guildswoman

guildswoman

(ˈɡɪldzwʊmən) or

gildswoman

n, pl -women
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a woman who is a member of a guild
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I suggest that this demonstrates Woolf's continued preoccupation with the questions of class and identification that animated her "Introductory Letter." Perhaps the frustrating inability to achieve the kind of solidarity with the Guildswomen that she desired in the "Introductory Letter" partially motivated her act of ventriloquism in the "Cook Sketch." And perhaps her puzzling decision to speak for "us working classes" in the "Cook Sketch" may be read as a second attempt to imagine herself into the position of a Guildswoman.