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“It Is Difficult to Disengage a Single Thread from the Living Web of a Nation’s Literature”: Sarah Piatt and the Construction of Literary History

Karin L. Hooks

in American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056043
eISBN:
9780813053813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056043.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Arguing that the changing and more consolidated literary politics of the century’s turn helped make possible the canon wars of the twentieth century, this paper investigates the history of literary ... More


Misreading Anita Brookner: Aestheticism, Intertextuality and the Queer Nineteenth Century

Peta Mayer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620597
eISBN:
9781789629927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620597.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Anita Brookner was a best-selling women’s writer, Booker Prize winner and an historian of French Romantic art. However she is best known for writing boring, outdated books about lonely, single women. ... More


Pearls Scattered: An Introduction

Marilyn Booth

in Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694860
eISBN:
9781474408639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter introduces the book at the centre of this study, a mammoth biographical dictionary of 453 world women published in Arabic in Cairo 1893-6 at Egypt’s government printing press; and its ... More


The Aesthete in A Misalliance (1986)

Peta Mayer

in Misreading Anita Brookner: Aestheticism, Intertextuality and the Queer Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620597
eISBN:
9781789629927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620597.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter mobilises key nineteenth-century aestheticist motifs to render a Sapphic lesbian homoerotic in A Misalliance. Protagonist Blanche Vernon’s nympholepsy is related to the text’s sensual ... More


Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo

Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262274
eISBN:
9780823266418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262274.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo is the first scholarly book on an Italian American woman writer and it offers, as Anthony J. Tamburri notes in ... 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


Distributed Cognition and Women Writers’ Representation of Theatre in Eighteenth-Century England: ‘Thoroughly to unfold the labyrinths of the human mind’

Ros Ballaster

in Distributed Cognition in Enlightenment and Romantic Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474442282
eISBN:
9781474476904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442282.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Readers in the mid-eighteenth century were increasingly invited to translate their knowledge about the social extension of mind learned in the experience of theatre to ‘new’ prose forms of the ... More


Introduction: Mothering India

Susmita Roye

in Mothering India: Women's Fiction in English Shaping Cultural History (1890-1947)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190126254
eISBN:
9780190991623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190126254.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Indian Writing in English (IWE) today boasts of internationally renowned writers, both male and female. In comparison to the vast amount of critical work on contemporary women writers, the roots of ... More


Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries

Julie Vandivere and Megan Hicks (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954088
eISBN:
9781786944122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954088.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries seeks to contextualize Virginia Woolf’s writing alongside the work of other women writers during the first decades of the twentieth-century.  This volume ... More


Voicing Girlhood: Women's Life Writing and Narratives of Childhood

Jennifer Higginbotham

in The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters: Gender, Transgression, Adolescence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655908
eISBN:
9780748684397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655908.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the way early modern women represented their own girlhoods, raising questions about where and how girls spoke in early modern texts and what kinds of cultural work their ... More


The voices of Catholic women in Ireland, 1800–1921

Caitriona Clear

in Irish Catholic Identities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097317
eISBN:
9781781708569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097317.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

One aspect of Irish Catholic identity which has in the past often been overlooked is the experience of women. This was true not only for a male dominated-church, but also for a male-dominated ... More


Producers and Consumers of Popular Culture, 1900–60

Gerardine Meaney, Mary O'dowd, and Bernadette Whelan

in Reading the Irish Woman: Studies in Cultural Encounter and Exchange, 1714-1960

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318924
eISBN:
9781846319969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318924.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter five also looks at women as cultural producers. Popular literature provided the mean by which Irishwomen could develop public reputations as novelists and playwrights. From the nineteenth ... More


Caribbean Migrant Writers and the Politics of Return

Angelique V. Nixon

in Resisting Paradise: Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in Caribbean Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628462180
eISBN:
9781626746039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462180.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter two focuses on well-known Afro-Caribbean women writers, Jamaica Kincaid and Edwidge Danticat, who reside in the United States and make a significant contribution to “resistance culture.” ... More


Material Transgressions: Beyond Romantic Bodies, Genders, Things

Kate Singer, Ashley Cross, and Suzanne Barnett (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621778
eISBN:
9781800341463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621778.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Material Transgressions reveals how Romantic-era authors think outside of historical and theoretical ideologies that reiterate notions of sexed bodies, embodied subjectivities, isolated things, or ... More


'The World' and other unpublished works of Radclyffe Hall

Jana Funke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719088285
eISBN:
9781526115232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088285.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book presents a wide range of previously unpublished works by Radclyffe Hall. These new materials significantly broaden and complicate critical views of Hall’s writings. They demonstrate the ... More


Tracing Garden Networks: Katherine Mansfield and Elizabeth von Arnim

Bonnie Kime Scott

in Katherine Mansfield and Elizabeth von Arnim

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474454438
eISBN:
9781474477123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454438.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Investigating the connections between Mansfield and von Arnim, as well as ways that they differed in the style, enables us to appreciate a diverse set of creative attachments that early 20th century ... More


Sexual and Aesthetic Dissidences: Women and the Gate Theatre, 1929–60

Gerardine Meaney, Mary O'dowd, and Bernadette Whelan

in Reading the Irish Woman: Studies in Cultural Encounter and Exchange, 1714-1960

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318924
eISBN:
9781846319969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318924.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter six focuses in particular on the programme of plays produced by the Gate theatre from its foundation in 1929 to 1960. It points to the mixture of popular and more challenging modernist ... More


Virginia Woolf and Victoria Ocampo: A Brazilian Perspective

Maria Aparecida de Oliveira

in Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954088
eISBN:
9781786944122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954088.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This paper aims at investigating how Woolf influenced Ocampo’s literary production; it might be through Ocampo’s Testemonies or in her journal Sur. It also our aim to analyse how Ocampo divulged ... More


Hours in a Library: Virginia Woolf and Leslie Stephen

Nicola Wilson and Claire Battershill (eds)

in Virginia Woolf and the World of Books

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781942954569
eISBN:
9781789629392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954569.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Woolf's antipathy towards institutional libraries. Woolf questions the usefulness of a traditional library for women due to entry refusal, hostile environments, and the dearth ... More


The Lady and the Scientists

Gwyneth Jones

in Deconstructing the Starships: Science, Fiction and Reality

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853237839
eISBN:
9781786945389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237839.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay appeared in Strange Plasma, and was originally read at a meeting of the Preston Speculative Fiction Group. It discusses the representation of female writers in literature, focusing ... More


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