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  • Discovering the Goddess
  • Andrea Dworkin
  • 'Cosmo Woman': The World of Women's Magazines
  • Women in Pop Music
  • Cixous, Irigaray, Kristeva: The Jouissance of French Feminism
  • Julia Kristeva: Art, Love, Melancholy, Philosophy, Semiotics and Psychoanalysis
  • Luce Irigaray: Lips, Kissing, and the Politics of Sexual Difference
  • Hélène Cixous I Love You: The Jouissance of Writing
  • Erotic Art
  • Erotic Art In the Renaissance
  • Erotic Art In the 19th Century
  • Sex in Art: Pornography and Pleasure in Painting and Sculpture
  • Wild Zones: Pornography, Art and Feminism
  • The Erotic Object: Sexuality in Sculpture From Prehistory to the Present Day
  • Feminism and Shakespeare
  • Media Hell: Explorations of Radio, Television and the Press
  • D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover: A Critical Study
  • D.H. Lawrence: Infinite Sensual Violence
  • Sexing Hardy: Thomas Hardy and Feminism
  • Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure: A Critical Study
  • Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Critical Study
  • Sex, Death, Glitter, Gore and Lots of Money: Jackie Collins
  • Lust In America
  • Romance In America
  • Princess Diana in Culture, Media, Society, Feminism and the Arts

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    Discovering the Goddess


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    by Geoffrey Ashe

    A personal testimony of Geoffrey Ashe's involvement in the resurgence of Goddess worship. Ashe begins with an account of his correspondence with Robert Graves during the latter's White Goddess period, and ends with the 'Goddess' classes Ashe runs at Portland, Oregon. Geoffrey Ashe has written extensively on mythological and religious subjects. His previous books include King Arthur's Avalon, Mythology of the British Isles (Methuen, 1990), The Virgin: Mary’s Cult and the Re-emergence of the Goddess (Arkana, 1988) and Dawn Behind the Dawn (Henry Holt, New York, 1992)
     
     

    ISBN 1-871846-33-1 35pp  £5.99 / $9.50

     
    At Portland State University, Oregon, I give a summer course as a visiting professor, on Goddess myth and history and the implications. When I launched it in 1990 it was, to the best of my knowledge, the only course of its kind at any such institution. Possibly it still is. Looking back over the involvement that has led me to it, I realize that this has been very long and rather curious, and that it sheds light on one or two little-publicized factors in the Goddess movement. Since the movement seems to have come to stay, I think the story worth telling. I have never told it in print before.

    (Geoffrey Ashe, from Discovering the Goddess)




     

    Andrea Dworkin


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    by Jeremy Mark Robinson

    A very powerful feminist and public speaker, Dworkin is the author of the highly influential book Pornography: Men Possessing Women, of which Mary Daly wrote: 'An original, brilliant, courageous work combining massive and precise research with incisive analysis.' Cited by many feminists, often in passing, often in a negative light, Dworkin has rarely been the subject of a full-length treatment, as here. This book sympathetically and critically surveys the chief themes of Dworkin's polemical feminism, including her anti-pornography stance; the controversial bill of rights; sexual politics; and literary æsthetics. Robinson links Dworkin to French feminism, queer, gay and lesbian theory, Anglo-American feminism, and American literature.

    'It's amazing for me to see my work treated with such passion and respect.' (Andrea Dworkin)
     

    Jeremy Robinson's books include Glorification: Religious Abstraction in Renaissance and 20th Century Art (1990), Rimbaud (1992), Lawrence Durrell (1995) and Detonation Britain: Nuclear War in the UK (1997). He edits two magazines, Passion and Pagan America (a journal of American poetry).
     
     

    Bibliography, notes    ISBN 9781861711277   196pp     £14.99 / $22.99
     
     

    I am more reckless now than when I started out because I know what everything costs and it doesn't matter. I have paid a lot to write what I believe to be true. On one level, I suffer terribly from the disdain that much of my work has met. On another, deeper level, I don't give a fuck.

    (Andrea Dworkin, from Letters From a War Zone)
     

    The women's movement is like other political movements in one important way. Every political movement is committed to the belief that there are certain kinds of pain that people should not endure. They are unnecessary. They are gratuitous. They are not part of the God-given order. They are not biologically inevitable. They are acts of human will. They are acts done by some human beings to other human beings.

