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Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism

Ewa Plonowska Ziarek


This book articulates a feminist aesthetics, focusing on the struggle for freedom in women's literary and political modernism and on the devastating impact of racist violence and sexism. It examines the contradiction between women's transformative literary and political practices and the oppressive realities of racist violence and sexism, and situates these tensions within the entrenched opposition between revolt and melancholia in studies of modernity and within the friction between material injuries and experimental aesthetic forms. The book's political and aesthetic investigations concern t ... More

Keywords: feminist aesthetics, modernism, racist violence and sexism, philosophical aesthetics, Theodor Adorno, Virginia Woolf, Nella Larsen, literature

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780231161497
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231161497.001.0001


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Ewa Plonowska Ziarek, author

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