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The Resource Resisting history : gender, modernity, and authorship in William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, and Eudora Welty, Barbara Ladd

Resisting history : gender, modernity, and authorship in William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, and Eudora Welty, Barbara Ladd

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Resisting history : gender, modernity, and authorship in William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, and Eudora Welty
Title
Resisting history
Title remainder
gender, modernity, and authorship in William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, and Eudora Welty
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Ladd
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In a major reinterpretation, Resisting History reveals that women, as subjects of writing and as writing subjects themselves, played a far more important role in shaping the landscape of modernism than has been previously acknowledged. Here Barbara Ladd offers new readings of three southern writers who reimagined authorship between World War I and the mid-1950s." "Ladd argues that the idea of a "new woman" - released from some of the traditional constraints of family and community, more mobile, and participating in new contractual forms of relationality - precipitated a highly productive authorial crisis of gender in William Faulkner. As "new women" themselves, Zora Neale Hurston and Eudora Welty explored the territory of the authorial sublime and claimed, for themselves and other women, new forms of cultural agency. Together, these writers expose a territory of female suffering and aspiration that has been largely ignored in literary histories." "In opposition to the belief that women's lives, and dreams, are bound up in ideas of community and pre-contractual forms of relationality, Ladd demonstrates that all three writers - Faulkner in As I Lay Dying, Welty in selected short stories and in The Golden Apples, and Hurston in Tell My Horse - place women in territories where community is threatened or nonexistent and new opportunities for self-definition can be seized." "Resisting History challenges received ideas about history as a coherent narrative and about the development of U.S. modernism and points the way to new histories of literary and cultural modernisms in which the work of women shares center stage with the work of men."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ladd, Barbara
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Southern literary studies
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  • American fiction
  • Women in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Sublime, The, in literature
  • Literature and history
  • Southern States
  • Faulkner, William
  • Welty, Eudora
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
Label
Resisting history : gender, modernity, and authorship in William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, and Eudora Welty, Barbara Ladd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-167) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • dynamo and the virgin : women, modernity, and the sublime in As I lay dying.
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • Putting the colonel in : Eudora Welty's feminist poetics.
  • p. 52
  • 3.
  • "The anonymity of a murmur" : history, memory, and resistance in Faulkner's A fable.
  • p. 79
  • 4.
  • "Tell them two Ti Blancs are coming" : Zora Neale Hurston's "I"'s in Tell my horse.
  • p. 108
Control code
ocm70775673
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 175 p.
Isbn
9780807132234
Lccn
2006024512
Label
Resisting history : gender, modernity, and authorship in William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, and Eudora Welty, Barbara Ladd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-167) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • dynamo and the virgin : women, modernity, and the sublime in As I lay dying.
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • Putting the colonel in : Eudora Welty's feminist poetics.
  • p. 52
  • 3.
  • "The anonymity of a murmur" : history, memory, and resistance in Faulkner's A fable.
  • p. 79
  • 4.
  • "Tell them two Ti Blancs are coming" : Zora Neale Hurston's "I"'s in Tell my horse.
  • p. 108
Control code
ocm70775673
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 175 p.
Isbn
9780807132234
Lccn
2006024512

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