Tag Archives: Dorothy Richardson

There’s a Thousand Things I Want to Say to You: The City, Modernism and the Flâneuse

  The passing of the historical figure paved the way for the resurrection of the flâneur as a methodological persona, adopted in order to pursue the exploration of the city. Stripped to its basic characteristics and used as a modus … Continue reading

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‘The Lodger’ by Louisa Treger

Ten minutes into the conversation I realise that the writer my MA supervisor is talking about is the same one I discovered for myself some months before, except she gives Walter Benjamin’s name the full Germanic pronunciation and I realise … Continue reading

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Dorothy Richardson’s ‘The Tunnel’: Feminism and Flânerie in Bloomsbury

  The idea of the flâneur was born in Paris and was first referred to by Baudelaire.  However, London writers have long used the device of the casual wanderer of the capital’s streets, the loiterer, the observer, as a means … Continue reading

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Gender, Truth and Reality: The Short Stories of Katherine Mansfield

  Until relatively recently, women have been noticeable only by their absence from the tradition of Anglo-American high modernism. T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Joseph Conrad, D.H. Lawrence and W.B. Yeats – these are the names which have dominated the English … Continue reading

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Woolf at the Door 1: The City and Modernism

(Cities were) more than accidental meeting places and crossing points. They were generative environments of the new arts, focal points of intellectual community, indeed of intellectual conflict and tension. (Malcolm Bradbury and James McFarlane (ed), Modernism: A Guide to European … Continue reading

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Website of the Month – July 2012 – London Fictions

London Fictions is a website curated by BBC journalist, Andrew Whitehead.  Andrew is an adopted Londoner and is passionate about London fiction.  He aims, with this site, to share his excitement about his subject with others. London Fictions features many … Continue reading

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Film of the Month – May 2012 – Flânerie Seen Through a Lens: Light, Movement and Film

Something different this month; rather than reviewing a specific film we are looking at how the creative process of film-making links with the practice of the flâneur, feminism and early modernist fiction.  The modern(ist) metropolis and the institution of cinema … Continue reading

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