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British Experimental Women’s Fiction, 1945-1975

Slipping Through the Labels

Editors: Radford, Andrew, Van Hove, Hannah (Eds.)

  • Refines a new research archive on mid-century British fiction by female novelists 
  • Reassess the relation of the authors to each other, to European vanguard movements, and to their myriad socio-economic, scientific and cultural contexts
  • Surveys and weighs recent debates and critical accounts of the 1945-1975 literary culture  
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About this book

This book scrutinizes a range of relatively overlooked post-WWII British women writers who sought to demonstrate that narrative prose fiction offered rich possibilities for aesthetic innovation. What unites all the primary authors in this volume is a commitment to challenging the tenets of British mimetic realism as a literary and historical phenomenon. This collection reassesses how British female novelists operated in relation to transnational vanguard networking clusters, debates and tendencies, both political and artistic. The chapters collected in this volume enquire, for example, whether there is something fundamentally different (or politically dissident) about female experimental procedures and perspectives. This book also investigates the processes of canon formation, asking why, in one way or another, these authors have been sidelined or misconstrued by recent scholarship. Ultimately, it seeks to refine a new research archive on mid-century British fiction by female novelists at least as diverse as recent and longer established work in the domain of modernist studies.

About the authors

Andrew Radford is Senior Lecturer in modernist and contemporary Anglo-American Literature at the University of Glasgow, UK. He has published The Occult Imagination in Britain 1875-1947 (2018) and has co-edited two previous collections of essays: Franco-British Cultural Exchanges, 1880-1940: Channel Packets (2012), and Modernist Women Writers and Spirituality: A Piercing Darkness (2017).  

Hannah Van Hove is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders at the Free University in Brussels, Belgium, where she is conducting a research project on British post-war experimental women's writing. She completed her PhD on the fiction of Anna Kavan, Alexander Trocchi and Ann Quin at the University of Glasgow, UK, in 2017. She is Chair of the Anna Kavan Society and sits on the editorial board of the Journal for Literary and Intermedial Crossings.

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-72766-6
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Hardcover ca. $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British Experimental Women’s Fiction, 1945-1975
Book Subtitle
Slipping Through the Labels
Editors
  • Andrew Radford
  • Hannah Van Hove
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
978-3-030-72766-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-72765-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 290
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