The History of British Women’s Writing, 1920–1945

Volume Eight

  • Maroula Joannou

Part of the The History of British Women’s Writing book series (HBWW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: Modernism, Modernity, and the Middlebrow in Context

  3. Mapping Modernism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Bonnie Kime Scott
      Pages 23-39
  4. Cultural Hierarchy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Nicola Humble
      Pages 97-111
    3. Sophie Blanch
      Pages 112-128
    4. Diana Wallace
      Pages 129-143
  5. Gendered Genres

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Jane Dowson
      Pages 161-181
    3. Rebecca D’Monté
      Pages 182-198
    4. Catherine Clay
      Pages 199-214
  6. The Mobile Woman

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Lisa Regan
      Pages 250-263
    3. Deborah Longworth
      Pages 264-274
    4. Tory Young
      Pages 275-290
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 291-316

About this book


Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.


women's writing modernism aesthetics drama English literature fiction gender Modernism novel poetry women Woolf

Editors and affiliations

  • Maroula Joannou
    • 1
  1. 1.Anglia Ruskin UniversityEngland

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