Interrogating Lesbian Modernism: Histories, Forms, Genres (Hardcover)

Interrogating Lesbian Modernism: Histories, Forms, Genres By Elizabeth English (Editor), Jana Funke (Editor), Sarah Parker (Editor) Cover Image
By Elizabeth English (Editor), Jana Funke (Editor), Sarah Parker (Editor)
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Description


Makiko Minow coined the phrase 'lesbian modernism' in 1989. Since then, scholars of lesbian modernism have produced crucial work to critique and expand the modernist canon. At the same time, there has been ongoing critical debate about what constitutes a lesbian modernist text, who counts as a lesbian modernist author, and how lesbian modernism relates to queer and trans modernism. This edited volume presents twelve newly commissioned chapters that reassess and interrogate the meanings, uses and limitations of lesbian modernism by exploring a broad range of authors, genres and histories. Individual chapters investigate what work the concept of 'lesbian modernism' has done in the past, how its boundaries have been defined and contested, and what voices have been included and excluded. As a whole, the book demonstrates how the concept of lesbian modernism can be mobilised in new and meaningful ways to continue to inform and enrich modernist studies.

About the Author


Elizabeth English is a Senior Lecturer in English at Cardiff Metropolitan University Jana Funke is Associate Professor of English and Sexuality Studies at the University of Exeter. Sarah Parker is a Senior Lecturer in English at Loughborough University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781474486057
ISBN-10: 1474486053
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: June 9th, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English