Thursday seminar: "The ‘masculine’ modern woman – pushing boundaries in the Swedish popular media of the 1920s"

  • Date: –15:00
  • Location: Centrum för genusvetenskap KWB
  • Lecturer: Jenny Ingemarsdotter, PhD in History of Science and Ideas
  • Organiser: Centre for Gender Research
  • Contact person: Nicole Ovesen
  • Seminarium

Thursday seminar at the Centre for Gender Research. Open for all! No registration required.

This presentation explores one of the most popular cultural symbols of modernity in the 1920s—the "masculine" modern woman. Uncovering discourses on female masculinity in interwar Sweden, I have in my book examined cultural representations and debates across several arenas including fashion, film, sports, automobility, medicine and literature. Drawing on this rich empirical material, I will in this talk focus on the paradoxical standing of the modern woman in Swedish interwar popular media as highly fashionable and at the same time a source of cultural anxiety.