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Making Noise, Making News: Suffrage Print Culture and U.S. Modernism

Mary Chapman

Abstract

This book charts a relationship between Progressive Era reformers’ bold deployment of mass print culture and modernist literary experimentation. Reading voice as the primary trope for both suffrage print culture and the key aspect of modernist literary experimentation, it argues that the modern suffrage campaign succeeded in securing the enfranchisement of U.S. women through the Nineteenth Amendment (1920) largely because it shifted from an almost exclusive nineteenth-century reliance on oratory and polemic to a twentieth-century focus on the multiple styles of “voice” enabled by mass print cu ... More

Keywords: suffrage, modernism, literature, propaganda, print culture, voice, Marianne Moore, Gertrude Stein, Sui Sin Far, Alice Duer Miller, stenographer figure

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199988297
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988297.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Chapman, author
University of British Columbia