... 1997) and Phyllis Lassner, British Women Writers of World War II: Battlegrounds of Their Own (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998). 5. Jane Dowson, Women's Writing, 1945–1960: After the Deluge (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, ...
Author: Clare Hanson
This volume reshapes our understanding of British literary culture from 1945-1975 by exploring the richness and diversity of women’s writing of this period. Essays by leading scholars reveal the range and intensity of women writers’ engagement with post-war transformations including the founding of the Welfare State, the gradual liberalization of attitudes to gender and sexuality and the reconfiguration of Britain and the empire in the context of the Cold War. Attending closely to the politics of form, the sixteen essays range across ‘literary’, ‘middlebrow’ and ‘popular’ genres, including espionage thrillers and historical fiction, children’s literature and science fiction, as well as poetry, drama and journalism. They examine issues including realism and experimentalism, education, class and politics, the emergence of ‘second-wave’ feminism, responses to the Holocaust and mass migration and diaspora. The volume offers an exciting reassessment of women’s writing at a time of radical social change and rapid cultural expansion.
'Ladies, Please Don't Smash These Windows': Women's Writing, Feminist Consciousness and Social Change 1918–38. ... 8 The History of British Women's Writing, 1920–1945. ... Jane Dowson, Women's Writing 1945–1960: After the Deluge.
Author: Sue Kennedy
Publisher: Liverpool English Texts and St
This volume contributes to the vibrant, ongoing recuperative work on women's writing by shedding new light on a group of authors commonly dismissed as middlebrow in their concerns and conservative in their styles and politics. The neologism 'interfeminism' - coined to partner Kristin Bluemel's 'intermodernism' - locates this group chronologically and ideologically between two 'waves' of feminism, whilst also forging connections between the political and cultural monoliths that have traditionally overshadowed them. Drawing attention to the strengths of this 'out-of-category' writing in its own right, this volume also highlights how intersecting discourses of gender, class and society in the interwar and post-war periods pave the way for the bold reassessments of female subjectivity that characterise second and third wave feminism. The essays showcase the stylistic, cultural and political vitality of a substantial group of women authors of fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry and journalism including Vera Brittain, Storm Jameson, Nancy Mitford, Phyllis Shand Allfrey, Rumer Godden, Attia Hosain, Doris Lessing, Kamala Markandaya, Susan Ertz, Marghanita Laski, Elizabeth Bowen, Edith Pargeter, Eileen Bigland, Nancy Spain, Vera Laughton Matthews, Pamela Hansford Johnson, Dorothy Whipple, Elizabeth Taylor, Daphne du Maurier, Barbara Comyns, Shelagh Delaney, Stevie Smith and Penelope Mortimer. Additional exploration of the popular magazines Woman's Weekly and Good Housekeeping and new material from the Vera Brittain archive add an innovative dimension to original readings of the literature of a transformative period of British social and cultural history.
Women's. Writing. in. the. Postwar. Period. Sharon. Wood. In. 1945, a remarkable and still little known, novel appeared in Italy. This novel was written at the beginning of war, but held up by the censors for its irreverent attitude ...
Author: P. Morris
This volume brings together specialists from a variety of disciplines to develop a deeper understanding of the social, political, and cultural history of women in Italy in the years 1946-1960. Despite being a time when women and the family were at the center of national debates, and when society changed considerably, the fifteen years following the Second World War have tended to be overlooked or subsumed into discussions of other periods. By focusing on the experience of women and by broadening the frame of reference to include subjects and sources often ignored, or only alluded to, by traditional analyses, the essays in this volume break new ground and provide a corrective to previous interpretive models.
... ed., Women's Writing 1945–1960: After the Deluge (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) for astute analyses of this novel. 31. Spalding, StevieSmith, p. 186 32. Miller, 'Introduction' to Betty Miller, OntheSide oftheAngels, pp.vii–ix.
