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Women, Citizenship, and Sexuality: The Transnational Lives of Renée Vivien, Romaine Brooks, and Natalie Barney

Melanie C. Hawthorne

Abstract

Until well into the twentieth century, the claims to citizenship of women in the US and in Europe have come through men (father, husband); women had no citizenship of their own. The case studies of three expatriate women (Renée Vivien, Romaine Brooks, and Natalie Barney) illustrate some of the consequences for women who lived independent lives. To begin with, the books traces the way that ideas about national belonging shaped gay male identity in the nineteenth century, before showing that such a discourse was not available to women and lesbians, including the three women who form the core of ... More

Keywords: Women, Citizenship, Lesbianism, Transnationality, Oscar Wilde, Renée Vivien, Romaine Brooks, Natalie Barney, Passports

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789628128
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789628128.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melanie C. Hawthorne, author