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Watkins, Susan 1967-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 140 publications in 5 languages and 6,689 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR4038.E46, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Susan Watkins
Doris Lessing : border crossings by Doris Lessing( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an edited collection offering up-to-date critical coverage of a wide range of Lessing's work. Despite winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, Doris Lessing has received relatively little critical attention. One of the reasons for this is that Lessing has spent much of her lifetime and her long published writing career crossing both national and ideological borders. This essay collection reflects and explores the incredible variety of Lessing's border crossings and positions her writing in its various social and cultural contexts. Lessing crosses literal national borders in her life and work, but more controversial have been her crossings of genre borders into sci-fi and 'space fiction', and her crossing of ideological borders such as moving into and out of the Communist Party and from a colonial into a post-colonial world. This timely collection also considers a number of the most interesting recent critical and theoretical approaches to Lessing's writing, including work on maternity and abjection in relation to The Fifth Child and The Grass is Singing, eco-criticism in Lessing's 'Ifrakan' novels, and postcolonial re-writings of landscape in her African Stories"--Page 4 of cover
Doris Lessing by Susan Watkins( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Susan Watkins examines the writing career of the respected and prolific novelist Doris Lessing, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007 and has recently published what she has announced will be her final novel
The public and private worlds of Elizabeth I by Susan Watkins( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate account of a remarkable national transformation: how Queen Elizabeth I set out to capture the hearts of her people. A brilliant picture of Queen Elizabeth I's life emerges here, beginning with her birth--her father Henry VIII had desired a male heir--punctuated by conspiracies, and endangered during the period of rule by her Catholic half-sister Mary, whom she succeeded in 1558. It gave her an enduring sense that to remain on the throne she must encourage the love of her people. In plays and pageants, in cameos, medallions, and portraits, and through the furnishings and gardens of the great country houses, the royal image was specifically tailored to evoke devotion. To love Elizabeth was to love England, and the Queen personified both an era and a national style. Watkins skillfully recreates court life in the palaces along the Thames, and in the nearly sixty royal houses that were Elizabeth's inheritance. An important part of the spectacle was the royal progress to the great country houses of her subjects. An Elizabethan house was not just an architectural achievement: it was often the literal embodiment of a relationship with the monarch. Throughout, Mark Fiennes' inspired photography, together with portraits, paintings, tapestries, and personal objects, give visual expression to the nation's evolving love affair with its queen. 157 illustrations, 154 in color
Mary, Queen of Scots by Susan Watkins( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Mary Queen of Scots whose "inheritance gave her the Scottish throne in 1542, when she was just six days old, and a claim to the English throne that was to lead to her death." Includes contemporary photographs and historical illustrations.--Jacket
Jane Austen's town and country style by Susan Watkins( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1968, marching in the streets by Tariq Ali( Book )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A month-by-month chronicle of protests, marches, demonstrations and other significant events that took place in 1968 throughout the world
Scandalous fictions : the twentieth-century novel in the public sphere( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riven by world wars and cold wars, atrocities and genocides, the 20th century was also one of sexual, cultural & ideological revolutions, each inscribed across the fictions it produced. This text re-examines the 20th century novel as a form shaped by its problematic, often scandalous relation to the public sphere
Twentieth-century women novelists : feminist theory into practice by Susan Watkins( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This provocative, lively book discusses two of the most significant influences on writing and thinking in the twentieth century: women novelists and feminist theory. It demonstrates, in an accessible but imaginative manner, ways of reading women's novels alongside work by feminist theorists. Each chapter situates a number of theoretical texts in their intellectual context and then links them with a widely taught novel to produce fresh interpretations. Sections on 'theory into practice' and 'practice into theory' create dialogue between theory and novel and between text and reader."--Jacket
Jane Austen in style by Susan Watkins( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world of Jane Austen - spanning the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th - was a world of unsurpassed elegance, beauty and refinement. This study aims to recreate its lifestyle. The book contains a directory detailing where the furnishings, fashions, china and glass of the period can be seen or bought today"--Publisher's description
The history of British women's writing, 1945-1975 by Clare Hanson( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume reshapes our understanding of British literary culture from 1945-1975 by exploring the richness and diversity of women's writing of this period. Essays by leading scholars reveal the range and intensity of women writers' engagement with post-war transformations including the founding of the Welfare State, the gradual liberalization of attitudes to gender and sexuality and the reconfiguration of Britain and the empire in the context of the Cold War. Attending closely to the politics of form, the sixteen essays range across "literary", "middlebrow" and "popular" genres, including espionage thrillers and historical fiction, children's literature and science fiction, as well as poetry, drama and journalism. They examine issues including realism and experimentalism, education, class and politics, the emergence of "second-wave" feminism, responses to the Holocaust and mass migration and diaspora. The volume offers an exciting reassessment of women's writing at a time of radical social change and rapid cultural expansion
Studying literature : a practical introduction( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernie : the biography of Bernie Ecclestone by Susan Watkins( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1968 nian : fan pan de nian dai by Tariq Ali( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernie Bernie Ecclestone hautnah ; Biografie( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernie : the fully authorised biography of Bernie Ecclestone by Susan Watkins( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernie : Bernie Eccleston hautnah : Biografie by Susan Watkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Border crossings by Doris Lessing( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernie Bernie Ecclestone hautnah/Biografie by Susan Watkins( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epiphany and feminine subjectivity in the novels of Charlotte Brontèˆ, D.H. Lawrence, and Doris Lessing by Susan Watkins( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pub.and priv.worlds of Elizabeth I by Susan Watkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Mary, Queen of Scots
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Doris LessingThe public and private worlds of Elizabeth IMary, Queen of Scots1968, marching in the streetsScandalous fictions : the twentieth-century novel in the public sphereTwentieth-century women novelists : feminist theory into practiceJane Austen in styleBernie : the biography of Bernie Ecclestone
Languages
English (129)

German (4)

Chinese (2)

Polish (1)

Spanish (1)