globe
  1. Core texts 7 items
    Some of the texts will be made available on Blackboard, while others must be purchased. Texts to purchase:
    1. Passing - Nella Larsen 2002

      Book Core (purchase required)

    2. Ulysses - Joyce, James, Johnson, Jeri 1993

      Book Core (purchase required)

    3. Ulysses by James Joyce - James Joyce

      Book Core (purchase required)

    4. Voyage in the dark - Jean Rhys 2000

      Book Core (purchase required)

    5. Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf, Elaine Showalter, Stella McNichol 2000

      Book Core (purchase required)

    6. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf

      Book Core (purchase required)

  2. Secondary Readings for Core Texts 159 items
    1. Week 1 – Introduction to Modernism /Futurist Manifesto/The Blast Manifesto/Cannibalist Manifesto 5 items
      1. Pound, blast, and syndicalism - David Kadlec Winter 1993

        Article Recommended reading

      2. The Cambridge introduction to modernism - Pericles Lewis 2007

        Book Recommended reading

      3. Manifesto = Theatre - Martin Puchner Feb 1968

        Article Recommended reading

      4. Vorticism and the career of Ezra Pound - Herbert N. Schneidau 1968

        Article Recommended reading

      5. Modernism, race, and manifestos - Laura A. Winkiel 2008

        Book Recommended reading

    2. Weeks 2-3 – Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway (1925) 4 items
      1. Trauma and recovery in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway - Karen DeMeester Fall, 1998

        Article Recommended reading From journal "Modern Fiction Studies" Vol 44 , Issue 3, Fall 1998 (649-673)

      2. Argufying: essays on literature and culture

        Chapter Recommended reading Read pp 450-452, Mrs Dalloway as a Political Satire

      3. Mrs. Dalloway's postwar elegy: women, war, and the art of mourning - Christine Froula 2002

        Article Recommended reading From journal "Moderism/modernity" Vol. 9 Issue 1, January 2002 (125-163)

      4. The Cambridge companion to Virginia Woolf - Sellers, Susan 2010

        Book Recommended reading

    3. Week 4 - T.S. Eliot: ‘The Waste Land’ (1922) 2 items
      1. T.S. Eliot: The waste land - Stephen Coote 1985

        Book Recommended reading

      2. T.S. Eliot, The waste land - Nick Selby 1999

        Book Recommended reading

    4. Week 5 – W.B. Yeats: Purgatory, selected poetry 5 items
      1. Modernism and the Celtic revival - Gregory Castle 2001

        Book Recommended reading

      2. The Cambridge companion to W. B. Yeats - Howes, Marjorie Elizabeth, Kelly, John S. 2006

        Book Recommended reading

      3. Modernisms: a literary guide - Peter Nicholls 2009

        Book Recommended reading

      4. The hybrid muse: postcolonial poetry in English - Ramazani, Jahan 2001

        Book Recommended reading

      5. W.B. Yeats: a critical introduction - Smith, Stan 1990

        Book Recommended reading

    5. Week 6 – Virginia Woolf: Moments of Being 3 items
      1. The modernist self in twentieth-century English literature: a study in self-fragmentation - Dennis Brown 1989

        Book Recommended reading

      2. The Bloomsbury group memoir club - S. P. Rosenbaum 2014

        Book Recommended reading

      3. Self impression: life-writing, autobiografiction, and the forms of modern literature - Max Saunders 2010

        Book Recommended reading

    6. Weeks 8-9 – James Joyce: Ulysses (1922) 7 items
      1. Joyce, race, and empire - Cheng, Vincent John 1995

        Book Recommended reading

      2. James Joyce's odyssey: a guide to the Dublin of Ulysses - Delaney, Frank 1981

        Book Recommended reading

      3. James Joyce - Richard Ellmann 1982

        Book Recommended reading

      4. The metamorphoses of Ulysses - Ariela Freedman 2009

        Article Recommended reading

      5. Joyce's Ulysses: a reader's guide - Sean Sheehan c2009

        Book Recommended reading

    7. Week 10: Nella Larsen: Passing (1929) 9 items
      1. Bodies that matter: on the discursive limits of "sex"

        Chapter Recommended reading “Passing, Queering: Nella Larsen’s Psychoanalytic Challenge,” pp. 122-138.

      2. Passing as Modernism - Pamela L. Caughie 2005

        Article Recommended reading From"Modernism/Modernity" Vol. 12, No. 3, Sept 2005, (385-406)

      3. Passing and the fictions of identity

        Chapter Recommended reading Cutter, Martha J. “Sliding Significations: ‘Passing’ as a Narrative and Textual Strategy in Nella Larsen's Fiction,” pp. 75-100.

