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    The professionalization of women's writing: extending the canon

    Johnston, J. and Fraser, Hilary (2001) The professionalization of women's writing: extending the canon. In: Shattock, J. (ed.) Women and Literature in Britain 1800–1900. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 233-252. ISBN 9780521659574.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: These new essays by leading scholars explore nineteenth-century women's writing across a spectrum of genres. The book's focus is on women's role in and access to literary culture in the broadest sense, as consumers and interpreters as well as practitioners of that culture. Individual chapters consider women as journalists, editors, translators, scholars, actresses, playwrights, autobiographers, biographers, writers for children and religious writers as well as novelists and poets. The impact of women in the literary marketplace, women's role in public debate, the cultural power of women readers, women writers' construction of gender and sexuality, and the formation of a female canon are central concerns in a century which saw the emergence of a mass audience for literature. A unique chronology offers a woman-centred perspective on literary and historical events and there is a guide to further reading.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Research Centre: Nineteenth-Century Studies, Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2014 13:30
    Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 10:19
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10269

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