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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

Becoming Julia de BurgosThe Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

Vanessa Pérez Rosario

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038969
eISBN:
9780252096921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

While it is rare for a poet to become a cultural icon, Julia de Burgos has evoked feelings of bonding and identification in Puerto Ricans and Latinos in the United States for over half a century. ... 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

Black Internationalist FeminismWomen Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Cheryl Higashida

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book examines how African American women writers affiliated themselves with the post-World War II Black Communist Left and developed a distinct strand of feminism. This vital yet largely ... 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

Cannibal WritesEating Others in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women's Writing

Cannibal Writes: Eating Others in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women's Writing

Njeri Githire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038785
eISBN:
9780252096747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038785.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Postcolonial and diaspora studies scholars and critics have paid increasing attention to the use of metaphors of food, eating, digestion, and various affiliated actions such as loss of appetite, ... 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

Contemporary Feminism and Women's Short Stories

Contemporary Feminism and Women's Short Stories

Emma Young

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474427739
eISBN:
9781474444965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427739.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The short story has received renewed attention and notable popular acclaim in the twenty-first century. This book offers a wide-ranging survey of contemporary women’s short stories and introduces a ... 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

Curious SubjectsWomen and the Trials of Realism

Curious Subjects: Women and the Trials of Realism

Hilary M. Schor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199928095
eISBN:
9780199980550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928095.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

Curious Subjects focuses on the relationship between women, curiosity, and the rise of the novel, using the lenses of scientific, legal, and “fictional” curiosity to examine the changing ... More

Debate of the Romance of the Rose

Debate of the Romance of the Rose

Christine de Pizan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226670126
eISBN:
9780226670140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In 1401, Christine de Pizan (1365–1430?), one of the most renowned and prolific woman writers of the Middle Ages, wrote a letter to the provost of Lille criticizing the highly popular and widely read ... More

Discourse to Lady Lavinia His Daughter

Discourse to Lady Lavinia His Daughter

Annibal Guasco

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310534
eISBN:
9780226310565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310565.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

When eleven-year-old Lavinia Guasca began her new life as a lady-in-waiting at the court of Turin, she brought with her a parting gift from her father Annibal (1540–1619): a detailed guidebook he ... More

Doris Lessing and the Forming of History

Doris Lessing and the Forming of History

Kevin Brazil, David Sergeant, and Tom Sperlinger (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474414432
eISBN:
9781474426923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414432.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The death of Nobel Prize-winning Doris Lessing sparked a range of commemorations that cemented her place as one of the major figures of twentieth- and twenty-first- century world literature. This ... More

Early Feminists of Colonial IndiaSarala Devi Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Early Feminists of Colonial India: Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Bharati Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198083818
eISBN:
9780199082186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198083818.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book is a story of two outstanding Bengali women fighting for a cause, so similar and yet so strikingly different at multiple levels. It presents a historical evaluation of Sarala Devi ... More

Elizabeth BishopLines of Connection

Elizabeth Bishop: Lines of Connection

Linda Anderson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748665747
eISBN:
9780748695102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665747.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book explores Elizabeth Bishop's poetry, from her early days at Vassar College to her last great poems in Geography III and the later uncollected poems. Drawing on Bishop's notebooks and ... More

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