English Research Seminar Series 2020
Modernism, War Writing and Women’s Writing in inter-war Britain
Ann-Marie Einhaus Senior Lecturer in early-twentieth-century British Literature, Northumbria University.
Picture: Virginia Woolf (1931: Man Ray)
- When: Wednesday 11 March 2020, 1 pm
- Location: Mary Ann Evans Room 101, NTU Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
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Modernism, War Writing and Women’s Writing in inter-war Britain.
This paper explores the nexus of modernism, war writing and women’s writing in inter-war Britain and troubles the boundaries between the modernist canon and the canon of First World War literature. It reads Woolf’s Jacob’s Room (1922) alongside Mary Borden’s The Forbidden Zone (1929) and Brittain’s Testament of Youth (1933), locating these texts in the problematic opposition between a position that champions masculine notions of knowledge as opposed to one that draws power from the absence of such knowledge, from the acknowledgement of ambiguity and uncertainty.
MAE 101: 1pm
All staff and students welcome
This paper will be particularly relevant for British Women Writers 1918-39 students
NTU Clifton Campus