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The history of British women's writing / general editors, Jennie Batchelor and Cora Kaplan.

Format Book and Print
Publication Info Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2010]-[2018]
Description10 volumes : illustrations ; 23 cm
Subject(s)
Other author/creatorBatchelor, Jennie, 1976- editor.
Other author/creatorKaplan, Cora, editor.
Other author/creatorBicks, Caroline, 1966- editor.
Other author/creatorSummit, Jennifer, editor.
Other author/creatorSuzuki, Mihoko, 1953- editor.
Other author/creatorBallaster, Rosalind, editor.
Other author/creatorLabbe, Jacqueline M., 1965- editor.
Other author/creatorJoannou, Maroula, editor.
Other author/creatorLaird, Holly A., 1953- editor.
Other author/creatorHartley, Lucy, editor.
Contents v. 1. 700-1500 / edited by Liz Herbert McAvoy and Diane Watt -- v. 2. 1500-1610 / edited by Caroline Bicks and Jennifer Summit -- v. 3. 1610-1690 / edited by Mihoko Suzuki -- v. 4. 1690-1750 / edited by Ros Ballaster -- v. 5. 1750-1830 / edited by Jacqueline M. Labbe -- v. 6. 1830-1880 / edited by Lucy Hartley -- v. 7. 1880-1920 / edited by Holly A. Laird -- v. 8. 1920-1945 / edited by Maroula Joannou -- v. 9. 1945-1975 / edited by Clare Hanson and Susan Watkins -- v. 10. 1970-present / edited by Mary Eagleton and Emma Parker.
Contents v. 1: Introduction: writing a history of women's writing from 700 to 1500 / L. Herbert McAvoy & D. Watt -- Part I: pre-texts and contexts. Women and the origins of English literature / C.A. Lees & G.R. Overing -- Literary production before and after the conquest / C.A.M. Clarke -- The French of the English and early British women's literary culture / C. Batt -- Women writers in Wales / J. Cartwright -- Medieval antifeminism / A. Bernau -- Part II: bodies, behaviours and texts. Romance / C. Saunders -- Saints' lives / S. Horner -- Devotional literature / M.M. Sauer -- Marian literature / S. Niebryzdowski -- Late medieval conduct literature / M.J. Seaman -- Part III: literacies and literary cultures. Women and their manuscripts / C.M. Meale -- Women and reading / L. Farina -- Women and networks of literary production / E. Robertson -- Anonymous writers / L.H. McAvoy -- Women translators / A. Barratt -- Women's letters, 1350-1500 / J. Daybell -- Part IV: female authority. Christine de Pizan and Joan of Arc / N.B. Warren -- Mary of Oignies / J.N. Brown -- Bridget of Sweden / L. Saetveit Miles -- Catherine of Siena / A.C. Grisé́ -- Julian of Norwich / A. Appleford -- Margery Kempe / D. Watt -- 'A revelation of purgatory' / M.C. Erler.
Contents v. 2: Introduction / C. Bicks & J. Summit -- Part I: reading and writing. Reading women / H. Brayman Hackel -- Literary circles and communities / J. Crawford -- Women in early English print culture / A. Coldiron -- Part II: writing places: domestic settings. Household writing / C. Richardson -- Maternal advice / E. Snook -- Letters / L. Magnusson -- Playing spaces. The street / P.A. Brown -- The theater / M. Wynne-Davies -- Tudor courts. The courts / C. Sale -- Elizabeth I / C. Coch -- Part III: developing histories. Religious writing and reformation / N. Bradley Warren -- Race and skin color in early modern women's writing / S. Lyengar -- Translation/historical writing / C. Laoutaris.