    (Andrea Dworkin, from "Feminism: An Agenda")


     



     

    'Cosmo Woman'

    The World of Women's Magazines

    (new edition)


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    by Oliver Whitehorne

    Fashion, image-making, sexism, gender, identity, materialism, feminism, commodity capitalism in the 'women's magazine' market. Ranging from the monthly 'glossies' (Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Elle and Vogue) to the 'homely' weeklies (Bella, Best and Woman's Own), through the 'style press' (Arena, GQ, i-D, The Face) to 'teenage' magazines (Jackie, Smash Hits, Mizz and Just Seventeen), this is one of the very few full-length analyses of the cultural products that sell in their millions.
    As well as Cosmopolitan, the author also studies many other magazines in the women's magazine market, and related magazines, such as lifestyle magazines and men's magazines.
    The author looks at the use of advertizing and consumerism in women's magazines and other lifestyle and consumer magazines, drawing on many examples of ads which are deconstructed in detail.

    Oliver Whitehorne is a freelance writer who has written extensively on the media. His previous books include TV Texts (1985), Eat the Media: Advertizing and Consumerism (1989), and Media Hell: Explorations of Radio, Television and the Press (Crescent Moon (1995).

    The book has been completely revised and updated for the new edition.

    Bibliography, 42 illustrations, notes   168pp

    PBK   ISBN 9781861712851    £14.99 / $22.99

    HBK   ISBN 9781861712653    £39.99 / $59.99
     
     


     



     

    Women in Pop Music


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    by Helen Challis

    A survey of female pop artists and their place in the largely male-dominated rock industry, featuring studies of women in punk (The Slits, Poly Styrene, Siouxsie Sue), the Riot Grrrl 'movement' (Courtney Love, Hole, Bikini Kill, L7, and others), bhangra, indie/ alternative pop, rap and hip-hop, and sexism in pop music.
    There are chapters on musicians and singers such as Kate Bush, Sinead O'Connor, Joan Armatrading, P.J. Harvey, and Madonna. 'Whatever I did was sabotaged by the fact that  I had tits.' (Caroline Coon, on managing The Clash)

    Helen Challis has written for many music magazines, including Spin, Q, Vox, Rolling Stone and the New Musical Express. Her books include The Madonna Cult (1991).
     
     
     

    Bibliography,  notes, illustrations   192pp  ISBN 1-86171-130-1   £14.99 / $22.99
     
     



     

    Cixous, Irigaray, Kristeva

    The Jouissance of French Feminism


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    by Kelly Ives

    As writers, philosophers, speakers and feminists, Julia Kristeva, Hélène Cixous and Luce Irigaray are among the most provocative, subtle and illuminating voices in contemporary culture. Their concepts and methodologies continue to excite debate and contention among feminists and cultural critics. Ives discusses their major ideas, which include: jouissance and 'explosive' sexuality; women and marginality; the 'gift'; the pre-oedipal chora and semiotic realm; labial lips that embrace; social oppression; the relations between writing, language and identity; and the politics of gender, patriarchy and motherhood. Ives studies the relation of Cixous, Irigaray and Kristeva to other feminists, and to figures such as Nietzsche, de Beauvoir, Hegel, Marx, Joyce, Derrida, Barthes, Rimbaud, Lacan and Freud.
    A useful guide to some of the key ideas of the three French philosophers and feminists, Julia Kristeva, Luce Irigaray and Hélène Cixous (though none of them were born in France). They all have highly individual approaches to philosophy and feminism - and sometimes quite eccentric ideas. They also don’t write like anyone else - Cixous in particular is a very poetic writer, and a very beautiful and emotional writer, too.
    Cixous, Irigaray and Kristeva have all written an enormous amount of material, and it can be daunting trying to absorb all of their many books. This study looks at some of their important ideas, and some of their more unusual views.

    Kelly Ives teaches women's studies and feminist theory at the University of California. Her books include Reading the Silences (1988), on writers such as Jane Austen, Emily Bronte and Virginia Woolf, Lesbian Tracks (1991), on lesbianism in pop music, Wild Zones: Pornography, Art and Feminism (Crescent Moon, 1994) and Cixous, Irigaray, Kristeva: The Jouissance of French Feminism (Crescent Moon 1996).
     
     

    This new edition has a new introduction and a new bibliography, and has been completely updated.
    Full bibliography and notes   196pp
     

    PBK   ISBN 1861712875   £14.99 / $22.99

    HBK   ISBN 1861712691  £39.99 / $59.99
     
     

    For her joyous benefits she is erogenous; she is the erotogeneity of the heterogeneous: airborne swimmer, in  flight, she does not cling to herself; she is dispersible, prodigious, stunning, desirous and capable of others, of the other woman that she will be, of the other woman she isn’t, of him, of you.

