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dc.contributor.authorSmith, AKen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-19T14:36:27Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-30en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/6575
dc.description.abstract

In 1918 Enid Bagnold published A Diary Without Dates, a revealing book that kept few secrets about life in the wartime hospital. Bagnold’s book has helped the construction of the mythology of disillusionment that has clouded memory of the war for a century. In 1920, Bagnold published The Happy Foreigner, a novel that is much less easy to categorize. As her protagonist, Fanny, drives across the derelict battlefields of France, she reflects on the ways in which those battlefields may be recalled in later cultural memory. However, there is a curious optimism in Fanny that is quite at odds with these later constructions of disillusionment. France in 1919 is a melting pot of different people, military and civilian, men and women, representing many different nations as the first understandings of memory crystallize. This essay explores Enid Bagnold’s two war books in terms of the ways in which she negotiates gender and nationality. What does it mean to be a woman in a hospital? How do different nationalities interact in the post-war landscape, questioning these myths of disillusionment before they are even constructed? By considering these outsider positions, I shall argue that Bagnold’s role in helping to shape our memory of the war is far more complex than it might first appear.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.subjectGender, war writing, nationality, memoryen
dc.titleOutsider Positions: Negotiating Gender, Nationality and Memory in the War Writing of Enid Bagnolden
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.journalWomen's Writingen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09699082.2016.1232507en
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business/School of Humanities and Performing Arts
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA27 English Language and Literature
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dcterms.dateAccepted2015-09-01en
dc.rights.embargodate2018-04-01en
dc.rights.embargoperiod18 monthsen
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/09699082.2016.1232507en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-09-30en
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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