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 relationship in a…

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 her legendarily…

Contentment in the Self: Mabel Dodge Finds Strength in Herself After Reed

Dodge’s “Two Contentments” establishes how Mabel Dodge felt it was important for women especially to find fulfillment and meaning in themselves. Dodge understood the need…

“If I contradict myself, well, then, I contradict myself.”

Mabel Dodge was a walking contradiction. Her position as both a high society woman and a Bohemian already shows how Dodge was torn between more than two worlds. She was between sides of…

Hapgood’s “Shout Out” Acknowledges Dodge’s Achievements

Hutchins Hapgood’s column on Mabel Dodge shows that Dodge’s contemporaries were aware of her achievements and transfixed by her aesthetic. Hapgood paints her as a sort of urban legend, and…

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 generally. Dodge…

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 "Sacred…

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 reveal her role in…

Mabel’s Purposeful “Collection” of Divergent, Differing, and Diverse Individuals

Mabel Dodge doesn’t take a long time to get to know the “Movers and Shakers” of wherever she sets up shop. By the time she’s finished decorating her apartment and…

Dodge’s Spirit of the New Delivers Modernism to New York

Dodge was passionate about the idea of basically “new” anything. If the work or the person was doing something not done before, Dodge was excited. More than just excited by it, she wanted…
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