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0816633282
Author:
Elizabeth Francis
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History & Criticism
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English
Publisher:
Univ Of Minnesota Press; First edition edition (April 1, 2002)
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248 pages
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Secret Treachery Of Words book. Part of a new appreciation of the diversity of American modernism, The Secret Treachery of Words discloses both the centrality and the critical impasses of feminist and modernist engagements with modern culture. Elizabeth Francis teaches American history at the University of Rhode Island.

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Home Browse Books Book details, The Secret Treachery of Words: Feminism and. The Secret Treachery of Words: Feminism and Modernism in America. By Elizabeth Francis. Feminism faced a crisis after American women won the right to vote in 1920. Though feminists continued to launch major initiatives for women, feminism itself seemed to be out of step with the times and to have lost its cultural power.

In the early decades of the twentieth century, women's pursuit of freedom and independence earned both the adulation and the scorn of American modernists.

Elizabeth Francis traces this unexpected, complex strain in cultural history through the stories of four legendary American figures-Isadora Duncan, Margaret Anderson, Floyd Dell, and Josephine Herbst. The Secret Treachery of Words begins in the early 1910s, when feminism was an essential part of the "the shock of the new" that modernist art and thought introduced to American culture.

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Key words: modernism, feminism, gender, art, artists, painters, Marie Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Virginia Woolf, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky . Daring to Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America, 1967-1975. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Key words: modernism, feminism, gender, art, artists, painters, Marie Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Virginia Woolf, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, degradation, isolation, boredom. Each masterpiece of art and literature is the offspring of a specific time. As the famous painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) has pointed out, modern art brought a spiritual revolution by letting artists express their inner lives, emotions and feelings in abstract forms.

British Modernism and Censorship. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Volume 46 Issue 4 - Oz Frankel. Do you want to read the rest of this article? Request full-text. Feminism and Modernism in America. Author: Elizabeth Francis

Secret Treachery of Words. Author: Elizabeth Francis. This intriguing book on the relationship between feminism and modernism in the United States during the early decades of the twentieth century is argued with force, consistency, and intelligence-a groundbreaking work. Daniel J. Singal, author of William Faulkner: The Making of a Modernist.

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In the early decades of the twentieth century, women's pursuit of freedom and independence earned both the adulation and the scorn of American modernists. Elizabeth Francis traces this unexpected, complex strain in cultural history through the stories of four legendary American figures-Isadora Duncan, Margaret Anderson, Floyd Dell, and Josephine Herbst.

The Secret Treachery of Words begins in the early 1910s, when feminism was an essential part of the "the shock of the new" that modernist art and thought introduced to American culture. Francis follows an arc of treacherous repression into the 1920s and 1930s, as feminists broke out of the mold of Victorian culture only to find themselves bound by the historical representation so central to modernism.

Francis's four portraits vividly reveal the dynamic tensions in feminist modernism: in Duncan's performances of the female body, Anderson's manifestos of self-expression and cultural outlawry, Dell's advocacy of the revolutionary potential of sex, and Herbst's insights into cultural and political marginality. Part of a new appreciation of the diversity of American modernism, The Secret Treachery of Words discloses both the centrality and the critical impasses of feminist and modernist engagements with modern culture.

Elizabeth Francis teaches American history at the University of Rhode Island.