Contents v. 3: Introduction / M. Suzuki -- Part I: networks, debates, traditions, discourses. Identifying as (women) writers / P. Salzman -- Channeling the gender debate: legitimation and agency in seventeenth-century tracts and women's poetry / M. Matchinske -- All about Eve: seventeenth century women writers and the narrative of the fall / S. Miller -- English civil war women writers and the discourses of fifth monarchism / K. Gillespie -- Part II: modes and sites. Seventeenth-century women's manuscript writing / V. Burke -- Reading seventeenth-century women's letters / S. Wiseman -- 'Herselfe livinge, to be pictured': 'monumental circles' and women's self-portraiture / P. Phillippy -- Part III: new perspectives on literary genres. 'More lively, parfett, lasting, and more true': Mary Wroth's indefensible apologies for poesy / C. Kinney -- Valuing early modern women's verse in the twenty-first century / P. Hammons -- Early modern English women dramatists (1610-1690): new perspectives / M. Wynne-Davies -- History, satire, and fiction by British women writers in the seventeenth century / M. Reeves -- Part IV: revisioning contexts. Critiquing the sexual economies of marriage / T. Jankowski -- 'The empire of man over the inferiour creatures': British women, race, and seventeenth-century science / C. Malcolmson -- Questioning gender, war, and the 'Old Lie': the military expertise of Margaret Cavendish / J. Wright -- Women, civil war, and empire: the politics of translation in Katherine Philips's Pompey and Horace / M. Suzuki -- English women's writing and Islamic empires, 1610-90 / B. Andrea.
Contents v. 4: Introduction / R. Ballaster -- Part I: debates. Woman's place / K. O'Brien -- Luxury / E.J. Clery -- The country and the city / C. Gerrard -- Part II: transformations. The politics and aesthetics of dissent / S. Achinstein -- The Scriblerian project / J. Campbell -- Women writers and the rise of the novel / K. Williams -- Part III: writing modes. Scribal and print publication / K. King -- Drama / J. Spencer -- The periodical / S.L. Maurer -- Letters and learning / M. Bigold -- Part IV: worlds of feeling. Religious love / J. Shaw -- Erotic love / T. Bowers -- The love of friendship / M. Haslett -- Part V: Overview. Critical review / R. Ballaster.
Contents v. 5: Introduction: defining 'women's writing'; or, writing 'the history' / J.M. Labbe -- Part I: 1750-1830: overviews. Women and print culture, 1750-1830 / M. Levy -- Women's travel writing, 1750-1830 / K. Turner -- Part II: 1750-1800: Revolutions in female writing. Bluestocking women and the negotiations of oral, manuscript and print cultures / B.A. Schellenberg -- '[T]o strike a little out of a road already so much beaten': gender, genre and the mid-century novel / J. Batchelor -- Anglophone Welsh women's poetry 1750-1784: Jane Cave and Anne Penny / S. Prescott -- The poem that ate America: Helen Maria Williams' ode on the peace (1783) / K. Davies -- Picturing benevolence against the commercial cry, 1750-1798: or, Sarah Fielding and the secret causes of romanticism / D. Landry -- Women writers and abolition / D. Coleman -- Charlotte Smith, Mary Wollstonecraft, and the romance of real life / S. Curran -- Charlotte Smith, Mary Robinson, and the first year of war with France / H. Guest -- Part III: 1800-1830: worlds of writing. The Porter sisters, women's writing, and historical fiction / D. Looser -- Joanna Baillie's emblematic theatre / B. Bolton -- National internationalism: women's writings and European literature, 1800-1830 / D. Saglia -- Jane Austen's critical response to women's writing: 'a good spot for fault-finding' / O. Murphy -- Mary Tighe and the coterie of British women poets in psyche / H.K. Linkin -- Influence, anxiety, and erasure in women's writing: romantic becomes Victorian / S.C. Behrendt.
Contents v. 6: Introduction : the 'business' or writing women / Lucy Hartley -- Part I: divisions of writing. The feminisation of literary culture / Joanne Shattock -- Gender, authorship, and the periodical press / Alexis Easley -- The professional woman writer -- Part II: reading places. Mapping the nation : Scotland and Britain / Suzanne Gilbert -- Representing Ireland / Margaret Kelleher -- Runaway discourse : women write slavery, race, and empire / Cora Kaplan -- Women writers and the provincial novel / Josephine McDonagh -- Library lives of women / Susan David Bernstein -- Part III: writing genres. Travel writing / Ella Dzelzainis -- Religious genres / Julie Melnyk -- Women playwrights and the London stage / Sharon Aronofsky Weltman -- Life writing / Valerie Sanders -- Scientific and medical genres / Claire Brock -- Part IV: reading women writing modernity -- Creativity / Alison Chapman -- Sensation, art, and capital / Lucy Hartley -- Writing across the class divide / Florence S. Boos -- Friendship and intimacy / Jill Rappaport -- Sympathy / Carolyn Burdett.
