Monthly Archives: March 2013

Friendship in Emblem: Negotiating Gender and Sexuality in the Poetry of Katherine Philips

By Mimi Goodall It is fascinating to analyse the ways in which female writers, working within a predominantly male tradition, negotiate their gender, femininity and sexuality in their writing. In women’s writing, the “female” shifts from existing as written object … Continue reading

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Gertrude Stein

By Siobhan Fenton Behind every great man is a great woman. The shallow reality of this phrase is perhaps never so brilliantly exposed than through the life of Gertrude Stein, who was not merely behind one great man, but several … Continue reading

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Alice Vanderbilt Morris: Interlingua and the case for a Global Language

By Verity Heir The need for interlanguage As the world became increasingly more international in the twentieth century, with the rise of technology and more transportation options, there became a demand for a common language so that nations could communicate … Continue reading

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Making the Marginal the Pivotal: The importance of writing maritime history from a ‘gender perspective’

By Marianna Massa “… women, that group that was supposed to be on the land, sailed the sea in a variety of ways”. -          Jo Stanley  In the making – and writing – of history, women’s contributions have been overlooked. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Persephone Book of Short Stories

By Riana Patel Over the course of nearly fifteen years Persephone Books has been publishing a range of books written by women around the middle of the 20th century, from biographies to science fiction to poetry and even to cookery. … Continue reading

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