Forgotten Women The Writers

Forgotten Women  The Writers

'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice.

Author: Zing Tsjeng

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781788401159

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - Independent The women who shaped and were erased from our history. Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. The Writers celebrates 48* unsung genius female writers from throughout history and across the world, including the Girl Stunt Reporters, who went undercover to write exposés on the ills of 1890s America; Aemilia Lanyer, the contemporary of Shakespeare whose polemical re-writing of The Bible's Passion Story is regarded as one of the earliest feminist works of literature; and Sarojini Naidu, the freedom fighter and 'Nightingale of India' whose poetry echoed her political desire for Indian independence. Including writers from across a wide spectrum of disciplines including poets, journalists, novelists, essayists and diarists, this is an alternative gynocentric history of literature that will surprise, empower, and leave you with a reading list a mile long. *The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Forgotten Women The Artists

Forgotten Women  The Artists

With chapters ranging from Figurative to Photography, and Craft to Conceptual, this is an alternative guide to art history that demonstrates the broad range of artistic movements that included, and were often pioneered by, female artists ...

Author: Zing Tsjeng

Publisher: Cassell

ISBN: 1788400631

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 790

Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. From leaders and scientists to artists and writers, the fascinating stories of these women that time forgot are now celebrated, putting their achievements firmly back on the map. The Artists brings together the stories of 48* brilliant woman artists who made huge yet unacknowledged contributions to the history of art, including Camille Claudel, the extraordinarily talented sculptor who was always unfairly overshadowed by her lover, Rodin; Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, who has been claimed as the true originator of Marcel Duchamp's Fountain; and Ana Mendieta, the Cuban refugee who approached violence against women through her performance art before her own untimely death. With chapters ranging from Figurative to Photography, and Craft to Conceptual, this is an alternative guide to art history that demonstrates the broad range of artistic movements that included, and were often pioneered by, female artists who have been largely overlooked. *The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.
Categories: Social Science

Forgotten Women

Forgotten Women

From leaders and scientists to artists and writers, the fascinating stories of these women that time forgot are now celebrated, putting their achievements firmly back on the map.

Author: Zing Tsjeng

Publisher: Cassell

ISBN: 1788400410

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 159

Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. From leaders and scientists to artists and writers, the fascinating stories of these women that time forgot are now celebrated, putting their achievements firmly back on the map. The Leaders weaves together 48* unforgettable portraits of the true pioneers and leaders who made huge yet unacknowledged contributions to history, including Grace O'Malley, the 16th century Irish pirate queen; Sylvia Rivera, who spearheaded the modern transgender rights movement; and Agent 355, the unknown rebel spy who played a pivotal role in the American Revolution. Chapters including Rebels; Warriors; Rulers; Activists and Reformers shine a light on the rebellious women who defied the odds, and the opposition, to change the world around them. *The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.
Categories: Social Science

Silent Voices

Silent Voices

These novels reveal perspectives of 19th-century British culture not present in canonized works and therefore revise our understanding of Victorian life and attitudes.

Author: Brenda Ayres

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031332462X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 670

Some of the greatest English novels were written during the Victorian era, and many are still widely read and taught today. But many others written during that period have been neglected by scholars and modern readers alike. With the increasing interest in revising Victorian history and gender scholarship, especially through the rediscovery of lost texts written by women, this book is a timely and much needed study. The expert contributors discuss novels by such Victorian women writers as Grace Aguilar, Catherine Crowe, Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna, Annie E. Holdsworth, Ella Hepworth Dixon, Flora Annie Steel, Anne Thackeray, Sarah Grand, Marie Corelli, and others. These novels reveal perspectives of 19th-century British culture not present in canonized works and therefore revise our understanding of Victorian life and attitudes.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Victorian Quartet

A Victorian Quartet

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0955210658

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 297

View: 336

Categories: Children's stories, English

Thanks for Typing

Thanks for Typing

This collection uncovers the wives, daughters, mothers, companions and female assistants who laboured in the shadows of famous men.

Author: Juliana Dresvina

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781350150065

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 602

This collection uncovers the wives, daughters, mothers, companions and female assistants who laboured in the shadows of famous men. Revealing the reality of uncredited female contributions throughout history, this book highlights the work of neglected and forgotten women associated with celebrated male writers, scholars, activists and politicians. As the #ThanksforTyping movement has shown, anonymous women working to support the work of their male relations and colleagues has been, and often still is, a universal phenomenon. These essays show just how long intelligent and determined women have been sidelined, ignored or forgotten throughout history. From a learned and saintly 5th century Byzantine empress, to the wife of Ghana's first president, to the mother of the poet Philip Larkin, these women have their voices returned to them in these chapters. Spanning ancient times to the modern day, they return agency to women who occupied crucial roles behind the scenes, but were always restricted to the supporting role they were obliged to play. The universal importance of these women take on new meaning in our modern era where women's voices are becoming ever-louder and increasingly recognised through the #ThanksforTyping movement.
Categories: History

