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    Dreams of a lost modernist: a reevaluation of Thelma Wood

    Winning, Joanne (2013) Dreams of a lost modernist: a reevaluation of Thelma Wood. Modernist Cultures 8 , pp. 288-322. ISSN 2041-1022.

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    The work of Djuna Barnes is now rightfully receiving due critical attention within modernist critical studies. However, one of the crucial emotional and intellectual figures in Barnes’ life and work – the artist Thelma Wood – remains misunderstood and misrepresented. This article presents extensive archival and biographical research to underpin a fuller, critical account of Thelma Wood’s life, relationship with Barnes and artistic career. It situates her much more centrally than prevailing accounts of the modernist period within the modernist networks of Paris, Berlin and New York. Through critical analysis of Wood’s work in various media (the article identifies previously lost visual materials), it also makes a strong claim for Wood’s place within the visual cultures of lesbian modernism, as well as her profound influence on Barnes’ literary output.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Thelma Wood, Djuna Barnes, lesbian modernism
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Jo Winning
    Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2013 10:35
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:32


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