    (Hélène Cixous, from The Newly-Born Woman)
     
     


    Julia Kristeva

    Art, Love, Melancholy, Philosophy, Semiotics and Psychoanalysis


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    by Kelly Ives

    Julia Kristeva is a highly influential French philosopher and writer whose work encompasses semiotics; linguitics; women in China; modern America; the intellectual or dissident; concepts such as the power of horror; abjection; melancholy; and the chora or 'semiotic, pre-oedipal realm'; the Madonna and maternal world; and avant garde modernists such as Artaud, Joyce, Mallarme and Beckett.
    Julia Kristeva has produced a huge body of work, going back to the 1960s. She is a remarkable thinker by any standards, but some of her ideas can be a little tricky and avant garde to grasp at first (the chora, the semiotic realm, the abject, etc). She uses a good deal of psychology, drawing on Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan, as well as cultural theory.

    Kelly Ives teaches women's studies and feminist theory at the University of California. Her books include Reading the Silences (1988), on writers such as Jane Austen, Emily Bronte and Virginia Woolf, Lesbian Tracks (1991), on lesbianism in pop music, Wild Zones: Pornography, Art and Feminism (Crescent Moon, 1994) and Cixous, Irigaray, Kristeva: The Jouissance of French Feminism (Crescent Moon 1996).
     
     

    European Writers Series  Bibliography, illustrations and notes  172pp

    PBK   ISBN 1861712899     £14.99 / $22.99

    HBK   ISBN 1861712738  £39.99 / $59.99
     
     
     

    Nights of wakefulness, scattered sleep, sweetness of the child, warm mercury in my arms, cajolery, affection, defenceless body, his or mine, sheltered, protected. A wave swells again, when he goes to sleep, under my skin - tummy, thighs, legs: sleep of the muscles, not of the brain, sleep of the flesh. The wakeful tongue quietly remembers another withdrawal, mine: a blossoming heaviness in the middle of the bed, of a hollow, of the sea...

    (Julia Kristeva, from "Stabat Mater")
     
     

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    Luce Irigaray

    Lips, Kissing, and the Politics of Sexual Difference


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    by Kelly Ives

    An exploration of the often controversial French thinker and feminist. Ives discusses Irigaray's relation with Nietzsche, Freud, Lacan, and other feminists. Irigaray's provocative notions include: labial lips embracing; sexual difference; the speculum; 'sexuate rights' and sexual ethics; women's language and power; angels; and female mystics.
    Luce Irigaray was born in 1932 in Belgium. Irigaray was, famously, a member of the Ecole Freudienne, presided over by Jacques Lacan. Irigaray's dissertation (Speculum de l'autre femme, later published) created some controversy among the members of the Freudian School, and Irigaray became an outcast of the ecole freudienne.
    During the 1970s and 1980s, Luce Irigaray taught at Rotterdam, Bologna, Toronto and Paris, among other places. With books such as Ce Sexe qui n'en est pas un, Et l'une ne bouge pas sans l'autre, Amante Marine: De Friedrich Nietzsche, Sexes et parentes, Sexes et genres a travers les langues and Le Oubli de l'air: Chez Martin Heidegger, Irigaray became a major philosopher.

    Kelly Ives teaches women's studies and feminist theory at the University of California. Her books include Reading the Silences (1988), on writers such as Jane Austen, Emily Bronte and Virginia Woolf, Lesbian Tracks (1991), on lesbianism in pop music, Wild Zones: Pornography, Art and Feminism (Crescent Moon, 1994) and Cixous, Irigaray, Kristeva: The Jouissance of French Feminism (Crescent Moon 1996).
     

    European Writers Series  Bibliography and notes  126pp  ISBN 9781861711885   £14.99 / $22.99
     
     

    She is indefinitely other in herself... [women] are already elsewhere than in the discursive machinery where you claim to take them by surprise. They have turned back within themselves, which does not mean the same thing as within yourself’. They do not experience the same interiority that you do and which perhaps you mistakenly presume they share.

    (Luce Irigaray, from This Sex Which Is Not One)
     
     
     



     
     

    Hélène Cixous I Love You

    The Jouissance of Writing


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    by Kelly Ives

    Hélène Cixous is a challenging and lyrical French feminist and writer, author of the influential esay "The Laugh of the Medusa" and (with Catherine Clément) The Newly-Born Woman. Cixous is immensely productive, writing novels, plays, essays and poetic prose. Her ideas have provoked much debate in feminism: on the body, orgasmic writing, 'feminine' texts ('écriture féminine'), essentialism and the Nietzschean 'gift'.
    Hélène Cixous was born in Oran, Algeria, on June 5, 1937. She studied at the Universite de Bordeaux, the Sorbonne, and the new, experimental post-1968 Universite de Paris VIII-Vincennes, which is now at Saint Denis. Her doctoral thesis, L'Exil de James Joyce ou l'art du remplacement, was published in 1968. Her best known works are The Newly Born Woman (written with Catherine Clement) and the the essay "The Laugh of the Medusa" (both 1975).
    By 1991 Hélène Cixous had written some 50 novels, plays, and texts. She has been aligned with the French publishing house Des Femmes, and collaborated with the Theatre du Soleil (Cixous has worked for years with the theatre director Ariane Mnouchkine).

