Time and Tide: The Feminist and Cultural Politics of a Modern Magazine by Catherine Clay

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The first in-depth study of the landmark modern feminist magazine, Time and Tide

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The first in-depth study of the landmark modern feminist magazine, Time and Tide

This book reconstructs the first two decades of Time and Tide (1920-1939) 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 intellectual weekly in 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 Clay recovers the contributions to this magazine of both well-and lesser-known British women writers, editors, critics, and journalists and explores a cultural dialogue about literature, politics and the arts that took place beyond the parameters of modernist ‘little magazines’. The book makes a major contribution to the history of women’s writing and feminism in Britain between the wars.

Key Features

  • The first in-depth study, based on extensive new archival research, of the richest two decades of this landmark feminist magazine
  • Shows how this female-run periodical secured a position among the leading general-audience intellectual weeklies of the day by tracing its close interdependence, and competition, within a changing set of interwar periodical structures and networks
  • Recovers the contributions to this magazine of both well-known and undeservedly forgotten British women writers and critics
  • Explores a cultural dialogue about literature, politics and the arts that took place beyond the parameters of modernist ‘little magazines’ and mass-market periodicals

Size: 234 mm x 156mm
320 pages
Published November 2019 (Paperback)

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The first in-depth study of the landmark modern feminist magazine, Time and Tide

This book reconstructs the first two decades of Time and Tide (1920-1939) 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 intellectual weekly in 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 Clay recovers the contributions to this magazine of both well-and lesser-known British women writers, editors, critics, and journalists and explores a cultural dialogue about literature, politics and the arts that took place beyond the parameters of modernist ‘little magazines’. The book makes a major contribution to the history of women’s writing and feminism in Britain between the wars.

Key Features

  • The first in-depth study, based on extensive new archival research, of the richest two decades of this landmark feminist magazine
  • Shows how this female-run periodical secured a position among the leading general-audience intellectual weeklies of the day by tracing its close interdependence, and competition, within a changing set of interwar periodical structures and networks
  • Recovers the contributions to this magazine of both well-known and undeservedly forgotten British women writers and critics
  • Explores a cultural dialogue about literature, politics and the arts that took place beyond the parameters of modernist ‘little magazines’ and mass-market periodicals

Size: 234 mm x 156mm
320 pages
Published November 2019 (Paperback)