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Feminism in Britain


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      This page contains information on feminism in Great Britain, including General information, Aesthetics, History, Literature, and Politics.


      General Information

      Clarke, Bruce. Dora Marsden and Early Modernism: Gender, Individualism, Science. Univ. of Michigan Press, 1996.

      Lovell, Terry, ed. British Feminist Thought: A Reader. Cambridge: Basil Blackwell, 1990.

      Mirza, Heidi Safia, ed. Black British Feminism: A Reader. Routledge, 1997.

      Salisbury, Jane and Sheila Riddell, ed. Gender, Policy and Educational Change. Routledge, 1999.


      Goodman, Lizbeth. Contemporary Feminist Theatres: To Each Her Own. Routledge, 1993.

      Marcus, Jane. Art and Anger: Reading Like a Woman. Ohio State Univ. Press, 1988.

      Pollock, Griselda. Differencing the Canon: Feminist Desire and the Writing of Art Histories. New York: Routledge, forthcoming.

      Pollock, Griselda. Generations and Geographies in the Visual Arts: Feminist Readings. London: Routledge, 1996.

      Pollock, Griselda. Avant-Garde Gambits: Gender and the Colour of Art History. London: Thames, 1992.

      Pollock, Griselda. Vision and Difference: Femininity, Feminism and the Histories of Art. London: Routledge, 1988.

      Pollock, Griselda. Framing Feminism: Art and the Women's Movement, 1970-1985. (co-authored with Rozsika parker) London: Pandora Books, 1987.

      Pollock, Griselda. Old Mistresses: Women, Art and Ideology. (co-authored with Rozsika parker) London: Pandora Books, 1981.

      Pollock, Griselda. Mary Cassatt. London: Jupiter Books, 1980.


      Alberti, Johanna. Beyond Suffrage: Feminists in War and Peace, 1914-28. (out of print)

      Anderson, Nancy F. Woman Against Woman in Victorian England: A Life of Eliza Lynn Linton. 1987.

      Bauer, Carol and Lawrence Ritt, ed. Free and Ennobled: Source Readings in the Development of Victorian Feminism. 1979.

      Bolt, Christine. The Women's Movements in the United States and Britain from the 1790s to the 1920s. Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 1993.

      Bouten, Jacob. Mary Wollstonecraft and the Beginnings of Female Emancipation in France and England. (out of print)

      Brittain, Vera. Testament of Youth: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925. Penguin USA, 1989.

      Burton, Antoinette. Burdens of History: British Feminists, Indian Women and Imperial Culture, 1865-1915. Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1994.

      Caine, Barbara. English Feminism, 1780-1980. Oxford Univ. Press, 1997.

      Caine, Barbara. Victorian Feminists. Oxford Univ. Press, 1992.

      Coote, Anna and Beatrix Campbell. Sweet Freedom: The Struggle for Women's Liberation. (out of print)

      Copelman, Dina. London's Women Teachers: Gender, Class and Feminism, 1870-1930. Routledge, 1996.

      Doughan, David and Denise Sanchez, ed. Feminist Periodicals, 1855-1984: An Annotated Critical Bibliography of British, Irish, Commonwealth and International Titles. New York Univ. Press, 1987.

      Ellsworth, Edward W. Liberators of the Female Mind: The Shirreff Sisters, Educational Reform, and the Women's Movement. Greenwood Pub. Group, 1979.

      Ferguson, Moira, ed. First Feminists: British Women Writers, 1578-1799. 1985.

      Garner, Les. Stepping Stones to Women's Liberty: Feminist Ideas in the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1900-1918. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press, 1984.

      Gleadle, Kathryn. The Early Feminists: Radical Unitarians and the Emergence of the Women's Rights Movements, 1831-1851. St. Martins Press, 1998.

      Graves, Pamela M. Labour Women: Women in British Working-Class Plitics, 1918-1939. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1994.

      Harrison, Brian Howard. Prudent Revolutionaries: Portraits of British Feminists Between the Wars. NY: Oxford, 1987.

      Hollis, Patricia. Women in Public, 1850-1900: Documents of the Victorian Women's Movement. 1979.

      Holton, Sandra Stanley. Feminism and Democracy: Women's Suffrage and Reform Politics in Britain, 1900-1918. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1986.

      Hunt, Karen. Equivocal Feminists: The Social Democratic Federation and the Woman Question, 1884-1911. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996.

