Genêt unmasked : examining the autobiographical in Janet Flanner

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Gaudette, Stacey Leigh
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2006
This thesis examines Janet Flanner, an expatriate writer whose fiction and journalism have been essential to the development of American literary modernism in that her work, taken together, comprises a remarkable autobiographical document which records her own unique experience of the period while simultaneously contributing to its particular aesthetic mission. Although recent discussions have opened debate as to how a variety of discourses can be read as autobiographical, Flanner’s fifty years worth of cultural, political, and personal observation requires an analysis which incorporates traditional and contemporary theories concerning life-writing. Essentially, autobiographical scholarship must continue to push the boundaries of analysis, focusing on the interactions and reactions between the outer world and the inner self. This thesis, therefore, will situate Janet Flanner as an important writer whose experience among the modernist literary community in Europe informs, and is recorded in, her writing.
v, 93 leaves ; 29 cm.
Dissertations, Academic , Wineapple, Brenda. Genet, a biography of Janet Flanner , Flanner, Janet, 1892- -- Criticism and interpretation , Authors, American -- 20th century , Americans -- France -- Paris -- History -- 20th century