From Eve to Austen: Women in Literature

Why might a woman have willingly confined herself to a cell for the rest of her life? Why have so many female authors in history published under aliases or initials? And what was Jane Austen’s dirtiest joke?

In this episode of Betwixt the Sheets, Kate is joined by Anna Beer to discuss an alternative history of English literature. What prevented women from publishing their work, and how did they get around this?

Produced by Sophie Gee. Mixed by Stuart Beckwith. Senior producer: Charlotte Long.

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