Metafiction and Metahistory in Contemporary Women's Writing

Metafiction and Metahistory in Contemporary Women's Writing

by A. Heilmann, M. Llewellyn, Mark Llewellyn
     
 
This collection examines the dynamic experimentation of contemporary women writers from North America, Australia, and the UK. Blurring the dichotomies of the popular and the literary, the fictional and the factual, the essays assembled here offer new approaches to reading contemporary women fiction writers' reconfigurations of history.

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This collection examines the dynamic experimentation of contemporary women writers from North America, Australia, and the UK. Blurring the dichotomies of the popular and the literary, the fictional and the factual, the essays assembled here offer new approaches to reading contemporary women fiction writers' reconfigurations of history.

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'This important collection of essays catches a current literary (and literary critical) moment, engaging directly with the steady and seemingly continuing interest in the past shown by contemporary women writers of fiction. In particular, it offers the contemporary literary critic a series of authoritative guides on how to straddle historical periods whilst remaining firmly rooted in the twenty-first century - this is a much needed volume.' - Lucie Armitt, Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Salford, UK

'The chapters are wide-ranging in their thematic and historical scope, traversing various centuries, genres, and critical frameworks... this volume makes a timely contribution to a current and dynamic field of enquiry.' - Rebecca Munford, Contemporary Women's Writing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230005044
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
04/11/2007
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

SHERRY BOOTH Senior Lecturer in English, Santa Clara University, California, USA
CHRISTINE COLÓN Assistant Professor of English, Wheaton College, Illinois, USA
SARAH FALCUS Lecturer in English, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
SARAH GAMBLE Senior Lecturer in Gender in English Studies, University of Wales Swansea, UK
KATHARINE HODGKIN Principal Lecturer in the School of Social Science, Media and Cultural Studies, University of East London, UK
JEANNETTE KING Senior Lecturer in English, Aberdeen University, UK
GEORGES LETISSIER Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Nantes University, France
RACHEL MORLEY Doctoral Candidate in Creative Writing, Macquarie University, Australia
JULIA TOFANTSUK Doctoral Candidate, Tallinn University, Estonia
MICHAEL SINOWITZ Associate Professor of English, DePauw University, Indiana, USA
JOHANNA M. SMITH Associate Professor of English, University of Texas-Arlington, USA
MARIA VARA Doctoral Candidate, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
DIANA WALLACE Principal Lecturer in English, University of Glamorgan, UK

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