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PEN and the writer as prisoner

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This chapter explores the centrality of the imprisoned writer to the identity and advocacy work of writers’ organisation PEN International, considering the implications of the visibility of the imprisoned writer for the organisation’s representation of writers and literature in general. By revisiting some key moments in PEN’s history (particularly in the context of the Cold War and decolonisation), drawing on material from the PEN archives, and engaging with publications like Siobhan Dowd’s e...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.4324/9781003105787

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-2081-3151

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Role:
Editor
ORCID:
0000-0002-2081-3151
Role:
Editor
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Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Host title:
Prison Writing and the Literary World: Imprisonment, Institutionality and Questions of Literary Practice
Series:
Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature
Chapter number:
8
Pages:
139-155
Place of publication:
New York
Publication date:
2020-10-28
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EISBN:
9781003105787
ISBN:
9780367616236
Language:
English
Subtype:
Chapter
Pubs id:
1137592
Local pid:
pubs:1137592
Deposit date:
2020-10-14

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