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The Gender of Modernity

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In an innovative and invigorating exploration of the complex relations between women and the modern, Rita Felski challenges conventional male-centered theories of modernity. She also calls into question those feminist perspectives that have either demonized the modern as inherently patriarchal, or else assumed a simple opposition between men's and women's experiences of th ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 21st 1995 by Harvard University Press
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Jun 21, 2014 Jesi rated it it was amazing
This was an amazingly clear and nuanced book. Highly recommended for anyone working on late 19th century lit to present, or anyone who has ever frantically Googled "what is modernity." Felski is my new academic crush.
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Rita Felski is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English at the University of Virginia, and editor of New Literary History. Felski is a prominent scholar in the fields of aesthetics and literary theory, feminist theory, modernity and postmodernity, and cultural studies.

Felski received an honors degree in French and German literature from Cambridge University and her PhD from the Department of Ge
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