Author: Sabina Versieck
Is there a recognisable gender difference in the way men and women write?
Is it possible to tell an author's gender from his or her prose? Or as E.M.
Forster puts it: when you are reading a book can you teil instinctively whether
it is the work of a man or a woman? Virginia Woolf is concerned with these
questions in (a.o.) A Room of One's Own; E.M. Forster writes about them in
The Feminine Note in Literature. Both Woolf's views and those of E.M.
Forster on the difference between men's writing and women's writing and on
sexual difference in general are examined and compared and put in a broader
How to Cite: Versieck, S. (2003) “"The blindfold test": sekse en auteurschap”, Handelingen - Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse maatschappij voor taal- en letterkunde en geschiedenis. 57(0). doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/kzm.v57i0.17301