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She’s Leaving Home

Women’s Writing in English in a European Context


Nóra Séllei and June Waudby

Contents: Patsy Stoneman/Angela Leighton: General Editors’ Preface – Nóra Séllei: Introduction: She’s Leaving Home – Gudrun-Axeli Knapp: Race, Class, Gender: Reclaiming Baggage in Fast Travelling Theories – Gabriele Griffin: Figuring Home: Identity and Belonging in the Work of Black and Asian Women Playwrights in Britain – Julia Salmerón: ‘Yes, I’m goin to Europe to make a mint’: The Painful Journey of Saartjie Baartman and Suzan-Lori Parks’s Venus – Irén E. Annus: The Unheroine: The Figure of the Spinster in Doris Lessing’s ‘The Trinket Box’ – Nóra Séllei: Travelling Agency: Female Subjectivity in Narratives of Home-Leaving and in Foreign Parts – Valerie Sanders: Writing Elopement: Secrecy and Sensation – Andrew Monnickendam: Running away from Home, Business is the Only Answer: Deconstructing the Love-Plot in Margaret Oliphant’s Kirsteen (1890) – Tamás Bényei: Heroes and Home-Makers: Tropes of Travelling in Jeanette Winterson’s Sexing the Cherry – Anna Kérchy: Feminist Psychogeography and Jeanette Winterson’s Passions – Ann Hoag: Remapping Home: Gender and Nation in Rebecca West’s Black Lamb and Grey Falcon – Annamaria Lamarra: Leaving Home and Living Through War – Andrea P. Balogh: ‘Home Sweet Home’: Eavan Boland and the Trope of Exile at the Intersection of Nation, Class and Gender – Eilish Rooney: Leaving Home and Staying Put: Intersectional Narratives from Northern Ireland’s Transition – Milada Franková: Leto Had to Leave Home: Across Europe from Mythology to the Third Millennium – June Waudby: Anne Locke: Exile, Protest and Propaganda – Erin Henriksen: ‘Two Quaker Housewives’ and Their Books: Cross-Cultural Encounters and Local Reading Communities in Early Modern Europe – Eleonora Federici: Flying Away from Home: Amy Johnson.