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Literary Modernism, Queer Temporality

Eddies in Time

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Advances scholarship of literary modernism and narrative studies

  • Applies queer temporality to modernist literature

  • Explores the ways in which modernist writers challenged narrative conventions

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About this book

This book explores the intersection between the recent work on queer temporality and the experiments of literary modernism. Kate Haffey argues that queer theory’s recent work on time owes a debt to modernist authors who developed new ways of representing temporality in their texts. By reading a series of early twentieth-century literary texts from modernists like Woolf, Eliot, Faulkner, and Stein alongside contemporary authors, this book examines the way in which modernist writers challenged narrative conventions of time in ways that both illuminate and foreshadow current scholarship on queer temporality. In her analyses of contemporary novelists and critics Michael Cunningham, Jeanette Winterson, Angela Carter, and Eve Sedgwick, Haffey also shows that these modernist temporalities have been reconfigured by contemporary authors to develop new approaches to futurity.

Keywords

  • queer literary theory
  • queer temporality
  • time in modernist writing
  • literary modernism
  • narrative studies
  • narrative conventions
  • linear time in literature

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Mary Washington , Fredericksburg, USA

    Kate Haffey

About the author

Kate Haffey is Associate Professor of English in the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication at the University of Mary Washington, USA. Her work focuses on twentieth-century literature and queer theory.


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