Sapphic Modernities: Sexuality, Women and National Culture
Laura Doan, Jane Garrity
Palgrave Macmillan, Jun 11, 2006 - History - 261 pages
Sapphic Modernities marks the first attempt to examine the representation of the lesbian in modernity from the multiple perspectives of literary, visual, and cultural studies, seeking collectively to answer: What range of "sapphisms" circulated during the interwar period, and what forms of cultural production enabled the lesbian's emergence and self-definition? This exciting collection's aim is to show how the sapphic figure, in her multiple and contradictory guises, refigures the relation between public and private space, interrogates the category of nationality, and redefines what it means to be a modern citizen in the early decades of the twentieth century.
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