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Thanks for Typing By Juliana Dresvina (University of Oxford, UK)

Thanks for Typing by Juliana Dresvina (University of Oxford, UK)

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Thanks for Typing: Remembering Forgotten Women in History by Juliana Dresvina (University of Oxford, UK)

This collection uncovers the wives, daughters, mothers, companions and female assistants who laboured in the shadows of famous men. Revealing the reality of uncredited female contributions throughout history, this book highlights the work of neglected and forgotten women associated with celebrated male writers, scholars, activists and politicians. As the #ThanksforTyping movement has shown, anonymous women working to support the work of their male relations and colleagues has been, and often still is, a universal phenomenon. These essays show just how long intelligent and determined women have been sidelined, ignored or forgotten throughout history. From a well-connected Roman matrician to the mother of the poet Philip Larkin, these women have their voices returned to them in twenty engaging chapters. Spanning ancient times to the modern day, they return agency to women who occupied crucial roles behind the scenes, but were always restricted to the supporting role they were obliged to play. The universal importance of these women take on new meaning in our modern era where women's voices are becoming ever-louder and increasingly recognised - including through such a movement as #ThanksforTyping.

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'There are very few books that can claim to address genuinely universal phenomena, and Thanks for Typing is one of this small class. Its canvas stretches from the classical world, via the medieval and early modern, to our own, and from Japan and Korea and North Africa, via the Russian Empire and Western Europe, to the United States - because in all these times and places the visible work of men was made possible by the invisible labour of women. Thanks for Typing makes such engagement possible for a range of readerships, and on a truly impressive scale.' * Dr Anna Vaninskaya, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of Edinburgh, UK *
Juliana Dresvina's proposed collection of essays is imaginative, novel, wide-ranging and timely. It brings together scholars from very diverse fields of history, art history and literature, who share an interest in the too-long neglected stories of wives, daughters, companions and female assistants of celebrated male figures. The subjects range from a learned and saintly 5th-century Byzantine empress to the devoted daughter of a murdered 20th-century German Communist leader. These were women of courage, determination and brilliance, who were compelled to subordinate their own talents to a husband, partner, father or employer. Taken together, these fascinating studies exemplify the long-term paradox of energetic and charismatic women, who might have occupied crucial roles behind the scenes yet were always regarded as secondary figures because they were overshadowed by more powerful men. * Paul Monod, Hepburn Professor of History Chair, Department of History Middlebury, College, USA *

About Juliana Dresvina (University of Oxford, UK)

Juliana Dresvina is a member of the History Faculty at the University of Oxford, UK. Educated in Moscow, Oxford and Cambridge in history, theology and English she has worked at Cambridge and King's College London as a medievalist historian, taught English at Queen Mary University London, Reading, Oxford and Winchester, and has held postdoctoral positions in art history in London and Paris.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors List of Figures Introduction 1. Part I: Secretaries and Editors 2. M.E. Fitzgerald: Office Manager to Modernism, Catherine Hollis 3. The Secretary and Her Professor: Alli Hytti and L. A. Puntila, Anu Lahtinen 4. Jumped-up Typists: Two Guardians of the Flame, Karen Christensen 5. Thanks for Penguin: Women, Invisible Labour, and Publishing in the Mid-Twentieth Century, Rebecca E. Lyons Part II: Politicians and Activists 6. Backing the Family: Servilia Between the Murder of Caesar and the Battle of Philippi, Susan Treggiari 7. A Flaming Soul: Maissi Erkko Fighting for Women, Finland and Family Legacy, Reetta Hanninen 8. Student, Diplomat, Wife, traveller ? A Transnational Life of Marie Sargant-Cerny, Hana Navratilova 9. Breaking the Silence and Inspiring Activism on Japanese Military Sexual Slavery: Legacy of Kim Hak-soon (1924-1997), Woohee Kim Part III: Artists and Painters 10. Jeanne de Montbaston: An Illuminating Woman, Melek Karatas 11. Judith Leyster: The Artist Vanishes, Irene Kukota 12. Textiles Rubbing Us the Wrong Way: A Tour of Karin Bergoeoe Larsson's Acts of Fibre Resistance, Godelinde Gertrude Perk 13. Canvases in the Attic: Four Generations of the Lane Poole women, Juliana Dresvina Part IV: Mothers and Others 14. Haunting Augustine: St Monnica as Mother and Interlocutor, Patricia L. Grosse 15. "The Typist Home at Teatime": Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot's Role in Shaping T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land (1922), Arwa F. Al-Mubaddel 16. Edith Tolkien in the Eye of the Beholder, Maria Artamonova 17. "Why Aren't There More Women in Your Books?" Ann and William Golding, Nicola Presley 18. "You'll Say that Mum is at the Bottom of All This": the Untold Story of Eva Larkin, Philip Pullen Part V: Poets and Writers 19. "Murder, He Wrote": Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, Julia Bolton Holloway 20. Golden Myfanwy: The Domestic Goddess Who Turned the Screw, Eleanor Knight 21. Double Act: U.A. Fanthorpe and R.V. Bailey, Partners in Rhyme, Elizabeth Sandie Epilogue Bibliography Index

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NGR9781350150058
9781350150058
1350150053
Thanks for Typing: Remembering Forgotten Women in History by Juliana Dresvina (University of Oxford, UK)
New
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2021-02-11
328
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