Category Archives: Women’s Writing

‘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 »