Books in category Literary Criticism – Women Authors

  • Fairies Fractious Women and the Old Faith

    Fairies, Fractious Women, and the Old Faith
    Regina Buccola

    Fairies, unruly women, and vestigial Catholicism constituted a frequently invoked triad in late sixteenth-and early seventeenth-century drama which has seldom been critically examined and therefore constitutes a significant lacuna in …

  • Reading In

    Reading In
    JoAnn McCaig

    While on one level telling the story of one author’s career — the progress of Alice Munro, so to speak — the book also illustrates how cultural studies analysis suggests ways of opening up the rich but underutilized literary resource …

  • The Inside Light

    “The Inside Light”
    Deborah G. Plant

    The book also focuses on aspects of Hurston's life and work that remain controversial, including her stance on desegregation, her relationships with Charlotte Mason, Langston Hughes, and Richard Wright, and the veracity of her autobiography …

  • Jamaica Kincaid

    Jamaica Kincaid
    J. Brooks Bouson

    Offers a new perspective on the psychological and affective dynamics of Jamaica Kincaid’s fiction and nonfiction.

  • Rereading Modernism

    Rereading Modernism
    Lisa Rado

    As the authors in this volume suggest, instead of condemning writers for not practicing or portraying an acceptable politics of gender, we ought instead to show how their assumptions about the nature of the sexes inform their texts, both in …

  • Women and Narrative Identity

    Women and Narrative Identity
    Mary J. Green

    A feminist re-reading of the Quebec literary tradition, from Laure Conan and Gabrielle Roy to contemporary figures such as France Théoret and Régine Robin.

  • Women Celebrity and Literary Culture between the Wars

    Women, Celebrity, and Literary Culture between the Wars
    Faye Hammill

    Women, Celebrity, and Literary Culture between the Wars profiles seven American, Canadian, and British women writers—Dorothy Parker, Anita Loos, Mae West, L. M. Montgomery, Margaret Kennedy, Stella Gibbons, and E. M. Delafield—who …

  • George Gissing and the Woman Question

    George Gissing and the Woman Question
    Dr Simon J James, Ms Christine Huguet

    The collection places Gissing alongside nineteenth- and twentieth-century authors as diverse as Paul Bourget, Ella Hepworth Dixon, May Sinclair and Theodore Dreiser, theorizing the ways in which late-Victorian sexual difference is …

  • Silenced Sextet

    Silenced Sextet
    Carrie MacMillan, Lorraine McMullen, Elizabeth Waterston

    Carrie MacMillan, Lorraine McMullen, and Elizabeth Waterston have uncovered information about the lives and works of six such writers.

  • An Anthology of Women s Travel Writing

    An Anthology of Women’s Travel Writing
    Shirley Foster, Sara Mills

    This anthology aims to challenge stereotypes of women travellers by presenting writings by women who travelled bravely around the world disregarding social convention and danger.

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