Date of Defense



Gender and Women's Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Gwen Raaberg

Second Advisor

Dr. Larry tenHarmsel

Third Advisor

Terri Bruce


Margaret Anderson was born 24 November 1886, and like her contemporaries Ezra Pound and Marianne Moore, came of age in a time sympathetic to Mathew Arnold's expression of the plight of the sensitive Victorian caught— between "two worlds, one dead/the other powerless to be born." Death, power and birth would become important themes in the era known as "Modernist" for, while Romantic sensibilities were far from dead, they were rapidly suffering the consumption of a growing industrial age.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only