The University of Leicester bookshop is currently offering The History of British Women’s Writing, 1970-Present, ed. by Mary Eagleton and Emma Parker (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) at the hugely discounted price of £28 (RRP £55):
Major changes in the social and political landscape of Britain since 1970 engendered the proliferation and diversification of literature by women, as well as resulting in a radical challenge to dominant conceptions of gender and national identity. This book maps the most active and vibrant period in the history of women’s writing and assesses the impact of women on literary culture. Essays by leading scholars in the field examine female authors’ engagement with fiction, poetry, drama, and journalism. They consider the relationship between women and literary tradition, and between gender and genre, in the context of feminism, postmodernism, and postcolonialism. Topics include publishing and prizes, Gothic fiction, fantasy and fairy tales, auto/biography, black and Asian writing, Scottish, Welsh, and Northern Irish writing, postfeminism, post-millennial themes and concerns, and new technologies. Covering more than 250 authors, from grandes dames to graphic novelists, this volume offers an unprecedented insight into the richness and range of contemporary British women’s writing.
For further info about the book, see the Table of Contents here:
Dr Emma Parker
Reader in Post-War and Contemporary Literature
Co-editor, Contemporary Women’s Writing
University of Leicester
Tel: 0116 252 2630