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Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

Literature of the 1920's and Women's Sexuality

In the literature of the 1920's, dominant women appeared having a more active role within their social circles and greater power within their romantic relationships. As the popular perception towards women's sexuality began to change, so did the literature of the jazz age. This heightened awareness of birth control, and its implications for women's sexuality in 1920's America altered the general public's perception of the women protagonists in both Katharine Brush's "Seven Blocks Apart," and F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," despite the fact that neither of these characters used birth control.

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Presenter: Andrew Snyder (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: English
Location: 218 Hartwell
Time: 1:15 pm Session III