Dr. Glenn Clifton’s new article on The New Old Woman

Photo: Dr. Glenn Clifton

Alchemy congratulates Glenn Clifton, Professor of Literary Studies, whose academic article appeared in a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Intervalla.  Glenn’s article, “The New Old Woman of the 1930s: Aging and Women’s History in Woolf, Sackville-West, and Holtby,” examines aging women in three novels from the 1930s. The article argues that these novels respond to a cultural hostility towards older women and spinsters, but also use older protagonists to represent an element of women’s history, positioning them as critical sifters of the traditions of the past who have something essential to contribute to the future of the women’s movement. If you’re curious, you can check out the journal issue and Glenn’s article here: https://www.fus.edu/intervalla/volume-4-modernist-currents