Issues of Gender in Modernist Texts by Melanie Kühn

Issues of Gender in Modernist Texts

byMelanie Kühn

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Essay from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Wolverhampton (Humanities Languages and Social Sciences), course: Modernism, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The term modernism describes a movement in literature, science, art, philosophy and lifestyle, which reached its peak between 1910 and 1930. As the term itself already indicates, people tried to move away from the past to new concepts of the modern reality. In literature we can find a new way of representing reality, new images as well as different approaches to questions of gender and race. Although I will mainly concentrate on the treatment of gender issues the other concepts mentioned will be introduced as well. One of the most representative figures in modernist fiction is the author Virginia Woolf, who was re-discovered in the 2nd wave of feminism during the 1960s and 70s (Marcus, p.209). Her texts are still used as key evidence for a new/modern way of writing as well as for the analysis of gender questions. Woolf will be in the centre of attention in the following analysis of gender issues in modernist texts. However, other modernist writers such as D.H. Lawrence and James Joyce are as well included to mark contrasts. Firstly, as a key representative in the canon of modernist fiction it is to prove that Virginia Woolfs texts contain major concepts of the time.

Title:Issues of Gender in Modernist TextsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 26, 2008Publisher:GRIN VerlagLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3638011674

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