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Book Chapter

Department/Program

English

Publication Date

Winter 12-2017

Book Title

American Literature in Transition, 1910 – 1920

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Editor

Mark Van Wienen

City

New York, NY

Series

American Literature in Transition

First Page

89

Last Page

102

Abstract

To dip into the scholarship about the New Woman is to be puzzled by the extensive focus on and the strong disagreement about chronology. Why do some scholars offer such a wide range of years for the New Woman, and others such a narrow range? And why do the dates - whatever they may be - diverge so widely? What becomes clear is that date matter not because the New Woman can be easily periodized - after all, there are no legislative or political milestones that mark her entrance or exit from the public stage - but because she herself invoked, and thus still provokes, a polemic about temporality. Indeed, temporality defines the New Woman.

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9781316534397

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