Talk: Georgina Nugent: „I hate intellectual women“: The Gertrude Stein effect, 10.05.2023, Wien

2. GAIN Gender Lunch der Forschungsplattform GAIN – Gender: Ambivalent In_Visibilities (Web)

Zeit: Mi., 10.05.2023, 12:30-14:00 Uhr
Ort: Büro von Elisabeth Holzleithner, Institut für Rechtsphilosophie, Schenkenstr. 8-10, 4. Stock

In a 1946 interview Gertrude Stein noted that James Joyce’s work had been ‚accepted‘ while hers had not. Stein was vociferous in her opinions on Joyce, once calling him a ‚third rate Irish politician‘, and Joyce held a similarly negative opinion of hers, and always leveraged Stein’s gender as a means of relaying his insults. His infamous remark ‚I hate intellectual women‘, was spoken in relation to Stein, as was his comment to Frank Budgen that ‚You have never heard of a woman who was the author of a complete philosophic system. No, and I don’t think you ever will‘. While Stein’s comments on Joyce have been dismissed as ’sour grapes‘, Joyce’s comments on Stein have had a lasting negative impact on her critical reception, and legacy, particularly in relation to her male peers. Stein has, effectively, been written out of Joyce Studies and, by extension, Beckett Studies: she has been made invisible. In this talk Georgina Nugent will provide an overview of „JOYCENSTEIN“, the project she will be researching as part of her MSCA Fellowship at the University of Vienna, wherein Nugent will conduct the first ever extended comparative study of Joyce and Stein’s respective modernisms.

Georgina Nugent ist Marie Slodowska Curie Fellow am Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik der Univ. Wien und Department für Anglistik und Amerikanistik/Department of English and American Studies an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München.

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