New Caribbean Studies

Rhys Matters

New Critical Perspectives

Editors: Wilson, M., Johnson, K. (Eds.)

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Rhys Matters, the first collection of essays focusing on Rhys's writing in over twenty years, encounters her oeuvre from multiple disciplinary perspectives and appreciates the interventions in modernism, postcolonial studies, Caribbean studies, and women's and gender studies.

About the authors

Andrea Zemgulys, University of Michigan, USA Ania Spyra, Butler University, USA Nicole Flynn, South Dakota State University, USA Steve Pinkerton, Cornell University, USA Jess Issacharoff, University of Iowa, USA Regina Martin, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Melanie Otto, Trinity College Dublin, UK David Armstrong, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA Mary Lou Emery, University of Iowa, USA Jennifer Mitchell, Independent Scholar Paul Ardoin, Florida State University, USA

Reviews

'This project makes a significant contribution to Rhys studies. Together the essays re-situate Rhys as a modernist and a Caribbean writer. It is an important step in bringing Rhys recognition as a modernist outside of the specific fields of postcolonial and feminist literary studies. It also broadens the scope of Caribbean approaches to Rhys.' Leah Rosenberg, Associate Professor of English, University of Florida, USA

"This timely collection puts the full body of Jean Rhys's work into conversation with a new generation of scholarship regarding affect and politics. These insightful and incisive essays probe Rhys's disruptive critiques of economics, religion and sexual and racial politics and suggest why and how Jean Rhys matters to 21st century readers." - Judith Raiskin, Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies Department, University of Oregon, USA

"This is a great demonstration of a new generation's commitment to Rhys studies. Rhys died in 1979, so it is still early days for the literary dust to settle, but this collection proves her work attracts successive generations of discriminating and trained readers. The essays shrewdly find interstices in Rhys criticism, some areas noted but not explored very much before, and some finding new approaches to Rhys texts. The collection is collectively informed and adept with regard to earlier readings of Rhys. The title itself sums up the importance of this collection, which deals with matters in Rhys criticism and proves that Rhys still matters." - Elaine Savory, The New School, USA and author of Jean Rhys and The Cambridge Introduction to Jean Rhys


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Rhys Matters?

    Wilson, Mary (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Menu, Memento, Souvenir: Suffering and Social Imagination in

    Zemgulys, Andrea

    Pages 21-39

  • Clockwork Women: Temporality and Form in Jean Rhys’s Interwar Novels

    Flynn, Nicole

    Pages 41-65

  • Language and Belonging in Jean Rhys’s

    Spyra, Ania

    Pages 67-83

  • Religion in Rhys

    Pinkerton, Steve

    Pages 87-109

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rhys Matters
Book Subtitle
New Critical Perspectives
Editors
  • M. Wilson
  • K. Johnson
Series Title
New Caribbean Studies
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32094-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137320940
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32790-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 271
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