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American modernism and the poetics of labour

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This thesis argues for the relationship between the labour of the modernist poet and changes in working conditions and working culture in the twentieth century. Spanning the years 1903–1974, my research shows how modernist writers engaged with discussions around labour movements, labouring technologies, radical politics, and the relationship between work, race, and gender, and how this shaped how they conceived of their own writing as constituting a new kind of work. While accounts of mode...

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Kristin Alexandria Grogan
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Kristin Alexandria Grogan
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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