Gendered Modernisms

Gendered Modernisms
American Women Poets and Their Readers

Edited by Margaret Dickie and Thomas Travisano

352 pages | 6 x 9
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512801668 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
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An Anniversary Collection volume

Thirteen original essays on Gertrude Stein, H. D., Marianne Moore, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Laura (Riding) Jackson, Elizabeth Bishop, Muriel Rukeyser, and Gwendolyn Brooks demonstrate how these women expand the social, textual, and political boundaries of modernism. The collection places these poets in the context of their times, examining the conditions that helped shape their vivid and diverse poetic careers and reconsidering some of the assumptions that have led to their exclusion from the main narratives of modernist poetry.

Ultimately, the aim is to enlarge the literary history of the movement—for gendered, modernism extends backward to the first years of the century, and forward to the beginnings of postmodernism in the 1960s.

Margaret Dickie is Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Georgia. Thomas Travisano is Professor of English at Hartwick College.

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