Metafiction and Metahistory in Contemporary Women's Writing

Metafiction and Metahistory in Contemporary Women's Writing

by Ann Heilmann, Mark Llewellyn, Mark Llewellyn
     
 

In recent years, historical fiction, particularly that by women authors, has been at the cutting edge of postmodern reconceptualizations of the past and of contemporary worlds. 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

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Overview

In recent years, historical fiction, particularly that by women authors, has been at the cutting edge of postmodern reconceptualizations of the past and of contemporary worlds. 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, and covering those narratives that defy categorization, the essays assembled here offer new approaches to reading contemporary women fiction writers' reconfigurations of history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230005044
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/06/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

ANN HEILMANN is a Professor of English at the University of Hull, UK. The author of New Woman Fiction and New Woman Strategies: Sarah Grand, Olive Schreiner, Mona Caird, she has edited two previous essay collections, Feminist Forerunners and (with Margaret Beetham) New Woman Hybridities.

MARK LLEWELLYN is a researcher in the School of English at the University of Liverpool, UK. He has co-edited (with Ann Heilmann) four special issues on the theme of women's historical fiction for Women: a cultural review, Women's Writing, Critical Survey and Feminist Review.

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