Digital History at Ursinus

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Romanticizing Subordination: Dodge’s Magical Love Tale Glorifies the Inequality in Heterosexual Bohemian Relationships

Dodge’s “The Eye of the Beholder” depicts the destructive and passionate tendencies of the typical Bohemian…

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The Loneliness of The New Woman: Dodge’s Short Story Displays Bohemian Women’s Disenchantment with Love Caused by Male Domination

“The Parting” depicts the choice Dodge faced in leaving her lover John Reed, between giving herself…

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Eastman’s “Parody” of Dodge Illuminates More Sneaky Sexism in “The Village”

Max Eastman’s novel Venture features a character clearly inspired by Mabel Dodge named Mary Kittredge. Dodge’s fictional representation by Eastman conveys…

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Mabel’s “The Mirror”: A Thesis on Herself

Though not the most notable literary achievement, Mabel Dodge’s “The Mirror” employs poetic devices to display how she perceived her role in the modernism movement and in history more…

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A Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose: Stein’s Poetry Mirrors Dodge’s Persona as a Muse, Modernist, and Feminist

To view Dodge through Stein’s application of literary devices displays Dodge’s expansive impact on modernism. Stein's poem…

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The Unexplainable Individual

Hutchins Hapgood’s characterization in his letter to Mabel Dodge illustrates how Dodge’s radical dissociation from labels like “love” and “marriage” expanded how a relationship was defined during her…

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Mabel Dodge’s Literary Counterpart, Edith Dale

Carl Van Vechten’s Peter Whiffle was published in 1922 and was basically a parody of 1913 Bohemia in New York City. Van Vechten models most of the characters off of real figures from the point of…

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The Bohemian Battle of the Sexes

Enemies by Neith Boyce can be seen as an outline of the struggles of women living in The Village during Mabel Dodge’s stay. The title, Enemies, conveys how women like Dodge and Boyce felt their struggles to love…

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Mabel Dodge Marketing Modernism and Deeming Herself the Champion of “The New”

Mabel Dodge’s article for the March 1913 addition of Arts and Decorations brought modernism to the public while simultaneously glamorizing the notion of “The…

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Mabel Dodge Organizes New York City’s First Real “Open Mic?”

Dodge’s memoir shows that she herself didn’t technically coin the title of her gatherings as “Evenings”. But Dodge’s recordings of conversations with Lincoln Steffens…
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