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Gendering Irony and Its History: Ellen Glasgow and the Lost 1920s

Matthew Stratton

in The Politics of Irony in American Modernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255450
eISBN:
9780823261086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255450.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes irony as a specifically gendered figure with political implications by showing the role played by irony in the work of G.W.F. Hegel and Richard Rorty, which subsequently reveals ... More


A Letter and a Dream

Ashley Andrews Lear

in The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056968
eISBN:
9780813053769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056968.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“A Letter and a Dream” examines the letters exchanged between Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow during their lives, as well as correspondences written by the two authors about one another to ... More


Blood of My Blood

Ashley Andrews Lear

in The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056968
eISBN:
9780813053769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056968.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In her posthumously published, fictionalized memoir, Blood of My Blood, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings provides a scathing account of her relationship with her mother, along with the details of her ... More


The Sheltered Life

Ashley Andrews Lear

in The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056968
eISBN:
9780813053769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056968.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“The Sheltered Life” looks at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow’s attempts to sustain romantic attachments while maintaining their success as writers. Rawlings spent much of her time in ... More


In Search of Truth, Not Sensation

Ashley Andrews Lear

in The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056968
eISBN:
9780813053769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056968.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“In Search of Truth, Not Sensation” examines the critical reception both Ellen Glasgow and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings encountered and explores how they each dealt with critical reception, namely being ... More


“A Woman of To-Morrow”

Ashley Andrews Lear

in The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056968
eISBN:
9780813053769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056968.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 7 builds upon the activism of Ellen Glasgow and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings to critique their oftentimes conflicting views of race, class, and gender through their literature, nonfiction ... More


A Certain Measure of Achievement

Ashley Andrews Lear

in The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056968
eISBN:
9780813053769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056968.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“A Certain Measure of Achievement” looks at the many book reviews and clippings on Ellen Glasgow’s major works collected by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings when working on her biography and compares them ... More


The Politics of Irony in American Modernism

Matthew Stratton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255450
eISBN:
9780823261086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255450.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book shows how American literary culture in the first half of the twentieth century saw “irony” emerge as a term to describe intersections between aesthetic and political practices. Against ... More


Women Who Will—Do

Ashley Andrews Lear

in The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056968
eISBN:
9780813053769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056968.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“Women Who Will—Do” catalogues the nonfiction writings by Ellen Glasgow and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings that detail their shared interest in social activism. Many of these writings were included in the ... More


The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow

Ashley Andrews Lear

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056968
eISBN:
9780813053769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056968.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

During the last year of her life, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings took on the arduous task of collecting materials toward a biography she intended to write on her deceased friend, Ellen Glasgow. The two ... More


Afterword: “Beyond Defeat”

Ashley Andrews Lear

in The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056968
eISBN:
9780813053769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056968.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The afterword is an overview of the unique and supportive friendship between Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow. When Rawlings befriended Glasgow, she found inspiration in their paralleled ... More


Domestic Disruption: World War I, Modernity, and Southern Women’s Fiction

David A. Davis (ed.)

in World War I and Southern Modernism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815415
eISBN:
9781496815453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815415.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The tension between gender determinism and feminism increased after World War I, and works by black and white southern women writers set during the war often portray women characters as alternately ... More


Introduction: Friendship and Sympathy

Ashley Andrews Lear

in The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056968
eISBN:
9780813053769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056968.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introduction describes the start of the correspondence and friendship between two remarkable women writers, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow, as well as some of the historical context ... More


Remembering Civil War

Susan L. Mizruchi

in The Rise of Multicultural America: Economy and Print Culture, 1865-1915

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832509
eISBN:
9781469605678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887967_mizruchi.5
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter describes how the most significant Civil War writing was retrospective. The literary surge of Civil War remembering began, it seems, with the drying of the ink on General Robert E. Lee's ... More


Mules and Machines: Modernity, World War I, and the Southern Economy

David A. Davis (ed.)

in World War I and Southern Modernism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815415
eISBN:
9781496815453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815415.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The key economic issue in southern modernism is the imaginary possibility of modernity, because the southern economy did not actually diversify, industrialize, and urbanize on a large scale until ... More


John Latouche and His Family

Howard Pollack

in The Ballad of John Latouche: An American Lyricist's Life and Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190458294
eISBN:
9780190458324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458294.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses Latouche’s background growing up in Richmond, Virginia. It includes brief discussion of such leading local artistic figures of the time as James Branch Cabell, Ellen Glasgow, ... More


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