Women and the Arts:
This collection brings together twelve essays that tackle the nexus between gender, literature, and the visual arts. While it provides a philosophical and theoretical background for some of the factors that shape female creativity, it also considers the contributions of particular writers and artists from the late 17th century to the contemporary scene. Mostly focusing on the U.S. context, the articles anthologized here further establish a dialogue with other cultural backgrounds, offering the reader a wider perspective of networks of women artists in several countries. The anthology is grounded in Gender Studies while adopting a transdisciplinary approach that combines a series of theoretical frameworks active in the contemporary academic context, such as ecocriticism, comparative literature, and postcolonial studies.