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Forgotten Women The Writers

Author : Zing Tsjeng
ISBN : 9781788401159
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - Independent The women who shaped and were erased from our history. Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. The Writers celebrates 48* unsung genius female writers from throughout history and across the world, including the Girl Stunt Reporters, who went undercover to write exposés on the ills of 1890s America; Aemilia Lanyer, the contemporary of Shakespeare whose polemical re-writing of The Bible's Passion Story is regarded as one of the earliest feminist works of literature; and Sarojini Naidu, the freedom fighter and 'Nightingale of India' whose poetry echoed her political desire for Indian independence. Including writers from across a wide spectrum of disciplines including poets, journalists, novelists, essayists and diarists, this is an alternative gynocentric history of literature that will surprise, empower, and leave you with a reading list a mile long. *The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.

Silent Voices

Author : Brenda Ayres
ISBN : 031332462X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Some of the greatest English novels were written during the Victorian era, and many are still widely read and taught today. But many others written during that period have been neglected by scholars and modern readers alike. With the increasing interest in revising Victorian history and gender scholarship, especially through the rediscovery of lost texts written by women, this book is a timely and much needed study. The expert contributors discuss novels by such Victorian women writers as Grace Aguilar, Catherine Crowe, Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna, Annie E. Holdsworth, Ella Hepworth Dixon, Flora Annie Steel, Anne Thackeray, Sarah Grand, Marie Corelli, and others. These novels reveal perspectives of 19th-century British culture not present in canonized works and therefore revise our understanding of Victorian life and attitudes.

Rediscovering Forgotten Radicals

Author : Angela J. C. Ingram
ISBN : UOM:39015029970145
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Rediscovering Forgotten Radicals reintroduces the work of writers and activists whose texts, and often whose very lives, were passionately engaged in the major political issues of their times but who have been displaced from both the historical and the literary record. Focusing on seventeen writers whose common concern was radically to change the status quo, this collection of thirteen essays challenges not only the neglect of these particular writers but also the marginalization of women from British political life and literary history.

Lost Leaves

Author : Rebecca L. Copeland
ISBN : 0824822919
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Most Japanese literary historians have suggested that the Meiji Period (1868-1912) was devoid of women writers but for the brilliant exception of Higuchi Ichiyo (1872-1896). Rebecca Copeland challenges this claim by examining in detail the lives and literary careers of three of Ichiyo's peers, each representative of the diversity and ingenuity of the period: Miyake Kaho (1868-1944), Wakamatsu Shizuko (1864-1896), and Shimizu Shikin (1868-1933). In a carefully researched introduction, Copeland establishes the context for the development of female literary expression. She follows this with chapters on each of the women under consideration. Miyake Kaho, often regarded as the first woman writer of modern Japan, offers readers a vision of the female vitality that is often overlooked when discussing the Meiji era. Wakamatsu Shizuko, the most prominent female translator of her time, had a direct impact on the development of a modern written language for Japanese prose fiction. Shimizu Shikin reminds readers of the struggle women endured in their efforts to balance their creative interests with their social roles. Interspersed throughout are excerpts from works under discussion, most never before translated, offering an invaluable window into this forgotten world of women's writing.

Victorian Women Writers And The Woman Question

Author : Nicola Diane Thompson
ISBN : 0521641020
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Discusses the work of a wide range of women writers popular in Victorian England but neglected or forgotten since.

The Forgotten Female Aesthetes

Author : Talia Schaffer
ISBN : 0813919371
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Every now-canonical male aesthete once competed with what Talia Schaffer calls the female aesthetes, whose critical and popular success made them formidable contemporaries. Not only did these women make significant contributions to the development of feminist ideologies; they pioneered new literary strategies that were incorporated by their canonical successors.

The Origin Of The Modern Jewish Woman Writer

Author : Michael Galchinsky
ISBN : 9780814344453
Genre : Social Science
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Analyses the development of Jewish women's writing in relation to Victorian literary history, women's cultural history, and Jewish cultural history.

Making The Personal Political

Author : Jane Fenoulhet
ISBN : 9781905981373
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Making the Personal Political is an interdisciplinary account of a now forgotten success story in the history of the society and culture of the Netherlands. While Dutch women had apparently retreated into domesticity after gaining the vote in 1919, women writers were out there in the market place selling the inside story of women's lives. Eight case studies of women writers between 1919 and 1970 trace the unconscious politics of the personal in narratives of women's identity and experience through close readings of texts located in the culture of the time. Jane Fenoulhet, whose knowledge of Dutch literature and culture in the twentieth century is unparallelled in the English-speaking world, tracks the public representation of women's private project of self development to the moment when the personal is finally accepted as politically important in Dutch society.

The Oxford Guide To British Women Writers

Author : Joanne Shattock
ISBN : UOM:49015003016616
Genre : English literature
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British literary history teems with accomplished women writers, boasting the likes of Jane Austen and George Eliot, Charlotte and Emily Bronte, Maria Edgeworth and Fanny Burney, Mary Wollstonecraft and Annie Besant, Fay Weldon and Iris Murdoch, Margaret Drabble and A.S. Byatt, and so on. The Oxford Guide to British Women Writers provides in a single volume an accessible and stimulating guide to over four hundred British women writers, ranging from medieval mystics such as Julian of Norwich to modern novelists such as Anita Brookner and Edna O'Brien. Shattock includes novelists, poets, and playwrights, together with mystics, diarists, travel writers, scientists--even mystery writers such as Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, and P.D. James. A number of non-British writers who have influenced British literature also appear, including Anne Bradstreet, Sylvia Plath, Nadine Gordimer, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Doris Lessing, and Katherine Mansfield. Arranged alphabetically, the entries provide a brief outline of each woman's life, her major publications, contemporary critical reception, and an evaluation of significant features of her work, together with suggestions for further reading. In addition, the Guide features subject entries and provides an extensive general bibliography on women's writing. Concise, informative and well-organized, The Oxford Guide to British Women Writers will be an invaluable handbook for everyone interested in women's writing.

The History Of British Women S Writing 1970 Present

Author : Mary Eagleton
ISBN : 9781137294814
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.

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