Rediscovering Forgotten Radicals

Rediscovering Forgotten Radicals

Rediscovering Forgotten Radicals: British Women Writers, 1889-1939

Author: Angela J. C. Ingram

Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press

ISBN: UOM:39015029970145

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 319

View: 544

Rediscovering Forgotten Radicals: British Women Writers, 1889-1939
Categories: Literary Criticism

Lost Leaves

Lost Leaves

Rebecca Copeland challenges this claim by examining in detail the lives and literary careers of three of Ichiyo's peers, each representative of the diversity and ingenuity of the period: Miyake Kaho (1868-1944), Wakamatsu Shizuko (1864 ...

Author: Rebecca L. Copeland

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824822919

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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Most Japanese literary historians have suggested that the Meiji Period (1868-1912) was devoid of women writers but for the brilliant exception of Higuchi Ichiyo (1872-1896). Rebecca Copeland challenges this claim by examining in detail the lives and literary careers of three of Ichiyo's peers, each representative of the diversity and ingenuity of the period: Miyake Kaho (1868-1944), Wakamatsu Shizuko (1864-1896), and Shimizu Shikin (1868-1933). In a carefully researched introduction, Copeland establishes the context for the development of female literary expression. She follows this with chapters on each of the women under consideration. Miyake Kaho, often regarded as the first woman writer of modern Japan, offers readers a vision of the female vitality that is often overlooked when discussing the Meiji era. Wakamatsu Shizuko, the most prominent female translator of her time, had a direct impact on the development of a modern written language for Japanese prose fiction. Shimizu Shikin reminds readers of the struggle women endured in their efforts to balance their creative interests with their social roles. Interspersed throughout are excerpts from works under discussion, most never before translated, offering an invaluable window into this forgotten world of women's writing.
Categories: Literary Collections

Victorian Women Writers and the Woman Question

Victorian Women Writers and the Woman Question

This book was first published in 1999.

Author: Nicola Diane Thompson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521641020

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

View: 832

Discusses the work of a wide range of women writers popular in Victorian England but neglected or forgotten since.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Forgotten Female Aesthetes

The Forgotten Female Aesthetes

Schaffer (English, Queens College, City U. of New York) analyzes the complex dialogue between male and female aesthetes in late Victorian England, exploring the heretofore insufficiently recognized role that women such as Lucas Malet, Ouida ...

Author: Talia Schaffer

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813919371

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

View: 844

Schaffer (English, Queens College, City U. of New York) analyzes the complex dialogue between male and female aesthetes in late Victorian England, exploring the heretofore insufficiently recognized role that women such as Lucas Malet, Ouida, and others played in this influential late Victorian literary movement. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Literary Criticism

Forgotten Women

Forgotten Women

From Mary Anning, the amateur paleontologist whose fossil findings changed scientific thinking about prehistoric life and the Earth's history to Emmy Noether dubbed "The Mighty Mathematician You've Never Heard Of" and whose theorem is still ...

Author: Zing Tsjeng

Publisher: Cassell

ISBN: 1788400429

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 265

Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, haveformed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. From leaders and scientists to artists and writers, the fascinating stories of these women that time forgot are now celebrated, putting their achievements firmly back on the map. The Scientists celebrates 48* unsung scientific heroines whose hugely important, yet broadly unacknowledged or incorrectly attributed, discoveries have transformed our understanding of the scientific world. From Mary Anning, the amateur paleontologist whose fossil findings changed scientific thinking about prehistoric life and the Earth's history to Emmy Noether dubbed "The Mighty Mathematician You've Never Heard Of" and whose theorem is still critical to modern physics - these are the stories of some truly remarkable women. Chapters including Earth & Universe; Biology & Natural Sciences; Medicine & Psychology; Physics & Chemistry; Mathematics and Technology & Inventions profile the female scientists who have defied the odds, and the opposition, to change the world around us. *The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.
Categories: Social Science

The History of British Women s Writing 1970 Present

The History of British Women s Writing  1970 Present

[to] make women's writing central ... to provide a place for women to publish and be published in a context where others ... A Literature of Their Own (1977), Callil records, led directly to the revival of forgotten women writers of the ...

Author: Mary Eagleton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137294814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 709

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Forgotten Engagements

Forgotten Engagements

Women, Literature and the Left in 1930s France Angela Kershaw ... narratives of history and the canon of literary history. the task of rediscovering forgotten women writers is by no means completed. this rediscovery implies an ongoing ...

