Category: Women Authors

Download E-books Uses of Austen: Jane's Afterlives PDF

This booklet specializes in how Austen's lifestyles and paintings is being re-framed and re-imagined in twentieth and twenty first century literature and tradition. Tracing the connections among Modernist Austen within the early C20th and feminist and post-feminist appropriations within the later C20th, it examines how Austen emerged as a fancy element of reference at the international level.

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Download E-books Irigaray, Incarnation and Contemporary Women's Fiction PDF

By Abigail Rine

Drawing at the provocative fresh paintings of feminist theorist Luce Irigaray, Irigaray, Incarnation and modern Women's Fiction illuminates the very important and subversive function of literature in rewriting notions of the sacred. Abigail Rine demonstrates via cautious readings how a number of modern ladies writers - from Margaret Atwood to Michèle Roberts and Alice Walker – imagine past conventional spiritual discourse and masculine types of subjectivity in the direction of a brand new version of the sacred: one who seeks to reconcile the schism among the human and the divine, among the physique and the be aware. alongside the way in which, the e-book argues that literature is the fitting area for rethinking faith, accurately since it is a realm that cultivates mind's eye, secret and incarnation.

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Download E-books The First Woman in the Republic: A Cultural Biography of Lydia Maria Child (New Americanists) PDF

For part a century Lydia Maria baby was once a loved ones identify within the usa. not often a sphere of nineteenth-century lifestyles are available during which Lydia Maria baby didn't determine prominently as a pathbreaker. even if most sensible identified this day for having edited Harriet A. Jacobs’s Incidents within the lifetime of a Slave Girl, she pioneered nearly each division of nineteenth-century American letters—the ancient novel, the fast tale, children’s literature, the household suggestion e-book, women’s historical past, antislavery fiction, journalism, and the literature of getting older. providing a wide ranging view of a state and tradition in flux, this cutting edge cultural biography (originally released via Duke college Press in 1994) recreates the area in addition to the lifetime of a massive nineteenth-figure whose occupation as a author and social reformer encompassed concerns principal to American history.

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Download E-books Sublime Woolf: On the Visionary Moment in Her Modernist Classics PDF

Elegant Woolf was once written in a burst of enthusiasm after the writer, Daniel T. O'Hara was once eventually capable of train Virginia Woolf's modernist classics back. This e-book makes a speciality of these uncanny visionary passages while in elaborating 'a second of being,' as Woolf phrases it, supplementations creatively the inventive resonance of the scene.

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Download E-books Forging Shoah Memories: Italian Women Writers, Jewish Identity, and the Holocaust (Italian and Italian American Studies) PDF

By Stefania Lucamante

Regardless of an outpouring lately of heritage and cultural feedback relating to the Holocaust, Italian women's literary representations and tales haven't acquired their right due. This venture fills this hole by way of studying Italian women's writing from quite a few genres, ready opposed to a fancy ancient backdrop.

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Download E-books The Pleasure of Discernment: Marguerite de Navarre as Theologian PDF

By Carol Thysell

During this cutting edge research, Carol Thysell presents an in-depth exam of Marguerite de Navarre's Heptameron. whereas this number of stories is ordinarily thought of to be secular in nature, Thysell argues that Marguerite de Navarre used it as a car for a positive theological program.

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Download E-books María Amparo Ruiz de Burton: Critical and Pedagogical Perspectives (Postwestern Horizons) PDF

Since the hot republication of her novel The Squatter and the Don, María Amparo Ruiz de Burton (1832–95) has turn into a key determine within the restoration of nineteenth-century Mexican American literature. An aristocratic Californiana, she championed the rights of Mexican americans in novels, performs, and letters. Her 1885 novel referred to as cognizance to the unlawful appropriation of Mexican land by way of the us executive, and she or he critiqued the political mores of the US after the Civil warfare in mild of the Mexican-American struggle. Her prepared review of company capitalism on the finish of the 19th century, frank acknowledgment of female wish, and deft insights approximately financial realities and sophistication kinfolk have been distinct between her American peers.

Using Ruiz de Burton’s paintings to research the severe schism conventionally imposed on nineteenth-century literary tradition in the USA, the essays during this assortment additionally draw connections among her paintings and the modern Chicana and Chicano canons. straight away richly ancient and significantly nuanced, those essays appraise a politically advanced Mexican American author alternately celebrated as marginalized and censured for her id with a social elite. This quantity contains a part on pedagogy that gives a dialogue of educating techniques, syllabi, dialogue questions, and assignments.

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Download E-books Deaf Women's Lives: Three Self-Portraits (Deaf Lives Series, Vol. 3) PDF

3 deaf girls with generally various tales percentage their reports during this specific assortment, revealing the tremendous modifications within the conditions in their lives, but additionally amazing similarities. In Bainy Cyrus’s All Eyes, she vividly describes her lifestyles as a tender baby who was once taught utilizing the oral procedure on the Clarke tuition for the Deaf in Northampton, MA. Her account of the tools used (for instance, repeating an analogous be aware again and again, as many as 35 times), animates the extreme volume of labor played through deaf little ones to benefit to learn and communicate. Cyrus additionally relates the significance of her lifelong friendships with women she met at Clarke, and the way the several paths that they took motivated her as an adult.

     Eileen Katz’s tale, as advised to Celeste Cheyney, bargains a glimpse right into a deaf girl’s existence a new release earlier than Cyrus. In Making experience of all of it: The conflict of england via a Jewish Deaf Girl’s Eyes, Katz juxtaposes the sluggish studying of the phrases who, what, where, and why with the complicated occasions of 1938 to 1941. As she and her fellow scholars grasped the meanings of those questions, in addition they discovered the possibility from the Nazi air assaults upon England. Katz additionally understood the compound jeopardy that she and her classmates confronted by means of being either deaf and Jewish.

     In distinction to the predominantly oral orientation of Cyrus and Katz, Frances M. Parsons writes of a year-long trip in a foreign country in 1976 to lecture approximately overall verbal exchange. Parsons traveled to Iran, India, Ceylon, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, the Philippines, Australia, and 7 nations in Africa to educate directors, academics, and deaf scholars to speak utilizing signal, speechreading, writing, and the other capacity on hand. Her harrowing and interesting anecdotes aspect visits to ministries of schooling, colleges, hospitals, clinics, palaces, hovels for the poorest of the terrible, and all types of residential houses and residences. Taken jointly, her travels testify to the aptness of her name I Dared!

     The mixed impression of those 3 Deaf women’s tales, regardless of the difference of their stories, unearths the typical thread that weaves during the lives of all deaf individuals.

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Download E-books Virginia Woolf, Modernity and History: Constellations with Walter Benjamin PDF

This booklet analyses the illustration of the previous and the perform of historiography within the fiction and important writings of Virginia Woolf, and attracts parallels among Woolf's historiographical mind's eye and the concept of Walter Benjamin, the German thinker of historical past and key theorist of modernity.

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Download E-books Law and the Brontës PDF

In its exploration of felony matters provided in novels of the Brontë sisters, this publication represents an important and unique contribution to the research, not only of the Brontës and the mid-nineteenth century 'woman's novel', but additionally the location of girls in 19th century English legislations and the debates which moved round its potential reform.

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