Modern Domestic Fiction

Popular Feminism, Mass-Market Magazines, and Middle-Class Culture, 1905–1925

The nineteenth-century genre of domestic fiction continues to perform important cultural work for women readers in the early twentieth century – this is the argument of ‘Modern Domestic Fiction’. Discussing texts by Dorothy Canfield, Zona Gale, and Inez Haynes Irwin, this study demonstrates how between 1905 and 1925 domestic fiction took a central role in promulgating popular feminist ideas, creating a mass magazine market geared to women, and shaping new middle-class identity.

Malie Montagutelli in: Revue française d’études américaines, no. 136 (2013/2), 125ff

Justyna Włodarczyk in: Polish Journal for American Studies, Vol. 8 (2014), 238ff