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Sapphic Modernities : Sexuality, Women and National Culture - Laura Doan

Sapphic Modernities

Sexuality, Women and National Culture

By: Laura Doan (Editor), Jane Garrity (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2006
ISBN: 9781403964984
Number Of Pages: 261

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Sapphic Modernities marks the first attempt to examine the representation of the lesbian in modernity from the multiple perspectives of literary, visual, and cultural studies, seeking collectively to answer: What range of "sapphisms" circulated during the interwar period, and what forms of cultural production enabled the lesbian's emergence and self-definition? This exciting collection's aim is to show how the sapphic figure, in her multiple and contradictory guises, refigures the relation between public and private space, interrogates the category of nationality, and redefines what it means to be a modern citizen in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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'This project is shrewdly conceived, comprehensive in its ambition, and representative of the most innovative work going on today at the intersection of sexuality and modernity studies....This book offers us new perspectives on some of the classic questions and figures characterizing the discourse on lesbians and modernity....This is a great project.' - Jean Walton, Professor of English, University of Rhode Island, Author of Fair Sex, Savage Dreams: Race, Psychoanalysis, Sexual Difference (2001)

Sexual Geographies: Circulation and Mobility
The Sapphist in the City: Reading Lesbian Modernist Paris through the Frame of Sapphic Modernity
Romaine Brooks: Portraits That Look Back
Alice Anderson: Women, Motoring, and Australia
The Sapphic Body in Space: Leisure, Commodity Culture, Domesticity
Smoking and Sapphic Modernities, 1900-1939
"Woman's Place Is the Home": Conservative Sapphic Modernity
Deco with a Difference: English Interior Design during the Interwar Years
In and Out of Place: History, Displacement, and Revision
Impossible Objects: Waiting for the Revolution in S.T. Warner's Summer Will Show
Virginia Woolf's Greek Lessons
Pictures of Ambiguity: Women's Art and the Modern Woman
Unnatural Passions: Sex Between Women in British Journalism 1920-1960s
Embracing Discursive Space: Reimagining Psychoanalysis and Spirituality
Edith Ellis, Sapphic Idealism, and The Lover's Calendar (1912)
Seances and Slander: Radclyffe Hall in 1920
"Running to Stand Still": The Rhetorics of Arrested Development in Elizabeth Bowen's The Hotel and Freud's "Psychogenesis"
Mary Butts: Fag Hag
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ISBN: 9781403964984
ISBN-10: 140396498X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 261
Published: 1st May 2006
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.23 x 15.24  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Annotated