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Heroines (Semiotext(E) Active Agents)
Heroines (Semiotext(E) Active Agents)
by Kate Zambreno
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I am beginning to realize that taking the self out of our essays is a form of repression. Taking the self out feels like obeying a gag order--pretending an objectivity where there is nothing objective about the experience of confronting and engaging with... (read more)

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Theory Out of Bounds #18: Methodology of the Oppressed
Theory Out of Bounds #18: Methodology of the Oppressed
by Chela Sandoval
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In a work with far-reaching implications, Chela Sandoval does no less than revise the genealogy of theory over the past thirty years, inserting what she terms "U.S. Third World feminism" into the narrative in a way that thoroughly alters our perspective... (read more)

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Eugenic Feminism: Reproductive Nationalism in the United States and India
Eugenic Feminism: Reproductive Nationalism in the United States and India
by Asha Nadkarni
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Asha Nadkarni contends that whenever feminists lay claim to citizenship based on women’s biological ability to “reproduce the nation” they are participating in a eugenic project—sanctioning reproduction by some and prohibiting it... (read more)

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Reconstructing Womanhood : the Emergence of the Afro-american Woman Novelist (87 Edition)
Reconstructing Womanhood : the Emergence of the Afro-american Woman Novelist (87 Edition)
by Hazel V. Carby
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A cultural history of the work of nineteenth-century black women writers, this volume traces the emergence of the novel as a forum for political and cultural reconstruction, examining the ways in which dominant sexual ideologies influenced the literary... (read more)

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Literary Feminisms (Transitions)
Literary Feminisms (Transitions)
by Ruth Robbins
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It is now almost inconceivable that students of literature can pass through universities without encountering the feminist revolution in literary theory and criticism. Feminist literary theories are pluralist, borrowing from other types of theory, such... (read more)

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Women Who Dare 2009 Engagement Calendar
Women Who Dare 2009 Engagement Calendar
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This inspiring calendar profiles fifty-three outstanding women — both historical and contemporary — who have made profound contributions in art, education, politics, sports, science, and other endeavors. Each week of the calendar features... (read more)

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Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory
Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory
by Toril Moi
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Written for readers with little knowledge of the subject, "Sexual/Textual Politics" nevertheless makes its own intervention into key debates, arguing provocatively for a commitedly political and theoretical criticism as against merely textual or... (read more)

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Communities of Women: An Idea in Fiction
Communities of Women: An Idea in Fiction
by Nina Auerbach
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In this classic work of feminist and literary criticism, Auerbach explores how the fellowship of sisterhood as it occurs or fails to occur in historical reality is reflected in famous novels such as those of Louisa May Alcott (Little Women), Charlotte... (read more)

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Impressionist Subjects: Gender, Interiority, and Modernist Fiction in England
Impressionist Subjects: Gender, Interiority, and Modernist Fiction in England
by Tamar Katz
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Exploring the intersection of ideas about woman, subjectivity, and literary authority, Impressionist Subjects reveals the female subject as crucial in framing contradictions central to modernism, particularly the tension between modernism's claim to... (read more)

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Field Guide to Chicks of the United States
Field Guide to Chicks of the United States
by Joe Bovino
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Joe Bovino’s fully illustrated Field Guide to Chicks of the United States is an hilarious and insightful guide to finding and identifying women from regional, ethnic, and other American subcultures (or “species”), also known as... (read more)

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The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World: Completely Revised and Updated
The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World: Completely Revised and Updated
by Joni Seager
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In this revision of her ground-breaking atlas, Joni Seager draws on a vast amount of new global data to explore the key issues facing women today: equality, motherhood, feminism, beauty, culture, women at work, women in the global economy, changing... (read more)

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Trauma Narratives and Herstory
Trauma Narratives and Herstory
by Sonya (edt) Andermahr
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This book draws together international scholars to examine the representation of female trauma and women's version of history in contemporary literature and culture. Focusing on texts by or about women, the book explores the variety of representational... (read more)

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Wild Women Talk Back
Wild Women Talk Back
by Autumn (edt) Stephens
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Quips and unforgettable one-liners from female movie stars, musicians, politicians, and writers throughout history.... (read more)

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All-American Girl: The Ideal of Real Womanhood in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America
All-American Girl: The Ideal of Real Womanhood in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America
by Frances B. Cogan
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Our image of nineteenth-century American women is generally divided into two broad classifications: victims and revolutionaries. This divide has served the purposes of modern feminists well, allowing them to claim feminism as the only viable role model... (read more)

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Virginia Woolf As Feminist: Praying Indians in Colonial America
Virginia Woolf As Feminist: Praying Indians in Colonial America
by Naomi Black
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Virginia Woolf as Feminist claims Woolf's radical and political version of feminism and activism is most explicitly laid out in her nonfiction text "Three Guineas."... (read more)

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Erotic Memoirs and Postfeminism: The Politics of Pleasure
Erotic Memoirs and Postfeminism: The Politics of Pleasure
by Joel Gwynne
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While books such as Belle de Jour's The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl and Catherine Millet's The Sexual Life of Catherine M. captured the imagination of the reading public and marked the contemporary erotic memoir as a publishing phenomenon,... (read more)

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Femininity, Crime and Self-Defence in Victorian Literature and Society: From Dagger-Fans to Suffragettes (Crime Files)
Femininity, Crime and Self-Defence in Victorian Literature and Society: From Dagger-Fans to Suffragettes (Crime Files)
by Emelyne Godfrey
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This exploration into the development of women's self-defence from 1850 to 1914 features major writers, including H.G. Wells, Elizabeth Robins and Richard Marsh, and encompasses an unusually wide-ranging number of subjects from hatpin crimes to the... (read more)

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Elizabeth Bishop: Lines of Connection
Elizabeth Bishop: Lines of Connection
by Linda Anderson
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Linda Anderson is Professor of Modern English and American Literature at Newcastle University; Director of the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts. at the Newcastle University... (read more)

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Portraits of American Women: From Settlement to the Present
Portraits of American Women: From Settlement to the Present
by G J Barker Benfield
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Until recently, a "womanless" American history was the norm. But in fact, without a history of women we neglect consideration of gender dynamics, sex roles, and family and sexual relations--the very fundamentals of human interaction. In Portraits of... (read more)

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Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Translation of Female Kingship (Studies in Arthurian and Courtly Cultures)
Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Translation of Female Kingship (Studies in Arthurian and Courtly Cultures)
by Fiona Tolhurst
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Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Translation of Female Kingship provides the first feminist analysis of the part of The History of the Kings of Britain that most readers overlook: the reigns before and after Arthur's. Fiona Tolhurst demonstrates that... (read more)

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