Affective materialities : reorienting the body in modernist literature / edited by Kara Watts, Molly Volanth Hall, and Robin Hackett.

Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2019]
x, 264 pages ; 24 cm


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Affective Materialities reads Modernist literature for the ways in which bodies come to matter physically, socially, and juridically using two recent turns in literary studies--one to affect, and, the other, to ecocriticism. The collection sets the stakes for how bodies merge with their surroundings or are recreated by them, into an amalgam of self and place, as ethical concern for social justice.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Into the ether: an invitation to bodily reorientations / Molly Volanth Hall and Kara Watts -- Flesh over granite: Walt Whitman's embodied presence in William Carlos Williams's "History" / Karen Guendel -- E. M. Forster among the ruins / Stuart Christie -- "I'm not sick," I said. "I'm wounded": disrupting wounded masculinity through the lyrical spaces of war / Cheryl Hindrichs -- Frustrated energies in modernism's female arrangements / Judith Paltin -- "Things were in people, people were in things": language, ecology, and the body in H.D. / Kim Sigouin -- Cold crystal: the ecology of affect in Herbert Read's The green child / William Kupinse -- "I wanna be your puppy": Djuna Barnes's Nightwood and the queer cute body / Anna Christine -- The brain and the living world in Janet Frame's Faces in the water / Mary Elene Wood -- "Becoming animal, becoming other": modernism, millennial jurisprudence, and the limits of materialist subjectivity / Kathryn Van Wert -- Epilogue: Black girls and lady police: blank affect and the ecology of the gym / Robin Hackett.
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