Journals Higher Education

Contemporary Women's Writing

Published on behalf of: Contemporary Women's Writing Network

Contemporary Women's Writing critically assesses writing by women authors who have published approximately from 1970 to the present, especially in essays that reach beyond a reading of a single text in order to challenge existing thinking or extend debates about an author, genre, topic, or theoretical perspective and relate literary analysis to wider cultural and intellectual contexts.The journal aims to reflect retrospectively on developments throughout the period, to survey the variety of contemporary work, and to anticipate the new and provocative in womens writing. It welcomes theoretical, cultural, historical, geographical, formalist, and political approaches to contemporary womens writing. It takes an interest in the production and reception of contemporary womens writing, in terms of the practices of individual authors, the creation of cultural and literary fields, and the construction of readerships.

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