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Modernist Sexualities

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ISBN 10: 0719051614 / ISBN 13: 9780719051616
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304 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.3in. x 0.8in.Leading critics from Britain, Canada, and the US examine modernisms 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. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780719051616

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Title: Modernist Sexualities

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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In this study, critics working in Britain, Canada and the United States discuss modernism's imaginative rethinkings of sex, gender and sexuality.

Employing diverse theoretical approaches, the essays in this volume show how modernism intersects with historical developments such as the suffragette movement, technological change and its effects on women and labour, the growth of pseudo-scientific writings and the burgeoning lesbian and gay movement. They show how modernism questions the fundamentals of identity and upsets the fixities of gender and sexuality through a fascination with ambiguities, marginality and the crossing of borders. The book explores strategies of expressing same-sex desires in unexpected settings, modes of remaking sex and the body, relations between writing and reading, between public and private, between performer, performance and audience in a modernism broadly conceived to include political demonstrations, political essays and the visual arts alongside narrative and poetry.

Sex reformers and sex-changers, unsexed storytellers, typewriters, femme and butch experimenters, suffragettes in wide-brimmed hats, musical and dramatic pageants, adolescent deliquents, sunbathers and dancing indigenes, all play a role in the heterodox and varied modernism revealed in this exciting volume of essays.

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Hugh Stevens is Lecturer in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York

Caroline Howlett is a freelance editor in Cambridge, England

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