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Expert Modernists, Matricide and Modern Culture : Woolf, Forster, Joyce - Lois Cucullu

Expert Modernists, Matricide and Modern Culture

Woolf, Forster, Joyce

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2004
ISBN: 9781403935311
Number Of Pages: 233

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This book links the leading innovators of modernism to the cult of the modern expert. In historicizing modernism as a distinct mode of knowledge that competes with other forms of expertise from law to psychology, Lois Cucullu shows how three modernist experts--Woolf, Forster, and Joyce--used technical innovations in the novel to replace reigning Victorian beliefs about marriage, procreation and the family. Modernist narratives of consciousness and bodies convert the gendered domestic sphere into an aesthetic one that grants cultural reproduction and a modern cultural class the centrality once accorded biological reproduction and the bourgeois household.

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Modern Hordes: Women, Modernism, and the Cult of Expertsp. 1
Retailing the Female Intellectualp. 31
Sacred Cows: Modernism, Woolf, and Her Fictive Seraphsp. 58
Queer Couplings: Forster's Hellenic Pastoralism and Modern Masculinityp. 91
Putting Rouge on the Corpse: Cosmopolitan Joyce and Modern Culturep. 120
Afterwordp. 155
Notesp. 170
Bibliographyp. 206
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9781403935311
ISBN-10: 1403935319
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 233
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1