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American Girl Becomes American Woman: A Fortunate Fall?

Veronica Makowsky

in Susan Glaspell's Century of American Women: A Critical Interpretation of Her Work

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078664
eISBN:
9780199855117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078664.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Susan Glaspell was at once blessed and cursed by her birth year. In 1876, America was celebrating its centennial, and, as Martha Banta reminds us, the American Girl became a main symbol for the ... More


Midcentury American Engagements with Evolution

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr

in Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164702
eISBN:
9780231538923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164702.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the ways playwrights, especially Susan Glaspell and Thornton Wilder, take the theatrical engagement with evolution in radically innovative directions compared with their ... More


Building the Beloved Community in Provincetown

Geneva M. Gano

in The Little Art Colony and US Modernism: Carmel, Provincetown, Taos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439756
eISBN:
9781474490955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439756.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The ‘beloved community’ formed in Provincetown, Massachusetts in tandem with the high period of Greenwich Village’s bohemian ‘little renaissance.’ Once a prosperous whaling port, the village of ... More


Coda – What the Woman Sees: Waking Up to Feminist Aesthetics

Cathy Leeney

in The Golden Thread: Irish Women Playwrights, Volume 1 (1716-1992)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781800859463
eISBN:
9781800852600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859463.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Looking and seeing are not the same thing. In theatre, reading the semiotics or signs of performance and understanding embodied presence are gendered processes. In this chapter, I consider how work ... More


Common Threads

Elaine Showalter

in Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing. The Clarendon Lectures 1989

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123835
eISBN:
9780191671616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123835.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The conceptual patterns that Susan Glaspell represents appear like they might provide a way to deal with the common threads of American women's culture and writing, and the significance of patchwork ... More


Prisons of Femininity

Monika Fludernik

in Metaphors of Confinement: The Prison in Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198840909
eISBN:
9780191879906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840909.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 9 focuses on female imprisonment and on women’s confinement in patriarchy. The chapter starts with a consideration of real-life female imprisonment and its reflection in one literary example ... More


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