Expert Modernists, Matricide and Modern Culture: Woolf, Forster, Joyce

Expert Modernists, Matricide and Modern Culture: Woolf, Forster, Joyce

by L. Cucullu


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This book links the leading innovators of modernism to the cult of the modern expert. In historicizing modernism as a distinct mode of knowledge that competes with other forms of expertise from law to psychology, Lois Cucullu shows how three modernist experts - Woolf, Forster, and Joyce - used technical innovations in the novel to replace reigning Victorian beliefs about marriage, procreation and the family. Modernist narratives of consciousness and bodies convert the gendered domestic sphere into an aesthetic one that grants cultural reproduction and a modern cultural class the centrality once accorded biological reproduction and the bourgeois household.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403935311
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 08/13/2004
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 233
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Lois Cucullu is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Modern Hordes: Women, Modernism, and the Cult of Experts Retailing the Female Intellectual Sacred Cows: Modernism, Woolf, and her Fictive Seraphs Queer Couplings: Forster's Hellenic Pastoralism and Modern Masculinity Putting Rouge on the Corpse: Cosmopolitan Joyce and Modern Culture Afterword Notes Bibliography Index

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