Victoria Ocampo: writer, feminist, woman of the world by Victoria Ocampo

By Victoria Ocampo

Victoria Ocampo's voice in those decisions from her writings is own and refreshingly candid. Her autobiography finds what it was once prefer to develop up lady in Argentina - a society with inflexible preconceptions in regards to the position of ladies. Her essays expose her improvement as a girl, a feminist, and a author who interacted with significant literary figures within the Americas and Europe. As a prolific author and the founder and writer of Sur, the Argentine literary overview dedicated to overseas trade, Victoria Ocampo used to be a key determine in twentieth-century Latin American letters. before such a lot of her paintings has been unavailable in English. Steiner's translations make Ocampo's memoirs, letters, and essays available to readers with pursuits in autobiography, within the literature and tradition of Latin the US, and within the improvement of feminist idea.

Show description

Continue reading "Victoria Ocampo: writer, feminist, woman of the world by Victoria Ocampo"

Margaret Fuller, Critic: Writings from the New York Tribune by Judith Mattson Bean, Joel Myerson

By Judith Mattson Bean, Joel Myerson

Ardent feminist, chief of the transcendentalist flow, player within the eu revolutions of 1848-49, and an idea for Zenobia in Hawthorne's Blithedale Romance and the sketch Miranda in James Russell Lowell's Fable for Critics, Margaret Fuller used to be some of the most influential personalities of her day.

Though a plethora of serious writings, biographies, and bibliographies on Fuller were available--as good as her 3 released books, eu dispatches, and variations of her letters and journals--until now there was no whole, trustworthy version of her writings from the New-York Tribune, the place she was once the 1st literary editor. Fuller wrote 250 articles for the Tribune, merely 38 of that have been reprinted in smooth variants; this e-book makes this important section of her writings to be had to the general public for the 1st time.

Judith Mattson Bean and Joel Myerson have assembled a range of Fuller's essays and experiences on American and British literature, song, tradition and politics, and artwork. The accompanying absolutely annotated, searchable CD-ROM comprises all of Fuller's New-York Tribune writings.

Show description

Continue reading "Margaret Fuller, Critic: Writings from the New York Tribune by Judith Mattson Bean, Joel Myerson"

A History of Women's Writing in France by Sonya Stephens

By Sonya Stephens

This quantity is the 1st ancient advent to women's writing in France from the 6th century to the current day. particularly commissioned essays by way of best students give you the first advent in English to the wealth and variety of French ladies writers, delivering new readings and new views. every one bankruptcy makes a speciality of a given interval and diversity of writers, taking account of winning sexual ideologies and the social, political, fiscal and cultural atmosphere. wide reference beneficial properties contain a bibliography and consultant to multiple hundred and fifty writers and their works.

Show description

Continue reading "A History of Women's Writing in France by Sonya Stephens"

Lewd and Notorious: Female Transgression in the Eighteenth by Katharine Kittredge

By Katharine Kittredge

Money owed of women's transgressive habit in eighteenth-century literature and social records have a lot to educate us approximately structures of femininity throughout the interval frequently pointed out as having shaped our society's gender norms. Lewd and infamous explores the eighteenth century's shadows, inhabited by way of marginal ladies of many varieties and levels of contrariness. The reader meets Laetitia Pilkington, whose sexual indiscretions triggered her to fall from social and literary grace to turn into an articulate memoirist of non-public scandal, and Elizabeth Brownrigg, who tortured and starved her younger servants, propelling herself to an infamy such as Susan Smith's or Myra Hindley's. extra lousy ladies wait among those covers to coach us approximately society's reception (and development) in their debauchery and dangerousness. The authors draw upon a wealthy variety of latest texts to light up the lives of those girls. Astute research of literary, criminal, evangelical, epistolary, and political records presents an knowing of 1700s womanhood. From lusty outdated maids to murderous mistresses, the characters who exemplify this period's imaginative and prescient of ladies at the area are crucial friends for someone wishing to appreciate the improvement and ramifications of conceptions of femininity. Katharine Kittredge is affiliate Professor of English, Ithaca university.

