Collection : Reading Women Writing

Series editors: Shari Benstock and Celeste Schenck

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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...



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...



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...



Penelope Voyages
Women and Travel in the British Literary Tradition
Karen R. Lawrence
Looking at travel writing by British women from the seventeenth century on, Karen R. Lawrence asks an intriguing question: What happens when, instead of waiting patiently for Odysseus, Penelope voyages and records her...



Penelope Voyages
Women and Travel in the British Literary Tradition
Karen Lawrence, Karen R. Lawrence
Looking at travel writing by British women from the seventeenth century on, Karen R. Lawrence asks an intriguing question: What happens when, instead of waiting patiently for Odysseus, Penelope voyages and records her...



Borderwork
Feminist Engagements with Comparative Literature
The first book to assess the impact of feminist criticism on comparative literature, Borderwork recharts the intellectual and institutional boundaries on that discipline and calls for the contextualization of the study of comparative literature within the areas of discourse, culture, ideology, race, and...



Autobiographics
A Feminist Theory of Women's Self-Representation
Leigh Gilmore



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