The Literary Subversions of Medieval Women (The New Middle by Jane Chance

By Jane Chance

This examine of medieval ladies as postcolonial writers defines the literary concepts of subversion through which they approved their alterity in the dominant culture. To dismantle a colonizing tradition, they made public the personal female house allotted by way of gender distinction: they built 'unhomely' areas. They inverted gender roles of characters to valorize the feminine; they created exchange idealized feminist societies and cultures, or utopias, via myth; and so they legitimized girl triviality the homely lady house to supply autonomy. whereas those methodologies usually overlapped in perform, they illustrate how cultures impinge on languages to create what Deleuze and Guattari have pointed out as a minor literature, particularly for ladies as dis-placed. ladies writers mentioned contain Hrotsvit of Gandersheim, Hildegard of Bingen, Marie de France, Marguerite Porete, Catherine of Siena, Margery Kempe, Julian of Norwich, and Christine de Pizan.

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Jasmine and Stars: Reading More Than Lolita in Tehran by Fatemeh Keshavarz

By Fatemeh Keshavarz

In an immediate, frank, and intimate exploration of Iranian literature and society, pupil, instructor, and poet Fatemeh Keshavarz demanding situations well known perceptions of Iran as a society bereft of energy and pleasure. Her clean point of view on modern day Iran presents an extraordinary perception into this wealthy yet almost unknown tradition alive with inventive expression.

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This book is an action : feminist print culture and activist by Jaime Harker, Cecilia Konchar Farr (eds.)

By Jaime Harker, Cecilia Konchar Farr (eds.)

"The Women's Liberation circulation held a foundational trust within the written word's energy to incite social swap. during this new assortment, Jaime Harker and Cecilia Konchar Farr curate essays that show how second-wave feminists embraced this power with a vengeance. The authors during this ebook Is an motion examine the dynamic print tradition that emerged because the feminist circulate reawakened within the past due Sixties. The  Read more...

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A Sweet, Separate Intimacy: Women Writers of the American by Susan Cummins Miller

By Susan Cummins Miller

During this ebook are bits and items of desires, lives, stories, and vistas, like squares minimize from previous fabric and assembled right into a loopy cover of writing kinds and varieties. The patchwork layout mirrors either the complexity of the chroniclers and the stark strains and angles of the yankee frontier. —Susan Cummins Miller, from the creation during this anthology of thirty-four writers who released throughout the cost years of the yank frontier, Miller assembles nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and coffee writings from girls of Anglo, chinese language, Hispanic, and local American ethnicity. Variously addressing such issues as isolation, drudgery, friendship, mourning, or even mysticism, those writers provide up a unique frontier, person who makes a speciality of women’s stories up to men’s. briefly biographical and ancient introductions to every author, Miller stocks insights and context as enticing because the choices themselves.

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Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Theories: Anglo-Italian by Michele Marrapodi

By Michele Marrapodi

Throwing clean gentle on a miles mentioned yet nonetheless arguable box, this number of essays areas the presence of Italian literary theories opposed to and along the history of English dramatic traditions, to evaluate this effect within the emergence of Elizabethan theatrical conference and the leading edge dramatic practices less than the early Stuarts. individuals reply a brand new to the method of cultural alternate, cultural transaction, and popular intertextuality fascinated by the controversy on dramatic concept and literary forms within the Renaissance, exploring, with particular emphasis on Shakespeare's works, the extent of cultural appropriation, infection, revision, and subversion characterizing early smooth English drama. "Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Theories" bargains a variety of techniques and demanding viewpoints of top foreign students touching on questions that are nonetheless open to discuss and which could pave the right way to additional groundbreaking analyses on Shakespeare's paintings of dramatic building and that of his contemporaries.

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Autobiography and other writings by Mother Anne of St. Bartholomew; Donahue, Darcy; Mother Anne

By Mother Anne of St. Bartholomew; Donahue, Darcy; Mother Anne of St. Bartholomew

Ana de San Bartolomé (1549–1626), a modern and shut affiliate of St. Teresa of Ávila, typifies the curious mixture of non secular activism and non secular forcefulness that characterised the 1st iteration of Discalced, or reformed Carmelites. recognized for his or her austerity and ethics, their convents speedy unfold all through Spain and, lower than Ana’s suggestions, additionally to France and the Low international locations. always embroiled in disputes together with her male superiors, Ana fast grew to become the main vocal and visual of those mystical ladies and the main fearless of the guardians of the Carmelite structure, specially after Teresa’s death.

Her autobiography, in actual fact inseparable from her non secular vocation, expresses the tensions and conflicts that regularly followed the lives of girls whose dating to the divine endowed them with an expert at odds with the transitority powers of church and kingdom. final translated into English in 1916, Ana’s writings supply sleek readers interesting insights into the character of monastic existence in the course of the hugely charged spiritual and political weather of late-sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century Spain.

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Eroticism and the Body Politic (Parallax: Re-visions of by Lynn Hunt

By Lynn Hunt

By means of the tip of the 19th century, girls had develop into an indisputable strength either within the public dialogue of social existence and in politics itself. but in artwork and literature women's our bodies persisted to be represented-- and domesticated-- via males. They have been nonetheless extra usually the thing of the artist's or writer's gaze than they have been the topic in their personal representing methods. The erotic capability of women's our bodies, despite the fact that, used to be faraway from a marginal challenge within the elaboration of contemporary varieties of politics, paintings, literature, and psychology. In "Eroticism and the physique Politic", students from paintings background, historical past, and literature study the widespread intersections among the physique erotic and the physique politic. targeting eighteenth- and nineteenth-century France, they exhibit how eroticized representations of our bodies had a large number of political and cultural meanings. The authors reflect on the eroticized physique in a wide selection of media: from Fragonard's work of "erotic mothers", to political pornography attacking Marie Antoinette, to the "new girl" of fin-de-siecle ornamental arts. Exploring the probabilities of a multidisiplinary method, the quantity exhibits that eroticism had an influence a ways past the standard confines of libertine or pornographic literature-- and that politics incorporated even more than balloting, assembly, or demonstrating. At a time of common methodological ferment within the "human sciences", "Eroticism and the physique Politic" brings clean ways to the constructing box of cultural reports.

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