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Who Is That Old Woman?

Ann Burack-Weiss

in The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231151849
eISBN:
9780231525336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151849.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses the influence of age, period, and cohort effects on the life and writing of the noted women authors who are quoted throughout in the text. A timeline of female authors of the ... More


The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life

Ann Burack-Weiss

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231151849
eISBN:
9780231525336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151849.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

When she started working with the aged more than forty years ago, Ann Burack-Weiss began storing the knowledge and skills she thought would help when she got old herself. It was not until she hit her ... More


Women's Work: Labour, Gender, Authorship, 1750-1830

Jennie Batchelor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082573
eISBN:
9781781701829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082573.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book challenges influential accounts about gender and the novel by revealing the complex ways in which labour informed the lives and writing of a number of middling and genteel women authors ... More


Coda: reading labour and writing women's literary history

Jennie Batchelor

in Women's Work: Labour, Gender, Authorship, 1750-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082573
eISBN:
9781781701829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082573.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Despite three decades of groundbreaking feminist scholarship, the project of writing women's literary history is still, to an extent, overshadowed by the critical narratives about professionalism, ... More


Author-izing the Female: Women Loving Women Loving Women

Jeanne Cortiel

in Demand My Writing: Joanna Russ, Feminism, Science Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236146
eISBN:
9781781380512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236146.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

To confront patriarchy's definition of the woman as the ‘eternal’ non-writer, ‘essentialist’ feminist discourses construct a female literary tradition based on a shared biology. Joanna Russ takes ... More


Ravinder Randhawa

Sara Upstone

in British Asian Fiction: Twenty-first Century Voices

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078323
eISBN:
9781781703229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078323.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Born in India in 1952 but raised in Warwickshire from the age of seven, Ravinder Randhawa operated under the radar of mainstream literary criticism. Well-known, however, within the Asian writing ... More


Authors

Rachel M. Brownstein

in Why Jane Austen?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153911
eISBN:
9780231527248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153911.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter talks about eighteenth-century women's authorship. The pre-texts of two unsigned first novels that support Jane Austen's brief career as a publishing writer suggests the predicament of ... More


The art of love

Susana Onega

in Jeanette Winterson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068386
eISBN:
9781781701126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the novel Written on the Body. The publication of Written on the Body marked a change from the structural complexity of Sexing the Cherry, with its duplications and ... More


Assia Djebar: History, Selfhood and the Possession of Knowledge

in Autobiography and Independence: Selfhood and Creativity in North African Postcolonial Writing in French

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236597
eISBN:
9781846312625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236597.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines two texts by Assia Djebar: L'Amour, la fantasia (1985) and Vaste est la prison (1995). It considers the ways in which Djebar seeks a path to the liberation of the self and of ... More


Authors and Authorities

Mae G. Henderson

in Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora: Black Women Writing and Performing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195116595
eISBN:
9780199375219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116595.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, Women's Literature

Citing historical examples of the “nasty review” and its sometimes tragic consequences, the chapter argues that while a reviewer can rescue a book from obscurity with a favorable review, a harsh ... More


Of priests and prophets

Susana Onega

in Jeanette Winterson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068386
eISBN:
9781781701126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. The back cover of the 1990 Pandora Press edition described Oranges as the ‘touching and humorous account of an unusual ... More


Multiple selves and worlds

Susana Onega

in Jeanette Winterson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068386
eISBN:
9781781701126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Winterson's seventh novel, Gut Symmetries (1997), the story of three narrator-characters, Alice, Jove and Stella, the first of whom is a Cambridge postgraduate student of New ... More


History and storytelling

Susana Onega

in Jeanette Winterson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068386
eISBN:
9781781701126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Winterson's third novel, The Passion. The Passion may be said to combine the parallel stories of two marginal witnesses to the Napoleonic wars, at the crucial moment in ... More


Introduction

Tamara C. Ho

in Romancing Human Rights: Gender, Intimacy, and Power between Burma and the West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839253
eISBN:
9780824871659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839253.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book investigates how gender is exchanged and differentially valued between varying cultural ideologies, produced in relation to other contemporaneous embodied performances, through an analysis ... More


Finding a Voice, Telling a Story: Constructing Communal Identity in Contemporary American Women's Writing

Lois Parkinson Zamora

in American Mythologies: Essays on Contemporary Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237365
eISBN:
9781846312540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237365.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter begins by explaining the differences between nineteenth-century male writers' privileging of silence and late twentieth-century female writers' efforts to rectify the imbalances that ... More


Introduction

Susana Onega

in Jeanette Winterson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068386
eISBN:
9781781701126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter presents an introduction to the life and works of Jeanette Winterson. Winterson was born in Manchester on 27 August 1959 and brought up in the nearby mill-town of Accrington, Lancashire, ... More


Playing the Field/Performing ‘the Personal’ in Maryse Condé's Interviews

Eva Sansavior

in Postcolonial Poetics: Genre and Form

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317453
eISBN:
9781846317187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317187.006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

One of the distinguishing, and also critically overlooked, features of Guadeloupian female author, Maryse Condé's work has been the significant number of interviews she has given in various media in ... More


Conclusion

Susana Onega

in Jeanette Winterson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068386
eISBN:
9781781701126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. Jeanette Winterson has achieved international recognition as one of the leading present-day British writers. No longer of exclusive ... More


Women, Uterine Replicators, and Sexuality

Edward James

in Lois McMaster Bujold

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039324
eISBN:
9780252097379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039324.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the feminist themes explored in Bujold's fictional work. For Bujold, feminism involves far more than writing about women. Bujold herself wondered if, in her writing, disability ... More


Only connect …

Susana Onega

in Jeanette Winterson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068386
eISBN:
9781781701126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the novel Lighthousekeeping. In 2003, Jeanette Winterson said that all the books she had written from Oranges to The Power Book ‘make a cycle or a series’ and should be seen ... More


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