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‘Many Sisters to Many Brothers’: The Women Poets of the First World War

Stacy Gillis

in The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780199559602
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199559602.013.0006

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

 ‘Many Sisters to Many Brothers’: The Women Poets of the First World War

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This chapter focuses on one group of poets – namely women – who were often excluded from an understanding of the war, first studying the gendering of the literary history of World War I, and then discussing women, war, and writing. Its final part presents an account of how one might read the women war poets in light of present theories about mourning and within the present renaissance in World War I studies.

Keywords: women poets; World War I; gendering; literary history; theories on mourning; renaissance

Article.  6592 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets) ; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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