Author: M. Joannou
Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
As Jane Dowson observed in Women's Writing, 1945–1960: After the Deluge (2003), the era was, after all, one in which “the gradual devolution of colonial rule, the fear of communism and the large immigration from the West Indies, ...
Author: Andrew Radford
Publisher: Springer Nature
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.
Women's Writing, 1945–1960: After the Deluge (2004); and Women, Modernism and British Poetry, 1910–1939: Resisting Femininity (2002). She is currently working on a monograph on Carol Ann Duffy for Palgrave Macmillan (2015).
Author: Mary Eagleton
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.
After the Deluge: Women's Writing 1945–1960 (Palgrave, 2003), Gillian Dow and Clare Hanson (eds), The Uses of Jane Austen: Austen's Afterlives (Palgrave, 2012), N.H. Reeve (ed.), Elizabeth Taylor: A Centenary Celebration (Cambridge ...
Author: M. Joannou
An original mapping of women's writing in the 1940s and 1950s, this book looks at Englishness and national identity in women's writing and includes writing from Scotland, Wales, Ireland the Indian subcontinent and Africa. The authors discussed include Virginia Woolf, Daphne Du Maurier, Doris Lessing and Muriel Spark.
Women's Writing, 1945–1960: After the Deluge. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. An exciting and lively collection of essays which reassesses the significance of women's writing in the fifteen years after the war. Duncker, Patricia.
Author: Paul Poplawski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This is the second edition of English Literature in Context, a popular textbook which provides an essential resource and reference tool for all English literature students. Designed to accompany students throughout their degree course, it offers a detailed narrative survey of the diverse historical and cultural contexts that have shaped the development of English literature, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day. Carefully structured for undergraduate use, the eight chronological chapters are written by a team of expert contributors who are also highly experienced teachers. Each chapter includes a detailed chronology, contextual readings of selected literary texts, annotated suggestions for further reading, a rich range of illustrations and textboxes, and thorough historical and literary overviews. This second edition has been comprehensively revised, with a new chapter on postcolonial literature, a substantially expanded chapter on contemporary literature, and the addition of over two hundred new critical references. Online resources include textboxes, chapter samples, study questions, and chronologies.
1 3 4 5 See Elizabeth Maslen, Political and Social Issues in British Women's Fiction, 1928-1968 (London: Palgrave, 2001); Dowson, Jane, 'Introduction', in Jane Dowson ed., Women's Writing, 1945-1960: After the Deluge (London: Palgrave ...
Author: N. H. Reeve
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Elizabeth Taylor (1912–75) is increasingly being recognised as one of the leading English novelists and short story writers of the middle of the twentieth century. Successive generations of readers have delighted in her subtle and penetrating exposures of the vanities and self-delusions of everyday life, her special sensitivity to frustration and disappointment, and the marvellous freshness of her wit and humour. Now, to mark the centenary of her birth, Elizabeth Taylor: A Centenary Celebration presents several new critical assessments of her work by leading academics, together with a sizeable number of Taylor’s uncollected or unpublished writings: short stories, including the first and the last she completed, essays on writers and writing, and a selection of letters to various correspondents, including Virginia Woolf and Elizabeth Bowen. Opening many previously unexplored perspectives on Taylor’s work, this volume will be essential reading for her admirers and for the wider study of the literature of her time.
Baker, Niamh, 1989, Happily Ever After: Women's Fiction in Postwar Britain, 1945–60, Basingstoke and London: Macmillan. ... in Jane Dowson, ed., Women's Writing 1945–1960: After the Deluge, Basingstoke and London: Palgrave, 148–61.
Author: D. Wallace
The historical novel has been one of the most important forms of women's reading and writing in the twentieth century, yet it has been consistently under-rated and critically neglected. In the first major study of British women writers' use of the genre, Diana Wallace tracks its development across the century. She combines a comprehensive survey with detailed readings of key writers, including Naomi Mitchison, Georgette Heyer, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Margaret Irwin, Jean Plaidy, Mary Renault, Philippa Gregory and Pat Barker.