Literature

Misreading Anita Brookner: In Conversation with Peta Mayer

Anita Brookner was known for writing boring books about lonely, single women. Misreading Anita Brookner unlocks the mysteries of the Brookner heroine by creating entirely new ways to read six Brookner novels. Drawing on diverse intertextual sources, Peta Mayer illustrates how Brookner’s solitary twentieth-century women can also be seen as variations of queer nineteenth-century male … Continue reading

Enlightenment, Modern Languages

What early French female press can tell us about a key period for women in public life

This piece was originally published on The Conversation. Straddling the private and public domains, the early French women’s press – the various published journals and pamphlets that began to appear in the 18th and early 19th centuries – can provide a unique insight into women’s everyday struggles and successes during a particularly turbulent period in France’s … Continue reading

Art

The Legacy of Art and Feminism in the 1970s

Katy Deepwell discusses the feminist art practices explored by herself and co-editor Agata Jakubowska in All-Women Art Spaces in Europe in the Long 1970s. The book examines all-women art spaces in the long 1970s in Europe, can you explain how it came about? Most of the contributors met at a panel, ‘All women art spaces as … Continue reading