Rethinking Contemporary British Women’s Writing
  • Author : Emilie Walezak
  • Release Date : 26 August 2021
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 13 : 9781350171367

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Book excerpt: Providing close readings of well-known British realist writers including Pat Barker, A. S. Byatt, Rose Tremain, Sarah Hall, Bernadine Evaristo and Zadie Smith, this book uses new directions in material and posthuman feminism to examine how contemporary women writers explore the challenges we collectively face today. Walezak redresses negative assumptions about realism's alleged conservatism and demonstrates the vitality and relevance of the realist genre in experimenting with the connections between individual and collective voices, human and non-human meditations, local and global scales, and author and reader. Considering how contemporary realist writing is attuned to pressing issues including globalization, climate change, and interconnectivity, this book provides innovative new ways of reading realism, examines how these writers are looking to reinvent the genre, and shows how realism helps reimagine our place in the world.

Rethinking Contemporary British Women   s Writing

Rethinking Contemporary British Women s Writing

Author : Emilie Walezak
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Providing close readings of well-known British realist writers including Pat Barker, A. S. Byatt, Rose Tremain, Sarah Hall, Bernadine Evaristo and Zadie Smith, this book uses new directions in material and posthuman feminism to examine how contemporary women writers explore the challenges we collectively face today. Walezak redresses negative assumptions ...

Rethinking Contemporary British Women   s Writing

Rethinking Contemporary British Women s Writing

Author : Emilie Walezak
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Providing close readings of well-known British realist writers including Pat Barker, A. S. Byatt, Rose Tremain, Sarah Hall, Bernadine Evaristo and Zadie Smith, this book uses new directions in material and posthuman feminism to examine how contemporary women writers explore the challenges we collectively face today. Walezak redresses negative assumptions ...

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Author : Cristina Delgado-García
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The category of theatrical character has been swiftly dismissed in the academic reception of no-longer-dramatic texts and performances. However, claims on the dissolution of character narrowly demarcate what a subject is and how it may appear. This volume unmoors theatre scholarship from the regulatory ideals of liberal humanism, stretching the ...

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Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Author : Mary Spongberg
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Genre : History
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Publisher : Random House
Genre : Philosophy
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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Political Science
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The death of feminism is regularly proclaimed in the West. Yet at the same time feminism has never had such an extensive presence, whether in international norms and institutions, or online in blogs and social networking campaigns. This book argues that the women’s movement is not over; but rather ...

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Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Genre : Political Science
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Author : Liz Herbert McAvoy,Diane Watt
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Author : E. R. Leach
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Law
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