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- DescriptionOrdinary Matters is the first major interdisciplinary study of the ordinary in modernist women's literature and photography. It examines how women photographers and writers including Helen Levitt, Lee Miller, Virginia Woolf and Dorothy Richardson envision the sphere of ordinary life in light of the social and cultural transformations of the period that shaped and often radically re-shaped it: for example, urbanism, instrumentalism, the Great Depression and war. Through a series of case studies that explore such topics as the street, domestic things, gesture and the face, Sim contends that the paradigmatic shifts that define early twentieth-century modernity t only inform modernist women's aesthetics of the everyday, but their artistic and ethical investments in that sphere. The everyday has been ted as a keyte of the New Modernist Studies (Todd Avery). Ordinary Matters comprises a vital contribution to recent scholarship on the topic and will be of value to scholars working in British and American modernism, multimedia modernisms, photography, twentieth-century literature, and critical and cultural histories of the everyday.
- Author BiographyLorraine Sim is a Lecturer in Modern English Literature at Western Sydney University, Australia. She is the author of Virginia Woolf: the Patterns of Ordinary Experience (2010).
- Author(s)Lorraine Sim
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Plc
- Date of Publication20/10/2016
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBloomsbury Academic USA
- Content Note42 b/w illustrations
- Weight499 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
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