By Wilhelm’s infernal plot!
We see no reason
Why Germany’s treason
Should ever be forgot!15
The ‘Guy-sers’ were on sale at WEC public meetings in aid of another
AFL satellite project, the Three Arts Employment Fund, as well as at a
special stall in Selfridges on Oxford Street on 4 and 5 November, run
by members of the WomenWriters’ Suffrage League (WWSL). Lena
Ashwell told the Daily Chronicle that she took a hundred ‘Guy-sers’
to Cardiff for a WEC meeting and ‘could have sold three or four times
that number’.16 Other caricatures of prominent wartime figures
women, and here forgets their
role in laying the foundations of today’s broadcasting. Hilda Matheson,
the first director of ‘talks’, programmed ‘an extraordinarily mixed bag
of subject-matter […] from theatre criticism to economics from foreign
affairs to tips for housewives’ (Higgins, 2015: 17). While she broadcast the
voices of womenwriters such as Vita Sackville-West, who gave a talk on
‘the modern woman’, Constanduros was writing and performing a new
‘Buggins’ sketch. Later in her ‘afterword’, Light speaks of the influence
of the wireless among the other new
Conversations about the past in Restoration and eighteenth-century England
. Donald F. Bond, 5 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1965), II, 72
(no. 145, 16 August 1711).
53 Autobiography, Letters, and Literary Remains of Mrs Piozzi, II. 70 (Piozzi to
D. Lysons, 9 July 1796).
54 Ibid.; II. 89 (Piozzi to S. Lysons, 17 February 1814).
55 The Letters and Journals of Lady Mary Coke, III. 19 (7 February 1769).
56 Ibid., III. 440–1.
57 D. Looser, British WomenWriters and the Writing of History, 1670–1820 (Baltimore,
MD,: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000); Mark S. Phillips, Society and
Sentiment: Genres of Historical Writing in Britain, 1740
Kirsti Bohata, Alexandra Jones, Mike Mantin, and Steven Thompson
Burnett, That Lass o Lowrie’s: A Lancashire Story (London:
Ward, Locke & Co., 1878).
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33 See Kirsti Bohata and Alexandra Jones, ‘Welsh Women’s Industrial Fiction, 1880–1910’,
Women’s Writing 24:4 (2017), pp. 499–516.
34 The predominance of men reflects the lack of time, resources and access to education
and libraries which was a feature of working-class women’s lives. Middle-class womenwriters were a significant presence up to the First World War.
35 Seth Koven, Slumming: Sexual and Social Politics in Victorian London (Princeton:
(1991) ‘Cultivating a Cultural Hybrid: A Consideration of The
Farmer’s Friend’, University of Dayton Review, 21, 169–76.
Eliot, George (1856) ‘The Natural History of German Life’, The Westminster
Review (July), 51–79.
—— (1965) Middlemarch, Harmondsworth, Penguin [1871–72].
Ellis, R.J. (1999) ‘Body Politics and the Body Politic in William Wells Brown’s
Clotel and Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig’, in Karen Kilcup (ed.), Soft Canons:
American WomenWriters and Masculine Tradition, Iowa City, Iowa
University Press, pp. 99–122.
——(2000) ‘Traps Slyly Laid: Professing
27 Les Oeuvres poétiques de Baudri de Bourgeuil, p. 200, line 104.
28 For his obituaries, Les Oeuvres poétiques de Baudri de Bourgeuil, no. 118 (for Elpse, a
countess; three lines), no. 127 (for Osanna, countess; ten lines); no. 74 (for Benedicta,
a recluse; six lines).
29 Ibid., no. 198 (to Cecilia), no. 200 (to Agnes), nos 201, 215 (to Emma), nos 202–3 (to
30 Ibid., nos 204, 238; for her reply see no. 239.
31 Ibid., no. 199. For personal poetry by women see P. Dronke, WomenWriters of the
Middle Ages: A Critical Study of Texts from Perpetua
aware of the metaphorisation
of their social realities may explain why more men than womenwriters have
been involved in exploring the nation as metaphor in this new phase. The open
secret is that the formulation of a national eschatology and identity depends
not so much on an ‘actual’ national history of national coming-into-being as
on ﬁctions of the nation – ﬁctions ostentatiously, even obscenely, crafted, exuberantly dreamed up; on nations represented in and as story.
Within such narratives, as this chapter will explore in relation to Okri, Hove
and Marechera in
Ledbetter, ‘Colour’d Shadows’: Contexts in Publishing, Printing, and Reading Nineteenth-Century British WomenWriters (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), p. 54.
2 Mrs Carlyle, quoted in Michael Sadleir, Blessington-D’Orsay: A Masquerade (London: Constable, 1947) p. 280; Mrs Newton Crosland, quoted in Sadleir, Blessington-D’Orsay , p. 268; Mrs Carlyle, quoted in Sadleir, Blessington-D’Orsay , p. 279; Gronow, quoted in Sadleir, Blessington-D’Orsay , p. 278.
3 Lord Byron, Byron’s Letters and Journals, ed. Leslie Marchand, 12 vols (London: John Murray
Louisa Atkinson’s recasting of the Australian landscape
Great Bushfire of 1851’, in Tamara S. Wagner (ed.), Victorian Settler Narratives: Emigrants, Cosmopolitans and Returnees in Nineteenth-Century Literature (London and New York: Routledge, 2016), pp 129–39.
29 Mrs Charles [Ellen] Clacy, Lights and Shadows of Australian Life , vol. 1 (London: Hurst & Blackett, 1854), p. 178.
30 Dale Spender, Writing a New World: Two Centuries of Australian WomenWriters (London and New York: Pandora, 1988), p. 105.
31 C. A. Cranston and Charles Dawson, ‘Climate and Culture in Australia and New Zealand’, in John Parham
The sense of an ending in Jeanette Winterson’s The Stone
gods, has been recently
challenged: see Christian M. Stevenson et al. (2015)
Andermahr, Sonya 2009. Jeanette Winterson. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
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Brooks, Peter 1994. Reading for the Plot: Design and Intention in Narrative. Oxford:
Dresner, Simon 2008 . The Principles of Sustainability. London: Earthscan,
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