intervalla: Volume 4, 2016

Modernist Currents

Editor: Alexandra Peat
Editorial 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

Introduction
Alexandra Peat
i
Mending Walls and Making Neighbors: Spatial Metaphors in the New Modernist Studies
Sarah Copland and Alexandra Peat
1
Plot Counter Plot: Genetics and Genetic Strain in the Modernist Novel of Formation
Dan Aureliano Newman
30
The New Old Woman of the 1930s: Aging and Women’s History in Woolf, Sackville-West, and Holtby
Glenn Clifton
71
Female Embodiment in the Marketing of Modernism
Jennifer Sorensen
99
Metaphor and the Limits of Print in Ezra Pound’s Cantos
Claire Battershill
125
Faulkner’s Coffin
Alyson Brickey
143
Darkening the Dream: The Fantasy of History and Reality of Difference in Libba Bray’s The Diviners
Jennifer Reimer
166
   







 

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