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Lyndall Gordon 'Outsiders'

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As part of our Every Woman series, Blackwell's presents an evening with Lyndall Gordon, who will be exploring her book 'Outsiders', an exciting and provocative look at the women who wrote the novels that changed the literary world.

Outsiders tells the stories of five novelists – Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner, Virginia Woolf – and their famous novels. We have long known their individual greatness but in linking their creativity to their lives as outsiders, this group biography throws new light on the genius they share. ‘Outsider’, ‘outlaw’, ‘outcast’: a woman’s reputation was her security and each of these five lost it. As writers, they made these identities their own, taking advantage of their separation from the dominant order to write their novels.

Lyndall Gordon is the prize-winning author of seven biographies, including 'The Imperfect Life of T. S. Eliot'; 'Virginia Woolf: A Writer’s Life'; 'Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft'; and 'Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family’s Feuds' and her memoir 'Divided Lives: Dreams of a Mother and Daughter'. She is a Fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford and the Royal Society of Literature.

The Blackwell's Every Woman Series

From February 2018, Blackwell’s Broad Street will launch a year-long series of events in conjunction with the Centenary of Women’s Suffrage in the UK.

The 1918 Representation of the People Act gave women of property over the age of 30 the right to vote – not all women, therefore, could vote. It was a step, but it was not the whole journey. And many would argue that we are still a long way from stepping the journey’s full distance towards gender equality in this country and worldwide. Blackwell’s Centenary events programme will focus around the following questions:

1) How much does the vote mean today?

2) How far are we still from achieving gender equality?

3) How can we recognise intersectional privilege and oppression, and platform those demographics of people who weren’t acknowledged by this achievement 100 years ago, and are still under-represented and undervalued today?

For all enquiries please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk

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