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Elizabeth Bowen: Theory, Thought and Things

Jessica Gildersleeve and Patricia Juliana Smith


This collection examines Bowen’s contribution to and place in twentieth-century literature through a re-evaluation of the ways her work can be seen as textually, politically, and theoretically ‘new’ by focusing on her engagements with processes of theory and thought, and the frequent attachment of these to ‘things.’ It presents new scholarship on Bowen’s inventiveness and uniqueness of style and fresh readings of her place in twentieth-century literature and history in order to rejuvenate and develop scholarship regarding an author consistently overshadowed by her contemporaries.

Keywords: Literary theory, Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish, Modernism, women’s writing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474458641
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474458641.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica Gildersleeve, editor

Patricia Juliana Smith, editor