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‘Bless the Gods for my pencils and paper’: Katie Gliddon's prison diary, Percy Bysshe Shelley and the suffragettes at Holloway

  This article discusses the life and imprisonment of the largely unknown middle-class artist and suffrage activist Katie Gliddon and analyzes her extensive prison diary, secretly written and drawn in her copy of The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley at London’s Holloway Prison in March and April 1912. By creating a platform for the voices of ‘ordinary’ prisoners and by opening up a space for a transgressive gaze between suffragettes, ‘ordinary’ prisoners and female officers, Gliddon’s writings allow us to complicate our understanding of cross-class relations within the women’s suffrage campaign and in women’s prisons more generally speaking.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    07 December 2012

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Routledge/ Taylor & Francis

  • DOI:

    10.1080/09612025.2012.724917

  • Cross Ref:

    10.1080/09612025.2012.724917

  • ISSN:

    0961-2025

  • Library of Congress:

    PR English literature

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism

  • Funders:

    Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC); Carnegie Trust

Citation

Schwan, A. (2013). ‘Bless the Gods for my pencils and paper’: Katie Gliddon's prison diary, Percy Bysshe Shelley and the suffragettes at Holloway. Women's History Review, 22(1), 148-167. https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2012.724917

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Keywords

prison writing; diary; women; suffrage movement;

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