Martin Hipsky

Martin Hipsky is a professor of English at Ohio Wesleyan University. He is the author of numerous articles on British modernism, postmodern fiction, and popular film.

Listed in: Women’s Studies · Victorian Studies · British Literature

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Today’s mass-market romances have their precursors in late Victorian popular novels written by and for women. In Modernism and the Women’s Popular Romance Martin Hipsky scrutinizes some of the best-selling British fiction from the period 1885 to 1925, the era when romances, especially those by British women, were sold and read more widely than ever before or since.

“Instead of defining modernism through its differences from mass culture, as critics like A. Huyssens or P. Bürger have tended to do, Hipsky yokes them together very convincingly.”

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