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The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Women Writers

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Maren Linett, Bonnie Kime Scott, Miranda Hickman, Penny Farfan, Jayne Marek, Patricia Juliana Smith, Thadious Davis, Jean Radford, Laura Doyle, Maggie Humm, Suzette Henke, Sowon Park, Heather Ingman
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  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521735704

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  • Women played a central role in literary modernism, theorizing, debating, writing, and publishing the critical and imaginative work that resulted in a new literary culture during the early twentieth century. This volume provides a thorough overview of the main genres, the important issues, and the key figures in women's writing during the years 1890–1945. The essays treat the work of Woolf, Stein, Cather, H. D. Barnes, Hurston, and many others in detail; they also explore women's salons, little magazines, activism, photography, film criticism, and dance. Written especially for this Companion, these lively essays introduce students and scholars to the vibrant field of women's modernism.

    • Introduces readers to women's literature from the modernist period, including works by Woolf and Stein
    • Offers a transnational account of women's modernism by including writers from postcolonial nations
    • Covers a wide range of subject areas by including many of the important thematic aspects of women's writing
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    "Maren Tova Linett offers a lucid overview of how we might connect wider socioeconomic, technological, scientific, and psychological discourses of advancement to new formal tendencies and innovations among women poets and novelists."
    -David James,University of Nottingham

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521735704
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Modernist women's literature: an introduction Maren Linett
    1. Transforming the novel Bonnie Kime Scott
    2. The problem of form in modernist women's poetry Miranda Hickman
    3. Women's modernism and performance Penny Farfan
    4. Magazines, presses, and salons in women's modernism Jayne Marek
    5. Gender in women's modernism Patricia Juliana Smith
    6. Black women's modernist literature Thadious Davis
    7. Race and ethnicity in white women's modernist literature Jean Radford
    8. Geomodernism, postcoloniality, and women's writing Laura Doyle
    9. Women modernists and visual culture Maggie Humm
    10. Modernism and trauma Suzette Henke
    11. Political activism and women's modernism Sowon Park
    12. Religion and the occult in women's modernism Heather Ingman.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • 20th Century Women Writers
    • Senior Seminar in Literature: Virginia Woolf and Modernism
    • The Bloomsbury Group
    • Women and Literature
  • Editor

    Maren Tova Linett, Purdue University, Indiana
    Maren Linett is Associate Professor at Purdue University.


    Maren Linett, Bonnie Kime Scott, Miranda Hickman, Penny Farfan, Jayne Marek, Patricia Juliana Smith, Thadious Davis, Jean Radford, Laura Doyle, Maggie Humm, Suzette Henke, Sowon Park, Heather Ingman

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