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American BloodThe Ends of the Family in American Literature, 1850-1900

American Blood: The Ends of the Family in American Literature, 1850-1900

Holly Jackson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199317042
eISBN:
9780199369256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199317042.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Women's Literature

American Blood foregrounds a culture-wide struggle over the definition and value of the family in the nineteenth-century United States. This study offers a new vision of the American ... More

Apology for the Woman Writing and Other Works

Apology for the Woman Writing and Other Works

Marie le Jars de Gournay

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226305554
eISBN:
9780226305264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305264.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

During her lifetime, the gifted writer Marie le Jars de Gournay (1565–1645) was celebrated as one of the “seventy most famous women of all time” in Jean de la Forge's Circle of Learned Women (1663). ... More

Between Rites and RightsExcision in Women's Experiential Texts and Human Contexts

Between Rites and Rights: Excision in Women's Experiential Texts and Human Contexts

Chantal Zabus

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756877
eISBN:
9780804768375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756877.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In the past five decades and over three generations, African women writers have introduced a new autobiographical discourse around their experience of excision that brings nuance to the female ... More

Between the LinesLiterary Transnationalism and African American Poetics

Between the Lines: Literary Transnationalism and African American Poetics

Monique-Adelle Callahan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199743063
eISBN:
9780199895021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743063.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Women's Literature

This book maintains that the poetic texts examined here constitute an active process of composing history; they are not simply historicized. They give name to the nation and compose of a historical ... More

The Bluestocking CircleWomen, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

Sylvia Harcstark Myers

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117674
eISBN:
9780191671043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117674.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

In 1734 Swift wrote to Mary Granville: ‘A pernicious error prevails…that it is the duty of your sex to be fools’. As Mrs Delaney, she was to become one of a group of intelligent women who actively ... More

Book for the Hour of Recreation

Book for the Hour of Recreation

Maria de San Jose Salazar

Alison Weber (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226734545
eISBN:
9780226734620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734620.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

María de San José Salazar (1548–1603) took the veil as a Discalced (“barefoot”) Carmelite nun in 1571, becoming one of Teresa of Avila's most important collaborators in religious reform and serving ... More

The Complete Writings of an Italian Heretic

The Complete Writings of an Italian Heretic

Olympia Morata

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226536682
eISBN:
9780226536712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226536712.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

A brilliant scholar and one of the finest writers of her day, Olympia Fulvia Morata (1526–1555) was attacked by some as a “Calvinist Amazon” but praised by others as an inspiration to all learned ... More

Conspiracy and VirtueWomen, Writing, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century England

Conspiracy and Virtue: Women, Writing, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century England

Susan Wiseman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199205127
eISBN:
9780191709579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205127.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

What was the relationship between woman and politics in seventeenth century England? Responding to this question, Conspiracy and Virtue argues that theoretical exclusion of women from the political ... More

Cornelia SorabjiIndia's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Suparna Gooptu

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678345
eISBN:
9780199080380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book presents the biography of Cornelia Sorabji (1866–1954), the first woman to study law at Oxford. A Parsee and daughter of a converted Christian, Cornelia was among the early Indian women to ... More

The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes

The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes

Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and Rene Descartes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226204413
eISBN:
9780226204444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204444.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Between the years 1643 and 1649, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618–80) and René Descartes (1596–1650) exchanged fifty-eight letters—thirty-two from Descartes and twenty-six from Elisabeth. Their ... More

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