Category: Women Writers

  • Studies in Bible and Feminist Criticism by Tikva Frymer-Kensky

    By Tikva Frymer-Kensky

    A JPS student of contrast title

    The most sensible writings of the lengthy and exceptional profession of popular feminist Bible student Tikva Frymer-Kensky all of the 30 essays the following delves right into a subject that offers us a lot nutrition for inspiration: the Bible as interpreted via old Near-Eastern production myths, flood myths, and goddess myths; gender within the Bible; the feminist method of Jewish legislations; comparative Jewish and Christian views at the Hebrew Bible; biblical views on ecology; making a theology of therapeutic; female God-talk. the quantity concludes with the author’s personal unique prayers within the kind of poetic meditations on being pregnant and birthing. This e-book is exclusive, not just since it is the single quantity within the JPS student of contrast sequence written by way of a lady, but in addition simply because Frymer-Kensky’s own and forthright voice resonates so basically all through every bit. students and scholars of Bible, Jewish reviews, and women’s experiences would definitely locate this to be a one-of-a type assortment.

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  • Figuring Modesty in Feminist Discourse Across the Americas, by Tamara Harvey

    By Tamara Harvey

    Artistic in its procedure and provocative in its research, this examine bargains clean readings of the arguments and practices of 4 seventeenth-century Euro-American girls: Anne Bradstreet, Anne Hutchinson, Sor Juana Ines de l. a. Cruz, and Marie de l'Incarnation. Tamara Harvey right here compares functionalist remedies of the physique by means of those girls, supplying a brand new solution to examine corporeality as a tool in literary and spiritual expressions of modesty by way of ladies. In doing so, Harvey explores the engagement of those ladies in ongoing non secular, political, medical and social debates that may were understood by means of the authors' contemporaries in either Europe and the USA.
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  • A Fine Brush on Ivory: An Appreciation of Jane Austen by Richard Jenkyns

    By Richard Jenkyns

    Jane Austen's paintings was once a real triumph of the comedian spirit--of deep comedy, emerging from the center of human existence. In A advantageous Brush on Ivory, Richard Jenkyns takes us on an amiable journey of Austen's fictional international, commencing a window on the various nice works of global literature. Focusing mostly on Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and Emma, yet with many diverting aspect journeys to Austen's different novels, Jenkyns shines a loving mild at the beautiful craftsmanship and profound ethical mind's eye that informs her writing. Readers will locate, for example, a superb dialogue of characterization in Austen. Jenkyns's perception into figures akin to Mr. Bennett or Mrs. Norris is brilliant--particularly his portrait of the fun, shrewdpermanent, consistently ironic Mr. Bennett, whose humor (Jenkyns indicates) arises out of a deeply unsatisfied and disappointing marriage. the writer can pay due homage to Austen's unrivaled ability with advanced plotting--the attractiveness with which the first plot and many of the subplots are woven together--highlighting the endless care she took to make every one plot element as ordinary and as believable as attainable. probably most crucial, Jenkyns illuminates the guts of Austen's ethical mind's eye: she is continually conscious, all through her works, of the nearness of evil to the cozy social floor. She understands that the socially applicable sins will be actually merciless and harsh, is aware that society could be purple in the teeth and claw, and but she permits the pleasures of comedy and social gathering to subordinate them. Insightful and hugely pleasing, A positive Brush on Ivory captures the spirit and originality of Jane Austen's paintings. will probably be a adored souvenir or reward for her many enthusiasts.
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  • Circle of Women: An Anthology of Contemporary Western Women by Kim Barnes, Mary Clearman Blew

    By Kim Barnes, Mary Clearman Blew

    This outstanding array of reports, essays, and poems displays women’s reviews within the American West. even though the stories they inform mirror quite a few viewpoints, those writers proportion the fight opposed to the overpowering isolation as a result of gender and the actual environment.Contributors include:Christina Adam, Gretel Ehrlich, Anita Endrezze, Tess Gallagher, Molly Gloss, Pam Houston, Teresa Jordan, Cyra McFadden, Deirdre McNamer, Melanie Rae Thon, Marilynne Robinson, Annick Smith, Terry Tempest Williams, and Claire Davis 
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  • Women and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Britain by Karen O'Brien

