Category: Women Authors

Download Erotic Memoirs and Postfeminism: The Politics of Pleasure by J. Gwynne PDF

By J. Gwynne

This booklet analyses the effect of postfeminist discourse and the mainstreaming of pornography on our figuring out of intimacy and feminine sexuality. it's a wide serious survey of a up to date publishing phenomenon – the female-authored erotic memoir – and positions the texts lower than research as complicated and contradictory expressions of renowned feminism.

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Download Contemporary Women’s Poetry and Urban Space: Experimental by Z. Skoulding PDF

By Z. Skoulding

This ebook specializes in the position of town, and its tactics of mutual transformation, in poetry through experimental girls writers. Readings in their paintings are positioned within the context of theories of city area, whereas new visions of the modern urban and its international relationships are drawn from their recommendations in language and shape.

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Download The First Woman in the Republic: A Cultural Biography of by Carolyn L. Karcher PDF

By Carolyn L. Karcher

For part a century Lydia Maria baby used to be a family identify within the usa. infrequently a sphere of nineteenth-century existence are available within which Lydia Maria baby didn't determine prominently as a pathbreaker. even if top identified at the present time for having edited Harriet A. Jacobs’s Incidents within the lifetime of a Slave Girl, she pioneered virtually each division of nineteenth-century American letters—the ancient novel, the fast tale, children’s literature, the household recommendation publication, women’s background, antislavery fiction, journalism, and the literature of getting older. providing a breathtaking view of a country and tradition in flux, this leading edge cultural biography (originally released by means of Duke college Press in 1994) recreates the area in addition to the lifetime of a tremendous nineteenth-figure whose occupation as a author and social reformer encompassed concerns important to American history.

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Download Writing African American Women Two Volumes : An by Elizabeth A. Beaulieu PDF

By Elizabeth A. Beaulieu

Women have had a posh event in African American tradition. the 1st paintings of its sort, this encyclopedia methods African American literature from a Women's reports point of view. whereas Yolanda Williams Page's Encyclopedia of African American ladies Writers offers biographical entries on greater than one hundred fifty literary figures, this e-book is far broader in scope. incorporated are numerous hundred alphabetically prepared entries on African American ladies writers, in addition to on male writers who've handled girls of their works. Entries on genres, sessions, subject matters, characters, historic occasions, texts, areas, and different issues are incorporated to boot. each one access is written by means of knowledgeable contributor and relates its topic to the general adventure of girls in African American literature. Entries cite works for additional interpreting, and the encyclopedia closes with a specific, basic bibliography.

African American tradition is tremendously various, and the event of ladies in African American society is principally complicated. girls have been one of the first African American writers, and works via black girls writers are well known between scholars and basic readers alike. whilst, African American girls were oppressed, and texts by means of black male authors characterize girls in quite a few methods. the 1st of its type, this encyclopedia methods African American literature from a Women's experiences point of view, and therefore considerably illuminates the African American cultural event via literary works.

Included are numerous hundred alphabetically prepared entries, written by means of quite a few professional individuals. as well as masking female and male African American authors, the encyclopedia additionally discusses topics, significant works and characters, genres, classes, ancient occasions, areas, and different topics.

Included are entries on such authors as:

; Maya Angelou

; James Baldwin

; Frederick Douglass

; Nikki Giovanni

; June Jordan

; Claude McKay

; Ishmael Reed

; Sojourner Truth

; Phillis Wheatley

; and lots of others.

In addition, the various works mentioned include:

; Beloved

; Blanche at the Lam

; Iknow Why the Caged fowl Sings

; The males of Brewster Place

; Quicksand

; The Street

; Waiting to Exhale

; and plenty of more.

The many topical entries cover:

; Black Feminism

; Black Nationalism

; Conjuring

; kid's and younger grownup Literature

; Detective Fiction

; Epistolary Novel

; Motherhood

; Sexuality

; Spirituality

; Stereotypes

; and plenty of others.

Entries relate their issues to the event of African American ladies and cite works for additional reading.

Features and Benefits:

; comprises enormous quantities of alphabetically prepared entries.

; attracts at the paintings of various specialist contributors.

; incorporates a chosen, normal bibliography.

; bargains more than a few discovering aids, comparable to a listing of entries, a advisor to comparable themes, and an intensive index.

; helps the literature curriculum by way of assisting scholars examine significant writers and works.

; helps the social reviews curriculum via assisting scholars use literature to appreciate the event of African American women.

; Covers the complete chronological variety of African American literature.

; Fosters a appreciate for cultural diversity.

; Develops examine talents by way of directing scholars to extra assets of information.

; Builds bridges among African American heritage, literature, and Women's Studies.

