Sapphic Modernities

Sexuality, Women and National Culture

  • Editors
  • Laura Doan
  • Jane Garrity

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Laura Doan, Jane Garrity
      Pages 1-13
  3. Sexual Geographies: Circulation and Mobility

  4. The Sapphic Body in Space: Leisure, Commodity Culture, Domesticity

  5. In and Out of Place: History, Displacement, and Revision

  6. Embracing Discursive Space: Re-Imagining Psychoanalysis and Spirituality

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 253-261

About this book


An examination of the representation of the lesbian in modernity from the multiple perspectives of literary, visual and cultural studies, this book shows how the sapphic figure, in her multiple and contradictory guises, refigured and redefined citizenship in the early decades of the twentieth century.


Cultural Studies idealism national culture psychoanalysis revolution rhetoric Stand women

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