Download E-books Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior: A Casebook (Casebooks in Criticism) PDF

With the ongoing growth of the literary canon, multicultural works of contemporary literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an expanding value for college students and students of yankee literature. This fascinating new sequence assembles key records and feedback relating those works that experience so lately turn into critical parts of the yankee literature curriculum. every one casebook will reprint files in relation to the work's old context and reception, current the simplest in serious essays, and while attainable, function an interview of the writer. The sequence will supply, for the 1st time, an obtainable discussion board in r ich readers can come to a fuller realizing of those modern masterpieces and the original points of yank ethnic, racial, or cultural event that they so ably portray.

This case e-book provides a thought-provoking assessment of serious debates surrounding The lady Warrior, probably the easiest recognized Asian American literary paintings. The essays take care of such concerns because the reception through a number of interpretive groups, canon formation, cultural authenticity, fictionality in autobiography, and feminist and poststructuralist subjectivity. The 8 essays are supplemented an interview with the writer and a bibliography.

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Download E-books Women and Religious Writing in Early Modern England PDF

Demanding serious assumptions concerning the function of faith in influencing women's stories of authorship, the seventeenth-century Protestant ladies mentioned during this ebook diversity around the whole religio-political and social spectrums. but, all reveal an affinity with glossy feminist theologians. instead of being sufferers of a patriarchal gender ideology, those girls have been energetic individuals in wider theological debates.

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Download E-books Style, Gender, and Fantasy in Nineteenth-Century American Women's Writing (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture) PDF

Dorri Beam offers a major contribution to nineteenth-century fiction through reading how and why a florid and sensuous kind got here to be followed by means of such a lot of authors. Discussing a various diversity of authors, together with Margaret Fuller and Pauline Hopkins, Beam strains this sort via quite a few literary endeavors and reconstructs the political purpose at the back of the writers' commitments to this kind of prose. Beam presents either shut readings of a couple of universal and surprising works and an overarching account of the significance of this way of writing, suggesting new methods of taking a look at how gender determines literary kind. sort, Gender, and delusion in 19th Century American Women's Writing redefines our figuring out of women's relation to aesthetics and their contribution to either American literary romanticism and feminist reform. This illuminating account presents worthwhile new insights for students of yank literature and women's writing.

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Download E-books Transgressing Women: Space and the Body in Contemporary Noir Thrillers PDF

By Jamaluddin Aziz

Transgressing ladies makes a speciality of the literary and cinematic illustration of lady characters in modern noir thrillers. The ebook argues that because the style has grown, improved and been subverted seeing that its preliminary notion, in addition to the altering definition of gender, the illustration of a feminine personality has additionally necessarily passed through a few dramatic alterations. So, the publication asks a few very important questions: What hyperlinks the feminine characters in canonical noir to their modern opposite numbers? Is gender department nonetheless suitable in a textual content that transgresses gender obstacles? What occurs while it's the human physique itself that betrays the conventional definition or structure of a person? whereas many have written concerning the male protagonists and the femmes fatales within the noir style, little awareness has been given to the 'other' girl characters who inhabit the noir global and are transgressors themselves. the most predicament of the booklet is to track the transgressive woman characters in modern noir thrillers, either novels and movies, by means of enticing itself with essentially the most topical debates inside of either (post)feminist and postmodernist theories. The e-book is based round key strategies - area and the physique. those temporal and spatial symptoms are relevant in modern cultural theories similar to postmodernism and post-feminism, in addition to different theorizations of gender and the noir style. which means the research is drawn from the classical noir examples and may then arrive on the neo-noir sub-genre, after which will flow directly to the newest phenomenon within the style, 'future noir'.

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Download E-books The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed PDF

The Dispossessed has been defined by way of political philosopher Andre Gorz as 'The such a lot awesome description i do know of the seductions―and snares―of self-managed communist or, in different phrases, anarchist society.' to this point, notwithstanding, the unconventional social, cultural, and political ramifications of Le Guin's a number of award-winning novel stay woefully less than explored. Editors Laurence Davis and Peter Stillman correct this scenario within the first ever choice of unique essays dedicated to Le Guin's novel. one of the subject matters lined during this wide-ranging, overseas and interdisciplinary assortment are the anarchist, ecological, post-consumerist, temporal, innovative, and open-ended utopian politics of The Dispossessed. The e-book concludes with an essay through Le Guin written especially for this quantity, during which she reassesses the radical in gentle of the advance of her personal pondering during the last 30 years.

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Download E-books Strange Bodies: Gender and Identity in the Novels of Carson McCullers PDF

Adapts Mikhail Bakhtin's conception of the gruesome, in addition to the most recent in gender and psychoanalytic conception, to the key works of acclaimed southern author Carson McCullers.

