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Apr 12, 2023 | arts and humanities

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A new way of reading and engaging with modernist authors such as Virginia Woolf and Karel Čapek might help us to better understand our time of environmental uncertainty. In his recent paper, Professor George Micajah Phillips of Franklin College draws on formalism and material feminism to argue for a new approach in modernist studies, which he terms ‘formalist materialism’. This approach may enable us to engage with early-twentieth-century modernist texts in fascinating new ways, helping us to form fresh understandings of climate change, outside of standard, crisis-oriented narratives. More

Original Article Reference

This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Are trees forms? On formalism, material feminism, and historical literature’, in Feminist Modernist Studies. doi.org/10.1080/24692921.2020.1805676

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For further information, you can connect with Professor George Phillips at [email protected]

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