Difference In View: Women And Modernism

Difference In View: Women And Modernism

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This collection of essays challenges conceptions of "high" modernism, its preoccupation with style at the expense of issues such as race, class and gender, and its exclusive focus both on predominately male writers, poetry and prose fiction by highlighting the diversity of cultural production in the modernist period. This book focusses specifically on women's cultural production, covering a wide range of arts and genres including chapters on painting, theatre, and magazines. The book investigates how women usually constructed as "others", themselves construct others in their work in a period prominently concerned with the construction of self as an issue. This diversity offers a new format of reading modernism in a cross-disciplinary context.
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13.46mm | 340g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748401350
  • 9780748401352

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Table of contents

Europe in the Novels of Jessie Redmon Fauset and Nella Larsen; The Other Other or More of the Same? Women's Representations of Homosexual Men; "Twinned Pairs of Eternal Opposites" - The Opposing Selves of Vita Sackville-West; "The Museum of their Encounter" - The Collision of Past and Present in the Fiction of Djuna Barnes; Case-histories versus the "Undeliberate Dream" - Men and Women Writing the Self in the 1930s; "Our War is with Words" - Dora Marsden and The Egoist; Becoming as Being - The Writings and Paintings of Leonora Carrington 1937-40; Susan Hiller, Automatic Writing and Images of the Self; Lee Krasner - Mrs Jackson Pollock; The Pioneer Players - Plays of/with Identity; "Meeting the Outside" - The Theatre of Susan Glaspell; "When This You See Remember Me" - Three Plays by Gertrude Stein.
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