The Actresses’ Franchise League from 1914 to 1928
Naomi Paxton

November 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 Women Writers’ 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

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Different voices, voicing difference
Gilli Bush-Bailey

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 women writers 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

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Conversations about the past in Restoration and eighteenth-century England
Daniel Woolf

. 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 Women Writers 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

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Burnett, That Lass o Lowrie’s: A Lancashire Story (London: Ward, Locke & Co., 1878). INTRO DU C TIO N 17 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 women writers were a significant presence up to the First World War. 35 Seth Koven, Slumming: Sexual and Social Politics in Victorian London (Princeton: Princeton

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(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 Women Writers and Masculine Tradition, Iowa City, Iowa University Press, pp. 99–122. ——(2000) ‘Traps Slyly Laid: Professing

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1993), 55–73. 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 Beatrice). 30 Ibid., nos 204, 238; for her reply see no. 239. 31 Ibid., no. 199. For personal poetry by women see P. Dronke, Women Writers of the Middle Ages: A Critical Study of Texts from Perpetua

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Ben Okri, Chenjerai Hove, Dambudzo Marechera
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aware of the metaphorisation of their social realities may explain why more men than women writers 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

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Clara Tuite

Ledbetter, ‘Colour’d Shadows’: Contexts in Publishing, Printing, and Reading Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers (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

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Louisa Atkinson’s recasting of the Australian landscape
Grace Moore

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 Women Writers (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

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The sense of an ending in Jeanette Winterson’s The Stone Gods
Adeline Johns-Putra

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