Abstract

In Modernism, Feminism, and the Culture of Boredom, Allison Pease examines three novels by May Sinclair, the Pilgrimage sequence by Dorothy Richardson, and The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf as notable examples of women’s boredom in modernism. She shows that in these works, boredom is a marker for a feminist critique of women’s enforced social passivity. It can also be read a literary device that asserts feminine will. In Woolf’s bleak vision, boredom leads to a philosophical voyage into the inhuman.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1464
Print ISSN
0022-281X
Pages
pp. 119-123
Launched on MUSE
2015-07-26
Open Access
No
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