SUNY series in Feminist Criticism and Theory
Feminists Reclaim Mentorship
Feminists revisit their mixed experiences of mentoring and being mentored to reclaim mentorship as a project for new generations.
Follows a Black woman's forty-year career in academia, sharing how race and gender can disrupt and enhance the professional and the personal, from leadership and policies to family life.
Media-Ready Feminism and Everyday Sexism
Unique empirically grounded analysis of how audiences negotiate sexism and feminism across media, from popular television shows to dating apps.
Staging Women's Lives in Academia
Argues that institutional change must accommodate women’s professional and personal life stages.
Reveals the rhetorical strategies African American writers have used to promote Black women’s recovery and wellness through educational and entertainment genres and the conservative gender politics that are distributed when these efforts are sold for public consumption.
Examines how postfeminism and postracialism intersect to perpetuate systemic injustice in the United States.
Are All the Women Still White?
Provides a contemporary response to such landmark volumes as All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave and This Bridge Called My Back.
Jewish Feminism and Intersectionality
Addresses the absence of Jewish subjects in intersectionality studies and demonstrates how to do intersectionality work inclusive of Jewish perspectives.
Age Becomes Us
Deconstructs fiction and nonfiction to further understandings of how aging and old age are created.
Wolf-Women and Phantom Ladies Wolf-Women and Phantom Ladies
Provides encyclopedic coverage of female sexuality in 1940s popular culture.
Argues that expectations for mothering include a new core principle of "body work. "
Mothers Who Deliver
New directions in thinking about mothering.
Over Ten Million Served
First book on gender and academic service.
Ideologies of Forgetting
First book to study rape and sexual abuse of Vietnamese women by U. S. soldiers during the Vietnam War.
Girls, Feminism, and Grassroots Literacies
Case study of the life of a feminist organization in a changing political and funding climate.
Essays explore a wide range of contemporary feminist mothering practices.
The Family Flamboyant
Interrogates the normative heterosexual family from feminist, Jewish, and queer perspectives.
Through the Reading Glass
Argues that women's relationship to books and their promotion of reading contributed greatly to the cultural and intellectual vitality of the Enlightenment.
The Language of the Eyes
Recovers a dynamic women’s tradition of vision and sexuality, challenging Darwinian and Freudian accounts of women as nonvisual sexual agents.
The Violent Woman
Looks at how violent women characters disrupt cinematic narrative and challenge cultural ideals.
Radical Feminism, Writing, and Critical Agency
Links radical feminist writings of the 1960s and 1970s to contemporary online women's networks.
Amending the Abject Body
Examines the implications and meanings of the makeover and aesthetic surgery industry in American popular culture.
Looks at the dynamics of identification, envy, and idealization in fictional narratives by Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Sandra Cisneros, Toni Morrison, and others, as well as in nonfictional accounts of cross-race relations by white feminists and feminists of color.
Celluloid Nationalism and Other Melodramas
Explores issues of representation and rebellion in Mexican and Mexican American cinema.
Scenes of the Apple
Examines the rich and multiple meanings of food in women's writing.
From Girl to Woman
Examines the crucial role that coming-of-age narratives have played in American feminism.
White Women in Racialized Spaces
Explores the unique relationship between white women and racial Others in a wide variety of literary works.
The Lesbian Index
Adds historical and philosophical perspectives to current debates over whether lesbian identity is socially constructed or genetically based.
Argues that contemporary female Gothic novels of death can, in fact, breathe new life into feminist debates about victimization, essentialism, agency, and the body.
Examines the full spectrum of women's participation in the social, economic, religious, and poetic debates surrounding the French Revolution.
Through detailed readings and interviews, this book provides a valuable introduction to feminist language-poets and to some of the most compelling issues in contemporary poetry.
Psychoanalyses / Feminisms
Probes the complementary yet contested relations between psychoanalysis and feminism, emphasizing the plural nature of each.
Explores alternatives to the gender binary in twentieth-century women's fiction.
Coming into Communion
Explores the lives and religious imaginations of colonial women and the contributions they made to colonial religious discourse.
The Perverse Gaze of Sympathy
Offers a new interpretation of “sympathy” as an instrument for investigating contemporary culture, gender, and visual technique.
The Sounds of Feminist Theory
Reads a wide range of contemporary feminist theorists to show how they invest in sound as a medium of critical thought.
Examines the subversive and constructive narrative of female journey in American literature, from the seventeenth century to the present.
This broad-ranging collection, the first of its kind, gathers essays on the representation of women in recent German cinema, as well as recent interviews with German women filmmakers.
Eighteenth-Century Women Poets
This book shows how eighteenth-century women's literature redefined nation and culture in class and gendered terms.
This book uses post structuralist, psychoanalytic, and feminist theories to read the poetry of Dickinson, Moore, H.D., and Rich.
Latin-American Women Writers
This book describes how Latin-American women writers of all classes, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, ironize masculinist, classicist, and racist cliches in their narratives.
This book explains the conflicting feelings of anxiety and empowerment that women, historically excluded from masculine discourse, feel when they read and write, and it analyzes narrative strategies that ...
Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature and Society
"Only women and inferior men are difficult to deal with." — Confucius
Two thousand years after Confucius, the contributors to this book ask if Chinese women have succeeded in changing their status as ...
Gothic fiction usually has been perceived as the special province of women, an attraction often attributed to a thematics of woman-identified issues such as female sexuality, marriage, and childbirth. ...
Constructing and Reconstructing Gender
A multifaceted analysis of gender.
In the Shadow of Olympus
This anthology represents the first sustained feminist examination of eighteenth-and nineteenth-century German women writers in English. These essays highlight the literature produced by German women ...
Feminism, Bakhtin, and the Dialogic
Feminism, Bakhtin, and the Dialogic assembles thirteen essays on the intersection of Bakhtin's narrative theory, especially his concept of dialogism. The book explores the dimensions of using Bakhtin ...
Engendering the Subject
Robinson sets up a dialogue between feminist critical theory and contemporary women's fiction in order to argue for a new way of reading the specificity of women's writing. Through theoretically informed ...
In this book gender is the lens through which autobiography and biography are scrutinized. The authors show what is revealed when they magnify the gendered aspects of both men's and women's writing. The ...