SUNY series in Feminist Criticism and Theory

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Sisterlocking Discoarse

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.

Historicizing Post-Discourses

Examines how postfeminism and postracialism intersect to perpetuate systemic injustice in the United States.

Rhetorical Healing

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.

Jewish Feminism and Intersectionality

Addresses the absence of Jewish subjects in intersectionality studies and demonstrates how to do intersectionality work inclusive of Jewish perspectives.

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.

Age Becomes Us

Deconstructs fiction and nonfiction to further understandings of how aging and old age are created.

Wolf-Women and Phantom Ladies

Provides encyclopedic coverage of female sexuality in 1940s popular culture.

Bikini-Ready Moms

Argues that expectations for mothering include a new core principle of "body work. "

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.

Feminist Mothering

Essays explore a wide range of contemporary feminist mothering practices.

The Family Flamboyant

Interrogates the normative heterosexual family from feminist, Jewish, and queer perspectives.

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.

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 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.

Risking Difference

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.

Scenes of the Apple

Examines the rich and multiple meanings of food in women's writing.

Celluloid Nationalism and Other Melodramas

Explores issues of representation and rebellion in Mexican and Mexican American cinema.

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.

Femicidal Fears

Argues that contemporary female Gothic novels of death can, in fact, breathe new life into feminist debates about victimization, essentialism, agency, and the body.

Rebellious Hearts

Examines the full spectrum of women's participation in the social, economic, religious, and poetic debates surrounding the French Revolution.

Poetic Epistemologies

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.

Other Sexes

Explores alternatives to the gender binary in twentieth-century women's fiction.

The Perverse Gaze of Sympathy

Offers a new interpretation of “sympathy” as an instrument for investigating contemporary culture, gender, and visual technique.

Coming into Communion

Explores the lives and religious imaginations of colonial women and the contributions they made to colonial religious discourse.

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.

Secret Journeys

Examines the subversive and constructive narrative of female journey in American literature, from the seventeenth century to the present.

Triangulated Visions

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.

Scheming Women

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.

Anxious Power

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 (Re)Visions

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Revealing Lives

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 ...