    Kelly Ives teaches women's studies and feminist theory at the University of California. Her books include Reading the Silences (1988), on writers such as Jane Austen, Emily Brontë and Virginia Woolf, Lesbian Tracks (1991), on lesbianism in pop music, Wild Zones: Pornography, Art and Feminism (Crescent Moon, 1994) and Cixous, Irigaray, Kristeva: The Jouissance of French Feminism (Crescent Moon 1996).
     
     

    European Writers Series    Bibliography and notes   182pp    ISBN 1861711891     £14.99 / $22.99     NEW
     
     

    Almost everything is yet to be written by women about femininity: about their sexuality, that is, its infinite and mobile complexity, about their eroticization, sudden turn-ons of a certain miniscule-immense area of their bodies; not about destiny, but about the adventure of such and such a drive, about trips, crossings, trudges, abrupt and gradual awakenings, discoveries of a zone at one time timorous and soon to be forthright. A woman’s body, with its thousand and one thresholds of ardor...

    (Hélène Cixous, from "The Laugh of the Medusa")
     
     



     
     

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    Erotic Art



    by Cassidy Hughes

    The wonderful world of erotic art from prehistory to the present day is explored in this comprehensive, detailed and fully illustrated survey.
    The major erotic artists of the Western tradition are featured (Egon Schiele, Thomas Rowlandson, Pablo Picasso, Titian, Jean Baptiste Dominique Ingres, Felicien Rops, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Leonardo da Vinci, Pierre Renoir, Amedeo Modigliani, Pierre Louys, Gustave Courbet, J.M.W. Turner, Edgar Degas, Michelangelo de Caravaggio, the Surrealists, Gustav Klimt, Gustave Moreau, Constantin Brancusi, and Eric Gill).
    Sections include: the female nude • male nudes • erotica in ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt • Oriental erotic art (Taoist, Tantric art from China, Japan and India, including many famous erotic woodcuts) • statuary and sculpture; • prehistoric artefacts (including Goddess art) • sexuality in art of the 18th and 19th centuries • photography and eroticism.

    ‘Erotic Art’ also includes discussions of topics such as art and pornography (illustrated with numerous examples) • the female nude • the male nude • censorship • sex and religion • sexuality and Christianity • pagan and mythological erotic art • phallic art • lesbian art • orgasm • voyeurism • artists and models.

    Fully illustrated. This book contains many illustrations which are rare. And an introduction and bibliography. 652 pages.

    ISBN 9781861712479.  £19.99 / $29.99
     
     





    Erotic Art In the Renaissance




    by Cassidy Hughes

    The history of erotic art in the Renaissance is explored in this detailed and fully illustrated survey.
    The major erotic artists of the Renaissance are featured, including: Titian, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Leonardo da Vinci, Artemisia Gentileschi,  Correggio, Diego Velasquez, Sandro Botticelli, Michelangelo Merisi de Caravaggio, Giovanni Bernini and Antonio Canova. Also included are the famous prints of Guilio Romano, Agostino Carracci and Friedrich von Waldeck illustrating sex positions. Plus many anonymous artists and works.
    ‘Erotic Art In the Renaissance’ also includes discussions of topics related to erotic art, such as art and pornography (illustrated with numerous examples) • censorship • the Madonna • Leda and the Swan • the female nude • the male nude • photography and eroticism • sex and religion • sexuality and Christianity • pagan and mythological erotic art • phallic art • lesbian art • orgasm • voyeurism • artists and models.
    The first part of this book on erotic art in the Renaissance uses short entries about aspects of erotic art (with examples from the whole history of erotic art). The bulk of the second part of the book focusses on the celebrated artists of the Renaissance whose work is considered erotic, as well as many anonymous works.

    Fully illustrated. This book contains many illustrations which are rare. And an introduction and bibliography.

