Kate Millett

Standard Name: Millett, Kate

Connections

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Intertextuality and Influence Simone de Beauvoir
SB 's many honours during her lifetime included the Sonning Prize for European Culture in 1983, and an honorary doctorate from Cambridge University . There is a Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University in...
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.
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.
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In the later twentieth century it was dismissed by a...
Textual Features Simone de Beauvoir
SB produces a treatise rather than a polemic, using a studied moderation of tone. She deploys an artful range of styles and her material is drawn from biology, history, sociology, economics, and in a large...
Textual Production Eva Figes
EF said later that she wrote this book because she felt angry and wanted to change people's attitudes
Kenyon, Olga. Women Writers Talk. Interviews with 10 women writers. Lennard Publishing, 1989.
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(her usual motive for non-fiction, she wrote later, was anger or outrage). While working on her...

Timeline

1970
Three touchstones of USfeminist theory were published: Shulamith Firestone 's The Dialectic of Sex and Robin Morgan 's anthology Sisterhood is Powerful, as well as Kate Millett 's Sexual Politics.
August 1970
Coinciding with the publication of Kate Millett 's Sexual Politics and the Women's March for Equality, Nancy Milford published Zelda, which set a trend in biography towards investigating the lives of history's (and literary...
30 April 1971
A Public Debate on Women's Liberation was held at the Town Hall, New York, between Norman Mailer on one hand, and on the other Jacqueline Ceballos , Germaine Greer , Jill Johnston , and Diana Trilling .