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dc.contributor.advisorMeyers, Marken_US
dc.creatorDiener, Deannaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-03T22:31:01Z
dc.date.available2013-01-03T22:31:01Z
dc.date.created2012-04en_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-25en_US
dc.date.submittedApril 2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2012-04-437en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Italian Futurist Movement, founded in 1909 by F.T. Marinetti, represents a key moment in the history of the European avant-garde. The movement’s obsession with technology and the future necessitated an approach that demanded the complete destruction of the past. Their proclamation “scorn for woman” in the founding manifesto, as well as its brief association with Mussolini’s fascist party has coloured much of the historiography of the movement. The tendency to brand the Futurists as misogynists and fascist has led many historians to overlook the wider implications the Futurist movement’s founding principles had for early twentieth century European culture. One area of this historiography that has only recently garnered attention from historians and critics is the Futurist movement’s reciprocal relationship with women. In both inspiring female artists to become and write like Futurists, as well as applying their founding tenet of “destruction of the past” to bourgeois gender roles, the Futurist movement’s implications for gender were far-reaching and complex. This project will examine the arc of the Futurists’ critical approach to women over four primary texts, while comparing their conclusions to the writings of two female Futurists, Valentine de Saint-Point and Mina Loy. De Saint-Point and Loy’s texts were written as a direct response to Marinetti’s declaration in the founding manifesto of “scorn for woman.” Their mobilization of the Futurist framework in their own examination of gender and the female is representative of how widely applicable the founding principles of Futurism were. By examining the work of these three authors together it is possible to create a nuanced portrayal of how gender was conceived during a critical moment not only in the history of the European avant-garde, but also in the history of women.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectFuturism, Gender, Technology, F.T. Marinetti, Valentine de Saint-Point, Mina Loy, Violence, Marriage, Motherhood, Male Motheren_US
dc.title“Beautiful Ideas Worth Dying For and Scorn For Woman:” An Analysis of Gender in Male and Female Authored Futurist Textsen_US
thesis.degree.departmentHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSmith, Lisa W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBiggs, Lesleyen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHolmlund, Monaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSmith-Norris, Marthaen_US


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