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Womens Fiction and Post-9/11 Contexts Peter Childs

Womens Fiction and Post-9/11 Contexts

Peter Childs

Published November 1st 2014
ISBN : 9781498500951
Hardcover
234 pages
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 About the Book 

9/11 is not simple a date on the calendar but marks a distinct historical threshold, ushering in the war on terror, various states of emergency, a supposed clash of civilizations, and the putative legitimation of counter-democratic procedures rangingMore9/11 is not simple a date on the calendar but marks a distinct historical threshold, ushering in the war on terror, various states of emergency, a supposed clash of civilizations, and the putative legitimation of counter-democratic procedures ranging from extraordinary renditions to enhanced interrogation. Perhaps no date, since Virginia Woolf declared that on or about December 1910 human character changed, has marked such a singular point in the perception of time, identity and nature. Women s writing has always been something of a counter-canon, offering modes of voice and point of view beyond that of the man of reason. This collection of essays explores the two problems of what it means to write as a woman and what it means to write in the twenty-first century.