Category Archives: Women’s Writing

Happy Birthday, Sarah Waters!

By | July 21, 2018

Guest post by Claire O’Callaghan  2018 is a special year for Sarah Waters as it marks twenty years since the publication of her debut novel, Tipping the Velvet. When it was released in 1998, the book was immediately recognized as a game changer; it was credited with inaugurating a racy new literary genre (‘the lesbo… Read More »

New releases: February 2018

By | February 28, 2018

February has been a productive month for new Bloomsbury Academic publications! Highlighted below are the newest addtions to the Bloomsbury family. Psychoanalytic Horizons In Mourning Freud, Madelon Sprengnether surveys and examines the changes in psychoanalytic theories and practices over the course of the 20th century in relation to how we interpret Freud today. This is an… Read More »

Call for Proposals – New Horizons for Contemporary Writing

By | September 16, 2013

Bloomsbury are very excited to be announcing the launch of a brand new series on contemporary literature, edited by Peter Boxall (University of Sussex), Stephen J. Burn (University of Glasgow) and Bryan Cheyette (University of Reading). Call for Proposals The editors invite proposals for a new series of research monographs (typically 90,000 words long) to… Read More »

Emma L. E. Rees Answers Our Questions About “The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History”

By | August 6, 2013

We asked author Emma L. E. Rees a few questions about her book, The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History, out now in hardcover. Buy it here.  Request an exam or desk copy here.  Bloomsbury: Why write a serious book about The Vagina? What does it mean to you professionally? And personally? Emma L. E.… Read More »

Louise Erdrich Wins National Book Award

By | November 15, 2012

Congratulations to Louise Erdrich for winning the National Book Award for Fiction with her novel The Round House. The National Book Awards ceremony was held last night a few blocks away from our New York office.  The complete list of winners and finalists can be found here. Last year, Bloomsbury published a collection of stellar… Read More »

Blockbuster Feminism: Peyton Place

By | November 2, 2012

(Grace Metalious rejected the formal studio photograph publishers provided choosing instead, a photo by local New Hampshire photographer Larry Smith for the book jacket of Peyton Place – 1956, Larry Smith, Laconia Evening Citizen) In December 1956, a few months after the publication of her novel Peyton Place, Grace Metalious was invited to appear on… Read More »

Updates galore in the new 4th edition of Feminist Theory

By | May 23, 2012

We are thrilled to announce the publication of Feminist Theory, 4th Edition by Josephine Donovan which includes new material from Rebecca Traister and Reihan Salem, among others.  A bit about the book: This first major study of feminist theory, revised and updated here in its fourth edition, now takes the reader into the twenty-first century.… Read More »

‘A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction’

By | March 22, 2012

What place did feminist writing have in the modernist movement? Seeing as we are attending the Moving Modernisms conference this week, lets turn our attention to Virginia Woolf… 'Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own is a key feminist text that explores the relationship between women and literature and economics. It is a signal essay when… Read More »

L’ecriture feminine

By | March 15, 2012

A new day, a new definition from our Key Terms in Literary Theory. Yesterday we had 'Phallogocentric' so I felt it only right to balance things up a bit and give Hélène Cixous centre stage. L’ecriture feminine L’ecriture feminine is a term coined by Hélène Cixous, in The Laugh of the Medusa (1976), meaning literally… Read More »

International Women’s Day: our favourite female writers

By | March 8, 2012

Exciting news in the Bloomsbury offices today as 3 of our female authors have been longlisted for the Orange Prize! This is especially significant as today is International Women's Day. In celebration of this, we've decided to take a look at some of our favourite female writers in the Bloomsbury office and included some exclusive previews for you… Read More »