ESO Bibliographies: Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies

Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies and Southern Studies

Significant Works in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies

Beauvoir, Simone, Constance Borde, and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier. The Second Sex. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.

Butler, Judith. Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of “sex”. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2011.

—. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. New York: Routledge, 1990.

Cixous, Hélène, and Marta Segarra. The Portable Cixous. New York: Columbia UP, 2010.

Clément, Catherine, and Julia Kristeva. The Feminine and the Sacred. New York: Columbia UP, 2001.

Davis, Angela Y. Women, Race & Class. New York: Vintage Books, 1983.

Foucault, Michel. The History of Sexuality. London: Penguin, 1978. Print.

Friedan, Betty. The Feminine Mystique. New York: W.W. Norton, 1963.

Glassgold, Peter. Anarchy!: an Anthology of Emma Goldman’s Mother Earth. Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2012.

Hill-Collins, Patricia. Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment. New York: Routledge, 1991.

hooks, bell. Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics. New York: Routledge, 2015.

Irigaray, Luce. An Ethics of Sexual Difference. Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell UP, 1993.

Kristeva, Julia. Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection. New York: Columbia UP, 1982.

Lorde, Audre. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Berkeley: Crossing Press, 2007.

Mead, Margaret. Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies. New York: Morrow Quill Paperbacks, 1980.

Mohanty, Chandra T, Ann Russo, and Lourdes Torres. Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991.

Moraga, Cherríe, and Gloria Anzaldúa. This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2015.

Sandilands, Catriona. The Good-Natured Feminist: Ecofeminism and the Quest for Democracy. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1999.

Sedgwick, Eve K. Epistemology of the Closet. Berkeley: U of California P, 1990.

Showalter, Elaine. Inventing Herself: Claiming a Feminist Intellectual Heritage. New York: Scribner, 2000.

Spivak, Gayatri C. In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics. New York: Routledge, 1988.

Steinem, Gloria. Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1983.

Walker, Alice. In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens: Womanist Prose. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1973.

Wittig, Monique. The Lesbian Body. Boston: Beacon Press, 1986.


Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies and the American South

Arbour, Robert. “Figuring and Reconfiguring the Folk: Women and Metaphor in Part 1 of Jean Toomer’s Cane.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 55.3 (2013): 307-327.

Amende, Kathaleen. Desire and the Divine: Feminine Identity in White Southern Women’s Writing. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State UP, 2013.

Bibler, Michael. Cotton’s Queer Relations: Same-Sex Intimacy and the Literature of the Southern Plantation, 1936-1968. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009.

Brasell, R. Bruce. “Humid Time: Independent Film, Gay Sexualities, and Southernscapes.” American Cinema and the Southern Imaginary. 293-316. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2011.

Claviez, Thomas. “The Southern Demiurge at Work: Modernism, Literary Theory and William Faulkner’s ‘Dry September’.” Journal of Modern Literature 32.4 (2009): 22-33.

Crowell, Ellen. “The Picture of Charles Bon: Oscar Wilde’s Trip through Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha.” MFS: Modern Fiction Studies 50.3 (2004): 595-631.

Dozier, Judy. “Who You Callin A Lady?: Resisting Sexual Definition in The Color Purple.” Griot: Official Journal of the Southern Conference on Afro-American Studies, Inc 21.2 (2002): 8-16.

Gleeson-White, Sarah. Strange Bodies: Gender and Identity in the Novels of Carson McCullers. Tuscaloosa, AL: The U of Alabama P, 2003.

González Groba, Constante. “Carson Mccullers and Lillian Smith: The Intersections of Gender and Race in the Jim Crow South.” Journal Of English Studies 5-6. (2005): 119-138.

Jarraway, David R. “’Divided Moment’ Yet ‘One Flesh’: The ‘Queer’ Contours of American Gothic Today.” Gothic Studies 2.1 (2000): 90-103.

Jones, Anne Goodwyn, and Susan V. Donaldson Eds. Haunted Bodies: Gender and Southern Texts. Charlottesville, VA: UP of Virginia, 1997.

Ladd, Barbara. Resisting History: Gender, Modernity, and Authorship in William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, and Eudora Welty. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State UP, 2007.

 McPherson, Tara. Reconstructing Dixie: Race, Gender, and Nostalgia in the Imagined South. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2003.

Miller, Wendy Pearce. “Revising the ‘Conquering Male’: Constructing Gender in Ellen Glasgow’s Virginia.” Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South 14.1 (2007): 63-71.

Olson, Bobbi. “The Ambiguities of Gender in Eudora Welty’s ‘Petrified Man’.” Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction 7.2 (2007): 143-151.

Prenshaw, Peggy Whitman. Composing Selves: Southern Women and Autobiography. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State UP, 2011.

Peckham, Joel B. “Reconstructing Self, Sex, and the South: Minnie Bruce Pratt’s Walking Back Up Depot Street.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 55.2 (2013): 207-233.

Richardson, Riché. Black Masculinity and the South: From Uncle Tom to Gangsta. Athens, GA: The U of Georgia P, 2007.

Spencer, Leland G., and Joshua Trey Barnett. “Touring Homophobia: Understanding the Soulforce Equality Ride as a Toxic Tour.” Southern Communication Journal 78.1 (2013): 25-41.

Swinburne, Sandra. “Lilith in Mississippi: Reading Mythic Desire in If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem.” Mississippi Quarterly: The Journal of Southern Cultures 60.3 (2007): 481-500.

Yaeger, Patricia. Dirt and Desire: Reconstructing Southern Women’s Writing, 1930-1990. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2000.

Wise, Benjamin. “Sideways, Backwards, and Queer: Toward a New Southern Studies.” Journal of American Studies 48.3 (2014): 719-722.

Zaeske, Susan. “’The South Arose as One Man’: Gender and Sectionalism in Antislavery Petition Debates.” Rhetoric and Public Affairs 12.3 (2009): 341-368.


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