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‘I hate soldiering’: Ford, May Sinclair, and War Heroism

Leslie de Bont

in War and the Mind: Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, Modernism, and Psychology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780748694266
eISBN:
9781474412391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694266.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the complex representations of war heroism in Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End and in May Sinclair’s four war novels: Tasker Jevons: The Real Story (1916), The Tree of Heaven ... More


Revising the Victorians

Isobel Hurst

in Victorian Women Writers and the Classics: The Feminine of Homer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283514
eISBN:
9780191712715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283514.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses women writers in the early years of the 20th century, who had to learn the classical languages quickly in order to prove that they could compete with men in university ... More


The Ghost Story, 1840–1920: A Cultural History

Andrew Smith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074462
eISBN:
9781781700006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines the British ghost story within the political contexts of the long nineteenth century. By relating the ghost story to economic, national, colonial and gendered contexts it provides ... More


Love, money, and history: the female ghost story

Andrew Smith

in The Ghost Story, 1840–1920: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074462
eISBN:
9781781700006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses gender issues by acknowledging the crucially innovative form of the female-authored ghost story. It focuses on the works of Charlotte Riddell, Vernon Lee, and May Sinclair, who ... More


May Sinclair: The Finding of the Absolute

Charlotte Jones

in Realism, Form, and Representation in the Edwardian Novel: Synthetic Realism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198857921
eISBN:
9780191890499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857921.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 2 extends the previous chapter’s inquiry into the relationship between realist aesthetics and figurative language as it might be oriented towards an unimaginable term—an unknowable, noumenal ... More


‘Flying by those nets’: aspirations and limits in post-Edwardian fiction

Anne Fernihough

in Freewomen and Supermen: Edwardian Radicals and Literary Modernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199668625
eISBN:
9780191767296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668625.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter demonstrates the persistence of vitalism into and beyond the First World War. It shows how the distinctions between the ‘real’ individual and the ‘unreal’ mass, between the authentic ... More


The legacy of Lucy Snowe: reconfiguring spinsterhood and the Victorian family in inter-war women’s writing

Emma Liggins

in Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and Afterlives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784992460
eISBN:
9781526128317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992460.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces women writers’ reinterpretations and re-workings of Charlotte Brontë’s ‘feminist voice’ between 1910 and 1940, considering political and auto/biographical writing by Virginia ... More


Bringing Women Together, in Theory

Allison Pease

in Women Making Modernism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066172
eISBN:
9780813058382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066172.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“Bringing Women Together, in Theory” explores which theories allow feminist modernist scholars to treat as worthy subjects of study more women writers than just those representative few about whom ... More


Writing Modernist Women: Toward a Poetics of Insubstantiality

Emily Ridge

in Women Making Modernism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066172
eISBN:
9780813058382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066172.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“Writing Modernist Women: Toward a Poetics of Insubstantiality” traces the development of a “poetics of insubstantiality” across the works of a range of early twentieth-century women writers, ... More


Realism, Form, and Representation in the Edwardian Novel: Synthetic Realism

Charlotte Jones

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198857921
eISBN:
9780191890499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857921.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

‘The real represents to my perception the things that we cannot possibly not know, sooner or later, in one way or another,’ wrote Henry James in 1907. This description, riven with double negatives, ... More


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