    284 pages. Paperback

    ISBN 9781861715128. £14.99 / $22.99
     



     

    Erotic Art In the 19th Century




    by Cassidy Hughes

    The history of erotic art in the 19th century is explored in this detailed and fully illustrated survey.
    The major erotic artists of the nineteenth century are featured: Thomas Rowlandson, Jean Baptiste Dominique Ingres, Felicien Rops,  Pierre Renoir, Gustave Courbet, J.M.W. Turner, Edgar Degas, Gustav Klimt, Gustave Moreau, Aubrey Beardsley and William Bouguereau. Also, many anonymous artists of prints, paintings and photographs.
    ‘Erotic Art In the 19th Century’ also includes discussions of topics related to erotic art, such as art and pornography (illustrated with numerous examples) • censorship • photography and eroticism • sex and religion • the female nude • the male nude • sexuality and Christianity • pagan and mythological erotic art • phallic art • lesbian art • orgasm • voyeurism • artists and models.

    The first part of this book on 19th century erotic art uses short entries about aspects of erotic art (with examples from the whole history of erotic art). The bulk of the second part of the book focusses on the celebrated artists of the 19th century whose work is considered erotic, as well as many anonymous works. The appendices feature 50 pages with many more classics of erotic art of the 19th century.

    Fully illustrated. This book contains many illustrations which are rare. And an introduction and bibliography.

    316 pages. Paperback

    £ISBN 9781861715135.   14.99 / $22.99
     
     



     

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    Sex in Art

    Pornography and Pleasure in the History of Art: Special Edition


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    by Cassidy Hughes

    A comprehensive and detailed survey of erotic art from ancient times to the modern era.

    All of the major erotic artists of the Western tradition are analyzed (Egon Schiele, Hans Bellmer, Thomas Rowlandson, Pablo Picasso, Titian, Jean Baptiste Dominique Ingres, Felicien Rops, Leonardo da Vinci, Edgar Degas, and Eric Gill).
    Other chapters include erotica in ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, Oriental erotic art (Taoist and Tantric art from China, Japan and India), gender and eroticism in Renaissance art, and the sensuality of sculpture. Each chapter contains illustrations. A discussion of the complex relationship between art and pornography provides the central critical axis for this challenging book. Each of the major views on erotica and porn are examined, from each political persuasion and argument. There are also chapters on censorship, on feminism, and the relation of erotic art to erotic literature.
    There are individual sections on many of the key erotic artists, such as Michelangelo Buonaroti, Leonardo da Vinci, Eric Gill, Gustave Moreau, the Surrealists, Jasper Johns, Constantin Brancusi, Egon Schiele, and Gustav Klimt.

    Cassidy Hughes is a writer and photographer. His previous books include Images of India (1982), Petrarch, Dante and the Troubadours (1992) and Sex in Art (1993). His photographs have been exhibited in London, Rome, Hong Kong and New York (among others). He lives near St Just in West Penwith, Cornwall.
     

    This new, special (4th) edition contains many new illustrations (some of which are rare), a new introduction and bibliography.
    The text has been completely revised and updated.
     

    Bibliography, index, 158 illustrations  New, special edition  464pp

    PAPERBACK   ISBN 9781861713322   £24.99 / $36.99

    HARDBACK   ISBN 9781861713933   £39.99 / $59.99
     
     



     
     

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    Wild Zones

    Pornography, Art and Feminism

    (new edition)


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    by Kelly Ives

    Kelly Ives explores the worlds sexual representation in art and pornography, from a feminist viewpoint.
    A perceptive and ironic exploration of the controversial debate surrounding pornography and feminism, and how it relates to art and literature. Ives discusses the key points of the many-sided discourses of censorship, the politics of representation, violence, sexuality, æsthetics and law. She discusses pornography in film, TV, painting, theatre and literature as well as in magazines. Other topics include the new 'women's pornography'; lesbian porn; and S/M, gay and queer practices. An important contribution to feminist criticism.

    Kelly Ives teaches women's studies and feminist theory at the University of California. Her books include Reading the Silences (1988), on writers such as Jane Austen, Emily Bronte and Virginia Woolf, Lesbian Tracks (1991), on lesbianism in pop music, and Cixous, Irigaray, Kristeva: The Jouissance of French Feminism (Crescent Moon 1996).
     
     

    Bibliography, notes, illustrations

    PAPERBACK   268pp  ISBN 9781861712929    £14.99 / $22.99

    HARDBACK   268pp  ISBN 9781861712276   £39.99 / $59.99

     
    REVIEW ON AMAZON:

    As an artist and adult entertainment industry veteran, I found this book to be surprisingly well written, in spite of the fact that several of the chapters provide more written text than visual support. Must read it.