      4. Nella Larsen: novelist of the Harlem Renaissance : a woman's life unveiled - Thadious M. Davis 1996

        Book Recommended reading

      5. The new feminist criticism: essays on women, literature, and theory - Barbara Smith

        Chapter Recommended reading Read pp 168-185, Toward a Black Feminist Criticism.

      6. Nella Larsen's Passing and the Fading Subject 1998 Volume: 32 Issue: 3 Page: 373

        Article Recommended reading From "African American Review" Vol. 32. Issue 3, Fall 1998 (373-386)

      7. Nella Larsen's Passing: A Problem of Interpretation 1980 Volume: 14 Issue: 4 Page: 142

        Article Recommended reading From "Black American Literature Forum" Vol. 14, Issue 4, 1980, (142-46)

      8. Women of the Harlem renaissance - Cheryl A. Wall c1995

        Book Recommended reading

    8. Week 11: Jean Rhys: Voyage in the Dark 6 items
      1. Textual entanglement: Jean Rhys's critical discourse 2010 Volume: 56 Issue: 3 Page: 568

        Article Recommended reading From "MFS Modern Fiction Studies" Vol. 56 Issue 3, Fall 2010 (568-591)

      2. The Oxford handbook of global modernisms - Mary Lou Emery

        Chapter Recommended reading Read Chapter 2, pp 48-77, Caribbean Modernism: Plantation to Planetary.

      3. The poetics of labor in Jean Rhys's global Modernism 2011 Volume: 90 Issue: 2/3 Page: 167

        Article Recommended reading From "Philological Quarterly" Vol. 90 Issue 2/3, Spring/Summer 2011 (167-197)

      4. The Politics of Form: Jean Rhys's Social Vision in Voyage in the Dark and Wide Sargasso Sea - Mary Lou Emery 24/1982

        Article Recommended reading From "Twentieth Century Literature" Vol. 28, Issue 4, Winter 1982 (418-430)

      5. Two Tunes: Jean Rhys' Voyage in the Dark - Harald Loendorf 2000

        Article Recommended reading From "Caribbean Quarterly" Vol 46, Issue 1, March 2000 (24-36)

      6. Rhys pieces: unhomeliness as arbiter of Caribbean creolization 01.01.2003 Volume: 26 Issue: 1 Page: 252

        Article Recommended reading From "Callaloo" Vol. 26, Issue 1, Winter 2003 (252-272)

    9. Week 12: 'Odour of Chrysanthemums' (Lawrence); 'England, My England' (Lawrence); 'The Garden Party' (Mansfield); ‘The Woman at the Store’ (Mansfield) 13 items
      1. Further Research Resources (Lawrence) 4 items
        1. Odour of Chrysanthemums, a text in process

          Website Recommended reading Access to online texts which allow readers to study four different versions of D H Lawrence's 'Odour of Chrysanthemums' and trace the development of this celebrated short story, set in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire and based on Lawrence's experience of working-class life around Brinsley Colliery.

        2. Great Lives: D.H. Lawrence

          Webpage Recommended reading Radio 4 Great Lives programme on D.H. Lawrence.

        3. Project Gutenberg Australia: D.H. Lawrence

          Webpage Recommended reading Access electronic versions of Lawrence's stories.

        4. Proletarian Modernism - Edinburgh University Press Blog - Nick Hubble

          Webpage Recommended reading Read Dr Nick Hubble's blog post on Proletarian Modernism.

      2. Further Research Resources (Mansfield) 9 items
        1. Disapprobation, Disobedience and the Nation in Katherine Mansfield's New Zealand Stories - Richard Brock 2006

          Article Recommended reading From "Journal of New Zealand Literature" Vol. 24, Issue 1, 2006 (58-72)

        2. Radical Mansfield: double discourse in Katherine Mansfield's short stories - Pamela Dunbar 1997

          Book Recommended reading

        3. Mansfield, misogyny and murder 01.01.1988 Volume: 6 Page: 119

          Article Recommended reading From "Journal of New Zealand Literature" Vol. 1, Issue 6, 1988 (119-136)

        4. 'Why haven't I got a real "home"?': Katherine Mansfield's Divided Self - W. Todd Martin 2013

          Article Recommended reading From "Journal of New Zealand literature" Vol. 31, Issue 31, 2013 (66-83)

        5. 'Manuka Bushes Covered with Thick Spider Webs': Katherine Mansfield and the Colonial Gothic Tradition 2014 Volume: 32 Issue: 2 Page: 85

