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Women's Writing 1945-1960

After the Deluge

Editors: Dowson, J. (Ed.)

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Women's fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction represent the complex nexus of continuity and change in the British consciousness following the Second World War. These essays restore the cultural and literary significance of women as readers and writers, examining their various transmutations of international, national and domestic politics. The women-centred writing illuminated in this collection also enhances the tradition-in-process of twentieth-century women's literature. Writers discussed include Iris Murdoch, Doris Lessing, Muriel Spark, Agatha Christie and Stevie Smith.

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KATHLEEN BELL Senior Lecturer in English, De Montford University, UK JOHN BRANNIGAN College Lecturer in English, University College Dublin JULIA BRIGGS Professor of English Literature, De Montford University, UK ALICE ENTWHISTLE Lecturer, University of the West of England, UK KATE FULBROOK Professor of Literary Studies and Associate Dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of the West of England, UK TAMMY GRIMSHAW In her final year of doctoral studies, School of English, University of Leeds, UK CLARE HANSON Professor of English, Loughborough University, UK MARY JOANNOU Senior Lecturer in English and Women's Studies, Anglia Polytechnic University, UK ELIZABETH MASLEN Senior Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, University of London LINDEN PEACH Professor of Modern Literature and Head of the School of Humanities, University of Gloucestershire, UK SARAH SCEATS Senior Lecturer, Kingston University, London CLAIRE TYLEE Senior Lecturer, Brunel University, UK DIANA WALLACE Lecturer in English, University of Glamorgan, UK SUSAN WATKINS Senior Lecturer in English Literature, School of Cultural Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University

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'This rich and lively collection adds new layers to our knowledge of twentieth-century writing by women. Exploring the worlds 'behind and beyond the fishnet curtains' of Britain in the 1940s and 50s, the essays remind us of the wealth of literary culture in the period, illuminating the contradictory desires and dreams of women writers in the aftermath of war, their sexual and spiritual longings, the appetite for wild fantasy and for closely scrutinising the everyday, the capacity for nostalgic retreat and for radical visions of the future. ' - Alison Light, Lecturer in English, University College London


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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women's Writing 1945-1960
Book Subtitle
After the Deluge
Editors
  • J. Dowson
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-1309-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-72440-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 239
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