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The rebel, the lady and the 'anti': femininity, anti-feminism, and the Victorian woman writer (2006)
Journal Article
Heilmann, A., & Sanders, V. (2006). The rebel, the lady and the 'anti': femininity, anti-feminism, and the Victorian woman writer. Women's studies international forum, 29(3), (289-300). doi:10.1016/j.wsif.2006.04.008. ISSN 0277-5395

Anti-feminist journalists and women writers had a crucial role in contributing to the feminist debate in Victorian Britain. As an organized political movement Victorian anti-feminism significantly post-dated the rise of anti-feminist literature in th... Read More

'Is there no work in hand?' : the idle son theme at mid-century
Journal Article
Sanders, V. 'Is there no work in hand?' : the idle son theme at mid-century. Studies in the Literary Imagination, 43(1), (49-68). ISSN 0039-3819

This article presents work as the possible site of a generational conflict over the definition of masculinity between parents and children, focusing on the father and son dynamic. It tackles cases of idle sons, or educated young men who cannot establ... Read More