     


     
     

    The Erotic Object

    Sexuality in Sculpture From Prehistory to the Present Day


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    by Susan Quinnell

    The power of sculpture, form, volume and space is sensitively explored in this wide-ranging study. Featuring discussions of many famous sculptors: Michelangelo, Canova, Rodin, Brancusi, Picasso, Hepworth and Bernini. Many contemporary artists are discussed, including installation and performance artists (Catherine Elwes, Karen Finley, Carolee Schneemann), and women sculptors such as Alice Aycock, Mary Miss, Rebecca Horn, Nancy Graves, Eva Hesse, Kathe Kollwitz and Judy Chicago.
     

    This new edition has been completely updated, with many new ilustrations, a new introduction and bibliography.  296 pages

    PBK  ISBN 9781861714084  £19.99 / $29.99

    HDBK   ISBN 1-86171-174-3   £39.99 / $59.99

    HDBK    ISBN 9781861714092   £39.99 / $59.99
     
     



     

    The Erotic Object in Close-Up

    Sexuality in Sculpture From Prehistory to the Present Day

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    by Susan Quinnell

    Sculpture’s sensual impact is explored in this new critical study, which ranges over the history of sculpture from prehistoric times to contemporary art. Space, place, form, colour, light, texture, scale, and the materials of sculpture.
    Featuring analyzes of many key artists in the world of sculpture: Michelangelo, Bernini, Arp, Gaudier-Brzeska, Canova, Rodin, Brancusi, Picasso, Duchamp, Cornell, Rauschenberg, Calder, Giacometti, Degas, Newman, Hesse, Judd, Morris, Smithson, Stella, Hepworth, Smith, Elwes, Finley, Schneemann, Aycock, Miss, Horn, Graves, Kollwitz and Chicago.
     
     

    Art in Close-up Series   Bibliography, notes, illustrations   112pp  ISBN 1-86171-077-1  £19.99 / $32.00   forthcoming
     



     
     

    Feminism and Shakespeare


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    by B.D. Barnacle

    A survey of contemporary feminism, and its relation to literature's ''god'. The author employs up-to-date research in gay, lesbian and feminist approaches to the Renaissance world and literary texts.
     
     

    With extended notes 30pp  ISBN 1-898283-01-X  £3.99 / $6.00
     



     

    Media Hell

    Global Media Warning

    (new edition)

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    by Oliver Whitehorne

    An incisive analysis of the 'megavisual' hyperspace that is global media. Whitehorne's wry overview takes in juicy, hypocrisy-rich topics such as censorship in the media; consensus politics and the news; the religious dimensions of advertizing; excessive consumerism; media narratives; radio voices; soap operas; pornography; adverts in print, radio and television; tabloid and broadsheet newspapers; Cosmopolitan and 'women's magazines'; violence and bad language; 'family' viewing; British radio, including a detailed study of Radio 1; the Madonna phenomenon; pop promos, MTV and pop music; feminism and the media.

    Oliver Whitehorne is a freelance writer who has written extensively on the media. His previous books include TV Texts (1985), Eat the Media: Advertizing and Consumerism (1989),  and 'Cosmo Woman': The World of Women's Magazines (Crescent Moon, 1997).

    A new edition, including a new bibliography and introduction.
     
     

    Bibliography, index, illustrations   165pp  ISBN 1-86171-068-2  £21.99 / $34.5
     
     
     


    D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover: A Critical Study


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    by Joanna Finn-Kelcey

    A new study of Lawrence's controversial last novel of transformative lovemaking, concentrating on issues such as gender, feminism, politics and censorship.

    Joanna Finn-Kelcey has taught European languages at the University of Cambridge and Ohio State University. Her books include Mediaeval Representations (1991) and Dante Studies: Dante in Love, on the Vita Nuova (Crescent Moon, 1997).
     
     

    Bibliography, notes 157pp  ISBN 1-86171-036-4     £14.99 / $23.50  forthcoming
     

     
    I want, with Lady C, to make an adjustment in consciousness to the basic physical realities. I realize that one of the reasons why common people often keep - or kept - the natural glow of life, just warm life, longer than educated people, was because it was still possible for them to say fuck! or shit without either a shudder or a sensation. If a man had been able to say to you when you were young and in love: an' if tha shits, an' if tha pisses, I' glad, I shouldna want a woman who couldna shit nor piss - surely it would have been a liberation to you, and it would have helped to keep your heart warm.

