Joyce, Aristotle, and Aquinas

"Aristotle and Aquinas are ubiquitous ghostly presences in Joyce’s work. With meticulous and wide-ranging scholarship, O’Rourke provides readers with a treasure trove of insights into these appearances, touching on issues as diverse as identity, stability through change, the nature of beauty, and love. O’Rourke makes a powerful case that understanding these references is crucial to … Continue reading Joyce, Aristotle, and Aquinas

Dissensuous Modernism

“DeMaagd’s timely study examines the changing sensescape in modernist aesthetics and gives the long-denigrated ‘lower’ senses of smell, taste, and touch their interpretive due, not only uncovering the gendering of sensory experience, but also demonstrating the extent to which sensory practices crucially involve questions of class, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, and species.”—Vicki Tromanhauser, SUNY New Paltz … Continue reading Dissensuous Modernism

Joyce Writing Disability

“A go-to source for researchers interested in modernism and disability studies. It makes concrete something we’ve always known instinctively: that Joyce’s interest in representing non-normative subject positions was ongoing rather than short-lived, extensive rather than selective.”—Vike Martina Plock, author of Joyce, Medicine, and Modernity“Addresses the major texts of Joyce, and is impressive and original in its … Continue reading Joyce Writing Disability

Highlights from our 2021 MSA Virtual Booth

This year’s Modernist Studies Association Conference has been canceled. However, our virtual booth is open through December 15, 2021 and offers great deals on our Modernist literature titles. Use code MSA21 for discount prices and free shipping. Click Here to View all Titles in Our Virtual Booth Read on for highlights and bonus material from this … Continue reading Highlights from our 2021 MSA Virtual Booth

Affective Materialities

“A dynamic reexamination of what modernist representations of the self can teach us about the way culture has defined which bodies ‘matter’ and how modern artists resist those boundaries by depicting the body as a creative site of trans-corporeality.”—Kelly Sultzbach, author of Ecocriticism in the Modernist Imagination: Forster, Woolf, and Auden   “Putting the insights of … Continue reading Affective Materialities

Virginia Woolf, the War Without, the War Within

“Lounsberry establishes how central to Woolf’s personal and creative being was diary-writing.”—Panthea Reid, author of Art and Affection: A Life of Virginia Woolf   “A tour de force. Insightfully retraces Woolf’s movement from joyful confidence to restless struggles, persuasively illustrates the antiwar nature of all of Woolf’s work during the 1930s, and movingly interprets Woolf’s last … Continue reading Virginia Woolf, the War Without, the War Within

Modernist Studies Association 2016

UPF recently traveled to the West Coast to attend the 2016 Modernist Studies Association conference in beautiful Pasadena, California! We had a wonderful time exhibiting our books in modernist literature and had the chance to mingle with scholars in the field. We saw some of our authors at the conference, including Amanda Golden, editor of This Business of Words: Reassessing … Continue reading Modernist Studies Association 2016

Virginia Woolf’s Modernist Path

"Lounsberry is the only scholar to treat Woolf 's diaries for themselves--as works of art, as expressions of her private self, and as testing grounds for her experiments in novel writing."--Panthea Reid, author of Art and Affection: A Life of Virginia Woolf "Offers a fascinating alternative form of biography. Lounsberry is particularly skillful in combining … Continue reading Virginia Woolf’s Modernist Path

UPF Announces Two New Books in Modernist Literature

The University Press of Florida is pleased to announce the publication of two new titles in modernist literature. These books look at the work of Irish writers in exile and how D. H. Lawrence’s "savage pilgrimage" to Mexico and New Mexico impacted American literature. . Irish Cosmopolitanism: Location and Dislocation in James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, and Samuel … Continue reading UPF Announces Two New Books in Modernist Literature

Becoming Virginia Woolf

NEW! Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries and the Diaries She Read by Barbara Lounsberry “They fascinate us as they fascinate her: those writers who encouraged, warned, comforted, and trained a developing genius.”—Nancy Price, author of Sleeping with the Enemy “Lounsberry’s deeply researched and gracefully written book shows not only Woolf’s development into a great … Continue reading Becoming Virginia Woolf