Janet Lee is Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University, USA, where she focuses on early-twentieth century cultural histories. Current projects include literary histories of Stella Miles Franklin’s Chicago years, and a history of emotions focus on relationships between militarism and modernity that explores the ways imperialism and forces of modernity shape embodied emotional performances of military masculinities among British World War I airmen. She is author of War girls: the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) in the First World War (Manchester University Press, 2005); Comrades and partners: the shared lives of Grace Hutchins and Anna Rochester (Rowman and Littlefield, 2000); Blood stories (Routledge, 1996); and several women’s and gender studies textbooks published with McGraw Hill.
Oregon State University
This paper revives Stella Miles Franklin’s 1917 play, ‘Virtue’, a long-forgotten protest drama about economic servitude, sexual desire, and the perils of prostitution. I discuss the ways Franklin uses ‘Virtue’ to first, protest the perils of female economic vulnerability that…
The manuscript of Stella Miles Franklin's play 'The Survivors' is marked 'Shawondasee, August, 1908'. Shawondasee is in the small, historic seaside town of Stonington, Connecticut, visited by Franklin with her friend Mary E. Dreier, President of the New York Women's…