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Download Drunk from the Bitter Truth: The Poems of Anna Margolin by Anna Margolin PDF

By Anna Margolin

Born Rosa Lebensboym in Belarus, Anna Margolin (1887–1952) settled completely in the US in 1913. a super but principally forgotten poet, her attractiveness rests on her quantity of poetry released in Yiddish in 1929 in big apple urban. even if written within the Nineteen Twenties, Margolin’s poetry is remarkably clean and modern, facing topics of tension, loneliness, sexual tensions, and the quest for highbrow and religious identification, all of which have been basically mirrored in her personal lifestyles offerings. Sensitively and fantastically translated the following, the poems look either within the unique Yiddish and in English translation. Shirley Kumove’s interesting critical-biographical advent highlights Margolin’s tempestuous and unconventional existence. an extremely appealing and proficient girl, Margolin followed a bohemian and an eccentric way of life, and threw herself into either highbrow targets and romantic attachments past her marriages.

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Download Myth and Fairy Tale in Contemporary Women's Fiction by Susan Sellers PDF

By Susan Sellers

Lady as gorgon, girl as temptress: the classical and biblical mythology which has ruled Western pondering defines girls in a number of patriarchally encoded roles. This examine addresses the unbelievable endurance of legendary impact in modern fiction. establishing with the query 'what is myth?', the 1st part presents a wide-ranging assessment of mythography. It lines how myths were perceived and interpreted by way of such commentators as Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Bruno Bettelheim, Roland Barthes, Jack Zipes and Marina Warner. This ends up in an exam of the position that mythic narrative performs in social and self formation, drawing at the literary, feminist and psychoanalytic theories of Julia Kristeva, Luce Irigaray, Helene Cixous and Judith Butler to delineate the ways that women's mythos can go beyond the constraints of trademarks and provides upward push to powerful new types for person and cultural regeneration.
In this gentle, Susan dealers bargains hard new readings of quite a lot of modern women's fiction, together with works by means of A. S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Anne Rice, Michele Roberts, Emma Tennant and Fay Weldon. subject matters explored contain fairy story as erotic fiction, new non secular writing, vampires and gender-bending, mythic moms, style fiction, the still-persuasive paradigm of female attractiveness, and the unconventional power of comedy.

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Download Gender and Nationalism in Colonial Cuba: The Travels of by Adriana Mendez Rodenas PDF

By Adriana Mendez Rodenas

Writer of novels, memoirs, and commute writings, Maria de las Mercedes Santa Cruz y Montalvo, greater referred to as los angeles Condesa de Merlin (1789-1852), is arguably one in all Cuba's most attractive authors; but earlier her works have long past principally missed. Born in colonial Havana to an aristocratic Creole kinfolk, the longer term countess of Merlin left Cuba for Spain at an early age. Later, her marriage to the French count number Antoine Christophe Merlin and the invasion of French Napoleonic troops prompted one other circulation to France, the place she turned one of many belle dames of Paris and commenced her literary profession. She back just once to Cuba after the loss of life of her husband in 1840, a trip that produced Viaje a l. a. Habana. Upon her go back to Paris, Merlin extended this into l. a. Havane, an bold three-volume account of the political, social, and financial association of the island. From the point of view of feminist and psychoanalytical idea, Gender and Nationalism in Colonial Cuba brilliantly explores the various ways that problems with gender have contributed to Merlin's digital absence from the canons of literature and from the discourses on Cuban nationwide id. Merlin's double identification as either Cuban and French is symbolic of the Cuban exiled situation, a truth taken up by way of modern exiled Cuban writers who see the countess as an alter-ego.Mendez Rodenas seeks to revive Merlin because the first girl author in Cuban literary heritage to articulate a feeling of nationwide identification, in addition to being Cuba's first woman historian. She specializes in Merlin's commute writings simply because they research such concerns as slavery, independence, nationhood, the position of ladies, schooling, and native literature. jointly her writings build an alternate, gendered heritage of nineteenth-century Cuba that has to be stated as either sensible and authentic.By situating Merlin on the intersection of the discourses of gender and nationalism, Mendez Rodenas unearths not just her pioneering position but additionally the necessity to extend present severe different types to account for the specificity of the Latin American literary culture. within the technique of restoring Merlin to her applicable position within the canon of Latin American literature, she broadens our figuring out of colonial Cuban background and expands our wisdom of the ways that shuttle writing can impression a country's nationwide literature .

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Download Suzan-Lori Parks: Essays on the Plays and Other Works by Philip C. Kolin PDF

By Philip C. Kolin

The 1st African American lady to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama, Suzan-Lori Parks has bought foreign acceptance for her provocative and influential works. Her performs catch the nightmares of African americans endangered by means of a white institution decided to erase their heritage and eliminate their desires. A dozen essays tackle Parks's performs, screenplays and novel. also, this publication comprises unique interviews (one with Parks and one other together with her long-time director Liz Diamond) and a construction chronology of her performs.

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