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‘Bless the Gods for My Pencils and Paper’: Katie Gliddon’s Prison Diary, Percy Bysshe Shelley and the Suffragettes at Holloway.

Schwan, Anne (2013) ‘Bless the Gods for My Pencils and Paper’: Katie Gliddon’s Prison Diary, Percy Bysshe Shelley and the Suffragettes at Holloway. Women's History Review, 22 (1). pp. 148-167. ISSN 0961-2025

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    Abstract/Description

    This article discusses the life and imprisonment of the largely unknown middle-class artist and suffrage activist Katie Gliddon and analyzes her extensive prison diary, secretly written and drawn in her copy of The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley at London’s Holloway Prison in March and April 1912. By creating a platform for the voices of ‘ordinary’ prisoners and by opening up a space for a transgressive gaze between suffragettes, ‘ordinary’ prisoners and female officers, Gliddon’s writings allow us to complicate our understanding of cross-class relations within the women’s suffrage campaign and in women’s prisons more generally speaking.

    Item Type: Article
    Print ISSN: 0961-2025
    Electronic ISSN: 1747-583X
    Uncontrolled Keywords: prison writing; diary; women; suffrage movement;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Creative Industries
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 800 Literature > 820 English & Old English literatures
    Library of Congress Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
    Item ID: 5328
    Depositing User: Dr. Anne Schwan
    Date Deposited: 25 May 2012 15:04
    Last Modified: 07 Aug 2013 10:56
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5328

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