          Article Recommended reading From "Journal of New Zealand Literature" Vol 32, Issue 2, 2014, (85-105)

        6. Children as Artists: Katherine Mansfield's 'Innocent Eye' 2014 Volume: 32 Issue: 2 Page: 143

          Article Recommended reading From "Journal of New Zealand Literature" Vol 32 Issue 2, 2014 (143-166)

        7. Veiling and Unveiling: Mansfield's Modernist Aesthetics 2014 Volume: 32 Issue: 2 Page: 203

          Article Recommended reading From "Journal of New Zealand Literature" Vol. 32, No. 2, 2014. (203-225)

    10. Modernism and its Authors 6 items
      Selected Internet sites (excellent resources for Modernism)
    11. Modernism: Introductions 18 items
      There are a number of introductory series devoted to Modernism: see the excellent Cambridge Companion series, on Modernism, Joyce, Hemingway, and Woolf; the Short Introduction series published by Blackwell, on Modernism and Joyce; and the Studies series published by Palgrave, on Joyce, and Woolf. For basic introductions, including discussions of important texts, see the following:
      1. Modernism: a cultural history - Tim Armstrong 2005

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Modernism: a short introduction - David Ayers c2004

        Book Recommended reading

      3. A concise companion to modernism - David Bradshaw 2003

        Book Recommended reading

      4. Modernism, 1890-1930 - Bradbury, Malcolm, McFarlane, James Walter 1991

        Book Recommended reading

      5. The context of English literature 1900-1930 - Michael Bell 1980

        Book Recommended reading

      6. Modernism - Peter Childs 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

      7. Modernism - Faulkner, Peter 1990

        Book Recommended reading

      8. A Modernist reader: modernism in England 1910-1930 - Peter Faulkner 1986

        Book Recommended reading

      9. The Cambridge companion to modernism - Michael H. Levenson 2011

        Book Recommended reading

      10. The Cambridge introduction to modernism - Lewis, Pericles 2007

        Book Recommended reading

      11. Modernism - Steven Matthews 2004

        Book Recommended reading

      12. Modernisms: a literary guide - Nicholls, Peter 2009

        Book Recommended reading

      13. The gender of modernism: a critical anthology - Bonnie Kime Scott, Mary Lynn Broe c1990

        Book Recommended reading

      14. Modernism - Robin Walz 2008

        Book Recommended reading

      15. Modernism - Wilson, Leigh 2007

        Book Recommended reading

    12. Modernism: Further Reading 81 items
      1. The Cambridge companion to James Joyce - Attridge, Derek 2004

        Book Other reading

      2. The twentieth century

        Chapter Other reading 'The Advent of Modernism 1900-1920'

      3. The myth of modernism and twentieth century literature - Bergonzi, Bernard 1986

        Book Other reading

      4. Modernism and empire - Nigel Rigby, Howard J. Booth 2000

        Book Other reading

      5. The social context of modern English literature - Malcolm Bradbury 1971

        Book Other reading

      6. Geographies of modernism: literatures, cultures, spaces - Peter Brooker, Andrew Thacker 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Other reading

      7. Five faces of modernity: modernism, avant-garde, decadence, kitsch, postmodernism - Calinescu, Matei, Cæalinescu, Matei 1987

