Andrew and I were really pleased to submit the full manuscript of our edited collection, Olive Schreiner: Writing Networks and Global Contexts to Edinburgh University Press in February. We were greatly helped by Emma and Hannah, who provided the expert editorial assistance needed to get the book over the line. We're now looking forward to the book's publication by the end of the year - we can't wait to share the work of the incredible contributors!
The book explores Olive Schreiner’s writing, networks and legacies in new global, historical and contemporary contexts. The blurb is as follows:
This collection of essays considers the significance of South African-born writer, activist and thinker Olive Schreiner in international and multidisciplinary contexts in her time – and the ongoing relevance of her work to our own. A leading writer of New Woman Fiction at the fin de siècle, Schreiner influenced generations of readers, not to mention other writers. Taken together, these essays make the argument for a ‘new’ Schreiner Studies drawing on recent developments in scholarship on global and peripheral modernisms, activist networks and intersectionality, posthumanism, memory studies and intermediality. They position Schreiner’s work and legacy as significant for understanding literary and social archives, race and gender performance, and the rise of literary modernism in the global Anglosphere.
In January/February we also ran a competition for University of Salford students to design the artwork for the cover, and were delighted with the winning design, by Mia Pike (below).
You can find all of the submissions to the competition in our online gallery here.