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The literature of the boarding house: female transient space in the 1930s

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This thesis investigates a neglected sub-genre of women’s writing, which I have termed the literature of the boarding house. Focusing on unmarried women, this is a study of the alternative rooms ‘of one’s own’ that existed in the nineteen thirties: from the boarding house and hotel, to the bed-sitting room or single room as a paying guest in another family’s house. The 1930s is defined by the conflict between women’s emerging social and economic independence and a dominant ideology that pla...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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Queen's College
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Arts and Humanities Research Council
Funding agency for:
Mullholland, T
Grant:
2008/139769
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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English
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2012-05-30

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