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Sapphic Modernities: Sexuality, Women and National Culture
     

Sapphic Modernities: Sexuality, Women and National Culture

by L. Doan (Editor), J. Garrity (Editor)
 

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An examination of the representation of the lesbian in modernity from the multiple perspectives of literary, visual and cultural studies, this book shows how the sapphic figure, in her multiple and contradictory guises, refigured and redefined citizenship in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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An examination of the representation of the lesbian in modernity from the multiple perspectives of literary, visual and cultural studies, this book shows how the sapphic figure, in her multiple and contradictory guises, refigured and redefined citizenship 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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403964984
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
12/20/2007
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

Laura Doan is Professor of Cultural History and Sexuality Studies in English and American Studies at the University of Manchester, and co-director of the Center for the Study of Sexuality and Culture. She is author of Fashioning Sapphism: The Origins of a Modern English Lesbian Culture (2001) and editor of several collections on the history of sexuality and lesbian studies. Jane Garrity is Associate Professor of English and Senior Scholar in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author of Step-Daughters of England: British Women Modernists and the National Imaginary (2003).

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