Historical Women's Writing

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This series explores a wide range of women’s writing from across the world, spanning several centuries up to the First World War. Each volume consists of a collection of essays focusing on a specific theme, time-period, genre, or author, ranging from the canonical to lesser-known and neglected writers. These books will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of literature and history, as well as for more general readers with an interest in historical women writers and their work.

  • Locating Ann Radcliffe book cover

    Locating Ann Radcliffe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Smith, Mark Bennett

    This volume broadens the critical understanding of Ann Radcliffe’s work and includes explorations of the publication history of her work, her engagement with contemporary accounts of aesthetics, her travel writing, and her poetry. Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823) was the best-selling author of the…

    Hardback – 2019-10-17 
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  • Women’s Writing from Wales before 1914 book cover

    Women’s Writing from Wales before 1914

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jane Aaron

    This collection works to rediscover and reassess a host of still little-known, pre-1914, Welsh women writers. In the last few decades considerable advances have been made towards rediscovering, contextualising, and analysing women’s writing from Wales. The combined influences of the post-1960s…

    Hardback – 2019-10-07 
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  • Bicentennial Essays on Jane Austen’s Afterlives book cover

    Bicentennial Essays on Jane Austen’s Afterlives

    1st Edition

    Edited by Annika Bautz, Sarah Wootton

    This collection is concerned with the changing approaches to Jane Austen, her writings, and her afterlives, over the past two hundred years. It reflects on, and broadens understanding of, the cultural reach and reimaginings of Austen in view of the bicentennial celebrations of her published novels…

    Hardback – 2019-09-23 
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  • Children’s Literature in the Long 19th Century book cover

    Children’s Literature in the Long 19th Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Catherine Butler, Ann Alston

    In this collection the multidimensional story of children’s literature in the formative period of the long nineteenth century is illuminated, questioned, and, in some respects, rewritten. Children’s literature might be characterised as the love-child of the Enlightenment and the Romantic movements…

    Hardback – 2019-09-20 
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  • Suffrage and Women's Writing book cover

    Suffrage and Women's Writing

    1st Edition

    Edited by June Hannam, Katherine Holden

    This volume examines different types of women’s creative writing in support of the demand for the parliamentary vote, including autobiographies, memoirs, letters, diaries, novels, and drama. The women’s suffrage movement became far more visible in the Edwardian period. Large demonstrations and…

    Hardback – 2019-08-26 
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  • Mary Hays's 'Female Biography': Collective Biography as Enlightenment Feminism book cover

    Mary Hays's 'Female Biography'

    Collective Biography as Enlightenment Feminism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mary Spongberg, Gina Luria Walker

    The essays included in Mary Hays’s ‘Female Biography’: Collective Biography as Enlightenment Feminism emerge from the authors’ collaboration in producing the first modern edition of Hays’s work in the Chawton House Library Edition (2013, 2014). This book explores Hays’s larger ambitions to lay the…

    Hardback – 2019-02-26
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  • Women's Writing of the First World War book cover

    Women's Writing of the First World War

    1st Edition

    Edited by Emma Liggins, Elizabeth Nolan

    The First World War was a transformative experience for women, facilitating their entry into new spaces and alternative spheres of activity, both on the home front and on the edges of danger zones in Europe and beyond. The centenary of the conflict is an appropriate moment to reassess what we…

    Hardback – 2018-08-21
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  • Katherine Philips: Form, Reception, and Literary Contexts book cover

    Katherine Philips: Form, Reception, and Literary Contexts

    1st Edition

    Edited by Marie-Louise Coolahan, Gillian Wright

    Katherine Philips (1632–1664) is widely regarded as a pioneering figure within English-language women’s literary history. Best known as a poet, she was also a skilled translator, letter writer and literary critic whose subjects ranged from friendship and retirement to politics and public life. Her…

    Hardback – 2018-05-10
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