Lynne Pearce is Chair of Literary Theory and Women’s Writing at Lancaster University (UK). Her principal publications include Woman/Image/Text (1991), Reading Dialogics (1994), Feminism and the Politics of Reading (1997), Devolving Identities (ed.) (2000), The Rhetorics of Feminism (2004) and Romance Writing (2007). From 2006–2010, she was director of the AHRC-funded research project “Moving Manchester” which explored the ways in which migration has informed writing from the city since the 1960s. Her interest in regions stems from her work on writing and devolution in the British Isles in the late 1990s and a lifetime of travelling between the nations and regions of Britain. Please see the “Moving Manchester” website at www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/projects/movingmanchester or the CTWR website at http://www.transculturalwriting.com/movingmanchester/index.htm for full details of the project and its associated publications.
EditorialFor the past twenty years, academics and other social commentators have, by and large, shared the view that the phase of modernity through which we are currently passing is defined by two interrelated catalysts of change: the physical movement of people and the virtual movement of information around the globe. As we enter the second decade of the new millennium, it is certainly a...Read more