Welcome to the final episode of our Hidden Histories series - The Great Forgetting: women writers before Austen. This week, Helen Lewis, Sophie Coulombeau and Liz Edwards discuss why so many of the era’s female writers are absent from the canon, why we think what we say is good is good, and how these writers still shape our idea of literature today? (Helen Lewis, Sophie Coulombeau, Liz Edwards)
Welcome to Hidden Histories, hosted by Helen Lewis. In each series we explore a subject that the textbooks hid, held-back or hijacked, starting with “The Great Forgetting: women writers before Austen”.