Download E-books Women without Men: Female Bonding and the American Novel of the 1980s PDF

By Donald J. Greiner

Donald J Greiner's provocative new examine evaluates the fiction of ten modern girl novelists to invite questions about gender family members in American fiction. having a look heavily att the response of woman writers to what Greiner describes as a primary paradigm of yank literature-men bonding within the desert in an try and get away girls and the social regulations they represent-Greiner contends that lady novelists haven't merely followed it in order that ladies enterprise into the desolate tract whereas apart from males from the hunt.

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Download E-books Driving Women: Fiction and Automobile Culture in Twentieth-Century America PDF

By Deborah Clarke

Over the years, vehicles have helped to outline the stories and self-perceptions of ladies in complicated and infrequently unforeseen methods. whilst girls take the wheel, relatives constitution and public area are reconfigured and re-gendered, making a context for a literary culture within which the auto has served as an alternative for, an get away from, and an extension of the house, in addition to a surrogate mom, a monetary guard, and a method of self-expression.

Driving ladies examines the intersection of yank fiction―primarily yet now not completely by way of women―and vehicle tradition. Deborah Clarke argues that concerns serious to twentieth-century American society―technology, mobility, domesticity, and agency―are again and again articulated via women's relationships with autos. ladies writers took unusually severe curiosity in automobile tradition and its import for contemporary lifestyles, because the motor vehicle, replete with fabric and symbolic that means, recast literal and literary woman energy within the car age.

Clarke attracts on a variety of literary works, either canonical and well known, to record women's fascination with automobiles from many views: ancient, mental, monetary, ethnic. Authors mentioned contain Wharton, Stein, Faulkner, O’Connor, Morrison, Erdrich, Mason, Kingsolver, Lopez, Kadohata, Smiley, Senna, Viramontes, Allison, and Silko. via investigating how automobiles can functionality as woman house, mirror woman id, and reshape girl business enterprise, this attractive research opens up new angles from which to strategy fiction via and approximately girls and strains new instructions within the intersection of literature, expertise, and gender.

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Download E-books The Postcolonial City and its Subjects: London, Nairobi, Bombay (Routledge Research in Post Colonial Literatures) PDF

By Rashmi Varma

This publication considers 20th and twenty-first century literary and cultural formations of the postcolonial urban and the structure of latest matters inside it. Varma bargains a studying of either old and modern debates on urbanism during the clear out of postcolonial fictions and the cultural fields surrounding and containing them. In particular, she provides a representational historical past of London, Nairobi and Bombay within the 20th and twenty-first centuries and engages 3 key theoretical frameworks―the urban inside of postcolonial idea and tradition (its afflicted salience within the building of postcolonial public spheres and identities, from neighborhood, rural, ethnic/"tribal", and nearby to "national", cosmopolitan and transnational topics and spaces); postcolonial fictions as constituting a brand new international literary area and as a website of the articulation of contending narratives of city house, worldwide tradition and postcolonial improvement; and postcolonial feminist citizenship as a common political undertaking tough present neo-liberal and put up neo-liberal contractions and eviscerations of public areas and rights.

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Download E-books Aphra Behn's Afterlife PDF

By Jane Spencer

Aphra Behn, now turning into famous as an enormous recovery determine, is principally major as an early instance of a profitable expert lady author. This publication analyses her reception as a poet, a novelist, and a dramatist, demonstrating her far-reaching effect on eighteenth-century literature and at the formation of the English literary canon.

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Download E-books Dark Sky Question (Barnard New Women Poets Series) PDF

By Larissa Szporluk

As Brenda Hillman notes in her advent, Larissa Szporluk "creates an animate new universe out of cryptic unique speech" in those poems. Exploring how the brain orders experience—and how ailment, or assorted orders, impact that experience—Szporluk has produced a poetry of alien attractiveness, limning worlds the place the lack to exert keep watch over leads to a traumatic, overwhelming immediacy.

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Download E-books The Currency of Eros: Women's Love Lyric in Europe, 1540-1620 (Women of Letters) PDF

By Ann Rosalind Jones

"Professor Jones’ publication uniquely fills an immense gap in gender experiences within the Renaissance. Its effortless readability of argument, its scrupulous deal with element, its simply undeniable reliable tale telling, and its theoretical sophistication make it an visible candidate for the prestige of normal work." ―Maureen Quilligan

".. jam-packed with superb insights... a great addition to a transforming into physique of labor on Renaissance girls writers." ―Renaissance Quarterly

"In this forceful and perceptive study... Jones has fused gyno- and gender feedback fantastically and produced essentially the most very important works at the eu renaissance lyric during this decade." ―L'Esprit Créateur

"... this soaking up examine encourages (re)reading, mirrored image, and debate at the texts in query, and revitalizes and reorients the reader’s figuring out of the functionality and capability of early glossy love lyric."―French Studies

"... an clever, persuasive work... " ―Italica

"... is richly suggestive of the diversity and diversity of women's writing within the early smooth period... " ―Review of English Studies

The foreign money of Eros examines women's love lyrics in Renaissance Europe as strategic responses to 2 cultural structures: early smooth gender ideologies and male-authored literary conventions.

