Collection : Reading Women Writing

Series editors: Shari Benstock and Celeste Schenck

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From the Margins of Empire
Christina Stead, Doris Lessing, Nadine Gordimer
Louise Yelin
Situated at the intersection of the colonial and the postcolonial, the modern and the postmodern, the novelists Christina Stead, Doris Lessing, and Nadine Gordimer all bear witness to this century's global transformations. From the Margins of Empire...

Kassandra and the Censors
Greek Poetry since 1967
Karen Van Dyck
A pioneering study of contemporary Greek poetry under dictatorship.

Dwelling in Possibility
Women Poets and Critics on Poetry
"Dwelling in Possibility is a splendid collaboration between poets and critics. Prins and Shreiber have interwoven sophisticated feminist critical essays with poetic meditations on genre and gender; the dialogues they set up are lyrically elegant as...

Beyond Consolation
Death, Sexuality, and the Changing Shapes of Elegy
Melissa F. Zeiger
Using as her starting point the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, Melissa F. Zeiger examines modern transformations of poetic elegy, particularly as they reflect historical changes in the politics of gender and sexuality. Although her focus is primarily...

Imperialism at Home
Race and Victorian Women's Fiction
Susan Meyer

Going Public
Women and Publishing in Early Modern France

Postcolonial Representations
Women, Literature, Identity
Fran├žoise Lionnet
Discussing a variety of postcolonial narratives written by women, Lionnet offers a comparative feminist approach that can provide common ground for debates on such issues as multiculturalism, universalism, and relativism.

Nobody's Angels
Middle-Class Women and Domestic Ideology in Victorian Culture
Elizabeth Langland
Langland argues that the middle-class wife had a more complex and important function than has previously been recognized: she mastered skills that enabled her to support a rigid class system while unknowingly setting the stage for a feminist revolution.

Feminist Conversations
Fuller, Emerson, and the Play of Reading
Christina Zwarg
In a new account of the relationship between Margaret Fuller and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Christina Zwarg recreates a feminist conversation that has gone unheard. In Zwarg's view, the intimate, yet restrained, letters between the two writers are most...

Penelope Voyages
Women and Travel in the British Literary Tradition
Karen Lawrence
Looking at travel writing by British women from the seventeenth century on, Lawrence explores not only the significance of gender for travel writing, but also the value of travel itself in testing the limits of women's social freedoms and restraints...

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