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Djuna Barnes and Affective Modernism

Djuna Barnes and Affective Modernism (Hardback)

By Taylor, Julie

Explores the dynamic connections between the affective body and Djuna Barnes' textual corpus. Julie Taylor uses the writings of the American novelist, poet, dramatist, artist and journalist Djuna Barnes to form the basis of a series of disruptive questions about modernist aesthet...ics and the politics of reading. How do we reconcile Djuna Barnes' biographical writing with her Modernist commitment to impersonality? How do we honour the complexities of traumatic experience without pathologising the subject? How might we differently imagine the relationship between Modernism and literary history? Should we take on faith the Modernist repudiation of emotion? Why do we find it so difficult to talk about the pleasures of reading? The five chapters reconsider modernist intertextuality, affect and subjectivity to produce a series of lively and compelling readings of the major works of the period's most 'famous unknown'. Key features * Presents a new theory of modernist intertextuality * Based on original archival research conducted at Barnes' archives at the University of Maryland * Includes the first reappraisal of the textual history of The Antiphon for 20 years * Unseats Roland Barthes' dominant ideas about textual pleasure and theory's continued over-valuation of the model of jouissance
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ISBN 9780748646753
Released NZ 29 Feb 2012
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780748646753
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Imprint Edinburgh University Press
Released 29 Feb 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Taylor, Julie
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Literary Studies: From C 1900 -
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 818.5209
Weight 495g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text College/higher education