Category Archives: Issue Eight

Call for Articles: Breaking Up of the Bluestocking Club

Readers are invited to submit short comments (300-500 words) or articles (800 to 1200 words) relating to the etching  ‘Breaking Up of the Bluestocking Club’. This brief can be understood in many ways. Readers may prefer to focus on a … Continue reading

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Golden Notebook, golden ladies? Image and self-image in Doris Lessing’s unwilling ’feminist Bible’.

By Monika Kreile That heroines of The Golden Notebook (first published in 1962i) are not paradigms of ’liberated’ women is an often-stated fact in criticisms of the novel. However, to ponder whether, and to what extent, the weaknesses of her … Continue reading

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A Life’s Work: Minnie James’ and Images of the Woman Librarian

By Mona Sakr Minnie Stewart Rhodes James (1865 – 1903) was appointed Head Librarian in the People’s Palace Library, East London in 1889. She was a respected member of the Library Association, and presented a number of papers to the … Continue reading

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Education and Social Change in George Eliot’s Middlemarch

By M. S. Lovelace The rapid educational and social developments of the late 19th century were underpinned not just by policy and public documentation but by the ‘unrecorded but resourceful improvisations’ (Donald, 1992, p. 2) of the everyday. The latter … Continue reading

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Laetitia Pilkington

By Virginia Woolf This article was first published Woolf’s ‘The Common Reader’ in 1925. Let us bother the librarian once again. Let us ask him to reach down, dust, and hand over to us that little brown book over there, … Continue reading

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