        Book Other reading

      8. Symbolism - Chadwick, Charles 1971

        Book Other reading

      9. The aesthetics of modernism - Chiari, Joseph 1970

        Book Other reading

      10. Modernism and the European unconscious - Collier, Peter, Davies, Judy 1990

        Book Other reading

      11. An annotated critical bibliography of modernism - Alistair Davies 1982

        Book Other reading

      12. Exiles and émigrés: studies in modern literature - Eagleton, Terry 1970

        Book Other reading

      13. The psychological novel 1900-1950 - Leon Edel 1955

        Book Other reading

      14. The concept of modernism - âAstrâaºur Eysteinsson 1990

        Book Other reading

      15. Ancient myth in modern poetry - Lillian Feder 1971

        Book Other reading

      16. Ford Madox Ford: literary networks and cultural transformations - Gasiorek, Andrzej, Moore, Daniel 2008

        Book Other reading

      17. Modernism: the lure of heresy from Baudelaire to Beckett and beyond - Gay, Peter 2009

        Book Other reading

      18. Transatlantic modernism: moral dilemmas in modernist fiction - Halliwell, Martin c2006

        Book Other reading

      19. Writing for their lives: the modernist women, 1910-1940 - Gillian E. Hanscombe, Virginia L. Smyers 1988

        Book Other reading

      20. British poetry in the age of modernism - Howarth, Peter 2009

        Book Other reading

      21. The Cambridge companion to W. B. Yeats - Marjorie Elizabeth Howes, John S. Kelly 2006

        Book Other reading

      22. The proletarian answer to the modernist question - Nick Hubble 2017

        Book Other reading

      23. After the great divide: modernism, mass culture, postmodernism - Huyssen, Andreas 1988, c1986

        Book Other reading

      24. A war imagined: the First World War and English culture - Samuel Hynes 1992, c1990

        Book Other reading

      25. The lessons of modernism and other essays - Gabriel Josipovici 1987

        Book Other reading

      26. Katherine Mansfield and the origins of modernist fiction - Kaplan, Sydney Janet 1991

        Book Other reading

      27. The Pound era - Hugh Kenner 1972

        Book Other reading

      28. Continuities - Frank Kermode 1968

        Book Other reading

      29. The mysteries of identity: a theme in modern literature - Robert Woodrow Langbaum 1982

        Book Other reading

      30. Modernism: evolution of an idea - Sean Latham, Gayle Rogers 2015

        Book Other reading

      31. Modernism and the fate of individuality: character and novelistic form from Conrad to Woolf - Levenson, Michael H. 2004

        Book Other reading

      32. Modernism, nationalism, and the novel - Pericles Lewis 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book Other reading

      33. 20th century literary criticism: a reader - Lodge, David 1972

        Book Other reading [contains Yeats on Symbolism, Pound's A Retrospect, Woolf on Modern Fiction, important essays by Freud, Eliot, etc.].

      34. Twentieth century poetry: critical essays and documents - Martin, Graham, Furbank, P. N., Open University 1975

        Book Other reading

      35. Saving civilization: Yeats, Eliot, and Auden between the wars - McDiarmid, Lucy 1984

        Book Other reading

      36. The Cambridge companion to T.S. Eliot - Moody, A. D. 1994

        Book Other reading

      37. The political aesthetic of Yeats, Eliot and Pound - North, Michael 1991

        Book Other reading

      38. A history of modern poetry: from the 1890's to the high modernist mode - David Perkins 1976-1987

        Book Other reading

      39. The Cambridge companion to Beckett - Pilling, John 1994

        Book Other reading

      40. D.H. Lawrence - Tony Pinkney 1990

        Book Other reading

      41. The imagist poem: modern poetry in miniature - Pratt, William c2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Other reading

      42. Homage to Imagism - Pratt, William, Richardson, Robert 1992

        Book Other reading

      43. A map of modern English verse - Press, John 1969

        Book Other reading

      44. Mapping literary modernism: time and development - Quinones, Ricardo J. c1985

        Book Other reading

      45. Palgrave advances in James Joyce studies - Rabate, Jean-Michel 2004

        Book Other reading

      46. 1913: the cradle of modernism - Jean-Michel Rabate 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Other reading

      47. Poetry, painting and ideas, 1885-1914 - Robinson, Alan c1985

        Book Other reading

      48. The Cambridge companion to Virginia Woolf - Sellers, Susan 2010

        Book Other reading

      49. Modernism and theory: a critical debate - Stephen Ross 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Other reading

      50. Palgrave advances in Virginia Woolf studies - Anna Snaith 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Other reading

      51. The Cambridge companion to Joseph Conrad - Stape, J. H. 1996

        Book Other reading

      52. Modernism, narrative, and humanism - Paul Sheehan 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book Other reading

      53. Dionysus and the city: modernism in twentieth-century poetry - Spears, Monroe Kirklyndorf 1970

        Book Other reading

      54. Joseph Conrad: text and context - Spittles, Brian 1992

        Book Other reading

      55. The new poetic: Yeats to Eliot - C. K. Stead 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Other reading

      56. 'The men of 1914': T.S. Eliot and early modernism - Svarny, Erik 1988

        Book Other reading

      57. Makers of the new: the revolution in literature, 1912-1939 - Symons, Julian 1987

        Book Other reading

      58. Culture and society 1780-1950 - Raymond Williams 1983

        Book Other reading

      59. The English novel from Dickens to Lawrence - Williams, Raymond 1984, c1970

        Book Other reading

      60. Modernism, race, and manifestos - Laura A. Winkiel 2008

        Book Other reading

      61. Note Please: This is only a selection of texts; you must also do your own research. We are updating the collection regularly.

        As always, this bibliography is not exhaustive. Modernism is a much discussed area, and there are a number of relevant books in the library that are not listed here. In particular, check anthologies of criticism/theory and collections of essays on particular topics. There are also numerous articles available through online databases such as JSTOR, LION, and Project Muse.

All rights reserved ©