Atomic Guildswomen is a hybrid poem-essay that combines art writing and critical reflection on the contexts and sources initially suggested by “A Provisional Memorial to Nuclear Disarmament” (2016) by the artist David Mabb. The ironies implicit in the choice of a William Morris fabric design to decorate the interiors of Vanguard Class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines by the Ministry of Defence are explored alongside the history and writings of the women's peace movement in the United Kingdom – especially those of the women of Greenham Common.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-153
Number of pages5
JournalAngelaki: journal of the theoretical humanities
Issue number3
Early online date9 Nov 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • David Mabb, Greenham Common, William Morris, feminism, nuclear war, interior decoration, home, art writing, poem-essay, poetry

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