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Robbins, Ruth 1965-

Works: 35 works in 187 publications in 3 languages and 8,195 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Psychological fiction  Biography  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Terminology  Romance fiction  Fictional autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: PR4167, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Ruth Robbins
Literary feminisms by Ruth Robbins( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Literary Feminisms provides a map for charting the difficult waters that feminist theories have created in literary studies. Ruth Robbins shows the reasons for the development of feminist literary critiques, explains the difficulties and exposes some of feminism's blindspots. A wide range of theorists is discussed from Wollstonecraft to Kristeva, showing the ways in which materialist, psychoanalytic and literary accounts of feminist thinking creatively intersect. Through a series of exemplary readings of texts such as Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray and Gilman's The Yellow Wall-paper she also points out how the student reader can begin to make her or his own feminist criticism, and can learn to engage with both the politics and poetics of the literature." "'This is a lively, straightforward and highly accessible introduction to the varieties of feminist criticism which are found today. Robbins gives a brief and very useful overview of the history of recent feminist thought ... Particularly useful are the feminist readings she offers: exemplar of how to turn theory into practice. I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to my own students Robbins writes with confidence and clarity. She explains critical concepts lucidly: her aim is to enable not over-awe, her audience. Even a student sceptical about feminist theory would gain greatly from this work, and those who already believe themselves familiar with the field will be led to see familiar texts - both theoretical and literary - in fresh ways. Literary Feminisms provides an invaluable introduction to its field' - Kate Flint, Linacre College, Oxford."--Jacket
Key concepts in literary theory by Julian Wolfreys( Book )

37 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Key Concepts in Literary Theory presents the student of literary and critical studies with a broad range of accessible, precise and authoritative definitions of the most significant terms and concepts currently used in psychoanalytic, poststructuralist, Marxist, feminist and postcolonial literary studies." "The volume also provides clear and useful definitions of the main areas of literary, critical and cultural theory, supported by bibliographies and an expanded chronology of major thinkers. Accompanying the chronology are short biographies of major works by each critic or theorist."--Jacket
Oscar Wilde by Ruth Robbins( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Wilde's reputation has shifted dramatically during the twentieth century from outcast in the wake of his trials for homosexual offences, to martyr to the gay cause in the 1980s and '90s, to important figure in the history of writing in English. Ruth Robbins introduces Wilde through a focus on his manipulations of genre and sets Wilde's life and work in its literary and cultural context
The Continuum encyclopedia of modern criticism and theory( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Continuum Encyclopedia of Modern Criticism and Theory offers the student and scholar of literary and cultural studies the most comprehensive, single volume guide to the history and development of modern criticism in the humanities. In a clearly organized format, this major reference work takes the reader through introductions to historically influential philosophers, literary critics, schools of thought and movements from Spinoza and Descartes to Phenomenology and Heidegger, before turning to its three principal areas of critical attention: Europe, North America and Great Britain."--Publisher's website
Victorian Gothic : literary and cultural manifestations in the nineteenth century by Julian Wolfreys( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To what extent did the Gothic haunt the nineteenth century? <EM>Victorian Gothic</EM> seeks to answer this as it introduces the reader to a timely revision of notions of the Gothic in all its manifestations. The Gothic is found to haunt all aspects of Victorian literature and culture. Moreover, <EM>Victorian Gothic </EM>connects its disparate areas of research in returning repeatedly to the question of the constitution of the subject, in a study of the Victorians from the 1830s to the 1890s
The French connections of Jacques Derrida by Julian Wolfreys( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French Connections of Jacques Derrida offers stimulating and accessible essays that address, for the first time, the issue of Derrida's relation to French poetics, writing, thought, and culture. In addition to offering considerations of Derrida through studies of such significant French authors as Mallarme, Baudelaire, Valery, Laporte, Ponge, Perec, Blanchot, and Barthes, the book also reassesses the development of Derrida's work in the context of structuralism, biology, and linguistics in the 1960s, and looks at the possible relationships between Derrida's writing and that of the Surrealist and Oulipa groups. Derrida is introduced as one whose work is as much poetic as it is philosophical, and who is strikingly French and yet not unproblematically so
Victorian identities : social and cultural formations in nineteenth-century literature by Ruth Robbins( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pater to Forster, 1873-1924 by Ruth Robbins( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pater to Forster, 1873 1924" covers a period often named as an "age of transition", which exists uneasily between the apparent moral certainties of the Victorian age and the advent of a modernist aesthetics of instability and uncertainty. Ruth Robbins considers some of the central literary categories and themes of the period in writings by major and "minor" writers - decadence, realism and naturalism, nostalgia, New Woman writing, degeneration, imperialism and early modernism - to create a complex picture of transitions, continuities and breaks with the past
Subjectivity by Ruth Robbins( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth Robbins examines the diverse factors which shape the self in language. Through readings of autobiographical texts written during the last three centuries, she argues for a concept of subjectivity that takes account of the material world in which selves come into being
Applying-- to Derrida( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British short story by Emma Liggins( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The short story remains a crucial if neglected - part of British literary heritage. This accessible and up-to-date critical overview maps out the main strands and figures that shaped the British short story and novella from the 1850s to the present. It offers new readings of both classic and forgotten texts in a clear, jargon-free way"--Provided by publisher
The importance of being earnest, Oscar Wilde by Ruth Robbins( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical advice for women, 1830-1915( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Franklin's prologue and tale, Geoffrey Chaucer : note by Ruth Robbins( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Villette by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls' boarding school in the small town of Villette. There she struggles to retain her self-possession in the face of unruly pupils, an initially suspicious headmaster, and her own complex feelings, first for the school's English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor, Paul Emmanuel. Charlotte Brontë's last and most autobiographical novel is a powerfully moving study of isolation and the pain of unrequited love, narrated by a heroine determined to preserve an independent spirit in the face of adverse circumstances
Meeting Dixie Evans : how to burlesque by Raimundas Malašauskas( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El escritor y comisario lituano Raimundas Malašauskas pone en escena una sesión ficticia de espiritismo con otros cinco participantes: el mito burlesco Dixie Evans, el artista Christodoulos Panayiotou, la crítica literaria Ruth Robbins, la artista Jessica Warboys y la bailarina Hélène Vanel. El texto coral espiritista arranca con una llamada telefónica de la actriz Sally Rand, quien finge ser el presidente Roosevelt e informa a la horrorizada Dixie Evans sobre la muerte de Marilyn Monroe en 1962. "Catapultar" y "reinterpretar" han sido palabras clave para el movimiento neoburlesco en Estados Unidos y Europa desde 1990. Los participantes hablan acerca del momento de reinterpretar trajes, cuerpos y tropos, cuando la excitación desata la atracción sexual y social
As if I were dead : an interview with Jacques Derrida = Als ob ich tot wäre : ein Interview mit Jacques Derrida by Jacques Derrida( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in German and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nights at the circus, Angela Carter : note by Ruth Robbins( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The importance of being earnest : York notes advanced by Ruth Robbins( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building on the formula of York Notes, this Advanced series introduces students to more sophisticated analysis and wider critical perspectives. Previous ed.: 1999
Ten Pre-Raphaelite poems( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Literary feminisms
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Robbins, R. 1965-

English (165)

German (1)

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Key concepts in literary theoryOscar WildeThe Continuum encyclopedia of modern criticism and theoryVictorian Gothic : literary and cultural manifestations in the nineteenth centuryThe French connections of Jacques DerridaVictorian identities : social and cultural formations in nineteenth-century literaturePater to Forster, 1873-1924Subjectivity