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Modernist Sexualities - Hugh Stevens

Modernist Sexualities

By: Susan Williams, Hugh Stevens (Editor), Caroline Howlett (Editor)

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Published: 1st December 2000
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Leading critics from Britain, Canada, and the US examine modernism's imaginative rethinkings of sex, gender, and sexuality. Original essays show how modernism intersects with the suffragette movement, technological change and its effects on women and labor, the growth of pseudo-scientific writings, and the burgeoning lesbian and gay movement. They show how modernism upsets the fixities of gender and sexuality through its fascination with ambiguities, marginality, and the crossing of borders. Sex reformers and sex changers, unsexed storytellers, typewriters, femme and butch experimenters, suffragettes in wide-brimmed hats, musical and dramatic pageants, adolescent delinquents, sunbathers, and dancing indigenes all play a role in the heterodox and varied modernism revealed in these essays.

List of illustrationsp. vii
List of contributorsp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introduction: modernism and its marginsp. 1
The case of Edith Ellisp. 13
'The generation of the green carnation': sexual degeneration, the representation of male homosexuality, and the limits of Yeat's sympathyp. 41
Withholding the name: translating gender in Cather's 'On the Gull's Road'p. 56
Femininity slashed: suffragette militancy, modernism and genderp. 72
Arabesque: Marie Laurencin, decadence and decorative excessp. 92
Modernity, labour and the typewriterp. 114
Heartless modernismp. 130
The manufacture of inefficiency: vorticists and other delinquentsp. 147
'That imperial stomach is no seat for ladies': Henry James, the First World War and the politics of identificationp. 167
Woolf, Stein and the drama of public womanp. 184
True stories: Orlando, life-writing, and transgender narrativesp. 202
The Plumed Serpent and the erotics of primitive masculinityp. 219
Reading Miss Amelia: critical strategies in the construction of sex, gender, sexuality, the gothic and the grotesquep. 239
In search of lost time: reading Hemingway's Gardenp. 251
Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9780719051616
ISBN-10: 0719051614
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st December 2000
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43