Denise Riley’s books include War in the Nursery (1983); “Am I that Name?” Feminism and the Category of ‘Women’ in History (1988); The Words of Selves: Identification, Solidarity, Irony (2000); The Force of Language, with Jean-Jacques Lecercle (2004); Impersonal Passion: Language As Affect (2005) and Time Lived, Without Its Flow (2012). Her recent writing is concerned with the immediate emotionality of language, and the nature of self-description and irony. She’s published collections of poetry including Penguin Modern Poets 10, with Douglas Oliver and Ian Sinclair (1996) and Denise Riley: Selected Poems (2000). She teaches part-time at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.
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