Contents v. 7: Introduction: a revolutionary moment / Holly A. Laird -- Part. I. Modern women. The (Irish) new woman: political, literary, and sexual experiments / Tina O'Toole -- Fin-de siècle Ouida: a new woman writing against the new woman? / Lyn Pykett -- The new woman in Wales: Welsh women's writing, 1880-1920 / Jane Aaron -- British women writers, technology, and the sciences, 1880-1920 / Lisa Hager -- Mediating women: Evelyn Sharp and the modern media fictions of suffrage / Barbara Green ; From the decadent to the queer. Female decadence / Joseph Bristow -- Re-writing Myths of Creativity: Pygmalionism, Galatea figures, and the revenge of the muse in late Victorian literature by women / Catherine Delyfer -- Venus in the museum: women's representations and the rise of public art institutions / Ruth Hoberman -- Women's nature and the neo-pagan movement / Dennis Denisoff ; From nation to the globe. This nation which is not one: Olive Schreiner's The Story of an African Farm / Holly A. Laird -- Geographies of self: Scottish women writing Scotland / Glenda Norquay -- Modern travel on the fringes of empire / Judy Suh -- Women writing Japan / Edward Marx -- Part II. Modern genres: From the story to the lyric. New women writing beyond the novel: short stories / Margaret D. Stetz -- Material negotiations: women writing the short story / Kate Krueger -- Women's lyric, 1880-1920 / Emily Harrington -- Vigo Street Sapphos: the Bodley Head Press and women's poetry of the 1890s / Linda H. Peterson -- From journalism to the war memoir. Women's slum journalism, 1885-1910 / S. Brooke Cameron -- Turn-of-the-century women writing about art, 1880-1920 / Meaghan Clarke -- The British female detective written by women, 1890-1920 / Joseph Kestner -- Writing modern deaths: women, war, and the view from the home front / Bette London.
Contents v. 8: Introduction. Modernism, modernity, and the middlebrow in context / Maroula Joannou -- Part I. Mapping modernism. Gender in modernism / Bonnie Kime Scott ; Exemplary intermodernists : Stevie Smith, Inez Holden, Betty Miller, and Naomi Mitchison / Kristin Bluemel ; Virginia Woolf and the aesthetics of modernism / Jane Goldman ; The art of bi-location : Sylvia Townsend Warner / Maud Ellmann -- Part II. Cultural hierarchy. The feminine middlebrow novel / Nicola Humble ; Women and comedy / Sophie Blanch ; The woman's historical novel / Diana Wallace ; "Queens of crime" : the "golden age" of crime fiction / Cora Kaplan -- Part III. Gendered genres. Poetry, 1920-1945 / Jane Dowson ; Drama, 1920-1945 / Rebecca D'Monté ; The woman journalist, 1920-1945 / Catherine Clay -- Part IV. The mobile woman. Caught in the triple net? Welsh, Scottish, and Irish women writers / Katie Gramich ; Women's writing in the Second World War / Gill Plain ; Women writing empire / Lisa Regan ; Women writing the city / Deborah Longworth ; Myths of passage : Paris and Parallax / Tory Young.
