Download E-books Cool Men and the Second Sex (Gender and Culture Series) PDF

By Susan Fraiman

Academic superstars Andrew Ross, Edward stated, and Henry Louis Gates Jr. undesirable boy filmmakers Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee, and Brian de Palma. What do those influential modern figures have in universal? In Cool males and the second one Sex, Susan Fraiman identifies all of them with "cool masculinity" and boldly unpacks the gender politics in their paintings.

According to Fraiman, "cool males" insurgent opposed to a mainstream outlined as maternal. undesirable boys face up to the authority of ladies and banish moms to the world of the uncool. for that reason, regardless of their hipness―or as a result of it―these males too usually be at liberty to disregard the insights of feminist thinkers. via refined shut readings, Fraiman exhibits that even Gates, champion of black women's writing, or even queer theorists bent on undoing gender binaries, every now and then turn out devaluing ladies in want of fellows and masculinity.

A wide-ranging and fair-minded research, Cool Men recognizes the worthwhile contributions of its matters whereas additionally interpreting the gender codes and baring the contradictions implicit of their paintings. declaring the legacy of second-wave feminist students and drawing to boot at the intersectional paintings of third-wavers, Cool Men is helping to reinvent feminist critique for the twenty-first century.

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Download E-books Romantic Women Poets: Genre and Gender. (Dqr Studies in Literature) PDF

Romantic ladies Poets: style and Gender makes a speciality of the half performed by way of girls poets within the construction of the literary canon within the Romantic interval in Britain. Its 13 essays enhance our panoramic view of an age that's characteristically ruled by way of male authors resembling Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats and Scott. in its place th e quantity concentrates at the poetical idea and perform of such awesome and interesting ladies as Joanna Baillie, Charlotte Smith, Anna Laetita Barbauld, Dorothy Wordsworth, Helen Maria Williams, woman Morgan, Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Anna Seward, and girl Caroline Lamb. male and female poetics, gender and genres, literary kinds and poetic modes are greatly mentioned including the range of behaviour and private responses that the person ladies poets provided to their age and provoked of their readers. there were numerous vital collections of essays during this specific sector of research within the previous couple of years, yet this quantity displays and enhances a lot of this previous serious paintings with particular strengths of its personal.

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Download E-books Writing Rape, Writing Women in Early Modern England: Unbridled Speech (Early Modern Literature in History) PDF

The observe 'rape' at the present time denotes sexual appropriation; but it initially signified the robbery of a girl from her father or husband through abduction or elopement. within the early sleek interval, its which means is in transition among those senses, whereas rapes and tried rapes proliferate in literature. This age additionally sees the emergence of the girl author, regardless of a sexual ideology which equates women's writing with promiscuity. Classical myths, despite the fact that, affiliate women's story-telling with resistance to rape. This finished learn of rape and illustration considers quite a lot of texts drawn from prose fiction, poetry and drama via female and male writers, either canonical and non-canonical. Combining shut awareness to aspect with an summary of the interval, it demonstrates how the illustration of gender-relations has exploited the topic of rape, and makes use of its knowing of this phenomenon to light up the problems of sexual and discursive autonomy which determine principally in women's texts of the interval.

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Download E-books The last taboo: Women and body hair PDF

This is often the 1st educational ebook ever written on ladies and physique hair, which has been visible formerly as too trivial, ridiculous or revolting to write down approximately. Even feminist writers or researchers at the physique have chanced on remarkably little to assert approximately physique hair, frequently ignoring it thoroughly. it can seem that the single texts to intricate on physique hair are courses on how one can eliminate it, scientific texts on 'hirsutism', or fetishistic pornography on 'hairy' girls. The final taboo additionally questions how and why any specific factor can develop into outlined as 'self-evidently' too foolish or too mad to write down about.

Using quite a lot of pondering from gender thought, queer thought, serious and literary concept, heritage, paintings heritage, anthropology and psychology, the participants argue that during truth physique hair performs a relevant position in developing masculinity and femininity and sexual and cultural identities. it's bound to supply many educational researchers with a totally clean point of view on the entire fields pointed out above.

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Download E-books Property, Education and Identity in Late Eighteenth-Century Fiction: The Heroine of Disinterest PDF

This book recovers the significance of an enormous determine in eighteenth-century British fiction: the Heroine of Disinterest. The disinterested heroine used to be no stereotype yet a vital determine in modernizing id, bringing to lifestyles the perfect of personality because the manufactured from adventure and mirrored image instead of inheritance and lineage.