Show description

Continue reading "Lewd and Notorious: Female Transgression in the Eighteenth by Katharine Kittredge"

Happily Ever After: The Romance Story in Popular Culture by Catherine M. Roach

By Catherine M. Roach

“Find your one real love and stay fortunately ever after.” the pains of affection and hope supply perennial tale fabric, from the Biblical tune of Songs to Disney’s princesses, yet probably so much provocatively within the romance novel, a style recognized for stories of myth and hope, intercourse and delight. Hailed at the one hand for its women-centered tales that may be sexually freeing, and criticized at the different for its emphasis on male/female coupling and legendary chuffed endings, romance fiction is a multi-million greenback publishing phenomenon, growing nationwide and overseas societies of lovers, practitioners, and students. Catherine M. Roach, along her romance-writer alter-ego, Catherine LaRoche, publications the reader deep into Romancelandia the place the shrewdpermanent and the witty mix with the horny and seductive to discover why this style has one of these grip on readers and what we will examine from the romance novel concerning the nature of happiness, love, intercourse, and hope in American pop culture.

Show description

Continue reading "Happily Ever After: The Romance Story in Popular Culture by Catherine M. Roach"

Re-hybridizing Transnational Domesticity and Femininity: by Stacey Weber-Fève

By Stacey Weber-Fève

Re-hybridizing Transnational Domesticity and Femininity examines the issues of voicing the non-public whilst contemplating the function and position of ladies in the house. interpreting a suite of first-person cinematic and literary narratives by way of Assia Djebar, Annie Ernaux, Simone de Beauvoir, Raja Amari, Coline Serreau, Leïla Sebbar, and Yamina Benguigui; Weber-Fève explores the transnational tactics of identification formation, gender functionality, and building of tradition and society. via a better examine modern representations of French, Algerian, and Tunisian girls at the web page and at the reveal, this learn discusses the ways that homemaking, state, and gender are intricately guaranteed to each other and located in own history.

Working inside, in addition to past, so-called nationwide structures of visible and written illustration, those ladies artists problem inherited and monolithic performances, definitions, and discourses of femininity. In doing so, they carry re-hybridized topics that start to realize and embody the variations inside of themselves. The authors and filmmakers during this study-through their lady protagonists, the protagonists' houses and homemaking acts, and the investigative lens of the interrogation of the personal-are attracted to exploring how the method of uncovering or articulating new and "other" identities and subjectivities ushers in new and "re-hybridized" methods of seeing, understanding, and being girl.

Show description

Continue reading "Re-hybridizing Transnational Domesticity and Femininity: by Stacey Weber-Fève"

Language and Sexual Difference: Feminist Writing in France by Susan Sellers

By Susan Sellers

An available advent to French feminist idea and modern French women's writing for non-French audio system. The booklet deals a context to this tough, arguable physique of labor via giving transparent money owed of the philosophical, post-structural and psychoanalytic debates that have had such an effect on French highbrow lifestyles in recent times, and to which French feminist writers provide a response.

Show description

Continue reading "Language and Sexual Difference: Feminist Writing in France by Susan Sellers"

Renaissance Rhetoric by Peter Mack (eds.)

By Peter Mack (eds.)

This e-book offers examples of the simplest smooth scholarship on rhetoric within the renaissance. Lawrence eco-friendly, Lisa Jardine, Kees Meerhoff, Dilwyn Knox, Brian Vickers, George Hunter, Peter Mack, David Norbrook and Pat Rubin examine the reception of Aristotle's Rhetoric within the renaissance; where of rhetoric in Erasmus's occupation, Melanchthon's instructing, and 16th century protestant colleges; the rhetoric textbook; using rhetoric in Raphael, renaissance drama, Elizabethan romance, and 17th century political writing. it's going to develop into crucial studying for complicated experiences in English, rhetoric, paintings background, historical past, historical past of schooling, background of rules, political concept, and reformation history.

Show description

Continue reading "Renaissance Rhetoric by Peter Mack (eds.)"

Simone de Beauvoir, Gender and Testimony by Ursula Tidd

By Ursula Tidd

This can be the 1st full-length examine to discover Simone de Beauvoir's autobiographical and biographical writings within the context of her rules on selfhood as formulated within the moment intercourse and different philosophical essays of the Nineteen Forties. Ursula Tidd provides an in depth research of Beauvoir's engagement with problems with gender, sexuality and race, as a part of her auto/biographical approach in trying to write herself into the male-constructed autobiographical canon. Tidd deals new readings of Beauvoir's unpublished diaries and lately released letters in addition to extra recognized philosophical and autobiographical texts.

Show description

Continue reading "Simone de Beauvoir, Gender and Testimony by Ursula Tidd"