Contents v. 9: Introduction / Clare Hanson and Susan Watkins -- Part I. Changing forms. Post-war fiction: Realism and experimentalism / Kaye Mitchell ; Lyric, narrative and performance in poetry / Jane Dowson ; Look back in gender: drama / Gabriele Griffin ; Journalism / Deborah Chambers -- Part II. Reconstructing gender. Angry young women: education, class, and politics / Mary Eagleton ; Sex, censorship and identity / Kerry Myler ; The Second Wave / Leanne Bibby ; The aftermath of war / Kristin Bluemel -- Part III. Global politics. Responding to the Holocaust / Sue Vice ; Internal empire / Katie Gramich ; The transcultural tryst in migration, exile and diaspora / Sandra Courtman ; 'Witness literature' in the post-war novels of Storm Jameson and Doris Lessing / Elizabeth Maslen -- Part IV. Expanding genres. Double trouble: Helen MacInnes's and Agatha Christie's speculative spy thrillers / Phyllis Lassner ; Historical fictions / Diana Wallace ; Children's literature: ideologies of the past, present and future / Catherine Butler ; Science fiction / Susan Watkins.
Contents v. 10: Introduction / Mary Eagleton and Emma Parker -- Part I. Women and literary culture. Fiction: from realism to postmodernism and beyond / Clare Hanson ; Poetry on page and stage / Jane Dowson ; Mrs Worthington's daughters: drama / Gabriele Griffin ; Media old and new / Deborah Chambers ; Publishing and prizes / Gail Low -- Part. II. Feminism and fiction: evolution and dissent. The Grandes dames : writers of longevity / Maroula Joannou ; 'The monstrous regiment': literature and the women's liberation movement / Imelda Whelehan ; Writing the f-word : girl power, the third wave, and postfeminism / Rebecca Munford -- Part. III. Gender and genre. The gothic: danger, discontent, and desire / Sue Zlosnik ; Changing the story: fairy tale, fantasy, myth / Elizabeth Wanning Harries ; Disputing the past: historical fiction / Jeannette King ; Life lines: auto/biography and memoir / Linda Anderson -- Part IV. Writing the nation : difference, diaspora, devolution. Writing the nations: Welsh, Northern Irish, and Scottish literature / Hywel Dix ; Unsettling the centre: black British fiction / Suzanne Scafe ; Redefining Britishness: British Asian Fiction / Ruvani Ranasinha -- Part V. Writing now. Writing now / Claire Chambers and Susan Watkins.
Abstract "Volume 1 focuses on women's literary history in Britain between 700 and 1500. It brings to the fore a wide range of women's literary activity undertaken in Latin, Welsh and Anglo-Norman alongside that of the English vernacular, demanding a rethinking of the traditions of literary history, and ultimately the concept of 'writing' itself.
Abstract Rethinking the history of women's writing and literary history itself, this volume 2 examines the diversity of early women's writing (from verse and songs to household records and recipes), offering a new paradigm for understanding women's shaping roles in the literary, religious, and political movements of the sixteenth century.
Abstract During the seventeenth century, in response to political and social upheavals such as the English Civil Wars, women produced writings in both manuscript and print. This volume 3 represents recent scholarship that has uncovered new texts as well as introduced new paradigms to further our understanding of women's literary history during this period.
Abstract This volume 4 charts the most significant changes for a literary history of women in a period that saw the beginnings of a discourse of 'enlightened feminism'. It reveals that women engaged in forms old and new, seeking to shape and transform the culture of letters rather than simply reflect or respond to the work of their male contemporaries.
Abstract This period witnessed the first full flowering of women's writing in Britain. This illuminating volume 5 features leading scholars who draw upon the last 25 years of scholarship and textual recovery to demonstrate the literary and cultural significance of women in the period, discussing writers such as Austen, Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley."--Pub. desc.
Abstract Volume 7: "The ranks of English women writers rose steeply in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, contributing to the era's revolutionary social movements as well as to transforming literary genres in prose and poetry. The phenomena of 'the new' -- 'New Women', 'New Unionism', 'New Imperialism', 'New Ethics', 'New Critics', 'New Journalism', 'New Man' -- are this moment's touchstones. This book tracks the period's new social phenomena and unfolds its distinctively modern modes of writing. It provides expert introductions amid new insights into women's writing throughout the United Kingdom and around the globe."--Publisher's website.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and indexes.
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
Genre/formHistory.
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