It's My Party : Reading Twentieth Century Women's Writing
This volume focuses on the writing, reading and reception of popular fiction by women in the 20th century. The essays survey the myriad forms of women's fiction - including the work of Dorothy Sayers, Fay Weldon, Jeanette Winterson, Barbara Cartland, Angela Carter, Doris Lessing and Judy Blume.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 135 x 216 x 19.05mm | 204g
- 01 Sep 1994
- PLUTO PRESS
- London, United Kingdom
About Gina Wisker
Gina Wisker is a principal lecturer in English and Womens Studies at Anglia University and has written extensively on popular culture and women's fiction.
Table of contents
Part 1 Sexuality and representation. Authenticating romantic fiction - Lady Chatterley's daughter; it's my party - American bestsellers of the 1970s; Jean Rhys - race, gender and history; acts of defiance - celebrating lesbians; weaving our own web - demythologizing/remythologizing and magic in the work of contemporary women writers; from vases to teasets - screening women's writing. Part 2 Gender and genre. Love and marriage in the works of Winifred Holtby; croquet and serial killers - feminism and Agatha Christie; life on the streets - Pat Barker's realist fictions; radical Taoism - Ursula K. Le Guin's science fiction.