Contemporary Women's Post-Apocalyptic Fiction (Hardcover)
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Contemporary Women's Apocalyptic Writing highlights contemporary literature's post-millennial fascination with the apocalypse and questions the ways in which texts written by female authors differ from those of their male counterparts. Susan Watkins's fascinating new study sheds light on this comprehensive body of male-authored work as an essentially patriarchal phenomenon, leaning towards notions of conservatism. Female writing, she argues, has shown a tendency instead to connect these systems with the genesis of the apocalypse itself. Bold, informative and comprehensive in structure, Contemporary Women's Apocalyptic Writing is an important book for higher-level students and scholars of contemporary literature and culture.
About the Author
Susan Watkins is a Professor of Women's Writing at Leeds Beckett University. Her key publications include Twentieth-Century Women Novelists: Feminist Theory into Practice (2001), Doris Lessing (2010) and (as co-editor) Scandalous Fictions: The Twentieth-Century Novel in the Public Sphere (2006), Doris Lessing: Border Crossings (2009) and The History of British Women's Writing Vol 9: 1945-1975 (2017).