daughter relationships in Arab families and how these family dynamics reflect and influence modern Arab life.
Summary Book Review Liminality, Hybridity, and American Women's Literature by Kristin J. Jacobson:
Download or read book Liminality, Hybridity, and American Women's Literature written by Kristin J. Jacobson and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-05-04 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book highlights the multiplicity of American women’s writing related to liminality and hybridity from its beginnings to the contemporary moment. Often informed by notions of crossing, intersectionality, transition, and transformation, these concepts as they appear in American women’s writing contest as well as perpetuate exclusionary practices involving class, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, and sex, among other variables. The collection’s introduction, three unit introductions, fourteen individual essays, and afterward facilitate a process of encounters, engagements, and conversations within, between, among, and across the rich polyphony that constitutes the creative acts of American women writers. The contributors offer fresh perspectives on canonical writers as well as introduce readers to new authors. As a whole, the collection demonstrates American women’s writing is “threshold writing,” or writing that occupies a liminal, hybrid space that both delimits borders and offers enticing openings.
Summary Book Review British Boarding Houses in Interwar Women's Literature by Terri Mullholland:
Download or read book British Boarding Houses in Interwar Women's Literature written by Terri Mullholland and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-10-04 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Embraced for the dramatic opportunities afforded by a house full of strangers, the British boarding house emerged as a setting for novels published during the interwar period by a diverse range of women writers from Stella Gibbons to Virginia Woolf. To use the single room in the boarding house or bedsit, Terri Mullholland argues, is to foreground a particular experience. While the single room represents the freedoms of independent living available to women in the early twentieth century, it also marks the precariousness of unmarried women’s lives. By placing their characters in this transient space, women writers could explore women's changing social roles and complex experiences – amateur prostitution, lesbian relationships, extra-marital affairs, and abortion – outside traditional domestic narrative concerns. Mullholland presents new readings of works by canonical and non-canonical writers, including Stella Gibbons, Winifred Holtby, Storm Jameson, Rosamond Lehmann, Dorothy Richardson, Jean Rhys, and Virginia Woolf. A hybrid of the modernist and realist domestic fiction written and read by women, the literature of the single room merges modernism's interest in interior psychological states with the realism of precisely documented exterior spaces, offering a new mode of engagement with the two forms of interiority.
Summary Book Review Arab Women Writers by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr:
Download or read book Arab Women Writers written by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr and published by American Univ in Cairo Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 526 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arab women's writing in the modern age began with 'A'isha al-Taymuriya, Warda al-Yaziji, Zaynab Fawwaz, and other nineteenth-century pioneers in Egypt and the Levant. This unique study-first published in Arabic in 2004-looks at the work of those pioneers and then traces the development of Arab women's literature through the end of the twentieth century, and also includes a meticulously researched, comprehensive bibliography of writing by Arab women. In the first section, in nine essays that cover the Arab Middle East from Morocco to Iraq and Syria to Yemen, critics and writers from the Arab world examine the origin and evolution of women's writing in each country in the region, addressing fiction, poetry, drama, and autobiographical writing. The second part of the volume contains bibliographical entries for over 1,200 Arab women writers from the last third of the nineteenth century through 1999. Each entry contains a short biography and a bibliography of each author's published works. This section also includes Arab women's writing in French and English, as well as a bibliography of works translated into English. With its broad scope and extensive research, this book is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in Arabic literature, women's studies, or comparative literature. Contributors: Emad Abu Ghazi, Radwa Ashour, Mohammed Berrada, Ferial J. Ghazoul, Subhi Hadidi, Haydar Ibrahim, Yumna al-'Id, Su'ad al-Mani', Iman al-Qadi, Amina Rachid, Huda al-Sadda, Hatim al-Sakr.
Summary Book Review A History of Modern Irish Women's Literature by Heather Ingman:
Download or read book A History of Modern Irish Women's Literature written by Heather Ingman and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-07-26 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers the first comprehensive survey of writing by women in Ireland from the seventeenth century to the present day. It covers literature in all genres, including poetry, drama, and fiction, as well as life-writing and unpublished writing, and addresses work in both English and Irish. The chapters are authored by leading experts in their field, giving readers an introduction to cutting edge research on each period and topic. Survey chapters give an essential historical overview, and are complemented by a focus on selected topics such as the short story, and key figures whose relationship to the narrative of Irish literary history is analysed and reconsidered. Demonstrating the pioneering achievements of a huge number of many hitherto neglected writers, A History of Modern Irish Women's Literature makes a critical intervention in Irish literary history.
Summary Book Review Women Ageing. Literature and Experience by Brian Worsfold:
Download or read book Women Ageing. Literature and Experience written by Brian Worsfold and published by Universitat de Lleida. This book was released on 2005 with total page 141 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Catalan Women Writers and Artists by Kathryn Everly:
Download or read book Catalan Women Writers and Artists written by Kathryn Everly and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Paul Ilie's theories of internal exile as well as Michel Foucault and Julia Kristeva on the problems of subjectivity guide the readings of the visual and verbal texts."--BOOK JACKET.
Summary Book Review D. H. Lawrence and Traditions in Women's Literature by Carol Siegel:
Download or read book D. H. Lawrence and Traditions in Women's Literature written by Carol Siegel and published by . This book was released on 1987 with total page 654 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Alabama Women in Literature by Mary La Fayette Robbins:
Download or read book Alabama Women in Literature written by Mary La Fayette Robbins and published by . This book was released on 1895 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: