From the expanding metropolises of the early 20th century to the battlefields of the two world wars, contemporary modernist studies is increasingly exploring the environments and geographical spaces of modernist literature. The Environments of Modernism surveys and introduces key ideas and critical debates in modernist ecocriticism and the spatial turn in literary studies.Topics covered include:
- Modernist cities - from Joyce's Dublin to Dos Passos's New York
- Country narratives - from Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath to Woolf's To the Lighthouse
- The built environment - from the domestic spaces of Strindberg's Miss Julie to public travel networks in Lawrence, Hemingway and Forster
- Exceptional spaces - the trenches of World War I, the concentration camps and the adventurers of EmpireIncluding annotated guides to further reading and online resources and chapter summaries throughout, this is an essential introduction and reference for scholars and students exploring the spaces of modernist culture.