The Gender Of Modernism

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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.

Indiana University Press

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"Gender in Modernism provides an invaluable research tool for those interested in how the gender and sexual politics of Anglo-American Modernism pervaded the various controversies and experimental projects for which it has become famous....Bonnie Kime Scott has done a masterful job in putting together a critical and archival taxonomy that gives intelligible proportions to a complex and wide-ranging field of inquiry." — Joseph Valente
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253351227
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1990
  • Pages: 740
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.56 (d)

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)
Dragonflies (From Review of Richardson’s Interim)
The New Infancy (Review of May Sinclair’s Mary Olivier)
A Ship Comes into the Harbour (Review of Virginia Woolf’s Night and Day)
A Novel without a Crisis (From Review of Vita Sackville-West’s Heritage)

15. Charlotte Mew
The Cenotaph

16. Marianne Moore
From the Correspondence
If I Were Sixteen Today
Charlotte Bronte
Well Moused, Lion
Archaically New

17. Ezra Pound
Letter to Marianne Moore, 16 December 1918
Doggerel Section of Letter to Marianne Moore
"Others" (with Margaret Anderson’s Annotation)

18. Jean Rhys
Voyage in the Dark: Part IV (Original Version)
Ghost Writing

19. Dorothy Richardson
From "In the Crank’s Library": In the Days of the Comet
The Reality of Feminism
Talent and Genius
Women and the Future
About Punctuation
Women in the Arts
Continuous Performance: The Film Gone Male
Adventure for Readers
Foreword to Pilgrimage

20. May Sinclair
The Novels of Dorothy Richardson
"Prufrock: And Other Observations": A Criticism
The Poems of "H.D."
The Reputation of Ezra Pound
"The Future of the Novel": An Interview

21. Gertrude Stein
How Writing is Written
What Are Master-pieces and Why Are There So Few of Them
A Transatlantic Interview 1946
White Wines
A Description of the Fifteenth of November: A Portrait of T.S. Eliot
Sitwell Edith Sitwell
To Kitty or Kate Buss

22. Sylvia Townsend Warner
Women as Writers
Cottage Mantleshelf
Bluebeard’s Daughter

23. Rebecca West
Trees of Gold
The "Freewomen"
Spinster to the Rescue
The World’s Worst Failure
Reply to D.H. Lawrence’s "Good Boy Husbands"
What Is Mr. T.S. Eliot’s Authority as a Critic?
High Fountain of Genius

24. Antonia White
The House of Clouds

25. Anna Wickham
Song of the Low-Caste Wife
The Angry Woman

26. Virginia Woolf
Modern Fiction
From "Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown"
Modern Novels (Joyce)
Cultural Critique
The Journal of Mistress Joan Martyn
From "Bryon and Mr. Briggs"
Notes for Reading at Random
The Reader

Selected Bibliography

Indiana University Press

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