About this Volume

The purpose of Options for Teaching Modernist Women’s Writing in English is to provide a resource for instructors at all levels and in many relevant fields for the teaching of women’s writing in modernist studies (primarily in English), including looking at current professional and pedagogical trends and new developments in the field. The audience for this title comprises, among others, teachers of undergraduate and graduate students; and of British and American/transatlantic/global/world literature, literary criticism/the history of literary criticism/feminist literary criticism, women’s/gender studies, gay and lesbian studies, queer studies, and modernist/20th-century studies.

Highlights include comparative, interdisciplinary, and intersectional approaches; a focus on the digital humanities and digital pedagogy; emphases on sexuality, class, race as well as global modernisms; responses to World War One and World War Two and the Spanish Civil War; and women writers’ engagements with popular culture, material culture, periodical culture, and the “middlebrow.” All of these are informed by the shifting scholarly landscape in modernist studies and evolving pedagogical practice, and they reflect the expanding of the field and its tensions to include previously neglected figures and questions and encompass multiple “modernisms” (high, inter, and late; geographical, temporal, and vertical).

This site began as a means of developing the content of the volume, as well as cultivating potential contributors and readers.  We have evolved the site into a companion digital hub for the volume which includes content that complements contributors’ individual essays.  Contributors whose work has a digital component, and those who wished to take advantage of the site due to space constraints in the print volume, have pages here; the list of contributors and chapters hosted here is by no means the contents of the volume in its entirety.

Material that serves to complement individual essays may be found under the vertical menu tab “Resources by Contributor/Chapter.”  These resources may also be discovered by type at the tab “Resources by Category”; categories include syllabi, recommended reading, digital collections, video and audio resources, websites, and events.  An “Essential Resources” menu tab collects much of this material, referenced throughout the volume and the field of modernist studies more broadly, in one convenient location in order to be useful to any instructor in any context.