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Maternal Modernism (eBook)

Narrating New Mothers
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ISBN: 978-3-031-08911-4
GTIN: 9783031089114
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"Operating within the frame of the "New Modernist Studies," Podnieks considers the challenges and alternatives women writers and performers make to social conventions relating to motherhood. She engages with scholarship in modernist, feminist and maternal areas, is highly qualified to do so, and advances these fields. The narratives she studies come from a refreshing variety of sources, including New Woman narratives, the journal The Freewoman, the film magazine, Photoplay, and autobiographies, usefully juxtaposing the more recent London narratives of Buchi Emecheta and extending her thinking into the 21st century."

Bonnie Kime Scott, Professor Emerita of Women's Studies, San Diego State University, USA

Drawing on the figure and discourses of the Victorian fin-de-siècle New Woman, this book examines women writers who struggled with conservative, patriarchal ideologies of motherhood in novels, periodicals and life writings of the long modernist period. It shows how these writers challenged, resisted, adapted and negotiated traditional ideas with their own versions of new motherhood, with needs for identities and experiences beyond maternity. Tracing the period from the end of the nineteenth century through the twentieth, this study explores how some of the numerous elements and forces we identify with modernism are manifested in equally diverse and often competing representations of mothers, mothering and motherhood. It investigates how historical personages and fictional protagonists used and were constructed within textual spaces where they engaged critically with the maternal as institution, identity and practice, from perspectives informed by gender, sexuality, nationhood, race and class. The matrifocal literatures examined in this book exemplify how feminist motherhoods feature as a prominent thematic of the long modernist era and how rebellious New Woman mothers provocatively wrote maternity into text and history.

Elizabeth Podnieks is Professor of English at Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada. Her publications include, among others, Daily Modernism: The Literary Diaries of Virginia Woolf, Antonia White, Elizabeth Smart and Anaïs Nin; the critical edition Rough Draft: The Modernist Diaries of Emily Holmes Coleman; and the edited collection Mediating Moms: Mothers in Popular Culture.


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"Operating within the frame of the "New Modernist Studies," Podnieks considers the challenges and alternatives women writers and performers make to social conventions relating to motherhood. She engages with scholarship in modernist, feminist and maternal areas, is highly qualified to do so, and advances these fields. The narratives she studies come from a refreshing variety of sources, including New Woman narratives, the journal The Freewoman, the film magazine, Photoplay, and autobiographies, usefully juxtaposing the more recent London narratives of Buchi Emecheta and extending her thinking into the 21st century."

Bonnie Kime Scott, Professor Emerita of Women's Studies, San Diego State University, USA

Drawing on the figure and discourses of the Victorian fin-de-siècle New Woman, this book examines women writers who struggled with conservative, patriarchal ideologies of motherhood in novels, periodicals and life writings of the long modernist period. It shows how these writers challenged, resisted, adapted and negotiated traditional ideas with their own versions of new motherhood, with needs for identities and experiences beyond maternity. Tracing the period from the end of the nineteenth century through the twentieth, this study explores how some of the numerous elements and forces we identify with modernism are manifested in equally diverse and often competing representations of mothers, mothering and motherhood. It investigates how historical personages and fictional protagonists used and were constructed within textual spaces where they engaged critically with the maternal as institution, identity and practice, from perspectives informed by gender, sexuality, nationhood, race and class. The matrifocal literatures examined in this book exemplify how feminist motherhoods feature as a prominent thematic of the long modernist era and how rebellious New Woman mothers provocatively wrote maternity into text and history.

Elizabeth Podnieks is Professor of English at Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada. Her publications include, among others, Daily Modernism: The Literary Diaries of Virginia Woolf, Antonia White, Elizabeth Smart and Anaïs Nin; the critical edition Rough Draft: The Modernist Diaries of Emily Holmes Coleman; and the edited collection Mediating Moms: Mothers in Popular Culture.


Autor Podnieks, Elizabeth
Verlag Springer International Publishing
Einband PDF
Erscheinungsjahr 2022
Seitenangabe 330 S.
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Abbildungen XII, 330 p.
Auflage 1st ed. 2022
Plattform PDF
Reihe Progress in Mathematics

Über den Autor Elizabeth Podnieks

Elizabeth Podnieks is Professor of English at Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada. Her publications include, among others, Daily Modernism: The Literary Diaries of Virginia Woolf, Antonia White, Elizabeth Smart and Anaïs Nin; the critical edition Rough Draft: The Modernist Diaries of Emily Holmes Coleman; and the edited collection Mediating Moms: Mothers in Popular Culture.

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