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Woman and gender studies: New woman

This page is a brief guide to reference sources for women & gender studies held by the British Library. It is a select list only, concentrating on bibliographies, biographies, and other finding aids. Much relevant material will also be found in our online catalogues. Items marked by an asterisk are not on open access. 


The New Woman

*Ardis, Ann L. New women, new novels: feminism and early modernism.New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1990
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*Askham, Suzanne.New Women, new fiction. Pan, 1990
*Heilmann, Ann. Feminist forerunners, New Womanism and feminism in the early twentieth century. London: Pandora Press, 2003
*Heilmann, Ann. New Woman fiction, women writing first-wave feminism. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000
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*Heilmann, Ann. New Woman strategies: Sarah Grand, (1854-1943) Olive Schreiner, (1855-1920) Mona Caird (1854-1932). Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004
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* The Late Victorian marriage question, . Edited and introduced by Ann Heilmann. Vol.1., Marriage and motherhood, Vol.2., The New Woman and female independence, Vol.3., New Woman Fiction (1), marriage, motherhood and work, Vol.4., New Woman fiction (2), gender and sexuality, Vol.5., [literary degenerates] a collection of key New Woman texts. London: Routledge/Thoemmes, 1998 (1999 printing)

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*Ledger, Sally. The New Woman, fiction and feminism at the fin- de- siecle. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1997
*Magarey, Susan. Passions of the first wave feminists. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2001
*Marks, Patricia. Bicycles, bangs and bloomers: the New Woman in the popular press. Lexington, KY: University Press of kentucky, 1990
*Murphy, Patricia. Time is of the essence: temporality, gender and the New Woman. Albany; [Great Britain]: State University of New York Press, 2001
*The New Woman, women's voices 1880-1918. edited by Juliet Gardiner, forward by Victoria Glendinning. London: Collins & Browm, 1993.
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*Richardson, Angelique (ed.) The New Woman in fiction and in fact: fin-de-siecle feminisms. Basingstoke: Palgrave in association with Institute for English studies, Schol of Advanced Study, University of London, 2000
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*Stanley, Liz. Imperialism, labour and the New Woman : Olive Schreiner's social theory. Durham, Sociologypress, 2002
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*Thomas, Mary Martha. The New Woman in Alabama, social reforms, and suffrage, 1880-1920. Tuscaloosa, London: University of Alabama Press, 1992

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