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ISBN: 9781771665032-05


Configuring a Feminist Sisterhood

The Case of Ettie's Memorializing

From: Florine Stettheimer


By contemplating the play of conversational reciprocity, the author establishes the epistolary genre as a dynamic and fertile site of the in-between.



Irene Gammel

Irene Gammel is a professor at Ryerson University, where she teaches modernist literature and culture and directs the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre. Widely known as a leader in experiential teaching methods, she is also a curator with a focus on avant-garde subjects, and the author and editor of thirteen books, including Baroness Elsa: Gender, Dada, and Everyday Modernity (MIT Press, 2002) and Looking for Anne of Green Gables (St. Martin’s Press, 2008). With Suzanne Zelazo, she is the co-editor of Crystal Flowers: Poems and a Libretto by Florine Stettheimer (BookThug, 2010) and Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (MIT Press, 2010).

Chelsea Olsen

Chelsea Olsen received her PhD from Sussex University in the UK in 2017. Her doctoral dissertation explored how three salonières—Gertrude Stein, Natalie Clifford Barney, and the Stettheimer sisters—used their salons to either subvert or maintain patriarchal systems of power. Her doctoral research was funded by the Chancellor’s International Research Scholarship. Olsen is the author of “Modernism and Autobiography,” which appeared in Textual Practice (2016).