Women Making Modernism

“A fascinating case for the ‘making’ of modernism by women writers through their networking, contestation, and affiliation with each other. This volume’s widely admired contributors more than live up to their reputations with their thought-provoking analyses.”—Holly A. Laird, author of Women Coauthors Challenging the tendency of scholars to view women writers of the modernist era as … Continue reading Women Making Modernism

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

Modernist Soundscapes

“Deftly unites insights from sound studies with in-depth literary analysis to examine the ways in which emerging auditory technologies influenced the narrative strategies of modernist novelists.”—Julia C. Obert, author of Postcolonial Overtures: The Politics of Sound in Contemporary Northern Irish Poetry “A trenchant study of the diversity of sonic experience both discussed within and provoked by … Continue reading Modernist Soundscapes

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

Why Writers Should Keep Diaries: Lessons From Virginia Woolf

Written by Barbara Lounsberry, author of Virginia Woolf's Modernist Path: Her Middle Diaries and the Diaries She Read and Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries and the Diaries She Read   The great English writer and thinker Virginia Woolf kept a diary from age 14 until four days before her suicide in 1941. Woolf’s beloved works—Mrs. Dalloway, To … Continue reading Why Writers Should Keep Diaries: Lessons From Virginia Woolf

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