Modernist Women''s Fiction
Trinity College Dublin
Area of Study
English, Literature, Women's and Gender Studies
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewIn February 1917, the New York Evening Sun, February 1917 proclaimed: ?Some people think that women
are the cause of Modernism, whatever that is.? In The Gender of Modernism (1990) Clare Hanson argues: ?One might suggest that the initial impetus for modernism came in fact from women writers, so that to talk of a female version of modernism?implying as econdary position for women?is misleading? (p. 303). In this one semester course we will examine these claims by looking at the way in which female modernists challenged received notions of gender and sexuality in their fiction, interrogated the romance plot, and explored questions of national identity, war, and social progress. We will also be looking at their stylistic innovations both in the novel form and in the short story.
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