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Sellers, Susan

Works: 63 works in 342 publications in 7 languages and 13,346 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Psychological fiction  Experimental fiction  Biographical fiction  Interviews  Manuscripts  Stream of consciousness fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Artist, ed, Publishing director
Classifications: PR6045.O72, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Susan Sellers
The Hélène Cixous reader by Hélène Cixous( )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 2,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first truly representative selection of texts by Helene Cixous. The substantial pieces range broadly across her entire oeuvre, and include essays, works of fiction, lectures and drama. Arranged helpfully in chronological order, the extracts span twenty years of intellectual thought and demonstrate clearly the development of one of the most creative and brilliant minds of the twentieth century. The editor's introductions to each piece will be especially helpful to readers new to the writings of Helene Cixous
The Cambridge companion to Virginia Woolf by Sue Roe( Book )

49 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 2,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Woolf is now hailed as one of the greatest, most innovative writers of our age. This landmark collection of essays by leading scholars in the field addresses the full range of her intellectual perspectives - literary, artistic, philosophical and political. The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf provides original, new readings of all nine novels and fresh insight into Woolf's letters, diaries and essays allowing easy reference to individual themes and texts. The progress of Woolf's thinking is revealed from Bloomsbury aestheticism through her hatred of censorship, corruption and hierarchy to her concern with all aspects of modernism. The volume reflects the changing face of Woolf scholarship especially in the light of new feminist approaches, and explores the immense range of social and political issues behind her ongoing search for new narrative forms
A history of feminist literary criticism by Susan Sellers( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminism has transformed the academic study of literature, fundamentally altering the canon of what is taught and setting new agendas for literary analysis. In this history of feminist literary criticism, scholars chart the development of the practice from the middle ages to the present. The first section of the book explores protofeminist thought from the middle ages onwards, and analyses the work of pioneers such as Wollstonecraft and Woolf. The second section examines the rise of second wave feminism and maps its interventions across the twentieth century. A final section examines the impact of postmodernism on feminist thought and practice. --From publisher's description
The writing notebooks of Hélène Cixous by Hélène Cixous( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helene Cixous is among the most influential and original literary critics and feminist thinkers. This volume features a collection of pages from her writing notebooks, offering an insight into her radical thought and work. It ranges across the spectrum of Cixous' writing, including the concept of ecriture feminine
Myth and fairy tale in contemporary women's fiction by Susan Sellers( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Woman as gorgon, woman as temptress: the classical and biblical mythology which has dominated Western thinking defines women in a variety of patriarchally encoded roles. This study addresses the surprising persistence of mythical influence in contemporary women's fiction. Opening with the question 'what is myth?', the first section provides a wide-ranging review of mythography. It traces how myths have been perceived and interpreted by commentators such as Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Bruno Bettelheim, Roland Barthes, Jack Zipes and Marina Warner. This leads to an examination of the role that mythic narrative plays in social and self formation, drawing on the literary, feminist and psychoanalytic theories of Julia Kristeva, Luce Irigaray, Helene Cixous and Judith Butler to delineate the ways in which women's mythos can transcend the limitations of logos and give rise to potent new models for individuals and cultural regeneration." "In this light, Susan Sellers offers challenging new readings of a wide range of contemporary women's fiction, including works by A.S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Anne Rice, Michele Roberts, Emma Tennant and Fay Weldon. Topics explored include fairy tale as erotic fiction, new religious writing, vampires and gender-bending, mythic mothers, genre fiction, the still-pervasive paradigm of feminine beauty, and the radical potential of comedy."--Jacket
White ink : interviews on sex, text and politics by Hélène Cixous( )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These interviews from newspapers, journals and books address the major concerns of Cixous's critical work, such as her writing process, her views on literature, feminism, theater, autobiography, philosophy, politics, aesthetics, religion, ethics, human relations, and her roles as poet, playwright, professor, woman, Jew and French feminist theorist. Contains also two dialogues with Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida
Vanessa & Virginia by Susan Sellers( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel that imagines the relationship between Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf, sisters and alleged artistic rivals as told solely through the first person perspective of Vanessa
Feminist criticism : theory and practice by Susan Sellers( Book )

20 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hélène Cixous : authorship, autobiography, and love by Susan Sellers( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a clear and accessible introduction to the writings of Helene Cixous, novelist, dramatist and critic, whose work has had a major impact on feminist theory and practice. Susan Sellers, a major scholar on Cixous, provides a lucid account of Cixous's theoretical position, and in particular her distinctive theory of an 'ecriture feminine'. She discusses the development of Cixous's literary oeuvre in the context of this theory, and analyses a selection of the works in detail to illustrate the different stages in Cixous's writing career
Language and sexual difference : feminist writing in France by Susan Sellers( Book )

18 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accessible introduction to French feminist theory and contemporary French women's writing for non-French speakers. The book offers a context to this challenging, controversial body of work by giving clear accounts of the philosophical, post-structural and psychoanalytic debates which have had such an impact on French intellectual life in recent years, and to which French feminist writers offer a response
Writing differences : readings from the seminar of Hélène Cixous( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hélène Cixous : live theory by Ian Blyth( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book opens with an introduction and an overview of the key features of Cixous's theory of ecriture feminine (feminine writing). The various manifestations of ecriture feminine are then explored in chapters on Cixous's fictional and theatrical writing, her philosophical essays, and her intensely personal approach to literary criticism. The book concludes with an interview with Helene Cixous in which she discusses her influences and inspirations, and her thoughts on the nature of writing and the need for an ethical relationship with the world
The waves by Virginia Woolf( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Waves is one of the greatest achievements in modern literature. Commonly considered the most important, challenging and ravishingly poetic of Virginia Woolf's novels, it was in her own estimation 'the most complex and difficult of all my books'. This edition will be the most authoritative, most fully collated and annotated text available to scholars to date, and for considerable time to come. It maps the text of The Waves from the first British edition to all other editions published in Woolf's lifetime, as well as to all extant proofs. The text is presented in clearly readable form, with page-by-page direction to emendation, variants, and notes. The substantial introduction includes a detailed account of the novel's composition, publication and early critical reception. There are extensive explanatory notes on the text, a full chronology of composition and publication and a more general chronology covering Woolf's life and works"--
Delighting the heart : a notebook of women writers( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instead of full stops : a guide to writing and publishing non-fiction( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking reality by surprise : writing for pleasure and publication( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hľn̈e Cixous reader by Hľn̈e Cixous( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hľn̈e Cixous : live theory by Ian Blyth( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia, mon amour, ma soeur by Susan Sellers( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Given the choice by Susan Sellers( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Myth and fairy tale in contemporary women's fiction
The Cambridge companion to Virginia WoolfA history of feminist literary criticismThe writing notebooks of Hélène CixousMyth and fairy tale in contemporary women's fictionWhite ink : interviews on sex, text and politicsVanessa & VirginiaHélène Cixous : authorship, autobiography, and loveLanguage and sexual difference : feminist writing in France
Alternative Names
Sellers Susan Catherine 1957-....

Susan Sellers British author, translator, editor and novelist

Susan Sellers traductora británica

English (273)

Dutch (3)

French (2)

Swedish (2)

Polish (2)

Spanish (2)

Korean (2)