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Download E-books Women Writers and the English Nation in the 1790s: Romantic Belongings (Cambridge Studies in Romanticism) PDF

By Angela Keane

Angela Keane addresses the paintings of 5 girls writers of the 1790s and its challenging dating with the canon of Romantic literature. Refining arguments that women's writing has been missed, Keane examines the extra advanced underpinnings and exclusionary results of the English nationwide literary culture. The publication explores the negotiations of literate, middle-class ladies akin to Hannah extra, Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte Smith, Helen Maria Williams and Ann Radcliffe with emergent principles of nationwide literary illustration.

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Download E-books Representing Women: Law, Literature, and Feminism (Post-Contemporary Interventions) PDF

This anthology explores the provocative intersection among feminist, literary, and felony theories. Written by means of feminist thinkers from legislations and literature, discourses that every produce culturally strong representations of girls, those essays contest the bounds that sometimes separate those disciplines and thereby adjust the probabilities of these representations that experience normally disempowered women.
Beginning with an exploration of the ways that girls are represented—how they both inform or have their tales advised in literature, within the legislation, in a courtroom—this assortment demonstrates the interrelatedness of the criminal and the literary. no matter if contemplating the prestige of medieval girls readers or assessing the effectiveness and quantity of latest rape legislation reform, the essays express that energy first comes with telling one’s personal tale, and that the measure and impact of that strength are decided through the cultural value of the discussion board within which the tale is gifted. yet telling the tale isn't adequate. One should also concentrate on how the tale is contained inside of conventional constructs or limitations and is hence restricted in its results, as Carol Sanger’s essay on moms and legal/sexual id makes transparent. One also needs to realize how a narrative may possibly perpetuate an ideological time table that's not within the top pursuits of the storyteller, as Elizabeth Butler Cullingford exhibits in her analyzing of Yeats’s "Leda and the Swan" and one needs to comprehend the historic context of a narrative and of its telling, as Anne B. Goldstein’s essay on lesbian narratives discloses.
Breaking down the bounds among legislations and literature, this anthology makes obtrusive the ways that the impact of women’s tales has been restricted and expands the variety of probabilities when you characterize girls, inform women’s tales, or current women’s matters. Representing Women makes the retelling of outdated tales approximately girls compelling and the telling of recent ones either invaluable and possible.

Contributors. Kathryn Abrams, Linda Brodkey, Rita Copeland, Elizabeth Butler Cullingford, Margaret Anne Doody, Susan B. Estrich, Michelle effective, Anne B. Goldstein, Angela P. Harris, Susan Sage Heinzelman, Christine L. Krueger, Martha Minow, Carol Sanger, Judy Scales-Trent

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Download E-books Textual Mothers/Maternal Texts: Motherhood in Contemporary Women's Literatures PDF

By Andrea O'Reilly

Textual Mothers/Maternal Texts makes a speciality of moms as matters and as writers who produce auto/biography, fiction, and poetry approximately maternity. overseas members learn the mum with no baby, with baby, and in her a number of identities as grandmother, mom, and daughter.

the gathering examines how authors use textual areas to simply accept, negotiate, face up to, or problem conventional conceptions of mothering and maternal roles, and the way those texts supply substitute practices and visions for moms. additional, it illuminates how textual representations either mirror and aid to outline or (re)shape the realities of ladies and households via studying how mothering and being a mom are political, own, and inventive narratives unfolding inside of either the pages of a e-book and the areas of a existence. the diversity of chapters maps a shift from the daughter-centric tales that experience ruled the maternal culture to the matrilineal and matrifocal views that experience emerged over the past few many years because the mother’s voice moved from silence to speech.

members make aesthetic, cultural, and political claims and opinions approximately mothering and motherhood, illuminating in new and numerous methods how authors and the protagonists of the texts “read” their very own maternal identities in addition to the maternal scripts in their households, cultures, and countries of their quest for self-knowledge, corporation, and creative expression.

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Download E-books The Professionalization of Women Writers in Eighteenth-Century Britain PDF

By Betty A. Schellenberg

The Professionalisation of girls Writers in Eighteenth Century Britain is an entire learn of a bunch of ladies who have been actively and ambitiously engaged in a number cutting edge guides on the top of the eighteenth century. utilizing own correspondence, documents of latest reception, study into modern print tradition and sociological versions of professionalisation, Betty A. Schellenberg demanding situations oversimplified assumptions of women's cultural function within the interval, concentrating on these girls who've been such a lot obscured via literary background, together with Frances Sheridan, Frances Brooke, Sarah Fielding and Charlotte Lennox.

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