In Memory of Elaine Marks: Life Writing, Writing Death by Richard Goodkin

By Richard Goodkin

     A well known and revered authority on French literature, women's writing, feminist thought, and Jewish experiences, Elaine Marks wrote groundbreaking books on Collette, Simone de Beauvoir, and Jewish subject matters in French literature. In reminiscence of Elaine Marks keeps her legacy of rigorous highbrow exploration, enlivening scholarship in different parts of thought.       The 11 essays within the assortment collect a couple of highbrow, political, and moral domain names that have been relevant to Marks's paintings: pedagogy, feminism, lesbianism, women's auto/biography, Jewish id, group, reminiscence, mourning, isolation, and loss of life. of their interpretations of works via Marks, Simone de Beauvoir, H?l?ne Cixous, Philip Roth, Jacques Derrida, Roland Barthes, Saint-Simon, los angeles Bruy?re, Marcel Proust, and others, the authors illustrate and interact Marks's existential imaginative and prescient, fearlessly probing the human event to make feel of the way we are living, die, and comprehend either.

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Zora Neale Hurston: The Breath of Her Voice by Ayana I. Karanja

By Ayana I. Karanja

Filtered via black womanist views, Zora Neale Hurston: The Breath of Her Voice breaks new flooring via innovation and mind's eye, by means of fusing interpretive equipment in ethnographic writing and literary experiences. Intrinsically referencing modern epistemological concerns in ethnographic writing and literary canonicity, Dr. Karanja illuminates fragments of Hurston's existence via an exploration of her novels and folklore collections. In doing so, she bridges disciplines to build a postmodern textual content that «speaks» without delay and formidably to oral literature and to the writer's and reader's collaboration within the construction of textual meanings.

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Willa Cather: Queering America by Marilee Lindemann

By Marilee Lindemann

Even though it has been confirmed posthumously by means of students that Willa Cather had lesbian relationships, she didn't brazenly rejoice lesbian wish, or even this day is typically defined as homophobic and misogynistic. What, then, can a reassessment of this contentious first girl of yankee letters upload to an knowing of the homosexual identities that experience emerged in the US during the last century? As Marilee Lindemann indicates during this examine of the novelist's lifestyles and paintings, Cather's sexual coming-of-age happened at a time while a cultural transition was once recasting love among girls as sexual deviance instead of romantic friendship. even as, the very id of "America" was once characterised by means of nice instability because the usa emerged as a latest business state and imperial strength. certainly, either phrases, "queer" and "America," accomplished clean ideological efficiency on the flip of the century. Willa Cather: Queering the US is an enlightening unpacking of Cather's writings, from her debatable love letters of the 1890s--in which "queer" is hired to indicate sexual deviance--to her epic novels, brief tales, and important writings. Lindemann issues to the "queer" features of Cather's fiction--rebellion opposed to conventional fictional shape, with occasionally unlikable characters, loss of emphasis on heroic motion, and absence of engagement within the drama of straight hope.

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Judith Butler by Paula-Irene Villa

By Paula-Irene Villa

Judith Butler hat in j?ngster Zeit f?r viel Aufsehen gesorgt, in den Universit?ten wie auch in den Feuilletons. 1991 erschien ihr viel diskutiertes Buch Das Unbehagen der Geschlechter mit der provokanten those, das Geschlecht sei biologisch nicht zu definieren. Heute gilt Butler als Begr?nderin der Queer thought. Diese Einf?hrung stellt Butlers Werk in den Kontext der zeitgen?ssischen Diskussionen, geht auf die internationale Rezeption ein und hilft, die abstrakte Sprache der Philosophin zu entschl?sseln.

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

By Adriana Mendez Rodenas

Writer of novels, memoirs, and commute writings, Maria de las Mercedes Santa Cruz y Montalvo, greater referred to as l. a. Condesa de Merlin (1789-1852), is arguably one in all Cuba's most attractive authors; but beforehand her works have long gone principally neglected. Born in colonial Havana to an aristocratic Creole kinfolk, the long run 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 brought about one other flow to France, the place she grew to become one of many belle dames of Paris and commenced her literary occupation. 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 elevated this into l. a. Havane, an formidable three-volume account of the political, social, and fiscal association of the island. From the perspective of feminist and psychoanalytical concept, 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 identification. Merlin's double id as either Cuban and French is symbolic of the Cuban exiled situation, a truth taken up through modern exiled Cuban writers who see the countess as an alter-ego.Mendez Rodenas seeks to revive Merlin because the first lady author in Cuban literary background to articulate a feeling of nationwide id, in addition to being Cuba's first girl historian. She makes a speciality of Merlin's commute writings simply because they learn such matters as slavery, independence, nationhood, the function of ladies, schooling, and native literature. jointly her writings build an alternate, gendered historical past of nineteenth-century Cuba that has to be said as either useful and authentic.By situating Merlin on the intersection of the discourses of gender and nationalism, Mendez Rodenas unearths not just her pioneering function but in addition the necessity to extend present severe different types to account for the specificity of the Latin American literary culture. within the strategy of restoring Merlin to her applicable position within the canon of Latin American literature, she broadens our realizing of colonial Cuban historical past and expands our wisdom of the ways that commute writing can effect a country's nationwide literature .

