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The Resource Lesbian modernism : censorship, sexuality and genre fiction, Elizabeth English

Lesbian modernism : censorship, sexuality and genre fiction, Elizabeth English

Label
Lesbian modernism : censorship, sexuality and genre fiction
Title
Lesbian modernism
Title remainder
censorship, sexuality and genre fiction
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth English
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Explores the aesthetic dilemma prompted by the censorship of Radclyffe Hall's novel The Well of Loneliness in 1928. Faced with legal and financial reprisals, women writers were forced to question how they might represent lesbian identity and desire. Modernist experimentation has often been seen as a response to this problem, but English breaks new ground by arguing that popular genre fictions offered a creative strategy against the threat of detection and punishment. Her study examines a range of responses to this dilemma by offering illuminating close readings of fantasy, crime, and historical fictions written by both mainstream and modernist authors.--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
English, Elizabeth
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh critical studies in modernist culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • American fiction
  • Lesbianism in literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • Lesbianism in literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
Label
Lesbian modernism : censorship, sexuality and genre fiction, Elizabeth English
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-214) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Foul minds and foul mouths: censorship and a turn to genre fiction -- Part I: Fantasy. Part I introduction -- 1. 'The book is a sort of touch-stone to other people': sexology, the invert and desire in Katharine Burdekin's utopian fiction -- 2. 'Ghost desire': the lesbian occult and Natalie Clifford Barney's The one who is legion or A.D.'s after-life -- Part II: History. Part II introduction -- 3. 'Spiritual progenitors' and the historical biographies of Margaret Goldsmith and Mary Gordon -- 4. 'I dislike the correct thing in clothes': Virginia Woolf's Orlando: a biography and the cross-dressing historical romance -- Part III: Crime. Part III introduction -- 5. 'Murder is a queer crime': the lesbian criminal and female communities in detective fiction -- 6. 'Lizzie Borden took an axe': repetition and heterosexual crime in Gertrude Stein's detective fiction -- Coda
Control code
ocn919002853
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 220 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748693740
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13z6x59
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919002853
Label
Lesbian modernism : censorship, sexuality and genre fiction, Elizabeth English
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-214) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Foul minds and foul mouths: censorship and a turn to genre fiction -- Part I: Fantasy. Part I introduction -- 1. 'The book is a sort of touch-stone to other people': sexology, the invert and desire in Katharine Burdekin's utopian fiction -- 2. 'Ghost desire': the lesbian occult and Natalie Clifford Barney's The one who is legion or A.D.'s after-life -- Part II: History. Part II introduction -- 3. 'Spiritual progenitors' and the historical biographies of Margaret Goldsmith and Mary Gordon -- 4. 'I dislike the correct thing in clothes': Virginia Woolf's Orlando: a biography and the cross-dressing historical romance -- Part III: Crime. Part III introduction -- 5. 'Murder is a queer crime': the lesbian criminal and female communities in detective fiction -- 6. 'Lizzie Borden took an axe': repetition and heterosexual crime in Gertrude Stein's detective fiction -- Coda
Control code
ocn919002853
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 220 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748693740
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13z6x59
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919002853

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