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Modernism, Fashion and Interwar Women Writers
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Modernism, Fashion and Interwar Women Writers

Vike Martina Plock


An unprecedented sartorial revolution occurred at the beginning of the twentieth century when the tight-laced silhouettes of Victorian women gave way to the figure of the Flapper. Modernism, Fashion and Interwar Women Writers demonstrates how five female novelists of the interwar period engaged with an emerging fashion discourse that concealed capitalist modernity’s economic reliance on mass-manufactured, uniform-looking productions by ostensibly celebrating originality and difference. For Edith Wharton, Jean Rhys, Rosamond Lehmann, Elizabeth Bowen and Virginia Woolf fashion was never just the ... More

Keywords: Modernism, fashion, women writers, consumer culture, middlebrow literature, Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bowen, Jean Rhys, Rosamond Lehmann

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474427418
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427418.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vike Martina Plock, author