Maggie Gee: Critical Essays (Contemporary Writers: Critical Essays)

 
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Acknowledgements

List of Abbreviations

Foreword
Maggie Gee

1. Beyond the Blue: The Sorrowful Joy of Gee
Sarah Dillon and Caroline Edwards

2. Burning to Tell the Tale: Negotiating Aesthetics and Politics in The Burning Book
Monika Szuba

3. Reproductive Politics and the Public Sphere: Natalism, Natality and Apocalypse
Alex Beaumont

4. 'Fall[ing] Out of the Past': Time, Ageing and Generations in Where Are the Snows
Sarah Falcus

5. Literary Equivocation: Reproductive Futurism and The Ice People
Sarah Dillon

6. 'One and Indivisible, A Seamless Web': Climate Change as Historical Process in The Flood
Chris Maughan

7. 'The End Times and After': Utopia, Dystopia and Being-Together in The Flood
Adam Welstead

8. From the 'Native Outside' to the 'Foreign Within': Re/negotiating Urban Space in The White Family

Irene Pérez Fernández

9. Faith and Grace: Maggie Gee's Spritual Politics
Susan Alice Fischer

10. The Resurrection of the Author: On Virginia Woolf in Manhattan
E. H. Wright

11. How May I Speak in My Own Voice? Language and the Forbidden
Maggie Gee

Notes on Contributors

Index

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About the Author:

Sarah Dillon is University Lecturer in Literature and Film in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge. She is author of The Palimpsest: Literature, Criticism, Theory (Continuum, 2007) and editor of David Mitchell: Critical Essays (Gylphi, 2011). She is General Editor of the Gylphi Contemporary Writers: Critical Essays series, and serves on the editorial board of C21: Journal of Twenty-First Century Writing. She has published widely on twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, film and philosophy. Sarah is also actively involved in radio broadcasting and public engagement, and was a 2013 BBC New Generation Thinker.

Caroline Edwards is Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, University of London. She is completing a monograph on time in contemporary fiction titled Fictions of the Not Yet and is coediting China Miéville: Critical Essays (Gylphi, 2015). Caroline has published on twenty-first-century British fiction, utopian theory and literature, Marxist philosophies of time, and post-apocalyptic narratives in a number of journals, including Modern Fiction Studies, Contemporary Literature, Radical Philosophy, Telos, and Textual Practice. She is Founding and Commissioning Editor of the open access journal of twenty-first-century literary criticism, Alluvium, and is a Founder and Director of the Open Library of Humanities.

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