"What’s the Time, Anna Wulf? Crisis Temporality and Feminist Untimeliness in Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook"

Waters, Melanie (2022) "What’s the Time, Anna Wulf? Crisis Temporality and Feminist Untimeliness in Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook". MFS: Modern Fiction Studies. ISSN 0026-7724 (In Press)

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Abstract

When Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook was first published in 1962 it was instantly lauded as a timely novel. In this article I investigate what is timely about The Golden Notebook through an analysis of the novel’s complex temporality. Taking the book’s phenomenal critical legacy as a signal indication of the fact that its timeliness is yet to be exhausted, I explore how Lessing’s provocative figurations of time illuminate the ideological and representational structures within which Lessing and her characters find themselves confined, while also gesturing, speculatively, towards the means by which these structures might be subverted in the future.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
Q100 Linguistics
W800 Imaginative Writing
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2022 13:07
Last Modified: 28 May 2022 03:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/49002

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