      Jacoby, Robin Miller. The British and American Women's Trade Union Leagues, 1890-1925: A Case Study of Feminism and Class. 1994.

      Kent, Susan. Sex and Suffrage in Great Britain, 1860-1914. 1987.

      Klosko, George and Margaret G. Klosko. The Struggle for Women's Rights: Theoretical and Historical Struggles. Prentice-Hall College Division, 1999.

      Levine, Philippa. Victorian Feminism, 1850-1900. Univ. Press of Florida, 1987.

      Lindsey, Karen. Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII. Perseus Press, 1996.

      Martineau, Harriet. Harriet Martineau on Women. (out of print)

      Mizuta, Tamae and Marie Mulvey Roberts, ed. Controversies in the History of British Feminism. Routledge, 1995.

      Pankhurst, E. Sylvia. The Suffragette Movement: An Intimate Account of Personals and Ideals. 1931.

      Roberts, Marie Mulvey and Tamae Mizuta. Controversies in the History of British Feminism. 1995.

      Roberts, Marie Mulvey and Tamae Mizuta, ed. Perspectives on the History of British Feminism. 1994.

      Roberts, Marie Mulvey, ed. Sources of British Feminism. Routledge, 1993.

      Rose, June. Marie Stopes and the Sexual Revolution. Faber and Faber, 1993.

      Rubinstein, David. Before the Suffragettes: Women's Emancipation in the 1890s. (out of print)

      Shanley, Mary Lyndon. Feminism, Marriage, and Law in Victorian England. Princeton Univ. Press, 1993.

      Smith, Harold L. ed. British Feminism in the Twentieth Century. Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 1990.

      Smith, Harold L. The British Women's Suffrage Campaign, 1866-1928. Longman Pub. Group, 1998.

      Traub, Valerie, M. Lindsay Kaplan, and Dympna Callaghan, ed. Feminist Readings of Early Modern Culture: Emerging Subjects. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996.

      Vellacott, Jo. From Liberal to Labour with Women's Suffrage: The Story of Catherine Marshall. McGill Queens Univ. Press, 1993.

      Walker, Linda. The Women's Movement in Britain, 1790-1945. Routledge, 1999.

      Yates, Gayle Graham, ed. Harriet Martineau on Women. 1985.


      Bilger, Audrey. Laughing Feminism: Subversive Comedy in Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Austen. Wayne State Univ. Press, 1998.

      Booth, Alison, ed. Famous Last Words: Changes in Gender and Narrative Closure. Univ. Press of Virginia, 1993.

      Dervin, Daniel. Matricentric Narratives: Recent British Women's Fiction in a Postmodern Mode. Edwin Mellen Press, 1997.

      Fay, Elizabeth A. A Feminist Introduction to Romanticism. Blackwell Pub., 1998.

      Hall, Donald E. Fixing Patriarchy: Feminism and Mid-Victorian Male Novelists. New York Univ. Press, 1996.

      Hoeveler, Diane Long. Gothic Feminism: The Professionalization of Gender from Charlotte Smith to the Brontes. Penn State Univ. Press, 1998.

      Ledger, Sally and Allison C. Ledger. The New Woman: Fiction and Feminism at the Fin de Siecle. Manchester Univ. Press, 1997.

      Mezei, Kathy, ed. Ambiguous Discourse: Feminist Narratology and British Women Writers. Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1996.

      Michael, Magali Cornier. Feminism and the Postmodern Impulse: Post-World War II Fiction. SUNY Press, 1996.

      Miller, Jane Eldridge. Rebel Women: Feminism, Modernism, and the Edwardian Novel. Univ. of Chicago Press, 1997.

      Munich, Adrienne Auslander. Andromeda's Chains: Gender and Interpretation in Victorian Literature and Art. Columbia Univ. Press, 1993.

      Pearce, Lynne. Feminism and the Politics of Reading. Edward Arnold, 1997.

      Phillips, Deborah and Ian Haywood. Brave New Causes: Women in British Postwar Fictions. Cassell Academic, 1998.


      Banks, Olive. The Politics of British Feminism. Edward Elgar Pub., 1993.

      Halford, Susan. Implementing Feminist Policies in British Local Government. Sussex: Centre for Urban and Regional Research, Univ. of Sussex, 1991.

      Liddington, Jill. The Road to Greenham Common: Feminism and Anti-Militarism in Britain since 1820. Syracuse Univ. Press, 1991.

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