Chapter 7. Finding a Voice: Women Writing the Short Story (to 1945)

  1. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm Associate Professor2 and
  2. David Malcolm Professor3
  1. Sabine Coelsch-Foisner Professor Head

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch7

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

How to Cite

Coelsch-Foisner, S. (2008) Finding a Voice: Women Writing the Short Story (to 1945), in A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story (eds C. A. Malcolm and D. Malcolm), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of American Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  2. 3

    English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Author Information

  1. University of Salzburg, Austria

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145374

Online ISBN: 9781444304770

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Keywords:

  • modernist foregrounding of moment-by-moment experience – conducive to development of short story;
  • image of writer emerging in late nineteenth century - the autonomous woman writer;
  • English modernism and most outstanding women short-story writers - Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, Sylvia Townsend Warner;
  • Women Writing the Short Story (to 1945);
  • Katherine Mansfield - publishing stories in A.R. Orage's New Age;
  • Woolf's imagistic sketches - abounding in meta-narrative signposts resolving tension between life and art;
  • incompleteness - hallmark of Frances Bellerby's short stories;
  • individual writers' work - index of women's complex situation in twentieth century

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading