What does it mean to be a feminist magazine? What role has feminist print played in our movement? What are the origins of the feminist presses, magazine and zines we read today?
As part of Feminist Book Fortnight we welcome the brilliant Catherine Clay to discuss one of the most significant periodicals for an interwar generation of British women writers and readers - the twentieth century feminist magazine Time and Tide.
Unique in establishing itself as the only female-run ‘journal of opinion’ in what press historians describe as the golden age of the weekly review, Time and Tide both challenged persistent prejudices against women’s participation in public life, and played an instrumental role in redefining women’s gender roles and identities. Contributors included Vera Brittain, Winifred Holtby, Virginia Woolf, Emma Goldman, D. H. Lawrence and George Orwell.
Drawing on extensive new archival research Catherine offers insights into the history and workings of this periodical that no one has dealt with to date, and makes a major contribution to the history of women’s writing and feminism in Britain. In a special Feminist Book Fortnight discussion we take this history into the present, considering the continued relevance of and challenges for feminist magazines.