Women's Fiction and Post-9/11 Contexts Hardback
Edited by Peter Childs, Claire Colebrook, Sebastian Groes
9/11 is not simple a date on the calendar but marks a distinct historical threshold, ushering in the war on terror, various states of emergency, a supposed "clash of civilizations," and the putative legitimation of counter-democratic procedures ranging from extraordinary renditions to enhanced interrogation.
Perhaps no date, since Virginia Woolf declared that "on or about December 1910 human character changed," has marked such a singular point in the perception of time, identity and nature.
Women's writing has always been something of a counter-canon, offering modes of voice and point of view beyond that of the "man" of reason.
This collection of essays explores the two problems of what it means to write as a woman and what it means to write in the twenty-first century.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 234 pages
- Publisher: Lexington Books
- Publication Date: 21/10/2014
- Category: Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
- ISBN: 9781498500951