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1st Edition

Women's Suffrage Literature

ISBN 9780415357449
Published February 23, 2007 by Routledge
2640 Pages

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Book Description

Women's Suffrage Literature is a new Major Work from Routledge and Edition Synapse. It makes available in facsimile key texts which represent the wealth of creative writing that emerged around the issue of women’s suffrage in the early twentieth century. The collection includes five significant novels, a wide range of drama and representative short stories. Selected in order to illustrate the diversity of concerns and positions with the campaign for women's suffrage, the texts also reflect the different literary models adopted. They cover a range of key moments within and after the campaign for the vote, revealing changes in perspective and tactics between 1907 and 1924. The selected texts problematize categories such as pro- and anti-suffrage writing, reveal the complex relationship between definitions of a 'feminist' and a 'suffrage' text and raise questions about critical approaches to such politicized writings.

The collection is organized so as to provide some historical coverage of this key period; to allow comparative analysis of different genres; and to demonstrate the variety of concerns and discourses which defined this campaign. It has been edited by a team of academics with long experience of researching and teaching in the field of women's suffrage.

Table of Contents

Volume I: Writing for the Vote  Part 1: The Convert  Part 2: Votes for Women  Volume II: The Fiction of Gertrude Colmore  Part One: Suffragette Sally  Part Two: Short Stories  Volume III: Suffrage Drama  Part One: Pioneer Players and Actresses’ Franchise League  Part Two: Plays in Periodicals  Volume IV: The Politics of (Non) Romance  Part 1: Romance and Suffrage  Part 2: Non-Romantic Suffrage Narratives  Volume V: The Home-Breakers  Volume VI: The Call

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