The History of British Women's Writing, 1880-1920

Volume Seven

  • Holly A. Laird

Part of the History of British Women's Writing book series (HBWW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Holly A. Laird
    Pages 1-20
  3. Modern Women

  4. Modern Genres

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Margaret D. Stetz
      Pages 187-202
    3. Emily Harrington
      Pages 213-224

About this book


The ranks of English women writers rose steeply in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, contributing to the era’s revolutionary social movements as well as to transforming literary genres in prose and poetry. The phenomena of ‘the new’ — ‘New Women’, ‘New Unionism’, ‘New Imperialism’, ‘New Ethics’, ‘New Critics’, ‘New Journalism’, ‘New Man’ — are this moment’s touchstones. This book tracks the period's new social phenomena and unfolds its distinctively modern modes of writing. It provides expert introductions amid new insights into women’s writing throughout the United Kingdom and around the globe. 


Women writers Women's writing Feminist Feminism New Woman Fin de Siècle Turn of the Century Edwardian Suffrage Suffagette Victorian Modernism Modernist Short story Lyric Journalism

Editors and affiliations

  • Holly A. Laird
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of TulsaTulsaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-39379-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-39380-7
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