The Oxford Guide To British Women Writers

Author by : Joanne Shattock
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Publisher by : Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press
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Description : 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.


Modern British Women Writers

Author by : Vicki K. Janik
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Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries on 58 British women writers of the 20th century. Some of these writers were born in England, while others, such as Katherine Mansfield and Doris Lessing, came from countries of the former Empire or Commonwealth. The volume also includes entries for women of color, such as Kamala Markandaya and Buchi Emecheta.


Reader S Guide To Literature In English

Author by : Mark Hawkins-Dady
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.


British Women Writers And The Writing Of History 1670 1820

Author by : Devoney Looser
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Publisher by : JHU Press
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Description : Until recently, history writing has been understood as a male enclave from which women were restricted, particularly prior to the nineteenth century. The first book to look at British women writers and their contributions to historiography during the long eighteenth century, British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670-1820, asks why, rather than writing history that included their own sex, some women of this period chose to write the same kind of history as men—one that marginalized or excluded women altogether. But as Devoney Looser demonstrates, although British women's historically informed writings were not necessarily feminist or even female-focused, they were intimately involved in debates over and conversations about the genre of history. Looser investigates the careers of Lucy Hutchinson, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Charlotte Lennox, Catharine Macaulay, Hester Lynch Piozzi, and Jane Austen and shows how each of their contributions to historical discourse differed greatly as a result of political, historical, religious, class, and generic affiliations. Adding their contributions to accounts of early modern writing refutes the assumption that historiography was an exclusive men's club and that fiction was the only prose genre open to women.


The Cambridge Companion To Victorian Women S Writing

Author by : Linda H. Peterson
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Women's Writing brings together chapters by leading scholars to provide innovative and comprehensive coverage of Victorian women writers' careers and literary achievements. While incorporating the scholarly insights of modern feminist criticism, it also reflects new approaches to women authors that have emerged with the rise of book history; periodical studies; performance studies; postcolonial studies; and scholarship on authorship, readership, and publishing. It traces the Victorian woman writer's career - from making her debut to working with publishers and editors to achieving literary fame - and challenges previous thinking about genres in which women contributed with success. Chapters on poetry, including a discussion of poetry in colonial and imperial contexts, reveal women's engagements with each other and male writers. Discussions on drama, life writing, reviewing, history, travel writing, and children's literature uncover the remarkable achievement of women in fields relatively unknown.


A History Of Twentieth Century British Women S Poetry

Author by : Jane Dowson
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A History of Twentieth-Century British Women's Poetry offers a detailed evaluative documentary record of the publications, activities and achievements of a lively but undervalued literary community. Part literary history, part critical analysis, this comprehensive survey is organised into three historical periods (1900-45, 1945-80 and 1980-2000), each part introduced by a comprehensive overview in which the emerging names are mapped against cultural, literary and poetic events and trends. Individual essays reflect and stimulate continuing debates about the nature of women's poetry and cover a range of canonical and lesser-known, but significant, poets. They offer critical approaches to reading poems that engage with, for example, war, domesticity, modernism, linguistic innovation, place, the dramatic monologue, postmodernism and the lyric. A chronology and detailed bibliography of primary and secondary sources covering over 200 writers make this an invaluable reference source for scholars and students of British poetry and women's writing.


The Cambridge Companion To Women S Writing In Britain 1660 1789

Author by : Catherine Ingrassia
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Essays by leading scholars provide a comprehensive overview of women writers and their work in Restoration and eighteenth-century Britain.


Women And Literature In Britain 1800 1900

Author by : Joanne Shattock
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : These new essays by leading scholars explore nineteenth-century women's writing across a spectrum of genres. The book's focus is on women's role in and access to literary culture in the broadest sense, as consumers and interpreters as well as practitioners of that culture. Individual chapters consider women as journalists, editors, translators, scholars, actresses, playwrights, autobiographers, biographers, writers for children and religious writers as well as novelists and poets. A unique chronology offers a woman-centered perspective on literary and historical events and there is a guide to further reading.


Poetry And The Making Of The English Literary Past 1660 1781

Author by : Richard G. Terry
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press on Demand
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Description : Concentrating on the period 1660-1781, this book explores how the English literary past was made. It charts how antiquarians unearthed the raw materials of the English (or more widely) British tradition; how scholars drafted narratives about the development of native literature; and how critics assigned the leading writers to canons of literary greatness. Poetry and the Making of the English Literary Past also analyzes the various kinds of occasion on which the contents of the literary past are rehearsed. Discussed, for example, is the rise of Poets' Corner as a national shrine for the consecration of literary worthies; and the author also considers a wide range of poetic genres that lent themselves to recitals of the literary past: the funeral elegy, the progress-of-poesy poem and the session of the poets poem. The book concludes that the opening up and ordering of the English literary past occurs earlier than is generally supposed; and the same also applies to the process bywhich women writers achieve their own distinctive form of canonical recognition.


Nineteenth Century Short Stories By Women

Author by : Harriet Devine Jump
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This anthology brings together twenty-eight lively and readable short stories by nineteenth-century women writers, including gothic tales to romances, detective fiction and ghost stories. Containing short fiction by well-known authors such as: * Maria Edgeworth * Mary Shelley * Elizabeth Gaskell * Margaret Oliphant Nineteenth-Century Short Stories by Women also includes: * a scholarly introduction * biographies for each of the authors * full explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading * a critical commentary, publication details and historical context * a full and wide-ranging bibliography The bibliography of resources and further reading will enable those interested in pursuing research on any author or topic to do so with ease, and a thematic index will enable teachers to select material best suited to their courses.