    (D.H. Lawrence, letter to Lady Ottoline Morrell, 28 December, 1928)
     



     

    D.H. Lawrence: Infinite Sensual Violence


    ...

    by M.K. Pace

    'Infinite sensual violence' is one of the phrases Lawrence employs in his two great novels, The Rainbow and Women in Love which, with Lady Chatterley's Lover, form the heart of this study of love, emotion, sexuality, gender, identity and feminism in Lawrence's work. Pace sees Lawrence as still today one of the most challenging of writers, whose provocative, angry and sometimes simplistic ideas polarize critics and feminists.
    D.H. Lawrence spawned more versions of himself, more D.H. Lawrences, than many other writers. There are the Lawrences in the works: the poet, playwright, correspondent, novelist, painter, travel writer, historian, critic and psychologist. In the books, and in criticism published since, Lawrence plays a number of roles: sociologist, Marxist, traveller, prophet, literary critic, feminist, mystic, martyr, politician, folklorist, theologian, agony aunt, genius, liar, fascist, Midlander, poet and pantheist.
    D.H. Lawrence has received more critical attention than most writers. He is in the Shakespeare, Hardy and Dickens league.
     
     

    Bibliography, notes, and illustrations  166pp.  ISBN 1861711395   £14.99 / $22.99

     

    On D.H. Lawrence's The Escaped Cock
     
     


    Sexing Hardy


    Thomas Hardy and Feminism

    (new edition)


    ...

    by Margaret Elvy

    There are surprisingly few feminist analyses of Hardy, and most do not get beyond vague notions of sexism and misogynism, in the Kate Millett manner. Elvy's book, however, uses up-to-date research in the fields of cultural studies, feminist poetics, gay, lesbian and queer theory. This new, postmodern and incisive exploration of Hardy offers an exciting and radical reappraisal of the discourses of gender, desire, class, economy, socialization, identity and patriarchy in his fiction and poetry.

    Margaret Elvy recently taught at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. She has written books on George Eliot, Margaret Atwood and Toni Morrison. She has three books on Thomas Hardy from Crescent Moon (Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Sexing Hardy: Thomas Hardy and Feminism).
     

    This new edition has been updated, and includes a new introduction and a new bibliography.
     

    Thomas Hardy Studies     Extensive bibliography and notes  190pp  ISBN 1-86171-065-8    £14.99 / $22.99

     

    She was immediately angry at having betrayed even to herself the possible evanescence of her passion for him. She could not admit at once that she might have over-estimated Wildeve, for to perceive his mediocrity now was to admit her own great folly heretofore.

    (Thomas Hardy, from The Return of the Native)
     

    To read an extract from Sexing Hardy, click here
     
     




     

    Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure: A Critical Study


    ...

    by Margaret Elvy

    Thomas Hardy's last, great novel of 1895 is lucidly analyzed employing up-to-date developments in gender, feminist and cultural studies. Sue Bridehead is reinstated as central to the novel, and to Hardy's bitter, polemical attack on the institutions of marriage, religion, education, sexuality, identity, gender and politics.

    Margaret Elvy is assistant professor, Dept of English, at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. She has written books on George Eliot, Margaret Atwood and Toni Morrison. She has three books on Thomas Hardy from Crescent Moon (Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Sexing Hardy: Thomas Hardy and Feminism).
     
     

    Thomas Hardy Studies Series    Bibliography and notes   188pp

    PAPERBACK   ISBN 9781617112968    £14.99 / $22.99

    HARDBACK   ISBN 9781861712714    £30.00 / $45.00

    E-BOOK   ISBN 9781617113438    £5.99 / $8.99
     

     

    ...there is nothing perverted or depraved in Sue's nature. The abnormalism consists in disproportion, not in inversion, her sexual instinct being healthy as far as it goes, but unusually weak and fastidious. Her sensibilities remain painfully alert notwith-standing, as they do in nature with such women. One point illustrating this I could not dwell upon: that, though she has children, her intimacies with Jude have never been more than occasional, even when they were living together. (I mention that they occupy separate rooms, except towards the end), and one of her reasons for fearing the marriage ceremony is that she fears it would be breaking faith with Jude to withhold herself at pleasure, or altogether, after it; though while uncontracted she feels at liberty to yield herself as seldom as she chooses. This has tended to keep his passion as lust at the end as at the beginning, and helps to break his heart. He has never really possessed her as freely as he desired.

    (Thomas Hardy, writing to Edmund Gosse about Jude the Obscure)
     
     
     



     

    Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Critical Study


    ...

    by Margaret Elvy

    A detailed and incisive analysis of Hardy's classic novel, using the latest research in feminism, gay, lesbian and queer theory, and cultural studies. Elvy offers a thorough reappraisal of Hardy's favourite heroine. She incorporates much of recent Hardy criticism, in which Hardy has been reappraised in the light of materialist, psychoanalytic, gender, poststructuralist and feminist criticism.

