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100 1  McDonald, Russell C 
245 10 Modernism and cross-gender collaboration:  W. B. Yeats, 
       Marianne Moore, and D. H. Lawrence 
300    274 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 68-
       02, Section: A, page: 0566 
500    Adviser:  George J. Bornstein 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Michigan, 2007 
520    From T. S. Eliot's description of a bisexual Tiresias as 
       the unifying voice of The Waste Land to Virginia Woolf's 
       theory of the androgynous mind in A Room of One's Own, 
       some of the most influential modernist works imagine 
       knowledge originating from a combination of male and 
       female consciousness. Yet scholars have largely overlooked
       the extent to which modernist men and women wrote, 
       designed, and published texts together. This study argues 
       that such "cross-gender collaboration" played an important
       role in modernist efforts to revitalize art. It combines 
       analysis of writers' manuscripts, letters, and the design 
       features of their texts with close attention to the 
       biographical and psychological contexts of literary 
       production to show how the modernists used material 
       textuality as a vehicle for exploring the creative 
       potential of gender difference and to challenge the 
       dominant conception of authorship as a solitary phenomenon
520    Chapter 1 traces modernist cross-gender collaboration to 
       several late-nineteenth-century efforts to improve men and
       women's understanding of each other. It then explores how 
       different kinds of inequality made such collaboration 
       difficult. Chapter 2 focuses on W. B. Yeats's partnerships
       with his early book designer Althea Gyles, his patron Lady
       Gregory, and his wife George Yeats, arguing that Yeats's 
       fixation on sexual energy and desire to put irrationality 
       to practical use became central to his goal of achieving 
       ultimate harmony through "Unity of Being." Chapter 3 
       focuses on Marianne Moore's cultivation of a gender-
       inclusive "extended family" of collaborative partners in 
       her publication of the poem "Marriage," her editing of The
       Dial, and her correspondence with the illustrator George 
       Plank in shaping her important volume  The Pangolin and 
       Other Verse. Finally, chapter 4 shows how D. H. Lawrence's
       hyper-masculine fiction gained much of its vitality from 
       the contributions of his women collaborators, including 
       his adolescent sweetheart Jessie Chambers on Sons and 
       Lovers, his wife Frieda Lawrence on Women in Love, and the
       Australian novelist Mollie Skinner on The Boy in the Bush.
       These case studies help transform our understanding of 
       modernism by revealing how deeply imbued gender conflict 
       was in the dialogic structures of modernist texts 
590    School code: 0127 
590    DDC 
650  4 Literature, Modern 
650  4 Literature, American 
650  4 Literature, English 
690    0298 
690    0591 
690    0593 
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