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The untimely Stevie Smith

The untimely Stevie Smith
The untimely Stevie Smith
This essay considers the role of the untimely in the work of Stevie Smith. It explores motifs of belatedness in her reception history, suggesting how her own authorial persona and public presentation encodes this response. It examines the notion of the last-minute in her work, focusing on motifs such as disruption, elongation and delay. It suggests how her revision practice responded to the idea of being ‘too late’, with the moment of publication providing her with further prompts to revise her work. It focuses on final words and endings in her poetry and frames her interest in Christianity through ideas of temporality and form.
0957-4042
381-397
May, Will
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May, Will
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May, Will (2018) The untimely Stevie Smith. Women: A Cultural Review, 29 (3-4), 381-397. (doi:10.1080/09574042.2018.1531635).

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This essay considers the role of the untimely in the work of Stevie Smith. It explores motifs of belatedness in her reception history, suggesting how her own authorial persona and public presentation encodes this response. It examines the notion of the last-minute in her work, focusing on motifs such as disruption, elongation and delay. It suggests how her revision practice responded to the idea of being ‘too late’, with the moment of publication providing her with further prompts to revise her work. It focuses on final words and endings in her poetry and frames her interest in Christianity through ideas of temporality and form.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 March 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 6 December 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 418636
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/418636
ISSN: 0957-4042
PURE UUID: c8d0baec-fa4b-4e90-8e8b-230c393869e5

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Date deposited: 13 Mar 2018 17:30
Last modified: 08 Jan 2019 17:30

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