Collection : Reading Women Writing

Series editors: Shari Benstock and Celeste Schenck

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Woman and Modernity
The (Life)Styles of Lou Andreas-Salomé
Biddy Martin
Woman and Modernity provides what previous studies of Salomé have in large part neglected to offer—a sustained investigation of the literariness of Salomé's texts and of Salomé as a significant reader of modernity. Focusing on key encounters...



Reading Gertrude Stein
Body, Text, Gnosis
Lisa Cole Ruddick, Lisa Ruddick
Reading Gertrude Stein traces the evolution of the mind and art of Gertrude Stein from Three Lives through The Making of Americans to Tender...



Women and Romance
The Consolations of Gender in the English Novel
Laurie Langbauer
According to Laurie Langbauer, the notion of romance is vague precisely because it represents the chaotic negative space outside the novel that determines its form. Addressing questions of form, Langbauer reads novels that explore the interplay between the novel and romance: works by Charlotte Lennox, Mary Wollstonecraft, Charles Dickens...



Reading Gertrude Stein
Body, Text, Gnosis
Lisa Ruddick
Reading Gertrude Stein traces the evolution of the mind and art of Gertrude Stein from Three Lives through The Making of Americans to Tender...



The Unspeakable Mother
Forbidden Discourse in Jean Rhys and H.D.
Deborah Kelly Kloepfer



Autobiographical Voices
Race, Gender, Self-Portraiture
Françoise Lionnet
Adopting a boldly innovative approach to women’s autobiographical writing, Françoise Lionnet here examines the rhetoric of self-portraiture in works by authors who are bilingual or multilingual or of mixed races or cultures. Autobiographical Voices offers incisive readings of texts by Zora Neale Hurston, Maya Angelou, Marie Cardinal, Maryse...



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