[Msa-discuss] bells in modernism

agregor at uvic.ca agregor at uvic.ca
Sat Sep 24 15:39:32 EDT 2011


There's a dinner bell in Woolf's Lighthouse preceding the dinner scene at
which gender relations are structurally connected to both imperialist
discourse and academic intellectual supremacy.

> How about Clive and Vanessa Bell?
>
> On 09/24/11, Elizabeth Alsop <ealsop at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Emma,
>>
>> I don't know if you're interested in American examples, but Quentin
>> Compson hears bells in his section of The Sound and the Fury.
>>
>> Best,
>> Elizabeth
>>
>> Elizabeth Alsop
>> PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature
>> CUNY Graduate Center
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 12:46 PM, Wallace, Jo-Ann
>> <jo-ann.wallace at ualberta.ca <jo-ann.wallace at ualberta.ca>> wrote:
>>
>> > Obviously Woolf's _Mrs. Dalloway_ in which the bells of various
>> churches and clock towers keep time throughout.
>> > Cheers,
>> > Jo-Ann
>> >
>> > Jo-Ann Wallace
>> > Professor, English and Film Studies
>> > University of Alberta
>> > Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E5
>> > Canada
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>> <agregor at uvic.ca> [agregor at uvic.ca <agregor at uvic.ca>]
>> > Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2011 10:17 AM
>> > To: Emma Stanford
>> > Cc: msa-discuss at jhupress.jhu.edu <msa-discuss at jhupress.jhu.edu>
>> > Subject: Re: [Msa-discuss] bells in modernism
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Hi Emma,
>> >
>> > My suggestion about Plath's _The Bell Jar_ is not as obvious as it
>> sounds.
>> > First, it would mean that Plath is a modernist, and so you'd join the
>> > group that feels that modernism is more a mode than a period; second,
>> that
>> > Plath is English either because she lived out there for a long time,
>> or
>> > because her work seems distinctly British (perhaps in its formality,
>> form,
>> > and intertextuality); finally, that any work in English is English or
>> > Englishes, if your main topic is a trope, symbol, or specific
>> allusion,
>> > and therefore get some radically diverse productions around that topic
>> if
>> > you go transnational.
>> >
>> > On a more traditional, but still painfully obvious, note: Eliot, "time
>> and
>> > the bell have buried the day" (Wasteland or 4 Quartets); and "hurry up
>> now
>> > it's time" (Wasteland; the "last call" bell in pubs in Britain);
>> Woolf,
>> > the Big Ben scene in Dalloway.
>> >
>> > I'd suggest looking up "bell" in a Bible concordance (the King James
>> is
>> > English, right?). That might help with the Eliot. I'm often surprised
>> at
>> > what that concordance leads to; there is life beyond Eliot although I
>> have
>> > yet to experience it myself.
>> >
>> > AG
>> >
>> >
>> > > Can anyone suggest works--English modernist poetry or prose--that
>> feature
>> > > bells as object or symbol? Thanks.
>> > > Emma Stanford
>> > > Middlebury College
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>> >
>> >
>> > AG
>> >
>> > Ava Gregorian
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