    By Karen O'Brien

    Throughout the lengthy eighteenth century, rules of society and of social development have been first absolutely investigated. those investigations happened within the contexts of financial, theological, historic and literary writings which paid extraordinary cognizance to where of ladies. Combining highbrow historical past with literary feedback, Karen O'Brien examines the important significance to the British Enlightenment either one of girls writers and of girls as a topic of enquiry. She examines the paintings of a variety of writers, together with John Locke, Mary Astell, David Hume, Adam Smith, Edward Gibbon, T. R. Malthus, the Bluestockings, Catharine Macaulay, Mary Wollstonecraft and the 1st woman historians of the early 19th century. She explores the best way Enlightenment rules created a language and a framework for knowing the ethical corporation and altering social roles of ladies, with out which the improvement of nineteenth-century feminism do not need been attainable.
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  • Women and Media: A Critical Introduction by Carolyn M. Byerly

    By Carolyn M. Byerly

    Girls and Media is a considerate cross-cultural exam of the ways that girls have labored in and out mainstream media organisations because the 1970s.Rooted in a chain of interviews with ladies media employees and activists accrued in particular for this publication, the textual content offers an unique perception into women’s experiences.Explains the ways in which ladies have prepared their inner and exterior campaigns to enhance media content material (or operating stipulations) for girls, and confirmed womenowned media to achieve a public voice.Identifies key matters and advancements in feminist media opinions and interventions during the last 30 years, as those relate to creation, illustration and consumption.Functions as either a learn case examine and a educating textual content.
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  • A History of Women's Writing in Russia by Adele Marie Barker, Jehanne M. Gheith

    By Adele Marie Barker, Jehanne M. Gheith

    A historical past of Women's Writing in Russia lines comprehensively the lives and works of Russia's girls writers from the center a while to the current. members have addressed the customarily stunning contexts during which women's writing has been produced. Chapters display a flourishing literary culture the place none was once proposal to exist, how Russia's ladies writers articulated their very own event, and re-assesing their dating to the dominant male culture. the quantity is supported by means of wide reference positive aspects together with a bibliography and advisor to writers and their works.
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  • Adventures Abroad. North American Women at German-Speaking by Sandra L. Singer

    By Sandra L. Singer

    In the interval among the Civil warfare and international conflict I, German universities supplied North American ladies with possibilities in graduate education that weren't on hand to them at domestic. This education allowed ladies to compete to a better measure with males in more and more professionalized fields. In go back for such possibilities, those ladies performed a key function in beginning up German universities to all girls. Many committed the remainder of their lives to making greater study and graduate possibilities for different ladies, perpetually altering the process better schooling in North America.

    This examine presents money owed of the impressive obstacles encountered by means of those first girls scholars in Europe. It files their perseverance and hard-won triumphs and comprises in addition the tales of the revolutionary males who mentored them and fought for his or her rights to better schooling. by no means prior to has documentation of such a lot of North American scholars at German-speaking universities been integrated in a single quantity. This number of tales from ladies throughout disciplines makes it attainable to evaluate the actually amazing nature in their mixed contributions to raised schooling and learn in North the USA and Europe.

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  • Spiritual Interrogations by Katherine Clay Bassard

    By Katherine Clay Bassard

    The overdue eighteenth century witnessed an inflow of black girls to the slave-trading ports of the yank Northeast. The formation of an early African American neighborhood, certain jointly through shared reports and religious values, owed a lot to those women's voices. the importance in their writings will be profound for all African american citizens' feel in their personal identification as a humans.

    Katherine Clay Bassard's ebook is the 1st special account of pre-Emancipation writings from the interval of 1760 to 1863, in mild of a constructing African American non secular tradition and rising loose black groups. Her study--which examines the connection between race, tradition, and community--focuses on 4 ladies: the poet Phillis Wheatley and poet and essayist Ann Plato, either Congregationalists; and the itinerant preacher Jarena Lee, and Shaker eldress Rebecca Cox Jackson, who, with Lee, had connections with African Methodism.

    Together, those girls drew on what Bassard calls a "spirituals matrix," which reworked latest literary genres to house the non secular tune and sacred rituals tied to the African diaspora. Bassard's vital illumination of those writers resurrects their path-breaking paintings. They have been cocreators, with all black ladies who undefined, of African American highbrow lifestyles.

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