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Title British women short story writers : the new woman to now / edited by Emma Young and James Bailey.
Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2015.

Subject English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Short stories, English -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Great Britain.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain.
Alt Name Young, Emma (Learning development tutor),
Bailey, James (Writer of British women short story writers),
Add Title New woman to now
Description 1 online resource (x, 206 pages)
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 12, 2016).
Bibliography Note Includes chapter notes and bibliographical references at chapter ends, and index.
Contents Foreword / Ali Smith -- Introduction / Emma Young and James Bailey -- The elusive melody : music and trauma in New Woman short stories / Maura Dunst -- Beyond the haunted house? Modernist women's ghost stories and the troubling of modernity / Emma Liggins -- Potboilers or 'glimpses' of reality? The cultural and the material in the Modernist short story / Rebecca Bowles -- War and the short story : Elizabeth Bowen / Adam Piette -- 'Haunted, whether we like it or not' : the ghost stories of Muriel Spark / James Bailey -- Disaggregative character identity and the politics of aesthetic in-betweenness in Angela Carter's short narratives / Michelle Ryan-Santour -- New waves of interest : women's short story writing in the late twentieth century / Ailsa Cox -- Feminist f(r)iction : short stories and postmodern politics at the millennial moment / Emma Young -- Class as destiny in the sort stories of Tessa Hadley / Sue Vice -- Address, temporality and misdelivery : the postal effects of Ali Smith's short stories / Ben Davies -- Housewives and half-stories : a question of genre and gender in microfiction / Holly Howitt-Dring -- Postscript : British women's short story writing / Clare Hanson.
Summary What is the relationship between the British woman writer and the short story? This collection examines what this versatile genre offers women writers, and what this can tell us about the society and culture they inhabit. From the rise of the modern printing press at the end of the nineteenth century through to the present digital age, these essays examine how the short story has been deployed and reworked by women writers and how they have influenced and shaped the genre's development. Considering the effect of literary inheritances, societal and cultural change, and shifting publishing demands, this collection traces the evolution of the genre through to its continued appeal to women writing today. From the New Woman to contemporary feminisms, women's anthologies to microfiction, Modernist writers to the contemporary works of Sarah Hall and Helen Simpson, the chapters in this collection investigate a crucial yet under-examined field of British literature.
ISBN 9781474401395 (electronic bk.)
1474401392 (electronic bk.)
9781474407274 (electronic bk.)
1474407277 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 933442504
Additional Format Print version: Young, Emma. British Women Short Story Writers. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2015 9781474401388

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