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Donovan, Josephine 1941-

Works: 46 works in 323 publications in 6 languages and 14,635 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Short stories  Fiction  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about Josephine Donovan
Most widely held works by Josephine Donovan
Feminist theory : the intellectual traditions of American feminism by Josephine Donovan( Book )

65 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of the American feminist movement, looks at important leaders and theorists, and describes the influence of Marxism, Freud, and existentialism
Feminist literary criticism : explorations in theory by Josephine Donovan( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of five essays (plus preface and afterword) by noted feminist critics, this book provides an overview of the existing body of feminist literary criticism in order to promote an understanding of the issues feminist critics are currently discussing among themselves and with other critics. A theoretical framework for understanding this new critical direction is also proposed. The authors included in this collection are Cheri Register, Dorin Schumacher, Marcia Holly, Barbara Currier Bell, Carol Ohmann, Carolyn Heilbrun, Catharine Stimpson, and Josephine Donovan. (Ts)
Women and the rise of the novel, 1405-1726 by Josephine Donovan( Book )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has long been recognized that women writers played a significant role in the rise of the novel. Women and the Rise of the Novel is the first systematic theoretical study of early modern women's fiction showing how and why it helped shape the novel's identity. While most studies of the origin of the novel begin with the eighteenth century, Donovan traces women's literary traditions from the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries, focusing on the early modern period as a starting point. She examines works in Italian, French, and Spanish as well as English, highlighting the contributions of various women writers from Christine de Pizan to Jane Austen."--Jacket
Uncle Tom's cabin : evil, affliction, and redemptive love by Josephine Donovan( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full-length study of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's cabin
New England local color literature : a women's tradition by Josephine Donovan( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah Orne Jewett by Josephine Donovan( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the fall : the Demeter-Persephone myth in Wharton, Cather, and Glasgow by Josephine Donovan( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A continuation of Josephine Donovan's exploration of American women's literary traditions, begun with New England Local Color Literature: A Women's Tradition, which treats the nineteenth-century realists, this work analyzes the writing of major women writers of the early twentieth century-Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and Ellen Glasgow. The author sees the Demeter-Persephone myth as central to these writers' thematics, but interprets the myth in terms of the historical transitions taking place in turn-of-the-century America. Donovan focuses on the changing relationship between mothers and daughters-in particular upon the "new women's" rebellion against the traditional women's culture of their nineteenth-century mothers (both literary and literal). An introductory chapter traces the male-supremacist ideologies that formed the intellectual climate in which these women wrote. Reorienting Wharton, Cather, and Glasgow within women's literary traditions produces major reinterpretations of their works, including such masterpieces as Ethan Frome, Summer, My Antonia, Barren Ground, and others
Animals and women : feminist theoretical explorations( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV> Animals and Women is a collection of pioneering essays that explores the theoretical connections between feminism and animal defense. Offering a feminist perspective on the status of animals, this unique volume argues persuasively that both the social construction and oppressions of women are inextricably connected to the ways in which we comprehend and abuse other species. Furthermore, it demonstrates that such a focus does not distract from the struggle for women & rsquo;s rights, but rather contributes to it. This wide-ranging multidisciplinary anthology presents original material from scholars in a variety of fields, as well as a rare, early article by Virginia Woolf. Exploring the leading edge of the species/gender boundary, it addresses such issues as the relationship between abortion rights and animal rights, the connection between woman-battering and animal abuse, and the speciesist basis for much sexist language. Also considered are the ways in which animals have been regarded by science, literature, and the environmentalist movement. A striking meditation on women and wolves is presented, as is an examination of sexual harassment and the taxonomy of hunters and hunting. Finally, this compelling collection suggests that the subordination and degradation of women is a prototype for other forms of abuse, and that to deny this connection is to participate in the continued mistreatment of animals and women. </div>
Best stories of Sarah Orne Jewett by Sarah Orne Jewett( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond animal rights : a feminist caring ethic for the treatment of animals( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The feminist care tradition in animal ethics : a reader( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aesthetics of care : on the literary treatment of animals by Josephine Donovan( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this important new book from a distinguished scholar, Josephine Donovan develops a new aesthetics of care, which she establishes as the basis for a critical approach to the representation of animals in literature. The Aesthetics of Care begins with a guide to the relationship between ethics and aesthetics, leading to a reconceptualization of key literary critical terms such as mimesis and catharsis, before moving on to an applied section, with interpretations of the specific treatment of animals handled by a wide range of authors, including Willa Cather, Leo Tolstoy, George Sand, and J.M. Coetzee. The book closes with three concluding theoretical chapters. Clear, original, and provocative, The Aesthetics of Care introduces and makes new contributions to a number of burgeoning areas of study and debate: aesthetics and ethics, critical theory, animal ethics, and ecofeminist criticism."--Publisher's description
P.O.W. in the Pacific : memoirs of an American doctor in World War II by William N Donovan( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European local-color literature : national tales, Dorfgeschichten, romans champêtres by Josephine Donovan( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapter One: Local-Color Literature and the Colonizations of Modernity Chapter Two: The Irish National Tale Chapter Three: The Scottish National Tale Chapter Four: Dorfgeschichte: The German Village Tale Chapter Five: Romans Champêtres: French Provincial Literature Epilogue: A Sketch of the Local-Color Movement in Other Countries
Gnosticism in modern literature : a study of the selected works of Camus, Sartre, Hesse, and Kafka by Josephine Donovan( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and the rise of the novel, 1405-1737 by Josephine Donovan( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet Beecher Stowe : woman and artist by Edward M Holmes( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nu quan zhu yi de zhi shi fen zi zhuan tong = Feminist theory by Josephine Donovan( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An úir dhubh : .1. Black soil by Josephine Donovan( Book )

4 editions published in 1937 in Irish and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminist teori : Amerikan feminizminin entelektüel gelenekleri by Josephine Donovan( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Turkish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Uncle Tom's cabin : evil, affliction, and redemptive love
Alternative Names
Donovan, Josephine

Jo se pin Do no beon 1941-

Josephine Donovan American professor

Josephine Donovan Amerikaans professor

Josephine Donovan critique littéraire et écrivain

Josephine Donovan US-amerikanische Autorin und Literaturwissenschaftlerin

Josep'in Donobŏn 1941-

도노번, 조세핀 1941-

ドノヴァン, ジョゼフィン


Feminist literary criticism : explorations in theoryWomen and the rise of the novel, 1405-1726Uncle Tom's cabin : evil, affliction, and redemptive loveNew England local color literature : a women's traditionSarah Orne JewettAfter the fall : the Demeter-Persephone myth in Wharton, Cather, and GlasgowAnimals and women : feminist theoretical explorationsBeyond animal rights : a feminist caring ethic for the treatment of animals