Cambridge Scholars Publishing is very pleased to announce that Rituals of Death and Dying in Modern and Ancient Greece: Writing History from a Female Perspective, by Evy Johanne Håland, has been awarded the Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize by the American Folklore Society (AFS).
Representations of Female Identity in Italy: From Neoclassism to the 21st Century now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Representations of Female Identity in Italy: From Neoclassism to the 21st Century, edited by Silvia Giovanardi Byer and Fabiana Cecchini.
This volume explores a variety of iconic female characters in Italian literature, art and film who depict distinct representatives of female identity within this national culture. The contributors here apply various methodologies to characterize the evolution of women’s identity and their representation in such expressive modalities, drawing from literature, film, drama, history, the humanities, media and cultural studies. Cross-genre, cross-cultural, and cross-national explorations are also utilised here in order to underline the multifaceted ways in which de facto female characterization occurred. Continue reading
Modern Woman in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Rights, Challenges and Achievements now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Modern Woman in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Rights, Challenges and Achievements by Hend T. Al-Sudairy.
The first book to situate the Saudi woman in a broader cultural context, this text explores a variety of themes, historical developments, and social taboos. It also investigates a wide range of writing by Saudi women, beginning with the first attempt by a woman to write for the public in the middle of the twentieth century up to the peak of the Saudi woman’s literary production in this millennium.
This interdisciplinary volume discusses women’s leadership, representation in parliament, women’s rights, cultural barriers, and democratization process. Gender inequality remains one of the most important questions and a major barrier to human development.
U.S. Embassy – Cairo
March 8, 2017
CAIRO – On the occasion of March 8, International Women’s Day, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo convened a symposium to celebrate the publication of the book Daughters of the Nile. Compiled by Professor Samia Spencer of Auburn University, Daughters of the Nile features the stories of 38 Egyptian women whose bold visions have helped promote change. Organized in collaboration with the Women’s Association of Cairo, the symposium featured panel discussions with several of the women profiled in the book. Al Arabiya Cairo Bureau Chief Randa Abu Al-Azm moderated the discussions, and Hoda Badran, Head of the Egyptian Feminist Union, delivered closing remarks.
This March, Cambridge Scholars are proud to support International Women’s Day, which this year has #BeBoldForChange as its campaign theme. The World Economic Forum predicts that the gender gap won’t close until 2186 at its current rate, but International Women’s Day can be an important catalyst for driving greater change towards gender parity around the world.
The Demeter-Persephone Myth as Writing Ritual in the Lives of Literary Women now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Demeter-Persephone Myth as Writing Ritual in the Lives of Literary Women by Jana Rivers Norton.
This volume explores the life stories of Elizabeth Bishop, Virginia Woolf, Alice James, and Edith Wharton, whose individuation process mirrored Demeter/Persephone’s mythic journey from abduction and rage to purposeful reconciliation. These authors often courted humiliation and consequent exile by voicing what others did not want to acknowledge, yet each took restorative action to discover and preserve emotional and mental wellbeing.