Djuna Barnes and Affective Modernism

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Explores the dynamic connections between the affective body and Djuna Barnes's textual corpus. Julie Taylor uses the writings of the American novelist, poet, dramatist, artist and journalist Djuna Barnes to form the basis of a series of disruptive questions about modernist aesthetics and the politics of reading.

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Julie Taylor is Joanna Randall MacIver Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.

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A thorough and engaged analysis of the entirety of Barnes' oeuvre and the trajectory of her long writing career. -- Dr Joanne Winning, Birkbeck College, University of London Julie Taylor offers a sophisticated, revisionary interpretation of Djuna Barnes' major writings and, at the same time, a substantial intervention into the theory of modernism and modernist-oriented literary criticism more generally. -- Professor Tyrus Miller, University of California at Santa Cruz A thorough and engaged analysis of the entirety of Barnes' oeuvre and the trajectory of her long writing career. Julie Taylor offers a sophisticated, revisionary interpretation of Djuna Barnes' major writings and, at the same time, a substantial intervention into the theory of modernism and modernist-oriented literary criticism more generally.

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