- December 25, 2009
- Posted by: Elijah Gartin
Emily M. Hinnov has published her first book, Encountering Choran Community: Literary Modernism, Visual Culture, and Political Aesthetics in the Interwar Years, with Susquehanna University Press (August, 2009). This book identifies and describes modernist “choran community” as a previously understudied key counternarrative to Modernism’s engagement with early twentieth-century master narratives. The author uses the term “choran community” to emphasize the almost sacred nature of the experience represented in common by select modernist texts, photographs, and phototexts produced in the interwar period. Authors discussed in Hinnov’s study include Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Zora Neale Hurston. Hinnov is currently Assistant Professor of English at Bowling Green State University, Firelands College in Huron, Ohio.