The Woman Writer

Burell, J. ed, 2004. Words on Being a (Woman) Writer. New York: Feminist Press.

Includes contributions by Jeanette Winterson (‘The Semiotics of Sex’) and Margaret Atwood (‘On Writing Poetry’).

Denenholz Morse, D., 2000. “Crossing Boundaries: The Female Artist and the Sacred Word in A.S. Byatt’s Possession” In Werlock, A. H. P., British Women Writing Fiction. Tuscaloosa: Alabama, 2000, p.148-174.

A challenging essay that explores Byatt’s popular novel as a “feminist reinscription” of the traditional romantic vision of the poet.

Eagleton, M., 2005. Figuring the Woman Author in Contemporary Fiction. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke.

An accessible insight into the figure of the woman author as the central protagonist in a number of contemporary novels. Eagleton provides a range of theoretical perspectives on a number of writers including Margaret Atwood, A. S. Byatt, Michèle Roberts and Carol Shields.

Kenyon, O., 1959. Women Writers Talk. Oxford: Lennard Publishing.

Interviews with ten contemporary women writers including Margaret Drabble, Iris Murdoch, Emma Tennant and Fay Weldon amongst others.

Russ, J., 1983. How to Suppress Women’s Writing. London: The Women’s Press.

A thorough exploration of the mechanisms and strategies that have been used to ‘delete’ female writers from the literary canon.

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