The Year’s Work in English Studies highlights new Ann Hawkshaw edition

Debbie Bark writes:

The Collected Works of Ann Hawkshaw has been highlighted in the most recent edition of The Year’s Work in English Studies (see below). Hawkshaw has been at the centre of my research for over ten years, during which time I have recovered her poetry and started to reposition her writing in a critical context.  It is very rewarding to see that her work is being noticed again after more than a century of neglect. You can find out more about Hawkshaw’s life and work by following me on Twitter @talkinghawkshaw.

Ann Hawkshaw Debbie Bark

From The Year’s Work in English Studies (2016), XIV, The Victorian Period (1830-1900), 176:

Debbie Bark has edited The Collected Works of Ann Hawkshaw, publishing Hawkshaw’s four volumes of poetry together for the first time, and demonstrating the sheer scope of her poetic output. Bark’s ‘Biographical Introduction’ provides a notably full account of Hawkshaw’s life, drawing on two unpublished memoirs (one autobiographical) alongside other family documents. The short editorial introductions to each of Hawkshaw’s collections provide both contextual and analytical details, and the presence of other paratextual matter (including contemporary reviews) means that the volume will do much to facilitate future engagement with Hawkshaw in both teaching and research contexts.

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Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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