Author: Angela Kershaw

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789401204118

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

View: 491

This study is the first to examine the contribution made by women writers to politically committed literature in 1930s France. Its purpose is to bring to light the work of female authors of left-wing fiction whose novels are comparable to those of well-known male practitioners of littérature engagée, such as Paul Nizan and Louis Aragon. It analyses the work of Madeleine Pelletier, Simone Téry, Edith Thomas, Henriette Valet and Louise Weiss in the context of the inter-war models of committed literature in relation to which they were produced. Consideration of this body of fictional texts, not previously brought together by literary historians, shows how women were able to relate to fiction and to politics in inter-war France. Situating the novels within their social, historical, literary and political environment, the book contributes to the literary and cultural history of twentieth century France. The analysis of inter-war political writing by women calls into question the criteria against which women’s writing has been evaluated by feminist scholarship.
Categories: Social Science

Women Novelists Before Jane Austen

Women Novelists Before Jane Austen

In this book, Brian Corman explores the question of how and why this came about.

Author: Brian Corman

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442692473

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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By the time Ian Watt published The Rise of the Novel. in 1957, it was clear that many women novelists before Jane Austen had been overlooked in critical studies of literature and that some of them had been completely forgotten by the reading public. In this book, Brian Corman explores the question of how and why this came about. Corman provides a systematic survey of the reputations of early women novelists as canons of the novel developed over a period of roughly two hundred years, and, in so doing, suggests reasons for their frequent exclusion. Women Novelists before Jane Austen challenges the view that exclusion from the canon was a simple function of gender and goes deeper to examine potential reasons why certain women writers were overlooked. In the process, it provides an overview of histories of the British novel from the beginning through to the mid-twentieth century, ending with the publication of Watt's famous text. Further, Corman offers a prolegomenon to the important recovery work of the late-twentieth century in which many revised accounts of the history of the novel appeared, essentially improving the scope covered by Watt. This study historicizes the place of early women novelists in the British canon in order to provide an informed context for current views.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Guide to British Women Writers

The Oxford Guide to British Women Writers

With cross-references to pseudonyms and maiden names, this clear, concise book will be an invaluable source for all readers, scholars, and students of women's writing.

Author: Joanne Shattock

Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:49015003016616

Category: English literature

Page: 492

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The growing interest today in women's writing has led to a re-evaluation of British literary history, emphasizing the vitality of both well-known women writers and bringing to light the work of numerous hitherto forgotten figures. Assuming no previous knowledge on the part of readers, TheOxford Guide to British Women Writers provides in a single volume an accessible and stimulating beginner's guide to the widest range of British women's writing, from the earliest times to the present.Entries on some 400 writers from Aphra Behn to Jeanette Winterson and Mary Wollstonecraft to Barbara Cartland offer 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 forfurther reading. The range of writers discussed includes novelists, poets, and playwrights, together with mystics, diarists, travel writers, scientists and translators. The editor has carefully selected a number of non-British writers such as Sylvia Plath, who have had an important influence on theBritish literary scene. In addition, the Guide features subject entries and cross-references to pseudonyms and maiden names, and provides an extensive general bibliography on women's writing. It also features entries on such topics as sub-genres of women's writing and women's literary magazines andorganizations.Concise, informative and well-organized, The Oxford Guide to British Women Writers will be an invaluable introduction for all readers and students of women's writing. In addition, the Guide features entries on such topics as sub-genres of women's writing and women's literary magazines andorganizations.With cross-references to pseudonyms and maiden names, this clear, concise book will be an invaluable source for all readers, scholars, and students of women's writing.
Categories: English literature

Women s Literary Tradition and Twentieth Century Hungarian Writers

Women   s Literary Tradition and Twentieth Century Hungarian Writers

manner of a sinking stream which comes to the surface only to vanish underground again, from the works of twentieth-century women writers. Making a conscious effort to rediscover forgotten women writers has been a recognised literary ...

Author: Anna Menyhért

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004417496

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 362

View: 208

In Women’s Literary Tradition and Twentieth-Century Hungarian Writers, Anna Menyhért examines the work and reception of five 20th century Hungarian women writers excluded from the canon, and argues that including them will reinstate important cultural memory and inspire young, female, aspiring writers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Women Writing Fancy

Women Writing Fancy

This book brings to the foreground the largely forgotten “Fancy” of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and follows its traces as they extend into the nineteenth and twentieth.

