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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 14:04
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2013 09:56
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5328

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