Women's fiction 1945-2005: writing romance

Philips, D. (2006) Women's fiction 1945-2005: writing romance Continuum, London, UK. ISBN 0826487467

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Abstract

Organised around each decade of the post war period, this book analyses novels written by and for women from 1945 to the present. Each chapter identifies a specific genre in popular fiction for women which marked that period, and provides case studies focusing on writers and texts which enjoyed a wide readership. Despite their popularity, these novels remain largely outside the 'canon' of women's writing, and are often unacknowledged by feminist literary criticism. Through her analysis of women's writing and reading, This book sets out to challenge the distinction between 'popular' and 'literary' fiction, arguing that neat categories such as 'popular', 'middle brow' and 'serious' fiction need more careful definition.

Item Type: Authored book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fiction, Women authors, Popular fiction, Gender identities
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L320 Gender studies
Faculties: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > Media Research Brighton
Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Helen Webb
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2010 11:34
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/3235

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