Women Writers and Experimental Narratives

Early Modern to Contemporary

Editors: Aughterson, Kate, Philips, Deborah (Eds.)

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  • Examines experimental women's writing from the seventeenth century to the present day
  • Examines the work of well-known writers such as Angela Carter, Aphra Behn and Virginia Woolf, in addition to less widely-studied writers
  • Provides a serious re-valuation of a tradition of women’s writing as one of necessary experimentalism, questioning dominant stories, identities and rhetorical modes
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This book explores the history of women’s engagement with writing experimentally. Women writers have long used different narratives and modes of writing as a way of critiquing worlds and stories that they find themselves at odds with, but at the same time, as a way to participate in such spaces. Experimentation—of style, mode, voice, genre and language—has enabled women writers to be simultaneously creative and critical, engaged in and yet apart from stories and cultures that have so often seen them as ‘other’. This collection shows that women writers in English over the past 400 years have challenged those ideas not only through explicit polemic and alternative representations but through disrupting the very modes of representation and story itself.

About the authors

Kate Aughterson is Principal Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Brighton, UK, specializing in women’s writing and early modern drama. Her books include Renaissance Woman (1995), Webster: The Tragedies (2001), Aphra Behn: The Comedies (2003), Shakespeare: The Late Plays (2013) and she is co-author of Jim Crace: Into the Wilderness (2018) and Shakespeare and Gender (2020).


Deborah Philips is Professor of Literature and Cultural History at the University of Brighton, UK. Her books include: Writing Romance: Women’s Fiction 1945–present (2006), Fairground Attractions (2012)The Trojan Horse (with Garry Whannel, 2015) and Brave New Causes (with Ian Haywood, 1999). Her study of Sandy Wilson, And this is My Friend Sandy, will be published in 2020.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women Writers and Experimental Narratives
Book Subtitle
Early Modern to Contemporary
Editors
  • Kate Aughterson
  • Deborah Philips
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-49651-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-49651-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-49650-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 272
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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