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Affective Materialities: Reorienting the Body in Modernist Literature

Kara Watts, Molly Volanth Hall, and Robin Hackett


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 studies and the other to ecocriticism. Each chapter in the collection delves into a multifold body, investigating how body-forms come to matter. Chapters reveal what the modernist body represents in a way that also addresses the most urgent contemporary concerns of modernity today. In other words, chapters address how a body signifies, becomes legible, writes, is written, touches, constitutes, merges, and e ... More

Keywords: Affect studies, Ecocriticism, Modernist literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813056289
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056289.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kara Watts, editor
University of Rhode Island

Molly Volanth Hall, editor
University of Rhode Island

Robin Hackett, editor
University of New Hampshire

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