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Time and Tide, with Catherine Clay

Thursday, 25th October, 2018    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop*
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH

This talk reconstructs the first two decades of the twentieth century feminist magazine Time and Tide and explores the periodical’s significance for an interwar generation of British women writers and readers. Unique in establishing itself as the only female-run ‘journal of opinion’ in what press historians describe as the golden age of the weekly review, Time and Tide both challenged persistent prejudices against women’s participation in public life, and played an instrumental role in redefining women’s gender roles and identities. Drawing on extensive new archival research Catherine offers insights into the history and workings of this periodical that no one has dealt with to date, and makes a major contribution to the history of women’s writing and feminism in Britain between the wars.

Contributors to Time and Tide included  D. H. LawrenceVera BrittainWinifred HoltbyVirginia WoolfCrystal EastmanCharlotte HaldaneStorm JamesonNancy Astor , Eleanor RathboneMargaret WintringhamRebecca WestElizabeth RobinsRose MacaulayMary  Agnes HamiltonNaomi MitchisonHelena SwanwickEllen WilkinsonEthel SmythEmma GoldmanGeorge Bernard ShawErnst TollerRobert Graves and George Orwell.

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Dr Clay is Course Leader for the MRes in English Literary Research postgraduate degree programme at Nottingham Trent Univerity. She also teaches across the undergraduate curriculum, including on Gender and Sexuality.

Admission: £3, including refreshments, redeemable against any purchase