Modernist Writings and Religio-scientific Discourse: HD, Loy, and Toomer

Author(s): Lara Vetter

Literary theory

Addresses the early twentieth-century intersection of scientific and religious discourse exploring literary modernism through the lens of cultural history, focusing on the works of H.D., Mina Loy, and Jean Toomer. It covers a range of topics such as electromagnetism and sexuality, dance, and theories of spiritual evolution.


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LARA VETTER is Assistant Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA.

Introduction '[T]he electric incitement of Eros': Electromagnetism, Sexuality, and Modernism Seeking 'a sort of clairvoyant material plane': Spirituality and the Moving Body Negotiating the Racialized Body: Theories of Spiritual Evolution and the 'American Race' Coda

General Fields

  • : 9780230621220
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : April 2010
  • : books

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  • : 219
  • : Lara Vetter
  • : Hardback