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American BloodThe Ends of the Family in American Literature, 1850-1900

American Blood: The Ends of the Family in American Literature, 1850-1900

Holly Jackson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199317042
eISBN:
9780199369256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199317042.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Women's Literature

American Blood foregrounds a culture-wide struggle over the definition and value of the family in the nineteenth-century United States. This study offers a new vision of the American ... More

Between the LinesLiterary Transnationalism and African American Poetics

Between the Lines: Literary Transnationalism and African American Poetics

Monique-Adelle Callahan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199743063
eISBN:
9780199895021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743063.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Women's Literature

This book maintains that the poetic texts examined here constitute an active process of composing history; they are not simply historicized. They give name to the nation and compose of a historical ... More

The Bluestocking CircleWomen, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

Sylvia Harcstark Myers

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117674
eISBN:
9780191671043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117674.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

In 1734 Swift wrote to Mary Granville: ‘A pernicious error prevails…that it is the duty of your sex to be fools’. As Mrs Delaney, she was to become one of a group of intelligent women who actively ... More

Conspiracy and VirtueWomen, Writing, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century England

Conspiracy and Virtue: Women, Writing, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century England

Susan Wiseman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199205127
eISBN:
9780191709579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205127.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

What was the relationship between woman and politics in seventeenth century England? Responding to this question, Conspiracy and Virtue argues that theoretical exclusion of women from the political ... More

Cornelia SorabjiIndia's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Suparna Gooptu

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678345
eISBN:
9780199080380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book presents the biography of Cornelia Sorabji (1866–1954), the first woman to study law at Oxford. A Parsee and daughter of a converted Christian, Cornelia was among the early Indian women to ... More

Curious SubjectsWomen and the Trials of Realism

Curious Subjects: Women and the Trials of Realism

Hilary M. Schor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199928095
eISBN:
9780199980550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928095.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

Curious Subjects focuses on the relationship between women, curiosity, and the rise of the novel, using the lenses of scientific, legal, and “fictional” curiosity to examine the changing ... More

Early Feminists of Colonial IndiaSarala Devi Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Early Feminists of Colonial India: Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Bharati Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198083818
eISBN:
9780199082186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198083818.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book is a story of two outstanding Bengali women fighting for a cause, so similar and yet so strikingly different at multiple levels. It presents a historical evaluation of Sarala Devi ... More

Empire, Media, and the Autonomous WomanA Feminist Critique of Postcolonial Thought

Empire, Media, and the Autonomous Woman: A Feminist Critique of Postcolonial Thought

Esha Niyogi De

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072553
eISBN:
9780199080915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072553.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Drawing lessons from the intersection of literature, photography, cinema, television, dance-drama, and ethnography, this book presents a unique analysis of Indian activist thought spread over two ... More

Giving WomenAlliance and Exchange in Victorian Culture

Giving Women: Alliance and Exchange in Victorian Culture

Jill Rappoport

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199772605
eISBN:
9780199919000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772605.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

Altruism and self-assertiveness went hand in hand for Victorian women. During a period when most lacked property rights and professional opportunities, gift transactions allowed them to enter into ... More

Gossip, Letters, PhonesThe Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature

Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature

Ned Schantz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335910
eISBN:
9780199868902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335910.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Women's Literature

For over two hundred years of narrative culture, when female characters try to get together, crazy things happen. Indeed, the greater the means at women’s disposal, the more severe and twisted is the ... More

Inside India

Inside India

Halidé Edib

Mushirul Hasan (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699999
eISBN:
9780199080540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699999.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

First published in 1937, this book presents the author's personal account of India. The author, a Turkish writer and novelist, visited the region in 1935 and gained insights into the history and ... More

Intimate Class ActsFriendship and Desire in Indian and Pakistani Women's Fiction

Intimate Class Acts: Friendship and Desire in Indian and Pakistani Women's Fiction

Maryam Mirza

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199466740
eISBN:
9780199087228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466740.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Intimate Class Acts is an interdisciplinary study of ten anglophone novels by women writers from India and Pakistan that grapple with the fascinating theme of emotional and physical intimacy between ... More

Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Lesel Dawson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

The discourse of love, which is subjective, private, and instinctive, is also culturally constructed, public, and learned; it emphasizes the way in which the expression of reflexive feelings is bound ... More

Madam BritanniaWomen, Church, and Nation 1712-1812

Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation 1712-1812

Emma Major

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699377
eISBN:
9780191738029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699377.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation, 1712–1812 explores the complex and fascinating relationship between women, Protestantism, and nationhood. Opening with a history of Britannia, ... More

Networking the NationBritish and American Women's Poetry and Italy, 1840–1870

Networking the Nation: British and American Women's Poetry and Italy, 1840–1870

Alison Chapman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198723578
eISBN:
9780191790386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723578.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Women's Literature

This book uncovers the British and American expatriate community in Italy, and especially Florence, in the decades leading up the Unification of Italy (the Risorgimento). The women poets who lived in ... More

A New HeartlandWomen, Modernity, and the Agrarian Ideal in America

A New Heartland: Women, Modernity, and the Agrarian Ideal in America

Janet Gallingani Casey

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195338959
eISBN:
9780199867103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338959.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book reconceptualizes American modernity by focusing on rurality and women. It challenges the notion of the city as the privileged site of modern experience, arguing that rurality—urbanity’s ... More

Pamela Hansford JohnsonA Writing Life

Pamela Hansford Johnson: A Writing Life

Deirdre David

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198729617
eISBN:
9780191843280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198729617.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Women's Literature

This literary biography traces the life of Pamela Hansford Johnson from her birth in a theatrical family to her death as the widow of C.P. Snow. A prolific writer, she published almost thirty novels, ... More

Reading Early Modern Women's Writing

Reading Early Modern Women's Writing

Paul Salzman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261048
eISBN:
9780191717482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book contains an account of writing by women from the mid 16th century through to 1700. It also traces the way a representative sample of that writing was published, circulated in manuscript, ... More

Romance's RivalFamiliar Marriage in Victorian Fiction

Romance's Rival: Familiar Marriage in Victorian Fiction

Talia Schaffer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190465094
eISBN:
9780190465117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465094.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

The book argues that the central plot of the most important genre of the nineteenth century, the marriage plot novel, means something quite different from what we have assumed. In Victorian novels, ... More

Royalist Women Writers, 1650-1689

Royalist Women Writers, 1650-1689

Hero Chalmers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273270
eISBN:
9780191706356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273270.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book begins from the premise that when Margaret Cavendish, duchess of Newcastle, published her first printed work in 1653, she ushered in a new, more openly assertive and generically diverse ... More

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