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History of British Women's Writing

The History of British Women's Writing, 1970-Present

Volume Ten

Editors: Eagleton, Mary, Parker, Emma (Eds.)

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This book maps the most active and vibrant period in the history of British women's writing. Examining changes and continuities in fiction, poetry, drama, and journalism, as well as women's engagement with a range of literary and popular genres, the essays in this volume highlight the range and diversity of women's writing since 1970.

About the authors

Linda Anderson, Newcastle University, UK Claire Chambers, University of York, UK Deborah Chambers, Newcastle University, UK Hywel Dix, Bournemouth University, UK Jane Dowson, De Montfort University, UK Mary Eagleton, independent scholar, UK Gabriele Griffin, University of York, UK Clare Hanson, University of Southampton, UK Elizabeth Wanning Harries, Smith College, USA Maroula Joannou, Anglia Ruskin University, UK Jeannette King, University of Aberdeen, UK Gail Low, University of Dundee, UK Rebecca Munford, Cardiff University, UK Emma Parker, University of Leicester, UK Ruvani Ranasinha, King's College London, UK Suzanne Scafe, London South Bank University, UK Susan Watkins, Leeds Beckett University, UK Imelda Whelehan, University of Tasmania, Australia Sue Zlosnik, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
 

Reviews

“It is a culturally sensitive, and nuanced collection of chapters, and will doubtless prove invaluable for researchers, teachers and students in the field. It will find a wide readership among literary historians and literary critics, alongside feminist theorists and scholars of the history of feminism, gender and cultural diversity. … it brings a much-needed perspective of multiplicity and variation to the more general study of literature.” (Karin Sellberg, Australian Feminist Studies, Vol. 33 (95), 2018)


“Since 1970, when feminist literary criticism and history began to appear, women's writing has entered an explosive new period of diversity and creativity. In the ambitious and capacious volume, co-editors Mary Eagleton and Emma Parker bring the history of British women's writing up to the present. In sixteen chapters, contributors review the astonishing range of work over the past five decades, put it in historical context, and explore ways to analyze it by genre, nationality, generation, and technology. The result is an indispensable tool for understanding how women's writing has developed and where its future may take it.” (Elaine Showalter, Professor Emerita of English, Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities, Princeton University, USA) 

“This is the only history and account of British women's writing from 1970 that manages to cover - brilliantly and succinctly in one volume - not only the entire range of literary genres and sub-genres of British women's writing of the period, but also non-literary genres such as digital media and journalism. The volume also addresses with verve and in depth, intellectual, political and institutional contexts that have shaped women's writing in the period. Covering writers from grande dames to contemporary rising stars, theatre to life writing, the essays are consistently accessible, lively, challenging and packed with expertly informed discussion. This book will certainly become the key companion text for anyone studying or interested in women's studies, women's writing, contemporary culture and writing.” (Patricia Waugh, Professor in the Department of English Studies, Durham University, UK)​

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The History of British Women's Writing, 1970-Present
Book Subtitle
Volume Ten
Editors
  • Mary Eagleton
  • Emma Parker
Series Title
History of British Women's Writing
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29481-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-29481-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-29480-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-57582-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 288
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