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By Holly A. Laird

The ranks of English ladies writers rose steeply within the past due nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, contributing to the era’s innovative social pursuits in addition to to remodeling literary genres in prose and poetry. The phenomena of ‘the new’ — ‘New Women’, ‘New Unionism’, ‘New Imperialism’, ‘New Ethics’, ‘New Critics’, ‘New Journalism’, ‘New guy’ — are this moment’s touchstones. This publication tracks the period's new social phenomena and unfolds its distinctively smooth modes of writing. It offers professional introductions amid new insights into women’s writing through the uk and worldwide.

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As soon as twentieth-century scholars returned to writings that had been submerged by a predominantly men’s canon they saw the importance of the turn of the century to women’s writing. Periodization often works differently when the perspective shifts from a dominant group to a marginalized one, and whereas Victorian male writers decisively shaped their work in contradistinction to the Romanticists, and Modernist men to the Victorian, women writers were inclined to admit continuities, especially in acknowledging eighteenth-century, Romantic, and Victorian precedents in the novel, non-fiction, and poetry.

22. See also Angela K. Smith’s anthology Women’s Writing of the First World War and her critical study The Second Battlefield: Women, Modernism and the First World War (both in 2000); Debra Rae Cohen, Remapping the Homefront: Locating Citizenship in British Women’s Great War Fiction (2002); and Jane Potter, Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print: Women’s Literary Responses to the Great War 1914–1918 (2005). 23. Three years after founding the Tulsa Center for the Study of Women’s Literature, Germaine Greer launched the international scholarly journal Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature in 1982.

13. 13. 14. Marysa Demoor, Their Fair Share: Women, Power and Criticism in the Athenaeum, from Millicent Garrett Fawcett to Katherine Mansfield, 1870–1920 (Aldershot, UK, and Burlington, VT, USA: Ashgate, 2000), pp. 1–3. 15. , p. 31. 16. , p. 5. 17. See Thomas Carlyle, On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History, ed. David R. Sorensen and Brent E. Kinser (1841; New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2013). Demoor also writes of the professional woman of letters, though without explicit reference to Carlyle, pp.

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