Collection : Reading Women Writing

Series editors: Shari Benstock and Celeste Schenck

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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 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...



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



Outside the Pale
Cultural Exclusion, Gender Difference, and the Victorian Woman Writer
Elsie B. Michie
Elsie B. Michie here provides insightful readings of novels by Mary Shelley, Emily and Charlotte Bront, Elizabeth Gaskell, and George Eliot, writers who confronted definitions of femininity which denied them full participation in literary...



Tainted Souls and Painted Faces
The Rhetoric of Fallenness in Victorian Culture
Amanda Anderson
Amanda Anderson here reconsiders the familiar figure of the fallen woman within the context of mid-Victorian debates over the nature of selfhood, gender, and...



Articulate Silences
Hisaye Yamamoto, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Joy Kogewa
King-Kok Cheung



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