feminism

Books

The poet and politics

As two new biographies and a massive collection of poems show, Denise Levertov's distinctive work and life remain relevant and rewarding.

Books

Flesh Made Word, by Emily A. Holmes

Emily Holmes endeavors, with the help of French feminist theories, to understand several of the medieval mystics who are most alien to 21st-century religious sensibilities.
Media

Once Upon a TimeMirror, Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman

Several current tales of Snow White nod at feminist critique—while leaving the old paradigms for female power and beauty intact.