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Mediating Women’s Suffrage Literature

"Mediating Women's Suffrage Literature." Glenda Norquay and Sowon Park. Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 29, Issue 3, 2002, pp. 301-306.

Era: Post-Suffrage Era | Media: Academic Paper

An abstract and information on how to access this article are available from ScienceDirect, which local and academic libraries are likely to have as a resource (you can check WorldCat to see if it’s available in a library near you). The following is the article’s abstract:

Although cultural productions of the women’s suffrage campaign have received increasing attention, the literary, historical and political issues raised by this body of material remain contentious. This article examines why suffrage literature has often been regarded as ‘insignificant’, and proposes new ways in which the body of writing can be understood from a literary perspective. Secondly, it addresses the problematic relationship between work produced by historians of suffrage and the perspective of cultural analysts, suggesting again that this dynamic raises questions about the politics of literary form. Thirdly, it suggests ways in which the organisation of material through new media archiving and research would enable new and more fruitful ways of reading across and interpreting the range of women’s writing.

If you’re interested in reading some suffrage literature, check out the novel The Sturdy Oak.

DOI: 10.1016/j.wsif.2006.04.006

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