Standard Name: Greer, Germaine
Birth Name: Germaine Greer
Pseudonym: Dr G.
Pseudonym: Earth Rose
Pseudonym: Rose Blight
GG , scholar and media person, was one of the early and most important voices in the explosion of feminist theory and action in the 1970s. She also worked in journalism and published a satirical gardening column. She has written academic literary history, and monographs of social analysis on a number of burning topics: population control, the status of women, international relations between rich and poor countries, and environmental damage and conservation. GG has founded and run a journal devoted to the study of women's writing. Her editorial production includes a ground-breaking anthology of seventeenth-century women's poetry, as well as collected works by individual early female poets, and broader poetry selections. Her book about discovering her father's mysterious past combines biography with autobiography.
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Only a handful of copies of this survive (four were known in 1996).
It was included by Germaine Greer , Jeslyn Medoff , and others in Kissing the Rod, 1988, and selected by...
Cullen, Patrick, and Alice Sutcliffe. “Introductory Note”. Alice Sutcliffe, Scolar Press, 1996, p. ix - xiii.
|Cultural formation||William Shakespeare|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Maya Angelou|
|Family and Intimate relationships||William Shakespeare||
Her name was given wrongly in the licence, which has given rise to various lines of speculation; however, there seems no good reason to doubt that Shakespeare intended from this date to marry the woman...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Monica Furlong||
She begins arrestingly: We live in a period in which it is not possible to talk meaningfully about God.
She then posits an absolute human need for meaning and for myth (the core...
Furlong, Monica. The End of Our Exploring. Hodder and Stoughton, 1973.
|Literary responses||Elizabeth Jennings|
|Literary responses||Anna Wickham||
AW has had a recent detractor in Germaine Greer , who claims that the perceived political importance of what she was doing greatly distorted contemporary assessment of her achievement.
Greer disparages her poetry as...
Greer, Germaine. Slip-Shod Sibyls. Penguin, 1996.
|Literary responses||Ruth Pitter||
Germaine Greer , anthologizing this poem, notes that it would be merely conventional, just the usual moralisation of the gardening process, but for the specificity which makes it read like instructions to students of horticulture.
Greer, Germaine, editor. Poems for Gardeners. Virago, 2003.
|Literary responses||Carol Ann Duffy||
Germaine Greer called I Wouldn't Thank You for a Valentinebreezy and populist.
Greer, Germaine. “A biodegradable art. Changing fashions in anthologies of women’s poetry”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 4813, pp. 7 - 8.
Margaret Reynolds in The Sappho Companion, 2001, sweeps with a broad net translations, portraits, ballets, operas, poems, plays, novels, songs and treatises.
She too ends on the potential of Sappho as lesbian foremother...
Gubar, Susan. “Multiple personality”. Women’s Review of Books, No. 12, pp. 13 -14.
|Literary responses||Jan Morris||
Germaine Greer wrote a review for the Evening Standard which opens politely: You cannot help liking Jan Morris and she poses her Conundrum in great style. Greer uses the feminine pronoun but asserts that Morris...
|Literary responses||Christabel Pankhurst||
Nearly twenty years later Sylvia Pankhurst accused this book of sensationalism and of preaching the sex war deprecated and denied by the older Suffragists.
In the later twentieth century it was dismissed by a...
Purvis, June, and Maureen Wright. “Writing Suffragette History: the contending autobiographical narratives of the Pankhursts”. Women’s History Review, No. 3/4, pp. 405 - 33.
|Literary responses||Anne Stevenson||
Germaine Greer praises her in Slip-Shod Sibyls for expressing consciousness of herself as a woman poet rather than the woman poet, for looking forward to the forging of a new language in which women would...
3-16 December 1971
Pakistan and India fought a war over the secession of the former East Pakistan, which claimed independent nation status as Bangladesh.
Novelist Kate Mosse and a committee of literary professionals established the Orange Prize for Fiction (later the Baileys Prize, now the Women's Proze for Fiction), a literary prize to be solely awarded to and judged...