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Layne Craig, “Perverting the Postwar: Sexuality and State Violence in Women’s Literature of the 1920s”

British Literature in Transition, 1920–1940: Futility and AnarchyLayne Craig‘s chapter, “Perverting the Postwar: Sexuality and State Violence in Women’s Literature,” was published in the collection Futility and Anarchy? British Literature in Transition, 1920-1940 (Cambridge University Press, December 2018), edited by Dougal McNeill and Charles Ferrall. This chapter discusses post-WWI literature by Virginia Woolf, May Sinclair, and Mary Borden in conversation with woman-authored novels censored by the British government during WWI to suggest the centrality of sexuality and sexual identity to women’s war writing.