On Remaining Minor in Modernisms: The Future of Women’s Literature



This essay revisits the idea of the ‘minor’, as manifested in the origins of women’s studies, in the newer contexts of globalization, and presents a potential future for it within modernist studies. This idea has represented identity in genealogies of activism and in the history of scholarship on women’s literature. Now, it may be read as also representing a position and a strategy that interrupt hegemonic forces in the field. This interruption allows the juxtaposition of the well-known with the lesser-known as well as different formations of the minoritized to enable new forms of modernist studies.