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History Literature Women of Colour

Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist

Reconstructing Womanhood: TheEmergence of the Afro-AmericanWoman Novelist Hazel V. Carby Oxford University Press 1987 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 conventions of women’s…

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Collection Essays Literature Women of Colour

Motherlands: Black Women’s Writing from Africa, the Caribbean and South Asia

Motherlands: Black Women’s Writingfrom Africa, the Caribbeanand South Asia Shusheila Nasta The Women’s Press 1991 This collection of essays demonstrates the links in women’s creative works from different global areas, specifically as demonstrated in their attempts to discover new forms and languages to express women’s experiences in patriarchal societies and to subvert continuing traditional, colonial,…

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Ecology Literature

Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her

Woman and Nature: The RoaringInside Her Susan Griffin HarperCollins 1978 In this famously provocative cornerstone of feminist literature, Susan Griffin explores the identification of women with the earth—both as sustenance for humanity and as victim of male rage. Starting from Plato’s fateful division of the world into spirit and matter, her analysis of how patriarchal…

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History Literature Publishing

How to Suppress Women’s Writing

How to Suppress Women’s Writing Joanna Russ University ofTexas Press 1983 From Wikipedia: Written in the style of a sarcastic and irreverent guidebook, it explains how women are prevented from producing written works, not given credit when such works are produced, or dismissed or belittled for those contributions they are acknowledged to have made. Although…

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History Literature Sexuality

Sexual Politics

Sexual Politics Kate Millett Doubleday 1970 Praised and denounced when it was first published in 1970, Sexual Politics not only explored history but also became part of it. Kate Millett’s groundbreaking book fuelled feminism’s second wave, giving voice to the anger of a generation while documenting the inequities – neatly packaged in revered works of…

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History Literature Theory

For the Record: The Making and Meaning of Feminist Knowledge

For the Record: The makingand meaning of feministknowledge Dale Spender The Women’s Press 1985 For the Record is Dale Spender’s own account of the work of feminist writers and theorists of the last twenty years. Her account begins with the publication of Betty Friedan’s pioneering work, The Feminine Mystique, which blew apart the myth of…

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Essays Literature

Feminist Issues in Literary Scholarship

Feminist Issues inLiterary Scholarship Shari Benstock (ed) Indiana University Press 1987 Feminist Issues in Literary Scholarship explores the aesthetic and political issues inherent in feminist critical theory and practice, taking as its subject a variety of literary texts written by women in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This collection of essays reflects the diversity of…

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Essays Literature Theory

Feminist Literary Criticism: Explorations in Theory

Feminist Literary Criticism:Explorations in Theory Josephine Donovan (ed) The University Pressof Kentucky 1975 This collection of five incisive essays by noted feminist writers provides an overview of the existing body of feminist literary criticism, promotes an understanding of the issues feminist critics are currently discussing among themselves and with other critics, and proposes a theoretical…

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Making a Difference: Feminist Literary Criticism

Making a Difference: FeministLiterary Criticism Gayle Greene,Coppélia Kahn (eds) Routledge London& New York 1985 Feminist scholarship employs gender as a fundamental organizing category of human experience, holding two related premises: men and women have different perceptions or experiences in the same contexts, the male perspective having been dominant in fields of knowledge; and that gender…

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History Literature

Feminist Novelists of the Belle Epoque: Love as a Lifestyle

Feminist Novelists of theBelle Epoque: Love as aLifestyle Jennifer Waelti-Walters Indiana University Press 1990 Feminist Novelists of the Belle Epoque presents a generation of women writers critical of love and marriage – the central tenets of their culture and society. Jennifer Waelti-Walters has recovered a group of women novelists who challenged the accepted nineteenth-century views…