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May Sinclair: Re-Thinking Bodies and Minds

Rebecca Bowler and Claire Drewery


This monograph brings together the most recent research on Sinclair and re-contextualises her work both within and against dominant Modernist narratives. It explores Sinclair’s negotiations between the public and private, the cerebral and the corporeal and the spiritual and the profane in both her fiction and non-fiction. The essays contained in this volume are grouped under two sections entitled ‘The Abstract Intellect’ and ‘Abject Bodies’. They each address the various ways in which Sinclair endeavoured to formulate aesthetic techniques through which the subjective, physical and intellectual ... More

Keywords: Modernism, Abjection, Corporeality, Sublimation, Psychological, Intellectual

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474415750
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415750.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Bowler, editor
Keele University

Claire Drewery, editor
Sheffield Hallam University

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Introduction: May Sinclair’s Interdisciplinarity

Rebecca Bowler and Claire Drewery

Part I The Abstract Intellect

Part II Abject Bodies