A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)

A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)

By: David Bradshaw (editor), Kevin Dettmar (editor)Hardback

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This Companion combines a broad grounding in the essential texts and contexts of the modernist movement with the unique insights of scholars whose careers have been devoted to the study of modernism. It is an essential resource for students and teachers of modernist literature and culture. Broad in scope and comprehensive in coverage, it includes more than 60 contributions from some of the most distinguished modernist scholars on both sides of the Atlantic. It brings together entries on elements of modernist culture, contemporary intellectual and aesthetic movements, and all the genres of modernist writing and art. It features 25 essays on the signal texts of modernist literature, from James Joyce's "Ulysses" to Zora Neal Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God". It pays close attention to both British and American modernism.

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David Bradshaw is Reader in English Literature at Oxford University and Hawthornden Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Worcester College, Oxford. He has edited many works of modernist literature, including the Oxford World's Classics editions of Lawrence's Women in Love (1998), Woolf's Mrs Dalloway (2000) and To The Lighthouse (2006), and the Penguin Classics editions of Waugh's Decline and Fall (2001) and The Good Soldier (2002). He is also the editor of A Concise Companion to Modernism (Blackwell, 2003) and is Victorian and Modern Literature Editor of the Review of English Studies. Kevin J. H. Dettmar is W. M. Keck Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of English at Pomona College, California. He has written and edited a number of books, on James Joyce, modernist literature and culture, and rock & roll, edited the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners, and has served as President of the Modernist Studies Association. He is series editor, with Mark Wollaeger, of the Modernist Literature & Culture series published by Oxford University Press.


Notes on Contributors. Introduction: Kevin J. H. Dettmar (Pomona College, California). Part I: ORIGINS, BEGINNINGS, AND THE NEW . 1. Philosophy: Jean-Michel Rabate (University of Pennsylvania). 2. Religion: Pericles Lewis (Yale University). 3. Politics: Tyrus Miller (University of California, Santa Cruz). 4. The Physical Sciences: Michael H. Whitworth (Merton College, Oxford). 5. The Biological Sciences: Angelique Richardson (Exeter University). 6. Technology: Sara Danius (Uppsala University). 7. Psychology: Perry Meisel (New York University). 8. Anthropology: Patricia Rae (Queen's University, Ontario). 9. Obscenity and Censorship: David Bradshaw (Worcester College, Oxford). 10. Language: R. M. Berry (Florida State University). 11. Geography: Nico Israel (Hunter College). 12. Publishing: Mark S. Morrison (Penn State University). 13. Sex & Sexuality: Liesl Olson (University of Chicago). Part II: MOVEMENTS. 14. Literary Symbolism : Marshall C. Olds (University of Nebraska). 15. Dada: Robert Short (University of East Anglia). 16. Futurism: Tyrus Miller (University of California, Santa Cruz). 17. Vorticism: Alan Munton (University of Plymouth). 18. Imagism: Patrick McGuinness (St. Anne's College, Oxford). 19. Surrealism: Mary Ann Caws (City University of New York). 20. Expressionism: Richard Murphy (University of Sussex). 21. Literary Impressionism: Max Saunders (King's College, London). Part III: MODERNIST GENRES AND MODERN MEDIA . 22. The Novel: Jesse Matz (Kenyon College). 23. Poetry: Adam Parkes (University of Georgia). 24. Drama: Steve Watt (Indiana University). 25. Visual Arts: Richard Weston (Cardiff University). 26. Film: Laura Marcus (Edinburgh University). 27. Music: Bernie Gendron (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee). 28. Dance: Susan Jones (St. Hilda's College, Oxford). 29. Architecture: Lee Morrissey (Clemson University). 30. Photography: Maggie Humm (University of East London). Part IV: READINGS . 31. W. H. Auden, Look, Stranger!: Stephen Matthews (Oxford Brookes University). 32. Djuna Barnes, Nightwood: Rebecca Loncraine (writer and journalist). 33. Samuel Beckett, Murphy: H. Porter Abbott (University of California, Santa Barbara). 34. Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness: Brian W. Shaffer (Rhodes College). 35. T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land: David Chinitz (Loyola University, Chicago). 36. William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury: Karl F. Zender (University of California, Davis). 37. F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby: Ruth Prigozy (Hofstra University). 38. Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier: Sara Haslam (Open University). 39. The Poetry of H. D.: Diana Collecott (Durham University). 40. Langston Hughes, Fine Clothes to the Jew: Edward Brunner (Southern Illinois University). 41. Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God: Cheryl A. Wall (Rutgers University). 42. James Joyce, Ulysses: Michael Patrick Gillespie (Marquette University). 43. D. H. Lawrence, Women in Love: Joyce Wexler (Loyola University, Chicago). 44. Wyndham Lewis, Tarr: Andrzej Gasiorek (University of Birmingham). 45. Mina Loy, Lunar Baedecker: Michael Thurston (Smith College). 46. Marianne Moore, Observations: Catherine Paul (Clemson University). 47. Ezra Pound, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley: Michael Coyle (Colgate University). 48. Dorothy Richardson, Pilgrimage: Laura Marcus (University of Sussex). 49. Gertrude Stein, Three Lives: Jaime Hovey (University of Illinois, Chicago). 50. Wallace Stevens, Harmonium: Jonathan Levin (Purchase College, State University of New York). 51. Nathanael West, Miss Lonelyhearts: Jay Martin (Claremont McKenna College). 52. William Carlos Williams, Paterson: Daniel Morris (Purdue University). 53. Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse: Pamela L. Caughie (Loyola University, Chicago). 54. Richard Wright, Native Son: Bill V. Mullen (Purdue University). 55. W. B. Yeats, The Tower: Edward Larrissy (Queen's University, Belfast). 56. Modernist Critical Prose: Gary S. Wihl (Rice University). Part V: OTHER MODERNISMS. 57. Modernism and Race: Martha Jane Nadell (Brooklyn College, The City University of New York). 58. Modernism and Gender: Bonnie Kime Scott (San Diego State University). 59. Modernism Queered: Laura Doan (University of Manchester) and Jane Garrity (University of Colorado, Boulder). 60. Postcolonial Modernism: Bart Moore-Gilbert (Goldsmiths College). 61. Global Modernisms: Melba Cuddy-Keane (University of Toronto). 62. Postmodernism: Bran Nichol (Portsmouth University). Epilogue: Back to the Future: Marjorie Perloff (Stanford University). Index

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  • publication date: 21/12/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780631204350
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 616
  • ID: 9780631204350
  • weight: 1338
  • ISBN10: 0631204350

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