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Download E-books Literary Trauma: Sadism, Memory, and Sexual Violence in American Women's Fiction (Suny Series, Psychoanalysis & Culture) PDF

By Deborah M Horvitz

This e-book examines portrayals of political and mental trauma, fairly sexual trauma, within the paintings of 7 American ladies writers. targeting novels by way of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Pauline Hopkins, Gayl Jones, Leslie Marmon Silko, Dorothy Allison, Joyce Carol Oates, and Margaret Atwood, Horvitz investigates even if stories of violent and oppressive trauma could be preserved, even remodeled into artwork, with no reproducing that violence. The publication contains a wide selection of non-public and political traumas, together with household abuse, incest, rape, imprisonment, and slavery, and argues that an research of sadomasochistic violence is our greatest safeguard opposed to cyclical, intergenerational violence, a very well timed and significant topic as we expect approximately easy methods to cease hate crimes and other kinds of political and psychic oppression."

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Download E-books The Gardens of Emily Dickinson PDF

By Judith Farr

during this first sizeable examine of Emily Dickinson's devotion to plant life and gardening, Judith Farr seeks to hitch either poet and gardener in a single artistic character. She casts new gentle on Dickinson's temperament, her aesthetic sensibility, and her imaginative and prescient of the connection among artwork and nature, revealing that the winning gardener's intimate figuring out of horticulture assisted in shaping the poet's collection of metaphors for each event: love and hate, wickedness and advantage, dying and immortality.

Gardening, Farr demonstrates, used to be Dickinson's different vocation, extra public than the making of poems yet analogous and heavily concerning it. Over a 3rd of Dickinson's poems and approximately 1/2 her letters allude with passionate depth to her favourite wildflowers, to conventional blooms just like the daisy or gentian, and to the unique gardenias and jasmines of her conservatory. each one flower used to be assigned particular connotations by way of the 19th century floral dictionaries she knew; therefore, Dickinson's organization of varied vegetation with neighbors, kin, and fanatics, just like the tropes and situations provided in her poems, establishes her participation within the literary and painterly tradition of her day. A bankruptcy, "Gardening with Emily Dickinson" through Louise Carter, cites relatives letters and memoirs to conjecture the categories of plant life inside the poet's indoor and outdoors gardens. Carter hypothesizes Dickinson's equipment of gardening, explaining how one may develop her plant life at the present time.

fantastically illustrated and written with verve, The Gardens of Emily Dickinson will supply excitement and perception to a large viewers of students, admirers of Dickinson's poetry, and backyard fans in every single place.

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Download E-books Rich and Strange : Gender, History, Modernism PDF

By Marianne DeKoven

Like the goods of the "sea-change" defined in Ariel's tune within the Tempest, modernist writing is "rich and strange." Its greatness lies in its density and its dislocations, that have previously been considered as a repudiation of and an alternative choice to the cultural implications of turn-of-the-century political radicalism. Marianne DeKoven argues powerfully on the contrary, keeping that modernist shape advanced accurately as a way of representing the terrifying allure of activities reminiscent of socialism and feminism. geared up round pairs and teams of female-and male-signed texts, the e-book finds the gender-inflected ambivalence of modernist writers. Male modernists, needing utter switch, however feared the lack of hegemony it may possibly entail, whereas girl modernists feared punishment for needing such swap. With water imagery as a spotlight all through, DeKoven presents vast new readings of canonical modernist texts and of works within the feminist and African-American canons now not formerly thought of modernist. construction on insights of Luce Irigaray, Klaus Theweleit, and Jacques Derrida, she reveals in modernism a paradigm of unresolved contradiction that enacts within the realm of shape a substitute for patriarchal gender relations.

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Download E-books Women Writers and the English Nation in the 1790s: Romantic Belongings (Cambridge Studies in Romanticism) PDF

By Angela Keane

Angela Keane addresses the paintings of 5 ladies writers of the 1790s and its complex courting with the canon of Romantic literature. Refining arguments that women's writing has been missed, Keane examines the extra complicated underpinnings and exclusionary results of the English nationwide literary culture. The e-book explores the negotiations of literate, middle-class girls corresponding to Hannah extra, Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte Smith, Helen Maria Williams and Ann Radcliffe with emergent principles of nationwide literary illustration.

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