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The Routledge companion to literature and feminism

Title
The Routledge companion to literature and feminism / edited by Rachel Carroll and Fiona Tolan.
ISBN
9780367410261
0367410265
9781032552910
1032552913
9781003429951
Publication
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2024.
Copyright Notice Date
©2024
Physical Description
xvii, 479 pages ; 25 cm.
Summary
"The Routledge Companion to Literature and Feminism brings unique literary, critical and historical perspectives to the relationship between women's writing and women's rights in British contexts from the late eighteenth century to the present. Thematically organised around five central concepts--Rights, Networks, Bodies, Production and Activism-the Companion tracks vital questions and debates, offering fresh perspectives on changing priorities and enduring continuities in relation to women's ongoing struggle for liberty and equality. This ground-breaking collection brings into focus the historical and cultural conditions which have shaped the formation of British literary feminisms, including the legacies of slavery, colonialism and Empire. From the political novel of the 1790s to early twentieth-century suffrage theatre and contemporary ecofeminism, and from the mid-Victorian anti-slavery movement to anti-fascist activism in the 1930s and working-class women's writing groups in the 1980s, this book testifies to the diverse and dynamic character of the relationship between literature and feminism. Featuring contributions from leading feminist scholars, the Companion offers new insights into the crucial role played by women's literary production in the evolving history of women's rights discourses, feminist activism and movements for gender equality. It will appeal to students and scholars in the fields of women's writing, British literature, cultural history and gender and feminist studies"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Companion to literature and feminism
Other formats
Online version: Routledge companion to literature and feminism Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2024
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 29, 2024
Series
Routledge companions to literature series.
Routledge literature companions
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Writing women's rights : from enlightenment to ecofeminism / Rachel Carroll and Fiona Tolan
Like nobody else : women and independence in the novels of Charlotte Smith and Mary Wollstonecraft / Kaley Kramer
Romantic women travel writers, politics and the environment : an ecofeminist reading of the Swiss landscape / Kathryn Walchester
Feminism and animal advocacy in the long nineteenth century : Anne Brontë and the 'abuses of society' / Clare Walker Gore
The "quest for harmony"? : utopia, matriarchal communities and feminist self-critique / Kaye Mitchell
Jan Morris and the territory between : interrogating nation and normality in contemporary Welsh trans writing / Gina Gwenffrewi
"Men shall not make us foes" : Charlotte Brontë's letters and her female friendship networks / Deborah Wynne
Transatlantic feminism and antislavery activism : women's networks, letter writing and literature in the long nineteenth century / Clare Elliott
Forgotten feminist fiction : Netta Syrett, new woman writing and women's suffrage / Lucy Ella Rose
"It was little more than a dining club" : examining the epistolary networks of Willa Muir and Helen B. Cruickshank in the founding of Scottish PEN / Emily Pickard
"What means a frontier?": Nancy Cunard, feminist internationalism and the Spanish Civil War / Eleanor Careless
Reputation of [her] Pen : retrieving the black female body from the margins of the page and the stage / Marl'ene Edwin
"We wear the bandages, but our limbs have not grown to them" : eugenic feminism and female economic dependence in Mona Caird, Olive Schreiner, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman / Jane Ford
Lesbian-trans-feminist modernism and sexual science : Irene Clyde and Urania / Jana Funke
"Beauty in revolt" : fashioning feminists in Rebecca West and Jean Rhys / Sophie Oliver
"The rule of three" : textual triads, trialogues and women's voices in Sylvia Plath, Jackie Kay and debbie tucker green / Deirdre Osborne
Feminism, eugenics and genetics : from convergence to contestation / Clare Hanson
"O Happiness, thou pleasing dream/Where is thy substance found?" : Anne Steele's public and private eighteenth-century writings on happiness / Nancy Jiwon Cho
"Dearest Norah..." : the professional and personal relationships forged between an editor and her authors / Liz West
Feminist citation in Buchi Emecheta's early fiction and autobiography : publishing race, class, and gender / Nicola Wilson
"Working with the cloth" : materialising women's creative labour in the work of Rosamond Lehmann, Beryl Bainbridge and Joan Riley / Rachel Carroll
"To the sisters I always wanted" : women, writers' groups and print culture in Glasgow, 1980-1988 / Kate Wilson
Mother country : Leonora Brito writes Wales: black British identity, maternity and memory in the Welsh short story / Bethan Evans and Jenni Ramone
In a circle with Mary Hays : writing novels to reform society in the 1790s / Eliza O'Brien
In the advance guard of victorian literary feminism: the actress as independent woman and social reformer in Eliza Lynn's Realities: A Tale (1851) / Teja Varma Pusapati
"Rice puddings, made without milk" : Mother Seacole reforms 'home habits' in the Crimea / Sarah Dredge
"Your great adventure is to report her faithfully": The centring of women's voices and stories in suffrage theatre / Naomi Paxton
A life can be a manifesto : connecting Bernadine Evaristo to a history of feminist manifestos / Fiona Tolan
Holding women's voices : Open Clasp as an example of feminist theatre practice / Kate Chedgzoy and Rosalind Haslett, Catrina McHugh
Protecting the land, safeguarding the future : ecofeminism, activist women's writing and contemporary publishing in Wales / Michelle Deininger.
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