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On Jane Addams’s Feminist Pragmatism: Finding Modern Value in Recovering the Sentimental Myth of the Devil Baby

Kristen Renzi

in American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056043
eISBN:
9780813053813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056043.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

What power did Jane Addams see in a group of elderly female Hull-House clients who came searching in 1913 for a purported “Devil Baby”? Kristen Renzi argues that Addams uses the tale as a catalyst ... More


From Symbolism in Loose Robes to the Figure of the Androgyne

R. S. Koppen

in Virginia Woolf, Fashion and Literary Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638727
eISBN:
9780748651917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638727.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines some of Virginia Woolf's writing through its clothes, and then presents the contemporary moment as a fashionably androgyne woman, who is developed into a figure of modern ... More


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