Women Making Modernism

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Description

Challenging the tendency of scholars to view women writers of the modernist era as isolated artists who competed with one another for critical and cultural acceptance, Women Making Modernism reveals the robust networks women created and maintained that served as platforms and support for women's literary careers. The essays in this volume highlight both familiar and lesser-known writers including Virginia Woolf, Mina Loy, Dorothy Richardson, Emma Goldman, May Sinclair, and Mary Hutchinson. For these writers, relationships and correspondences with other women were key to navigating a literary culture that not only privileged male voices but also reserved most financial and educational opportunities for men. Their examples show how women's writing communities interconnected to generate a current of energy, innovation, and ambition that was central to the modernist movement. Contributors to this volume argue that the movement's prominent intellectual networks were dependent on the invisible work of women artists, a fact that the field of modernist studies has too long overlooked. Amplifying the reality of women's contributions to modernism, this volume advocates for an "orientation of openness" in reading and teaching literature from the period, helping to ease the tensions between feminist and modernist studies.

Product Details

Price
$96.00
Publisher
University Press of Florida
Publish Date
January 28, 2020
Pages
246
Dimensions
5.98 X 0.69 X 9.02 inches | 1.18 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780813066172
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About the Author

Erica Gene Delsandro is assistant professor of women's and gender studies at Bucknell University.