Offering a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the field, A Companion to Modernist Poetry provides readers with detailed discussions of individual poets, schools and movements within modernist poetry, and the cultural and historical context of the modernist period.
Provides an in-depth and accessible summary of the latest trends in the study of modernist poetry
Balances discussion of individual poets, schools , and movements with in-depth literary and historical context
Brings recent scholarship to bear on the subject of modernist poetry while also providing guidance on poets who are historically important
Edited by highly respected and notable critics in the field who have a broad knowledge of current debates and of rising and senior scholars in the field
David E. Chinitz is Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago and President of the Modernist Studies Association. His publications include A Companion to T.S. Eliot (2009), T. S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide (2003), and Which Sin To Bear? Authenticity and Compromise in Langston Hughes (2013), as well as a range of articles in such journals as Callaloo, American Literary History, Modernism/Modernity, and PMLA. Gail McDonald teaches at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is the author of Learning to be Modern: Pound, Eliot, and the American University, American Literature and Culture, 1900-1960, and articles on American progressivism, modernist poetry, and pedagogy. A founder and past president of the Modernist Studies Association, she is Director of the T.S. Eliot International Summer School.
Notes on Contributors ix Introduction 1 David E. Chinitz and Gail McDonald 1 Rhythm, Form, and Diction in Modernist Poetry 4 Michael H. Whitworth Part I Influences and Institutions 21 2 Urbanism 23 Julia E. Daniel 3 The Visual Arts 34 Leonard Diepeveen 4 Music 47 Brad Bucknell 5 Fiction 58 John Xiros Cooper 6 Science and Technology 69 Katy Price 7 Popular Culture 81 Michael Coyle 8 Religion: Orthodoxies and Alternatives 95 Lara Vetter 9 Politics 107 Sascha Bru 10 War and Empire 119 Vincent Sherry 11 Psychology and Sexuality 132 Gabrielle McIntire 12 Symbolism and Decadence 144 Barry J. Faulk 13 The European Avant-Garde 157 Michael Levenson 14 Little Magazines 172 Suzanne W. Churchill 15 Modernist Criticism 185 Chris Baldick Part II Groups and Groupings 197 16 The Georgian Poets and the Genteel Tradition 199 Meredith Martin and Erin Kappeler 17 The New Poetry 209 John Timberman Newcomb 18 Poetry of the Great War 222 Eve C. Sorum 19 The Harlem Renaissance 234 Karen Jackson Ford 20 The Fugitives 246 Gail McDonald 21 Modernist Women Poets 256 Miranda Hickman 22 Left Poetry 267 Walter Kalaidjian 23 Objectivism 281 Stephen Cope 24 World Modernist Poetry in English 296 Omaar Hena 25 Modernism: The Next Generation 310 Susan Rosenbaum Part III Poets 323 26 Thomas Hardy 325 Tim Armstrong 27 W. B. Yeats 335 Steven Matthews 28 Gertrude Stein 348 Susan Holbrook 29 Robert Frost 358 Robert Faggen 30 Wallace Stevens 367 Malcolm Woodland 31 Mina Loy 380 Cristanne Miller 32 William Carlos Williams 389 Christopher MacGowan 33 D. H. Lawrence 402 Holly A. Laird 34 Ezra Pound 412 Rebecca Beasley 35 H.D. 425 Helen Sword 36 Marianne Moore 438 Robin G. Schulze 37 T. S. Eliot 450 Anthony Cuda 38 Claude McKay 464 William J. Maxwell 39 Edna St. Vincent Millay 474 Melissa Bradshaw 40 Hugh MacDiarmid 484 Margery Palmer McCulloch 41 E. E. Cummings 494 Michael Webster 42 David Jones 505 Thomas Dilworth 43 Melvin Tolson 515 Kathy Lou Schultz 44 Hart Crane 526 Sunny Stalter-Pace 45 Langston Hughes 536 David E. Chinitz 46 W. H. Auden 551 Stan Smith Conclusion: Modernist Poetry Today 563 47 Contemporary Critical Trends 565 Matthew Hofer Index 578