9-27 Lawrence lecture

9-27 Lawrence lecture - Moving now for the next works...

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Moving now for the next works significantly later , into the period that immediately followed the Great War A tremendous disturbance to all things upon which England based its self-image --total war: “home front” --strict regulation of writing, etc under DORA --institution of conscription --necessary (temporary?) adjustment of gender norms --in the years before the war, much public agitation for women’s rights (suspended “for the duration”) --also movement into the workplace, public debate about “New Women” D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) I’ll tell you more next time; for now: --working class, provincial background that both fed into his writing and set him apart in literary London scene --married a divorced aristocrat, Frieda von Richthofen, whose German background created many problems for them --1912, after they eloped to her parents’ home in Metz, near the French border, DHL arrested as a spy --many troubles during the war years in England --books banned --harassed by military authorities
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course ENGL 283 taught by Professor Geiskes during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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