This leading edge reconsideration of the subjects of Carson McCullers's fiction argues that her paintings has heretofore suffered less than the pall of slim gothic interpretations, obscuring a extra subversive time table. through analyzing McCullers’s significant novels—The center is a Lonely Hunter, Reflections in a Golden Eye, The Member of the Wedding, and The Ballad of the sorrowful Café—Gleeson-White locates a thorough and particular kind of the gruesome within the author's fiction: the releasing and redemptive chances of errant gender roles and transferring sexuality. She does this by means of utilizing Bakhtin's concept of the ugly, that's either declaring and progressive, and thereby strikes McCullers's texts past the 'gloom and doom' with which they've been charged for over fifty years.

The first bankruptcy explores lady youth via targeting McCullers's tomboys within the context of oppressive southern womanhood. the second one bankruptcy analyzes McCullers's interesting fight to depict gay wish outdoors of conventional stereotypes. Gleeson-White then examines McCullers's portrayals of female and masculine gender during the tropes of cross-dressing, transvestism, and masquerade. the ultimate bankruptcy takes factor with prior readings of androgyny within the texts to signify a extra precious idea McCullers herself referred to as "the hybrid." Underpinning the entire research is the belief of a provocative, dynamic type of the ugly that demanding situations conventional different types of standard and abnormal.

Because the characters and issues of McCullers's fiction have been created within the Nineteen Forties and Nineteen Fifties, a time of anxiety among the altering prestige of girls and the southern perfect of womanhood, they're fairly fertile flooring for a latest reexamination of this nature. Gleeson-White's research should be valued by means of students of yank literature and gender and queer stories, through scholars of psychology, by way of educational libraries, and by means of readers of Carson McCullers. unusual our bodies is a considerate, hugely credible research that provides size to the learn of southern literature.

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Download E-books Women's Writing in Italy, 1400-1650 PDF

By Virginia Cox

This is the 1st complete research of the remarkably wealthy culture of women’s writing that flourished in Italy among the 15th and early 17th centuries. Virginia Cox files this custom and either explains its personality and scope and gives a brand new speculation at the purposes for its emergence and decline.

Cox combines clean scholarship with a revisionist argument that overturns present old paradigms for the chronology of early sleek Italian women’s writing and questions the historiographical standard that the culture was once dropped at an finish by means of the Counter Reformation. utilizing a comparative research of women's actions as artists, musicians, composers, and actresses, Cox locates women's writing in its broader contexts and considers how gender displays and reinvents traditional narratives of literary switch.

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Download E-books Race and Time: American Women's Poetics from Antislavery to Racial Modernity PDF

Race and Time urges our recognition to women’s poetry in contemplating the cultural historical past of race. development on shut readings of popular and not more normal poets—including Elizabeth Margaret Chandler, Sarah Louisa Forten, Hannah Flagg Gould, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Sarah Piatt, Mary Eliza Tucker Lambert, Sarah Josepha Hale, Eliza Follen, and Mary Mapes Dodge—Gray lines tensions in women’s literary tradition from the period of abolitionism to the increase of the Plantation culture. She devotes a bankruptcy to children’s verse, arguing that racial stereotypes paintings as “nonsense” that mask conflicts within the development of white youth. A compilation of the poems mentioned, such a lot of that are tough to discover somewhere else, is incorporated as an appendix.

Gray clarifies the cultural roles women’s poetry performed within the nineteenth-century usa and in addition finds that those poems provide a desirable, dynamic, and various box for college students of social and cultural historical past. Gray’s readings supply a wealthy feel of the contexts within which this poetry is embedded and look at its aesthetic and political energy in meticulous aspect, linking cautious explication of the texts with research of the heritage of poetry, canons, literacy, and literary authority.

Race and Time distinguishes itself from different severe stories not just via its looking, in-depth readings but in addition via its sustained cognizance to much less recognized poets and its departure from a Dickinson-centered version. most importantly, it bargains a spotlight on race, demonstrating how alterations in either the U.S. racial constitution and women’s position in public tradition set the phrases for switch in how girls poets predicted the connection among poetry and social power.

Gray’s paintings makes contributions to numerous fields of research: poetry, U.S. literary background and American reviews, women’s experiences, African American stories and whiteness stories, children’s literature, and cultural reports. whereas putting the works of figures who've been taken care of in other places (e.g., Dickinson and Harper) into revealing new relationships, Race and Time does a lot to open interdisciplinary dialogue of surprising works.

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By Maria Lauret

Liberating Literature is, essentially, a daring and revealing e-book approximately feminist writers, readers, and texts. yet is is usually even more than that. inside this quantity Maria Lauret manages to appear with clean imaginative and prescient on the American Civil Rights circulation of the Sixties; socialist women's writing of the Nineteen Thirties; the emergence of the hot Left; and the second one wave women's stream and its cultural practices.
Lauret's historicisation of feminist political writing enables a brand new definition of the style, and permits her to light up the profound impression and value of African-American women's writing. Well-grounded traditionally and theoretically, Liberating Literature speaks approximately and to a political and cultural culture, and provides attractive new readings of either commonplace and ignored novels in the feminist canon. Reader and scholars of feminist fiction can't find the money for to be with out this significant new paintings.

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