Minecraft Adventures B2G1 Free

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Original Essays, Recipes | August 19, 2015

    Cara Nicoletti: IMG Ramona Quimby Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Thighs

    Note: Join us at Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing on Wednesday, September 16, for an author event with Cara Nicoletti. As a kid, I read for... Continue »
    1. $19.60 Sale Hardcover add to wish list


On Order

New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Literary Criticism- General

Other titles in the Next Wave: Women's Studies Beyond the Disciplines series:

No More Separate Spheres! (Next Wave: Women's Studies Beyond the Disciplines)


No More Separate Spheres! (Next Wave: Women's Studies Beyond the Disciplines) Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

No More Separate Spheres! challenges the limitations of thinking about American literature and culture within the narrow rubric of “male public” and “female private” spheres from the founders to the present. With provocative essays by an array of cutting-edge critics with diverse viewpoints, this collection examines the ways that the separate spheres binary has malingered unexamined in feminist criticism, American literary studies, and debates on the public sphere. It exemplifies new ways of analyzing gender, breaks through old paradigms, and offers a primer on feminist thinking for the twenty-first century.

Using American literary studies as a way to talk about changing categories of analysis, these essays discuss the work of such major authors as Catharine Sedgwick, Herman Melville, Pauline E. Hopkins, Frederick Douglass, Catharine Beecher, Ralph Waldo Emerson, W. E. B. Du Bois, Sarah Orne Jewett, Nathaniel Hawthorne, María Ampara Ruiz de Burton, Ann Petry, Gwendolyn Brooks, Cynthia Kadohata, Chang Rae-Lee, and Samuel Delany. No More Separate Spheres! shows scholars and students different ways that gender can be approached and incorporated into literary interpretations. Feisty and provocative, it provides a forceful analysis of the limititations of any theory of gender that applies only to women, and urges suspicion of any argument that posits “woman” as a universal or uniform category.

By bringing together essays from the influential special issue of American Literature of the same name, a number of classic essays, and several new pieces commissioned for this volume, No More Separate Spheres! will be an ideal teaching tool, providing a key supplementary text in the American literature classroom.

Contributors. José F. Aranda, Lauren Berlant, Cathy N. Davidson, Judith Fetterley, Jessamyn Hatcher, Amy Kaplan, Dana D. Nelson, Christopher Newfield, You-me Park, Marjorie Pryse, Elizabeth Renker, Ryan Schneider, Melissa Solomon, Siobhan Somerville, Gayle Wald , Maurice Wallace


Argues against the use of male/female gender categories to characterize public and domestic life.

About the Author

Cathy N. Davidson is Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies and Ruth F. Devarney Professor of English at Duke University.

Jessamyn Hatcher is a faculty member in the General Studies Program at New York University.

Table of Contents


Introduction / Cathy N. Davidson and Jessamyn Hatcher

Part 1: Canons

Separate Spheres, Female Worlds, Woman’s Place: The Rhetoric of Women’s History / Linda K. Kerber

“My Sister! My Sister!”: The Rhetoric of Catherine Sedgwick’s Hope Leslie / Judith Fetterley

Herman Melville, Wife Beating, and the Written Page / Elizabeth Renker

Contradictory Impulses: Maria Ampara Ruiz de Burton, Resistance Theory, and the Politics of Chicano/a Studies / Jose F. Aranda Jr.

Sex, Class, and “Category Crisis”: Reading Jewett’s Transitivity / Marjorie Pryse

Part 2: Domesticity Undone: Case Studies

Manifest Domesticity / Amy Kaplan

Passing through the Closet in Pauline E. Hopkins’s Contending Forces / Siobhan Somerville

Constructing the Black Masculine: Frederick Douglas, Booker T. Washington, and the Sublimits of African American Autobiography / Maurice Wallace

Native Daughters in the Promised Land: Gender, Race, and the Question of Separate Spheres / You-me Park and Gayle Wald

Part 3: Public Sentiment

Poor Eliza / Lauren Berlant

Representative/Democracy: Presidents, Democratic Management, and the Unfinished Business of Male Sentimentalism / Dana D. Nelson

Fathers, Sons, Sentimentality, and the Color Line: The Not-Quite-Separate Spheres of W. E. B. Du Bois and Ralph Waldo Emerson / Ryan Schneider

“Few of Our Seeds Ever Came Up at All”: A Dialogue on Hawthorne, Delany, and the Work of Affect in Visionary Utopias / Christopher Newfield and Melissa Solomon

Selected Bibliography



Product Details

Davidson, Cathy N.
Hatcher, Jessamyn
Davidson, Cathy N.
Cathy N. Davidson
Jessamyn Hatcher
Kaplan, Caren
Grewal, Inderpal
Davidson, Cathy N.
Wiegman, Robyn
Duke University Press
Durham N.C.
American - General
American literature
Women and literature
Feminism and literature
Sex role in literature
American literature -- 19th century.
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
9.25 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of... Used Trade Paper $5.50
  2. Revolution and the Word: The Rise of... New Trade Paper $44.50
  3. American Indian Stories New Trade Paper $6.75
  4. "Fallen from the Symboled World":... New Hardcover $118.50
  5. Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony: A... New Trade Paper $56.95
  6. Our America Life and Death on the... New Trade Paper $16.00

Related Subjects

Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

No More Separate Spheres! (Next Wave: Women's Studies Beyond the Disciplines) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$32.75 Backorder
Product details 448 pages Duke University Press - English 9780822328933 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Argues against the use of male/female gender categories to characterize public and domestic life.
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.