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Readings In Renaissance Women's Drama by S. P. Cerasano, Marion Wynne-Davies

By S. P. Cerasano, Marion Wynne-Davies

Readings in Renaissance Women's Drama is the main whole sourcebook for the learn of this transforming into region of inquiry. It brings jointly, for the 1st time, a set of the main severe commentaries and historic essays - either vintage and modern - on Renaissance women's drama. in particular designed to supply a entire evaluate for college students, lecturers and students, this assortment combines:
* this century's key severe essays on drama by way of early smooth girls by means of early critics equivalent to Virginia Woolf and T.S. Eliot
* specially-commissioned new essays by means of a few of ultra-modern vital feminist critics
* a preface and creation explaining this feature and contexts of the materials
* a bibliography of secondary sources
Playwrights lined comprise Joanna Lumley, Elizabeth Cary, Mary Sidney, Mary Wroth and the Cavendish sisters.

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

By Elizabeth A. Beaulieu

Women have had a posh event in African American tradition. the 1st paintings of its type, this encyclopedia ways African American literature from a Women's experiences viewpoint. whereas Yolanda Williams Page's Encyclopedia of African American ladies Writers presents biographical entries on greater than one hundred fifty literary figures, this publication is way broader in scope. incorporated are numerous hundred alphabetically prepared entries on African American ladies writers, in addition to on male writers who've taken care of ladies of their works. Entries on genres, classes, issues, characters, historic occasions, texts, areas, and different issues are integrated besides. every one access is written through a professional contributor and relates its topic to the general event of ladies in African American literature. Entries cite works for additional examining, and the encyclopedia closes with a specific, common bibliography.

African American tradition is greatly varied, and the event of girls in African American society is principally complicated. girls have been one of the first African American writers, and works via black girls writers are renowned between scholars and normal readers alike. whilst, African American girls were oppressed, and texts through black male authors signify ladies in quite a few methods. the 1st of its variety, this encyclopedia techniques African American literature from a Women's reports viewpoint, and hence considerably illuminates the African American cultural event via literary works.

Included are a number of hundred alphabetically prepared entries, written by means of a variety of professional participants. as well as masking female and male African American authors, the encyclopedia additionally discusses issues, significant works and characters, genres, sessions, historic 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 poultry Sings

; The males of Brewster Place

; Quicksand

; The Street

; Waiting to Exhale

; and lots 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 lots of others.

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

Features and Benefits:

; comprises 1000's of alphabetically prepared entries.

; attracts at the paintings of diverse professional contributors.

; encompasses a chosen, basic bibliography.

; bargains quite a number discovering aids, resembling a listing of entries, a consultant to similar subject matters, and an intensive index.

; helps the literature curriculum through supporting scholars research significant writers and works.

; helps the social stories curriculum by means of supporting scholars use literature to appreciate the event of African American women.

; Covers the whole chronological variety of African American literature.

; Fosters a recognize for cultural diversity.

; Develops study abilities by means of directing scholars to extra resources of information.

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

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Stuart Women Playwrights, 1613-1713 (Studies in Performance by Pilar Cuder-Domí­nguez

By Pilar Cuder-Domí­nguez

Within the box of seventeenth-century English drama, ladies participated not just as spectators or readers, yet increasingly more as patronesses, as playwrights, and in a while as actresses or even as managers. This learn examines English girls writers' tragedies and tragicomedies within the 17th century, in particular among 1613 and 1713, which signify the book dates of the 1st unique tragedy (Elizabeth Cary's "The Tragedy of Mariam") and the final one (Anne Finch's "Aristomenes") written through a Stuart girl playwright. via this one-hundred 12 months interval, significant adjustments in dramatic shape and beliefs are traced in women's tragedies and tragicomedies. In analyzing the full of the century from a gender standpoint, this undertaking breaks clear of traditional techniques to the topic, which are likely to identify an unbridgeable hole among the early Stuart interval and the recovery. All in all, this research represents a big overhaul of present theories of the evolution of English drama in addition to supplying an unheard of reconstruction of the family tree of seventeenth-century English girls playwrights.

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