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Women Intellectuals, Modernism, and Difference : Transatlantic Culture, 1919-1945 - Alice Gambrell

Women Intellectuals, Modernism, and Difference

Transatlantic Culture, 1919-1945

Paperback Published: 1st September 1997
ISBN: 9780521556880
Number Of Pages: 254

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How do gender and race become objects of intellectual inquiry? What happens to marginal discourses when they participate in the academic processes of scrutiny and evaluation? In Women Intellectuals, Modernism, and Difference, Alice Gambrell examines the careers of a group of women intellectuals - Leonora Carrington, Ella Deloria, H. D., Zora Neale Hurston, and Frida Kahlo - whose scholarly rediscovery coincided with the rise of feminist and minority discourse studies in the academy. She examines the exhibitions, memoirs, poems, ethnographies, and personal correspondences these women produced, combining concrete local observation with contemporary theoretical perspectives on race and gender. Through a mixture of empirical detail and theoretical speculation, Gambrell explores the role these women played in expanding the conception of American literature by their involvement in the Harlem Renaissance. She offers new ways of thinking about the relationships between cultural studies, feminism and minority discourse within the ongoing reassessment of modernism.

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"Gambrell's book is short but ambitious. There is muchto be said about these female figures and their male interlocutors; and it is a testament to the merit of Gambrell's text that one finishes it wishing for more." Barbara Will, American Literature

Introduction: æFamiliar StrangenessÆ: women intellectuals, modernism, and difference
A courtesanÆs confession: Freda Kahlo and surrealist entrepreneurship
Leonora CarringtonÆs self-revisions
Hurston among the Boasians
Dreaming history: Hurston, Deloria, and insider-outsider dialogue
æLyrical InterrogationÆ: H. D.Æs training-analysis
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ISBN: 9780521556880
ISBN-10: 0521556880
Series: Cultural Margins
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 1st September 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.62 x 13.74  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.3