English

Theory of Language and Literature

General

Literary Theory: An Introduction, Terry Eagleton. Blackwell Publishers, 1983

Politics and the English Language, George Orwell. Horizon, April 1946

Conceptions of ‘Englishness’ and Language

What is World Literature? David Damrosch, Princeton 2003

The Idea of English Ethnicity, Robert Young, Oxford (Blackwell) 2008

The Stories of English, David Crystal

Colonial and Postcolonial Literature

Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: Migrant Metaphors, Elleke Boehmer, Oxford 1998

Olive Schreiner and the Progress of Feminism: Evolution, Gender, Empire, Carolyn Burdett, New York, Palgrave 2001

Culture and Imperialism, Edward Said, London Chatto 1993

Gender & Language

The Myth of Mars and Venus, Deborah Cameron, Oxford University Press 2007

Verbal Hygiene, Deborah Cameron, London: Routledge 1995

Women, Men and Politeness, Janet Holmes, London: Longman 1996

Language and Women’s Place, Robin Lakoff, Oxford University Press 2004

Pretty in Punk: Girls’ Gender Resistance in a Boy’s Subculture, Lauraine Leblanc, Edison: Rutgers University Press, 1999

European Classical Literature

Gender Theory

The Public Voice of Women, Mary Beard. London Review of Books (Vol. 36, pgs. 11-14) March 2014

Classics and Feminism: Gendering the Classics. Barbara F. McManus, New York: Twayne, 1997.

Old English & Early Medieval Literature

Ethnicity & Identity

Conceptions of Ethnicity in Early Medieval Studies, W Pohl, in Lester K Little & Barbara Rosenwein, Debating the Middle Ages: issues and readings, Wiley-Blackwell 1998

Gender Theory

Heroic Desire? Male Relations in Beowulf, the Battle of Maldon, and the Dream of the Rood, David Clark

Victorian Literature

Gender Theory

Sex Scandal: The Private Parts of Victorian Fiction, W.A. Cohen. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1996

The Power of Women’s Hair in the Victorian Imagination, E.G. Glitter, Modern Languages Association 1984

Touching Liberty: Abolition, Feminism and the Politics of the Body, K. Sanchez-Eppler, California University Press 1993

The Female Malady: Women, Madness and English Culture 1830-1980, E. Showalter, Virago 1987

A Literature of their Own: From Charlotte Bronte to Doris Lessing, E. Showalter, Virago 2009

Effeminate England: Homoerotic Writing after 1895, J. Bristow. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995

The Wilde Century: Effeminacy, Oscar Wilde and the Queer Moment, A. Sinfield, New York: Columbia University Press 1994

Usurping the Female, Anne K Mellor, in Mary Shelley: Her Life, Her Fiction, Her Monsters. (Chapter 6, pgs. 115-26) Methuen, New York. 1988

Dissenting Women in Dickens’ Novels: The Subversion of Domestic Ideology, B. Ayres, Westpoty, USA: Greenwood Press

Modern

Post-modernism and feminism

(esp. with relation to the androgyne as possible utopian/dystopian answer to patriarchy, and Ursula le Guin’s Left Hand of Darkness)

A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the late Twentieth Century, Donna Haraway, in Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature Routledge 1991

Androgyny, Ambivalence and Assimilation, NB Hayles, Ursula K. Le Guin: Writers of the 21st Century Series, ed. Joseph D. Olander and Martin Harry Greenberg (New York: taplinger Publishing, 1979)

The Left Hand of Darkness: Androgyny and the Feminist Utopia, JP Rhodes, in Women and Utopia: Critical Interpretations. Eds. Marleen Barr and Nicholas D. Smith. (Lanham, MD: UP of America , 1983)

Postmodernist Theory: Feminist Postmodernism in the USA, T Moi, in ZADWORNA-FJELLESTAD, D. (ed). Criticism in the TwilightZone: Post-Modern Perspectives on Literature and Politics. (Stockholm: Almquist and Wiksell International, 1990)

Revising the canon in relation to post-colonial theory

Oppressive Silence: J.M. Coetzee’s Foe and the Politics of the Canon, Derek Attridge, in Deloconizing the Tradition: New Views of Twentieth-Century ‘British’ Literary Canons, ed. Karen Lawrence, Urbana, University of Illinois Press

Canon Fathers and Myth Universe, Lilian Robinson, Deloconizing the Tradition: New Views of Twentieth-Century ‘British’ Literary Canons, ed. Karen Lawrence, Urbana, University of Illinois Press

English is a Foreign Anguish: Caribbean Writers and the Disruption of the Colonial Canon, Gay Wilentz, in Deloconizing the Tradition: New Views of Twentieth-Century ‘British’ Literary Canons, ed. Karen Lawrence, Urbana, University of Illinois Press

Caribbean Literature and its relation to the western canon

(esp. with reference to Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea and the poetry of Derek Walcott, specifically The Prodigal)

Of Mimicry and Man: The Ambivalence of Colonial Discourse, H Bhabha In A. L. Frederick Cooper, Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgois World (p. 153). California: University of California Press, 1997

A Tale of Two Parrots: Walcott, Rhys, and the Uses of Colonial Mimicry, G Huggan, in Contemporary Literature vol. 35 (4) pgs 643-660

Women at Sea: Travel Writing and the Margins of Caribbean Discourse, J. Piedra, L. Paravisini-Gebert, & I. Romer-Cesaereo, Eds.) New York, Palgrave 2001

English is a Foreign Anguish: Caribbean Writers and the Disruption of the Colonial Canon, Gay Wilentz, in Deloconizing the Tradition: New Views of Twentieth-Century ‘British’ Literary Canons, ed. Karen Lawrence, Urbana, University of Illinois Press

India: identity, feminism and post-colonialism

(esp. with reference to Salman Rushdie)

Salman Rushdie’s Shame: Postmodern Migrancy and the Representation of Women, Aijaz Ahmad, in In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literature. 1992

Identity, Politics, Secularism and Women: A South Asian Perspective, Amrita Chhachhi, in Forging Identities: Gender, Communities and the State, ed. Zoya 1994

Women, Nation and Narration in Midnight’s Children, Nalini Natarajan, in Scattered Hegemonies: Postmodernity and Transnational Feminist Practices 1994

Refashioning Mother India: Feminism and Nationalism in Late-Colonial India, Mrinalini Sinha, in Feminist Studies, vol. 26, no.3 Points of Departure: India and the South Asian Diaspora pgs 623-44, Autumn 2000

Shakespeare

Gender Theory

Fantasies of Female Evil: The Dynamics of Gender and Power in Shakespearean Tragedy, Cristina Leon Alfar. University of Delaware Press; London: Associated University Presses. 2003

Renaissance

TBA

Restoration

TBA

Georgian

TBA

National Literatures

Scottish Literature

Radical Renfrew: Poetry in the West of Scotland from the French Revolution to the First World War, ed. Tom Leonard. Polygon; Edinburgh. 1990

Irish Literature

Inventing Ireland: The Literature of the Modern Nation, Declan Kiberd, London 1995

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