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Chinese in Australian Fiction, 1888–1988

Ouyang Yu
ISBN: 9781604975161

This is an important book that illustrates how the “Other” is represented and will be a valuable book for those in Australian studies, Asian studies, and literary studies. Read More..

Viking Women:

The Narrative Voice in Woven Tapestries
Lena Norrman
ISBN: 9781604975321

In this groundbreaking book, the author discusses women’s weaving and embroidering and how this craft is contextualized in narratives in circulation, which are passed on from one generation to the next through oral tradition. Read More..

The Femme Fatale in American Literature

Ghada Sasa
ISBN: 9781604975352

This interesting book examines the representation of female characters in American naturalism and argues that women in American naturalism are often represented as femmes fatales. Read More..

Aphra Behn Stages the Social Scene in the Restoration Theatre

Dawn Lewcock
ISBN: 9781604975499

Usually recognised as the first professional woman writer, Aphra Behn (1640–1689) has become a popular subject for academic study. The study considers how Behn has constructed her plays and used their staging to ensure the perceptions and apprehensions she wants from that audience. Read More..

Revisiting Robert Tressell's Mugsborough:

New Perspectives on The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Julie Cairnie and Marion Walls
ISBN: 9781604975512

The book comprises work by academics, a librarian, and the widow of Tressell’s biographer, Fred Ball. The focus is on continuity and change in terms of how Tressell’s text is read. Read More..

Women’s War Drama in England in the Seventeenth Century

Brenda Liddy
ISBN: 9781604975239

"Liddy’s study of women’s war drama in seventeenth-century England throws light on other female-authored war literature. This is a rewarding work, written in a clear and understandable style, which makes an original contribution to the subject." - Modern Language Review Read More..

The Crimsoned Hills of Onondaga:

Romantic Antiquarians and the Euro-American Invention of Native American Prehistory
De Villo Sloan
ISBN: 9781604975031

In this highly unique and beautifully written book, Professor De Villo Sloan applies literary analysis to antiquarian writing––a body of work most often associated with the history of archaeology. Read More..

The Femme Fatale in Victorian Literature:

The Danger and the Sexual Threat
Jennifer Hedgecock
ISBN: 9781604975185

In this well-argued study that is a CHOICE recommended book, the author rejects the stereotypical mid-Victorian femme fatale portrayed by conservative ideologues critiquing popular fiction by Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Honoré de Balzac, and William Makepeace Thackeray. Read More..

Reflections on Dream of the Red Chamber

Liu Zaifu
ISBN: 9781604975246

This book is the much-awaited English translation of Liu Zaifu’s book, Reflections on Dream of the Red Chamber. With its highly original approach to its subject, this book will be an essential resource for English-speaking readers interested in the classical novel as well as those interested in contemporary literary criticism in China. Read More..

David Foster:

The Satirist of Australia
Susan Lever
ISBN: 9781934043981

In this first critical study of David Foster’s works that has been nominated for the McRae Russell Award, Australia's most prestigious Australian award for the best work of literary scholarship, Susan Lever steers us into penetrating the mysteries of Foster’s fiction, and provides guidance to readers willing to approach them. It examines the contradictory nature of his commitments and interests as expressed mainly in his novels. Read More..

 

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