Worlds Within Women

Myth and Mythmaking in Fantastic Literature by Women

Author: Thelma J. Shinn,Thelma J. Y. Richard

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313251016

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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Focusing on the connection between metaphor and myth, Thelma Shinn provides a methaphoric reading of fantastic literature by women that enables the reader to glimpse its underlying mythic purpose and content. She examines some seventy novels by twenty-four women writers and draws on a rich variety of secondary sources in literature, women's studies, science fiction/fantasy scholarship, and comparative mythology.

Literature and Gender

Author: Lizbeth Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135636079

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

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Literature and Gender combines an introduction to and an anthology of literary texts which powerfully demonstrate the relevance of gender issues to the study of literature. The volume covers all three major literary genres - poetry, fiction and drama - and closely examines a wide range of themes, including: feminity versus creativity in women's lives and writing the construction of female characters autobiography and fiction the gendering of language the interaction of race, class and gender within writing, reading and interpretation. Literature and Gender is also a superb resource of primary texts, and includes writing by: Sappho Emily Dickinson Sylvia Plath Tennyson Elizabeth Bishop Louisa May Alcott Virginia Woolf Jamaica Kincaid Charlotte Perkins Gilman Susan Glaspell Also reproduced are essential essays by, amoung others, Maya Angelou, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, Toni Morrison, Elaine Showalter, and Alice Walker. No other book on this subject provides an anthology, introduction and critical reader in one volume. Literature and Gender is the ideal guide for any student new to this field.

Women and Literature in Britain 1800-1900

Author: Joanne Shattock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521659574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 311

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These new essays by leading scholars explore nineteenth-century women's writing across a spectrum of genres. The book's focus is on women's role in and access to literary culture in the broadest sense, as consumers and interpreters as well as practitioners of that culture. Individual chapters consider women as journalists, editors, translators, scholars, actresses, playwrights, autobiographers, biographers, writers for children and religious writers as well as novelists and poets. A unique chronology offers a woman-centered perspective on literary and historical events and there is a guide to further reading.

Women's Work in Early Modern English Literature and Culture

Author: Michelle Dowd

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230613454

Category: History

Page: 254

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WINNER OF THE 2009 NWSA SARA A. WHALEY BOOK AWARD!! This enlightening book investigates literature’s engagement with the social and gendered conflicts of early modern England by examining the narratives that seventeenth-century dramatists and women writers created to describe the lives of working women. Analyzing texts by such authors as William Shakespeare, Hannah Woolley, Thomas Heywood, Anne Clifford, and others, Dowd considers several types of work—including service, wetnursing, and housework—that changed significantly during the seventeenth century, generating new literary formulations of women’s economic, political, and religious authority. These narratives served a crucial social function, namely to construe and define the limits of female subjectivity within a shifting and contested labor economy. This original study attests not only to the social significance of women’s work during this period, but also more broadly to the dynamic force of fictional narrative in early modern England.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Studies in Women Writers in English

Author: Ed. Mohit Kumar Ray,Rama Kundu

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126904358

Category:

