Dear Nancy

The late UA Fanthorpe might be worth a look in this context, if not already glanced-at

A sample commentary about the work of a contemporary (final article in the journal):-

On 23 January 2017 at 00:31, Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Dear Cassandra,

Since I have been in my Eliot mode, I wonder if your new journal (and Brava! to you) is to be focused on women writers only or if you would be interested in what I am planning to continue--Eliot, the Virgil Society, and Dido. It would be about the way he interpreted Dido in contrast to and parallel with other early critics. I think it is a really fascinating issue for feminism because in the early 20th Century, the definitions of and views about Dido were a frequent topic, and it was mostly pretty sexist. The difficulty with this is that I haven't found any place to read these early commentaries except in the British Library, where I started. I would need to go back there if not somewhere pretty far from here anyway.

Just a question.

I also want to get back to working on current "British" women poets: Duffy (England's poet laureate), Lochhead (previous Scotland's national poet), Kay (current Scotland's national poet) [Scotland calls their national poets "Makars," not "laureates." Also Patience Agbabe--another wonderful Black British poet.

I'm asking because the women poets in Scotland, Ireland, and Wales have been constantly under-examined, and since I've interviewed Lochhead and Kay and spent 5 weeks sharing an office area with Agbabe, and I write on Scotland, I am one of only a few Americans with the background. Carol Ann Duffy, by the way, grew up in Glasgow though she lives in England now.

I am interested in these questions because I doubt that I could write either by the first deadline, but I'm deciding where to focus.

It's great that you are doing this.

On Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 1:02 PM, Laity, Cassandra <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

For Nancy Gish and anyone else who might be interested, see below link to a cfp for Feminist Modernist Studies (Routledge; 2017)--Cheers, Cassandra Laity

Prof. Cassandra Laity
Editor, Feminist Modernist Studies (FMS; Routledge; 2017--)

Former Co-Editor, Modernism/Modernity (JHUP; 2000-2010)

Currently, Visiting Scholar
English Department
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
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