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The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Women Writers

The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Women Writers

by Maren Tova Linett (Editor)


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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780521735704
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/23/2010
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Maren Linett is Associate Professor at Purdue University.

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.

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