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Fiction, feminism and femininity: from the eighties to the noughties

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Despite the enduring popularity of contemporary women's writing, British women writers have received scant critical attention. They tend to be overshadowed by their American counterparts in the media and have come to be represented within the academy almost exclusively by Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson. This collection celebrates the range and diversity of contemporary (post-1970) British women writers. It challenges misconceptions about the nature and scope of fiction by women writers working in Britain - commonly dismissed as parochial, insular, dreary and domestic - and seeks to expand conventional definitions of 'British' by exploring how issues of nationality intersect with gender, class, race and sexuality. Writers covered include Pat Barker, A.L. Kennedy, Maggie Gee, Rukhsana Ahmad, Joan Riley, Jennifer Johnston, Ellen Galford, Susan Hill, Fay Weldon, Emma Tennant, and Helen Fielding.

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Hanson, Clare (2004) Fiction, feminism and femininity: from the eighties to the noughties In, Parker, Emma (eds.) Contemporary British Women Writers. Woodbridge, GB, Boydell and Brewer, for the English Association pp. 16-27. (Essays and Studies).

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Published date: 2004

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Local EPrints ID: 42144
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/42144
ISBN: 1843840111
PURE UUID: 224ecf2d-c5bf-4a91-b81e-9b0e0d49e315

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Date deposited: 21 Nov 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:23

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Author: Clare Hanson
Editor: Emma Parker

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