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E.M. Delafield and the feminist middlebrow

  title={E.M. Delafield and the feminist middlebrow},
  author={Tanya D Izzard},
This thesis investigates the interaction between the categories of the middlebrow and feminism in the novels of E.M. Delafield (1890-1943). Selecting works for detailed scrutiny from the full range of Delafield’s published fiction, I evaluate the expression of feminist meaning in a cultural form that often evinces both formal and social conservatism. I build on Nicola Humble’s construction of the feminine middlebrow, a category of interwar twentieth century writing concerned with women’s lives… 


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