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Judy Greenway

Current projects

Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne

I am researching the life and work of my great aunt Elizabeth Gibson (later Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne) 1869—1931: a poet who described herself as a feminist, socialist and freethinker. At intervals I will be uploading conference papers, work in progress, and other material.

Available so far:

NEW Now available on this site: Desire, delight, regret: discovering Elizabeth Gibson, Qualitative Research, 2008: 8, pp 317-324. [Discusses the process of researching a previously unknown relative, poet and feminist Elizabeth Gibson.]

Shoulder to Shoulder: Elizabeth and Wilfrid Gibson, Dymock Poets and Friends, No.3, 2004, pp.23-33. [Discusses the relationship between the poet siblings, and traces the networks of friendship and influence supporting their artistic and political development.]

Anarchism and sexuality

I am also researching anarchism and sexuality in Britain from the 1880s onwards. Relevant articles and conference papers include:

Speaking desire: anarchism and free love as utopian performance in fin de siècle Britain (2009) in Laurence Davis and Ruth Kinna, eds, Anarchism and Utopianism. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [I hope to add this article to my website at a later date.]

‘Together We will make a New World: Sexual and Political Utopianism, Past and Present of Radical Sexual Politics, Socialism and Sexuality seminar, Amsterdam, October 3-4, 2003 (downloadable conference paper). [Discusses changing concepts of free love and sexual liberation among anarchists and libertarians in England from the 1880s to the 1970s.]

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