Page: 264

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During The Last Few Centuries Women Writers Have Considerably Widened And Deepened The Areas Of Human Experience With Their Sharp, Feminine Perception Of Life, Successfully Transmuted Into Verbal Artifact. The World Body Of Literature In English Would Have Been Much Poorer Today But For The Contribution Of Women Writers. The New Series Studies In Women Writers In English Is A Grateful Acknowledgment Of That Contribution And Public Recognition Of Their Voice.Nineteen Essays Included In This Third Volume Of The Series Cover A Wide Spectrum Of Women Writers Across Space And Time. The Women Writers Discussed In This Volume Include One From Britain Virginia Woolf, The Twentieth Century Stalwart Of British Novel, Who Has Left Her Indelible Mark On The Art Of Fiction As Well As On Women Writers And Thinkers Of The Subsequent Decades; Four From America Emily Dickinson, Edith Wharton, Sylvia Plath, Adrienne Rich; Two African-American Talents Toni Morrison, The Nobel Laureate For Literature In 1993, And Alice Walker, The Eminent Black American Woman Writer; And Margaret Clarke From Canada Besides Eight Authors From India. The Discussion On Indian Writers Include Two Articles On Sarojini Naidu, The Illustrious Icon Of Early Indian English Poetry And The Nightingale Of India ; One On The Charming Nostalgic Fiction Of Shashi Deshpande Who Is Compared To Margaret Clarke; One On The Enigmatic Ruth Jhabvala; Two On Two Different And Equally Well-Known Path-Breaking Novels By The Young Talent Githa Hariharan; And One On The Celebrated Recent Autobiography Of Indira Goswami. We Also Get A Glimpse Of Imtiaz Dharkar, Rama Mehta, And Last But Not Least, Anita Desai, In Addition To A Bird S Eye View Of The Enormous Harvest By Indian Women Novelists In The Last Two Decades Of The Last Century.Since Most Of These Authors Are Prescribed In The English Syllabus In The Universities Of India, Both The Teachers And The Students Will Find Them Extremely Useful, And The General Readers Who Are Interested In Literature In English And/Or Women Writers Will Also Find Them Intellectually Stimulating.

Images of Women in Maharashtrian Literature and Religion

A Translation of the Pratyabhijnahrdayam with an Introduction and Notes, by Ksemaraja

Author: Anne Feldhaus

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791428375

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

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The essays investigate the images of women and femininity found in the traditions of the Marathi language region of India, Maharashtra, and how these images contradict the actualities of women's lives.

New Readings on Women in Old English Literature

Author: Helen Damico

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253205476

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 313

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The publication of this volume of essays is a milestone in Old English studies. It is the first collection to examine this literature from a feminist perspective. Although the contributors represent a plurality of approaches and positions, they share a common objective: to reassess women as women, as they actually appear in the laws, in works written by women, and in canonical literature. The essays address, correct, and round out the nineteenth-century Anglo-Saxon critical tradition and begin fresh exploration of the women in Old English literature. The subjects discussed fall into the following broad categories: the historical record; sexuality and folklore; language and difference in characterization and the "deconstructed" stereotype. Contributors include Marijane Osborn; Christine E. Fell; F.T. Wainwright; Pauline Stafford; Frank M. Stenton; Mary P. Richard s and B. Jane Stanfield; Carol J. Clover; Edith Whitehurst Williams; Paul E. Szarmach; Audrey L. Meaney; Helen Damico; Patricia A. Belanoff; L. John Sklute; Paul Beekman Taylor; Alexandra Hennessey Olsen; Joyce Hill; Jane Chance; Alain Renoir; Dolores Warwick Frese; and Anita R. Riedinger.

Women in Modern India

Author: Geraldine Forbes,Geraldine Hancock Forbes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521653770

Category: History

Page: 290

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Through their own accounts, the author traces the history of Indian women from the nineteenth century under colonial rule to the twentieth century after Independence.

Representing Women

Law, Literature, and Feminism

Author: Susan Sage Heinzelman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822314950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 387

