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A room of one's own
Call Number: WOOL
In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister. A sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, and equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different. This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed. If only she had found the means to create, argues Woolf, she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling.
Gender trouble downunder
Call Number: 305.30994 COA
Gender Trouble Down Under takes up the 'Oz bloke' hypermasculine, heterosexual fantasy and shows to what extent this sexual, gender and national stereotype is odd, partial and exclusionary, in a word, queer. (Back cover)
The life and death of Mary Wollstonecraft
Call Number: 305.42092 WOLL
Witty, courageous and unconventional, Mary Wollstonecraft was one of the most controversial figures of her day. She published "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman"; travelled to revolutionary France and lived through the Terror and the destruction of the incipient French feminist movement; produced an illegitimate daughter; and married William Godwin before dying in childbed at the age of thirty-eight.
The female eunuch
Call Number: 305.42 GRE
The clarion call to change that galvanized a generation. When Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch was first published it created a shock wave of recognition in women, one that could be felt around the world.
The beauty myth
Call Number: 646.72 WOL
This classic redefined our view of the relationship between beauty and female identity. In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. However, writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social control, which, may prove just as restrictive as the traditional image of homemaker and wife. It's the beauty myth, an obsession with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in an endless spiral of hope, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society's impossible definition of "the flawless beauty."
Surrealism and women
Call Number: 700.82 SUR
These sixteen illustrated essays present an important revision of surrealism by focusing on the works of women surrealists and their strategies to assert positions as creative subjects within a movement that regarded woman primarily as an object of masculine desire or fear.
Feminism in our time: the essential writings
Call Number: 305.420973 FEM
Feminism in our time: the essential writings - World War II to the present.
The feminist companion to literature in English: women writers from the Middle Ages to the present
Call Number: 820.9 FEM
Publication Date: 1990-10-24
Women writers have long been slighted in standard bibliographies, directories, and literary histories. This unique volume--the first fully international biographical and topical guide to women writers--redresses a long-standing inequity. Biographical entries of women writers outline their life and work, also setting each in the context of her time and makes clear her interest today.