Author Archives: Mona

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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Discussion: Should we embrace ‘erotic capital’?

From: Sent: Friday, April 06, 2012 5:49 PM To: Charlotte Fischer, Katya Behrens Subject: Erotic Capital Dear Katja and Charlotte, Thank you very much for agreeing to take part in our Bluestocking’s latest email discussion! In Erotic Capital: The … Continue reading

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The Role of Political Spouses – A Discussion

From: Bronwyn Stippa Sent: 20 July 2011 19:23 To: Jack Campbell Cc: Subject: RE: Bluestocking Discussion Concerning the question of whether spouses should matter: As far as I can tell there are two camps: One argues that politicians’ personal lives … Continue reading

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Silent Witnesses: The Art of Frauke Eigen and Jenny Stolzenberg

 by Hannah Lee Walk into the Imperial War Museum’s current exhibition on women war artists and you are greeted by the determined face of Ruby Loftus engaged in the expert task of screwing a breech ring. The portrait was painted … Continue reading

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Finding an inner voice through outer expression in the music of Meredith Monk

By George Chambers “Sometimes in the past when I was going to perform a piece again I would listen to old recordings and try to reproduce the material. This time I realized that carrying around old information, trying to get … Continue reading

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A Forgotten Contribution: Women and the Home Guard

by Andrew Seaton,  The Home Guard, set up in May 1940, was a voluntary defence force in the Second World War tasked with being the first bulwark against an invading German army. In a broadcast on the 14th May, Anthony … Continue reading

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