Author: Maura Smyth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319494272

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

View: 420

This book brings to the foreground the largely forgotten “Fancy” of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and follows its traces as they extend into the nineteenth and twentieth. Trivialized for its flightiness and femininity, Fancy nonetheless provided seventeenth- and eighteenth-century women writers such as Margaret Cavendish, Aphra Behn, Delarivier Manley, Eliza Haywood, and Anna Barbauld a mode of vision that could detect flaws in the Enlightenment’s patriarchal systems and glimpse new, female-authored worlds and genres. In carving out unreal, fanciful spaces within the larger frame of patriarchal culture, these women writers planted Fancy—and, with it, female authorial invention—at the cornerstone of Enlightenment empirical endeavor. By finally taking Fancy seriously, this book offers an alternate genealogy of female authorship and a new framework for understanding modernity’s triumph.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Diversity and Change in Early Canadian Women s Writing

Diversity and Change in Early Canadian Women   s Writing

She shows how feminist depictions work as a way of renegotiating female roles within a patriarchal society. By imagining a female collectivity ... Some of the papers discuss forgotten women writers, or recover forgotten texts, or both.

Author: Jennifer Chambers

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443815055

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 220

View: 929

Diversity and Change in Early Canadian Women’s Writing is a collection of nine essays, thematically arranged, dedicated to the works of women writing between 1828 and 1914. It is for all those readers who were certain that there had to be diverse, interesting, socially relevant voices in early Canadian women’s writing. It is, equally, for sceptics, who will find that early Canada is not bereft of women writers, or of writing of substance. When Lorraine McMullen published the collection of essays Re(dis)covering Our Foremothers in 1990, she considered the field in its infancy. As keen as literary historians and critics have been to assess the contributions of women to Canada’s early cultural scene, this collection moves beyond listing which women were writing in early Canada, and brings together a study of their journalistic and literary works. For a nation caught up in projects to enhance nation-building, and concerned with the development of its national literature, the essays reconnect with early literary works by women. Eighteen years after McMullen’s, this collection shows the progression along the path that hers initiated. Working with theories of genre, gender, socio-politics, literature, history, and drama, the essayists make cases not only for the women writing, but also for the literary voices they created to work for diversity and social change in Canada.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Ovid s Presence in Contemporary Women s Writing

Ovid s Presence in Contemporary Women s Writing

meditates upon the role of the translator (especially the overlooked female translator) within literary history, before depicting the role that she plays as a classicist whose response to 'translating literary texts is to "adapt them, ...

Author: Fiona Cox

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191085451

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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This innovative study analyses the presence of Ovid in contemporary women's writing through a series of insightful case studies of prominent female authors, from Ali Smith, Marina Warner, and Marie Darrieussecq, to Alice Oswald, Saviana Stãnescu, and Yoko Tawada. Using Ovid in their engagements with a wide range of issues besetting our twenty-first century world - homelessness, refugees, the financial crisis, internet porn, anorexia, body image - these writers echo the poet's preoccupation in his own work with fleeting fame, shape-shifting, and the dangers of immediate gratification, and make evident that these concerns are not only quintessentially modern, but also peculiarly Ovidian. Moving beyond the concern of second-wave feminism with recovering silenced female voices and establishing a female perspective within canonical works, the volume places particular emphasis on the intersections between Ovid's imaginative universe and the political and aesthetic agenda of third-wave feminism. Focusing on its subjects' socially and politically charged re-shapings, re-imaginings, and receptions of Ovid, it not only demonstrates the extraordinary plasticity of his writing, but also of its myriad re-castings and re-contextualizations within contemporary culture (in terms of genre alone, the works discussed included translations, poetry, plays, novels, short stories, and memoirs). In so doing, it not only offers us a valuable perspective on the work of the selected female authors and a new and vital landmark in the history of Ovidian reception, but also reveals to us an Ovid who remains our contemporary and an enduring source of inspiration.
Categories: Literary Collections

German Women s Writing of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

German Women s Writing of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Forgotten. Women. Writers? Reflections on the Current State and Future Prospects of Gender Studies Anne Fleig From the start, feminist and gender-oriented literary studies have debated the complex interaction between the history of ...

Author: Helen Fronius

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351565622

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 204

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German women writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries have been the subject of feminist literary critical and historical studies for around thirty years. This volume, with contributions from an international group of scholars, takes stock of what feminist literary criticism has achieved in that time and reflects on future trends in the field. Offering both theoretical perspectives and individual case studies, the contributors grapple with the difficulties of appraising 'non-feminist' women writers and genres from a feminist perspective and present innovative approaches to research in early women's writing. This inclusive and cross- disciplinary collection of essays will enrich the study of German women's writing of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and contribute to contemporary debates in feminist literary criticism. Anna Richards is Lecturer in German at Birkbeck College, University of London. Helen Fronius is College Lecturer in German at Keble College, University of Oxford.
Categories: Foreign Language Study