    Margaret Elvy is assistant professor, Dept of English, at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. She has written books on George Eliot, Margaret Atwood and Toni Morrison. She has three books on Thomas Hardy from Crescent Moon (Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Sexing Hardy: Thomas Hardy and Feminism).
     

    Includes illustrations from editions of Tess.

    The book has been newly revised.

    Thomas Hardy Studies Series    Bibliography, illustrations and notes   192pp

    PAPERBACK   ISBN 9781861713872    £12.99 / $17.99

    HARDBACK   ISBN 9781861713704    £29.99 / $44.99
     

     
    "I have done it... He had come between us and ruined us, and now he can never do it anymore. I never loved him at all, Angel, as I loved you... Why did you go away - why did you - when I loved you so? ...I could not bear the loss of you any longer - you don't know how entirely I was unable to bear your not loving me! Say you do now, dear, dear husband; say you do, now I have killed him!"

    (Thomas Hardy, from Tess of the d'Urbervilles)
     

    Extract from Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles
     
     



     
     

    Sex, Death, Glitter, Gore and Lots of Money

    Jackie Collins and the Blockbuster Novel


    ...

    by Cassidy Hughes

    The glitzy, glamorous blockbuster phenomenon, as found in Jackie Collins, Jeffrey Archer, Stephen King, Jilly Cooper, Judith Krantz, is given an irreverent, sceptical once-over.
     
     

    Bibliography, notes  61pp ISBN 1-871846-61-7    £7.99 / $12.50
     
     


    PAGAN AMERICA

    NEW EDITIONS OF NEW POETRY FROM AMERICA

    Lust In America

    An Anthology of Women's Love Poetry From America


    edited by Jeremy Mark Robinson

    Passionate poetry from North America and Canada. The poetry is passionate, erotic, spiritual, irreverent, humorous, manic and always entertaining. There are many surprises in these anthologies,
     
     

    80pp   ISBN 1861712154 / 9781861712158     £8.00 / $16.00


    Romance In America

    An Anthology of Women's Love Poetry From America


    edited by Jeremy Mark Robinson

    Passionate poetry from North America and Canada. The poetry is passionate, erotic, spiritual, irreverent, humorous, manic and always entertaining. There are many surprises in these anthologies,
     
     

    80pp   ISBN 1861712162 / 9781861712165     £8.00 / $16.00
     


    Princess Diana

    in Culture, Media, Society, Feminism and the Arts

    by M.K. Pace

    This book offers an unflinching critical analysis of 'the most famous woman in the world'. Though featuring prominently in the popular press, TV, radio, magazines and so on, 'the Diana phenomenon' has been largely neglected by serious academic criticism. Topics studied include: the Princess of Wales as a Goddess-type and icon; Diana and the tabloids; Diana in women's magazines; Diana in the media; Diana, the monarchy, politics and the constitution; Diana and charity; gender, sexuality, romance and fantasy in the world of the Princess; Diana, image-making and her public persona; the Princess in the arts (in fiction, painting, pop music, etc); the media's portrayal of her personal life; the Princess in TV news and documentaries; Diana as media star and the cult of celebrity; the 'national mourning' of Diana; and how feminism has treated the Princess.
     
     

    Bibliography, notes, illustrations  180pp   ISBN 1-86171-044-5   £14.99 / $23.50  forthcoming
     



     
     

    FORTHCOMING

    Censorship
    Friedrich Nietzsche





























     
     
  • Princess Diana in Culture, Media, Society, Feminism and the Arts
  • Andrea Dworkin
  • 'Cosmo Woman': The World of Women's Magazines
  • Women in Pop Music
  • Cixous, Irigaray, Kristeva: The Jouissance of French Feminism
  • Julia Kristeva: Art, Love, Melancholy, Philosophy, Semiotics and Psychoanalysis
  • Luce Irigaray: Lips, Kissing, and the Politics of Sexual Difference
  • Helene Cixous I Love You: The Jouissance of Writing
  • Sex in Art: Pornography and Pleasure in Painting and Sculpture
  • Wild Zones: Pornography, Art and Feminism
  • The Erotic Object: Sexuality in Sculpture From Prehistory to the Present Day
  • Feminism and Shakespeare
  • Media Hell: Explorations of Radio, Television and the Press
  • D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover: A Critical Study
  • D.H. Lawrence: Infinite Sensual Violence
  • Sexing Hardy: Thomas Hardy and Feminism
  • Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure: A Critical Study
  • Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Critical Study
  • Sex, Death, Glitter, Gore and Lots of Money: Jackie Collins
  • Lust In America
  • Romance In America
  • Mystical America
  • Sacred America
  • Holy America
  • Spiritual America
  • Discovering the Goddess

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