Refiguring Modernism, Volume 1

Refiguring Modernism, Volume 1

Women of 1928
Bonnie Kime Scott
Distribution: World
Publication date: 01/22/1996
ISBN: 978-0-253-11548-5
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... an invaluable aid to the reconfiguration of literary modernism and of the history of the fiction of the first three decades of the twentieth century." —Novel

... her readings of texts are quite smart and eminently readable." —Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature

... a challenging and discerning study of the modernist period." —James Joyce Broadsheet (note: review of volume 1 only)

... highly important and beautifully written, constructing a contextually rich cultural history of Anglo-American modernism. It wears its meticulous erudition lightly, synthesizing an enormous amount of research, much of it original archival work." —Signs

Through her thoughtful exploration of the lives and work of these three female modernists, Scott shapes a new feminist literary history that successfully reconfigures modernism." —Woolf Studies Annual

In this revisionary study of modernism, Bonnie Kime Scott focuses on the literary and cultural contexts that shaped Virginia Woolf, Rebecca West, and Djuna Barnes. Her reading is based upon fresh archival explorations, combining postmodern with feminist theory.

Author Bio

BONNIE KIME SCOTT is Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Delaware. She is the author of Joyce and Feminism, James Joyce, and New Alliances in Joyce Studies; she is the editor of The Gender of Modernism. She is editing the letters of Rebecca West.

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Table of Contents


Part One: Beginnings
1. (Dys)functional Families
2. Edwardian Uncles
3. Stretching the Scope of Suffrage
4. Midwives of Modernism

Part Two: The Men of 1914
5. Ezra Pound: Plunging Headlong into Female Chaos
6. Wyndham Lewis: Above the Line of Messy Femininity
7. T.S. Eliot: Playing Possum
8. James Joyce: Halting Female Pens with Ulysses
9. Lawrence, Forster, and Bloomsbury: Male Modernist Others

Part Three: The Women of 1928
10. Arranging Marriages, Partners, and Spaces
11. Becoming Professionals
12. Rallying round The Well of Loneliness