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In the last century which women writers have truly challenged the existing forms of literature? How did they make their voices heard using brand new techniques and styles? For centuries there have been women writers who have changed the face of literature, but we tend to talk of their lives and work in very certain terms. This series of video-slideshows reveals how writing and reputation are often forged in transition, uncertainty and change. In these 4 films we re-examine the lives, work and influence of: Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Katherine Mansfield and Jeanette Winterson.

This material forms part of the Open University course A300 20th century literature: texts and debates.

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In the last century which women writers have truly challenged the existing forms of literature? How did they make their voices heard using brand new techniques and styles? For centuries there have been women writers who have changed the face of literature, but we tend to talk of their lives and work in very certain terms. This series of video-slideshows reveals how writing and reputation are often forged in transition, uncertainty and change. In these 4 films we re-examine the lives, work and influence of: Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Katherine Mansfield and Jeanette Winterson.

This material forms part of the Open University course A300 20th century literature: texts and debates.

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    Katherine Mansfield

    Katherine Mansfield

    Delia da Sousa re-examines the life and works of short story writer Katherine Mansfield, author of short stories including ‘The Garden Party’ and ‘The Voyage’. Taken from a four part series examining the lives, work and influence of women writers: Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Katherine Mansfield and Jeanette Winterson. ‘Women Writers: Voices in Transition’ looks at how writing and reputation are often forged in transition, uncertainty and change.

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    Transcript -- Katherine Mansfield

    Transcript -- Katherine Mansfield

    Delia da Sousa re-examines the life and works of short story writer Katherine Mansfield, author of short stories including ‘The Garden Party’ and ‘The Voyage’. Taken from a four part series examining the lives, work and influence of women writers: Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Katherine Mansfield and Jeanette Winterson. ‘Women Writers: Voices in Transition’ looks at how writing and reputation are often forged in transition, uncertainty and change.

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    Virginia Woolf

    Virginia Woolf

    Sue Asbee re-examines the life and works of Modernist writer Virginia Woolf, author of ‘Mrs Dalloway’, To The Lighthouse’ and ‘A Room of One’s Own’. Taken from a four part series examining the lives, work and influence of women writers: Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Katherine Mansfield and Jeanette Winterson. ‘Women Writers: Voices in Transition’ looks at how writing and reputation are often forged in transition, uncertainty and change.

    • 4 Min.
    Transcript -- Virginia Woolf

    Transcript -- Virginia Woolf

    Sue Asbee re-examines the life and works of Modernist writer Virginia Woolf, author of ‘Mrs Dalloway’, To The Lighthouse’ and ‘A Room of One’s Own’. Taken from a four part series examining the lives, work and influence of women writers: Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Katherine Mansfield and Jeanette Winterson. ‘Women Writers: Voices in Transition’ looks at how writing and reputation are often forged in transition, uncertainty and change.

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    Jean Rhys

    Jean Rhys

    Steve Padley re-examines the life and works of post-colonial novelist and short story writer Jean Rhys, author of ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ and ‘Good Morning Midnight’. Taken from a four part series examining the lives, work and influence of women writers: Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Katherine Mansfield and Jeanette Winterson. ‘Women Writers: Voices in Transition’ looks at how writing and reputation are often forged in transition, uncertainty and change.

    • 4 Min.
    Transcript -- Jean Rhys

    Transcript -- Jean Rhys

    Steve Padley re-examines the life and works of post-colonial novelist and short story writer Jean Rhys, author of ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ and ‘Good Morning Midnight’. Taken from a four part series examining the lives, work and influence of women writers: Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Katherine Mansfield and Jeanette Winterson. ‘Women Writers: Voices in Transition’ looks at how writing and reputation are often forged in transition, uncertainty and change.

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