The Gender of Modernism

The Gender of Modernism

A Critical Anthology
Bonnie Scott
Distribution: World
Publication date: 11/22/1990
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-35122-7
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This is the book we've been waiting for: a distinguished collection that demonstrates how revisions of Modernist definitions might proceed.... The Gender of Modernism... will be nothing less than an absolutely necessary text for Modernist studies." —Shari Benstock

Scott and her contributing editors... effectively [bring] together the issues of gender and modernism into a volume recommended for reference and classroom use." —James Joyce Literary Supplement

... a treasure trove for anyone interested in the literature and history of modern times." —Susan Gubar

Authors included are: Djuna Barnes, Willa Cather, Nancy Cunard, H.D., T.S. Eliot, Jessie Redmond Fauset, Zora Neale Hurston, James Joyce, Nella Larsen, D.H. Lawrence, Mina Loy, Rose Macaulay, Hugh MacDiarmid, Katherine Mansfield, Charlotte Mew, Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound, Jean Rhys, Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair, Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Rebecca West, Antonia White, Anna Wickham, and Virginia Woolf.

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Table of Contents

1. Djuna Barnes
To the Dogs
The Confessions of Helen Westley

2. Willa Cather
The Novel Demeuble

3. Nancy Cunard
Black Man and White Ladyship
Harlem Reviewed
The American Moron and the American of Sense—Letters on the Negro
Letter to Ezra Pound

4. H.D.
Notes on Thought and Vision
The Borderline Pamphlet
Marianne Moore
Joan of Arc
Letters to Amy Lowell
Letters to Marianne Moore

5. T.S. Eliot
Introduction to Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood
Review of Marianne Moore’s Poems and Marriage
Introduction to Marianne Moore’s Selected Poems

6. Jessie Redmon Fauset
As to Books
Review of Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes
Foreword to The Chinaberry Tree
From the Bun

7. Zora Neale Hurston
Characteristics of Negro Expression
Spirituals and Neo-Spirituals
Big Sweet (From Dust Tracks on a Road)
Stories of Conflict

8. James Joyce
Stephen’s Interview with His Mother (From Stephen Hero)
Letter to Nora Barnacle

9. Nella Larsen
Letter on Walter White’s Flight
Letter to Carl Van Vechten

10. D.H. Lawrence
Cocksure Women and Hensure Men

11. Mina Loy
Gertrude Stein
Aphorisms on Futurism
The Ineffectual Marriage
Joyce’s Ulysses
Brancusi’s Golden Bird

12. Rose Macaulay
Afternoon Out (From Non-Combatants and Others)
Evening in Church (From Non-Combatants and Others)
Alix, Nicholas, and West (From Non-Combatants and Others)
Second Period: Smash (From Told by an Idiot)
Following the Fashion

13. Hugh MacDiarmid
Following Rebecca West in Edinburgh: A Monologue in the Vernacular (With Glossary)

14. Katherine Mansfield
From Early Journal
From Letters to John Middleton Murry
The Flowering of the Self (From Journal, 1920)
On Vaihinger (From Journal, 1921)
Three Women Novelists (From Review of Dorothy Richardson’s The Tunnel)