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This anthology explores the provocative intersection between feminist, literary, and legal theories. Written by feminist thinkers from law and literature, discourses that each produce culturally powerful representations of women, these essays contest the boundaries that usually separate these disciplines and thereby alter the possibilities of those representations that have traditionally disempowered women. Beginning with an exploration of the ways in which women are represented—how they either tell or have their stories told in literature, in the law, in a courtroom—this collection demonstrates the interrelatedness of the legal and the literary. Whether considering the status of medieval women readers or assessing the effectiveness and extent of contemporary rape law reform, the essays show that power first comes with telling one’s own story, and that the degree and effect of that power are determined by the cultural significance of the forum in which the story is presented. But telling the story is not enough. One must also be aware of how the story is contained within traditional constructs or boundaries and is thus limited in its effects, as Carol Sanger’s essay on mothers and legal/sexual identity makes clear. One must also recognize how a story might perpetuate an ideological agenda that is not in the best interests of the storyteller, as Elizabeth Butler Cullingford shows in her reading of Yeats’s "Leda and the Swan" and one must know the historical context of a story and of its telling, as Anne B. Goldstein’s essay on lesbian narratives discloses. Breaking down the boundaries between law and literature, this anthology makes evident the ways in which the effect of women’s stories has been constrained and expands the range of possibilities for those who represent women, tell women’s stories, or present women’s issues. Representing Women makes the retelling of old stories about women compelling and the telling of new ones both necessary and possible. Contributors. Kathryn Abrams, Linda Brodkey, Rita Copeland, Elizabeth Butler Cullingford, Margaret Anne Doody, Susan B. Estrich, Michelle Fine, Anne B. Goldstein, Angela P. Harris, Susan Sage Heinzelman, Christine L. Krueger, Martha Minow, Carol Sanger, Judy Scales-Trent

Breaking Boundaries

New Perspectives on Women's Regional Writing

Author: Sherrie A. Inness,Diana Royer

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587291159

Category: American literature

Page: 291

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African womanhood in Zimbabwean literature

new critical perspectives on women's literature in African languages

Author: Zifikile Mguni,Munashe Furusa,Ruby Magosvongwe

Publisher: College Press Publishers (ZW)

ISBN: N.A

Category: History and criticism

Page: 217

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Women's Movements in Asia

Feminisms and Transnational Activism

Author: Mina Roces,Louise Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136967990

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Women's Movements in Asia is a comprehensive study of women’s activism across Asia. With chapters written by leading international experts, it provides a full overview of the history of feminism, as well as the current context of the women’s movement in 12 countries: the Philippines, China, Indonesia, Japan, Burma, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Korea, India and Pakistan. For each of these countries the manner in which feminism changes according to cultural, political, economic and religious factors is explored. The contributors investigate how national feminisms are influenced by transnational factors, such as the women’s movements in other countries, colonialism and international agencies. Each chapter also considers what Asian feminists have contributed to global theoretical debates on the woman question, the key successes and failures of the movements and what needs to be addressed in the future. This breadth of coverage, together with suggestions for further reading and watching, and an integrated cross-national timeline makes Women's Movements in Asia ideal for use on courses looking at women and feminism in Asia. It will appeal both to students and specialists in the fields of gender, women’s and Asian studies.

Psycho Dynamics Of Women In The Post Modern Liter.

Author: S. P. Sree

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 9788176258456

Category: Feminism in literature

Page: 187

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Papers presented at the International Seminar on Psycho Dynamics of Women in the Postmodern Literature of the East and West, held at Visakhapatnam during 25-26 February 2006.

Black Women in New South Literature and Culture

Author: Sherita L. Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135244464

Category: History

Page: 172

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Using the "the Negro Problem" in African American literature as a point of departure, this book focuses on the profound impact that racism had on the literary imagination of black Americans, specifically those in the South. Although the South has been one of the most enduring sites of criticism in American Studies and in American literary history, Johnson argues that it is impossible to consider what the "South" and what "southernness" mean as cultural references without looking at how black women have contributed to and contested any unified definition of that region. Johnson challenges the homogeneity of a "white" South and southern cultural identity by recognizing how fictional and historical black women are underacknowledged agents of cultural change. Johnson regards the South as a cultural region that (re)constructs black womanhood, but she also considers how black womanhood have transformed the South. Specialists in nineteenth and twentieth century American literature will find this book a necessary addition, as will scholars of African American Literature and History.

The New Science and Women's Literary Discourse

Prefiguring Frankenstein

Author: J. Hayden

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230118437

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

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Looking at literary discourse, including poetry, fiction and non-fiction, diaries, and drama, this collection offers remarkable and fascinating examples of women writers who integrated scientific material in their literary narratives.