intervalla: Volume 4, 2016

Modernist Currents

Editor: Alexandra PeatEditorial Assistant: Kaley Kiermayr

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This issue of intervalla takes as its topic modernism (broadly conceived as the period of 1890-1950), as it aims to illuminate and reflect on the current state of modernist studies.  The seven diverse essays collected here represent a variety of new approaches to modernism across multiple genres (poetry, fiction, fantasy, journalism) as well as both across and beyond the artistic disciplines. They study topics such as the intersection of art and science and the role of the marketplace, and they engage with our modernist past from a variety of angles, ranging from examinations of material culture, to themes of genetics and aging, to considerations of class, race, and gender, to constructions of literary and book history. The essays consider a broad range of modernist writers, including, but not limited to, Djuana Barnes, William Faulkner, Robert Frost, Winifred Holtby, Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, D. H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, Ezra Pound, Vita Sackville-West, and Virginia Woolf.

Table of Contents

Alexandra Peat
Mending Walls and Making Neighbors: Spatial Metaphors in the New Modernist Studies
Sarah Copland and Alexandra Peat
Plot Counter Plot: Genetics and Genetic Strain in the Modernist Novel of Formation
Dan Aureliano Newman
The New Old Woman of the 1930s: Aging and Women’s History in Woolf, Sackville-West, and Holtby
Glenn Clifton
Female Embodiment in the Marketing of Modernism
Jennifer Sorensen
Metaphor and the Limits of Print in Ezra Pound’s Cantos
Claire Battershill
Faulkner’s Coffin
Alyson Brickey
Darkening the Dream: The Fantasy of History and Reality of Difference in Libba Bray’s The Diviners Jennifer Reimer 166