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  • 'where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?': Joyce Carol Oates

    By Elaine Showalter

    Our Price: $30.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813521350
    • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
    • Published: December 1994
    Joyce Carol Oates’s prize-winning story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” takes up troubling subjects that continue to occupy her in her fiction: the romantic longings and limited options of adolescent women; the tensions between mothers and daughters; the sexual victimization of women; and the American obsession with violence. Inspired by a magazine story about a serial killer, its remarkable portrait of the dreamy teenager Connie has made it a feminist classic. Connie’s life anticipates the emergence of American society from the social innocence of the fifties into the harsher contemporary realities of war, random violence, and crime. The story was the basis for the movie Smooth Talk, which became the subject of much feminist debate. This casebook includes an introduction by the editor, a chronology of Oates’s life, an authoritative text of “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been,” an essay by Oates on Smooth Talk, the original Life article about the serial killer, ten critical essays (including two about the film), and a bibliography.
  • A Garden of Earthly Delights (The Wonderland Quartet, Book 1)

    By Joyce Carol Oates

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812968347
    • Publisher: Modern Library
    • Published: April 2003
    (A Modern Library 20th Century Rediscovery). The author's second novel, written and revised, with a new Afterword, is the heart-rendered story of a woman and four men who fashion her life's struggle towards independence from ahaphazard life of violence and poverty. 432p. Pap.
  • A Jury of Her Peers: Celebrating American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx

    By Elaine Showalter

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400034420
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: January 2010
    A comprehensive history of American women writers explores the contributions of more than 250 female authors--both famous and little-known--to every field of literary endeavor and reflects on their role in the evolution of our American literary heritage.
  • A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Bronte to Lessing (Expanded Edition)

    By Elaine Showalter

    Our Price: $9.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691004761
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: December 1998
    When first published in 1977, A Literature of Their Own quickly set the stage for the creative explosion of feminist literary studies that transformed the field in the 1980s. Launching a major new area for literary investigation, the book uncovered the long but neglected tradition of women writers in England. A classic of feminist criticism, its impact continues to be felt today.This revised and expanded edition contains a new introductory chapter surveying the book's reception and a new postscript chapter celebrating the legacy of feminism and feminist criticism in the efflorescence of contemporary British fiction by women.
  • Augustine

    By Anna Furse

    Our Price: $130.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783718659357
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Published: April 1997
  • Daughters of Decadence: Women Writers of the Fin de Siecle

    By Elaine Showalter

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813520186
    • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
    • Published: August 1993
  • Hystories: Hysterical Epidemics and Modern Culture

    By Elaine Showalter

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780231104586
    • Publisher: Columbia University Press
    • Published: February 1997
    Examination of the growing hysteria in American society. Alien abduction, chronic fatigue syndrome, Satanic ritual abuse, recovered memory, Gulf War syndrome, multiple personality syndrome.
  • Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx

    By Elaine Showalter

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781400041237
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: February 2009
    Throughout the American literary tradition women have played an important role in expressing the ever-changing social and psychological climates of the day, though as readers of this remarkable literary landmark will find the cultural impact of these women is immeasurable. In 'A Jury of Her Peers' author and scholar Elaine Showalter offers readers an unprecedented critical history of 650 women writers whose contributionsspan from 1650 to the present day. Throughout this momentous literary event readers will come to see the oft overlooked relationships between these writers and their work to the American literary landscape and national canon.
  • O Pioneers!

    By Willa Cather

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307700919
    • Publisher: Everyman's Library
    • Published: September 2011
    The novel that first made Willa Cather famous—a powerfully mythic tale of the American frontier told through the life of one extraordinary woman—in a handsome hardcover volume.No other work of fiction so vividly evokes the harsh beauty and epic sweep of the Nebraska prairies that Cather knew and loved. The heroine of O Pioneers!, Alexandra Bergson, is a young Swedish immigrant at the turn of the twentieth century who inherits her father’s windblasted land and, through years of hard work, turns it into a prosperous farm. Fiercely independent, Alexandra sacrifices love and companionship in her passionate devotion to the land, until tragedy strikes and brings with it the chance for a new life.One of our most beloved classics, one of the great heroines of American literature.
  • Scribbling Women: Short Stories by 19th-Century American Women

    By Elaine Showalter

    Our Price: $36.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813523934
    • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
    • Published: January 1997
  • Sexual Anarchy: Gender and Culture at the Fin de Siecle

    By Elaine Showalter

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780747508274
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury
    • Published: March 1991
  • Teaching Literature

    By Elaine Showalter

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780631226246
    • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
    • Published: January 2003
    Teaching Literature is an indispensable guidebook for allteachers of English and American literature in higher education.Drawing on 40 years of international teaching experience, authorElaine Showalter inspires instructors to make their classroompractice as intellectually exciting as their research.Showalter's wide-ranging reflections address practical, theoretical, and methodological issues. She starts out bydescribing the anxieties of teaching literature and by outliningthe major theories and methods circulating in the field. She thengoes on to look separately at teaching drama, fiction, poetry, andtheory, and to explore ways to teach teaching. Finally, sheinvestigates the moral issues involved in teaching, and thepractical ethics of handling touchy subjects, from sexuality tosuicide. Examples from real classes and careers are cited throughout, generating an unusual degree of authenticity and immediacy.
  • The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe: A Biography

    By Elaine Showalter

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781451645903
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: March 2016
    Describes the life of the woman who wrote The Battle Hymn of the Republic, who worked tirelessly as an outspoken abolitionist and women's rights activist while she wrote and published poems and raised six children.
  • The New Feminist Criticism: Essays on Women, Literature, and Theory

    By Elaine Showalter

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780394726472
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: May 1985
    Essays discuss American literature, feminist poetics, Black and Lesbian feminist criticism, and women's writing
  • Wonderland (The Wonderland Quartet)

    By Joyce Carol Oates

    Our Price: $19.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812976557
    • Publisher: The Modern Library
    • Published: September 2006
    National Book Award finalist. The final novel in the Wonderland Quartet (A Garden of Earthly Delights; Expensive People; them). The present installment is the epic account of Jesse Vogel, a boy who emerges from a family tragedy with his life spared but his world torn apart. Orphaned after watching his father murder his entire family, Jesse embarks on an odyssey that takes him from a Dickensian foster home to college and graduate school to the pinnacle of the medical profession. AS an adult, Jesse must reach across the 'generation gap' to rescue his teenage daughter, who has fallen into the drug-infused 1960s counterculture. 483p.

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