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Fallen Among Reformers

Miles Franklin, Modernity and the New Woman

Janet Lee

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Format: paperback
192 pages
ISBN: 9781743326886
Publication: 01 Jun 2020
Series: Sydney Studies in Australian Literature
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‘Fallen Among Reformers’ focuses on Stella Miles Franklin’s New Woman protest literature written during her time in Chicago with the National Women’s Trade Union League (1906-1915). This time away from literary pursuits enriched Franklin’s literary productivity and provided a feminist social justice ethics, which shaped her writing.

Close readings of Franklin’s (mostly unpublished) short stories, plays, and novels contextualises them in the personal politics of her everyday life and historicises them in the socio-economic and literary realities of early twentieth-century Australia and United States: themes embedded in broader cultural patterns of socialism, pacifism, and feminism.

Janet Lee is Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University.

Introduction: Such Destiny

Part I: Work

1 A Picture of Contemporary Existence

2 Like a Thunderstorm

Part II: Marriage

3 That Vexatious Failure

4 Her Boldest Throw

5 The Chicago Spinsters

Part III: Men

6 Moral Squalor

7 Courage and Confession

 Conclusion: A Rush and a Swing

 Works Cited


Format: paperback
Size: 254 × 178 mm
192 pages
Copyright: © 2020
ISBN: 9781743326886
Publication: 01 Jun 2020
Series: Sydney Studies in Australian Literature