A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture 1. Aufl.
The 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. An essential resource for students and teachers of modernist literature and culture Broad in scope and comprehensive in coverage Includes more than 60 contributions from some of the most distinguished modernist scholars on both sides of the Atlantic Brings together entries on elements of modernist culture, contemporary intellectual and aesthetic movements, and all the genres of modernist writing and art 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 Pays close attention to both British and American modernism
Notes on Contributors xi Introduction 1 Kevin J. H. Dettmar PART I Origins, Beginnings, and the New 7 1 Philosophy 9 Jean-Michel Rabaté 2 Religion 19 Pericles Lewis 3 Politics 29 Tyrus Miller 4 The Physical Sciences 39 Michael H. Whitworth 5 The Biological Sciences 50 Angelique Richardson 6 Technology 66 Sara Danius 7 Psychology 79 Perry Meisel 8 Anthropology 92 Patricia Rae 9 Obscenity and Censorship 103 David Bradshaw 10 Language 113 R. M. Berry 11 Geography 123 Nico Israel 12 Publishing 133 Mark S. Morrisson 13 Sex and Sexuality 143 Liesl Olson PART II Movements 153 14 Literary Symbolism 155 Marshall C. Olds 15 Dada 163 Robert Short 16 Futurism 169 Tyrus Miller 17 Vorticism 176 Alan Munton 18 Imagism 183 Patrick McGuinness 19 Surrealism 189 Mary Ann Caws 20 Expressionism 198 Richard Murphy 21 Literary Impressionism 204 Max Saunders PART III Modernist Genres and Modern Media 213 22 The Novel 215 Jesse Matz 23 Poetry 227 Adam Parkes 24 Drama 237 Stephen Watt 25 The Visual Arts 244 Richard Weston 26 Film 250 Laura Marcus 27 Music 258 Bernard Gendron 28 Dance 265 Susan Jones 29 Architecture 272 Lee Morrissey 30 Photography 278 Maggie Humm PART IV Readings 285 31 W. H. Auden: Look, Stranger! 287 Steven Matthews 32 Djuna Barnes: Nightwood 297 Rebecca Loncraine 33 Samuel Beckett: Murphy 306 H. Porter Abbott 34 Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness 314 Brian W. Shaffer 35 T. S. Eliot: The Waste Land 324 David Chinitz 36 William Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury 333 Karl F. Zender 37 F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby 342 Ruth Prigozy 38 Ford Madox Ford: The Good Soldier 350 Sara Haslam 39 The Poetry of H. D. 358 Diana Collecott 40 Langston Hughes: Fine Clothes to the Jew 367 Edward Brunner 41 Zora Neale Hurston: Their Eyes Were Watching God 376 Cheryl A. Wall 42 James Joyce: Ulysses 384 Michael Patrick Gillespie 43 D. H. Lawrence: Women in Love 393 Joyce Piell Wexler 44 Wyndham Lewis: Tarr 402 Andrzej Gasiorek 45 Mina Loy: Lunar Baedecker 411 Michael Thurston 46 Marianne Moore: Observations 422 Catherine Paul 47 Ezra Pound: Hugh Selwyn Mauberley 431 Michael Coyle 48 Dorothy Richardson: Pilgrimage 440 Laura Marcus 49 Gertrude Stein: Three Lives 450 Jaime Hovey 50 Wallace Stevens: Harmonium 459 Jonathan Levin 51 Nathanael West: Miss Lonelyhearts 469 Jay Martin 52 William Carlos Williams: Paterson 478 Daniel Morris 53 Virginia Woolf: To the Lighthouse 486 Pamela L. Caughie 54 Richard Wright: Native Son 499 Bill V. Mullen 55 W. B. Yeats: The Tower (1928) 507 Edward Larrissy 56 Modernist Critical Prose 516 Gary S. Wihl PART V Other Modernisms 525 57 Modernism and Race 527 Martha Jane Nadell 58 Modernism and Gender 535 Bonnie Kime Scott 59 Modernism Queered 542 Laura Doan and Jane Garrity 60 Postcolonial Modernism 551 Bart Moore-Gilbert 61 Global Modernisms 558 Melba Cuddy-Keane 62 Postmodernism 565 Bran Nicol Epilogue: Modernism Now 571 Marjorie Perloff Index 579
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.
A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture is an essential resource for students and teachers of modernism. The volume brings together entries on elements of modernist culture, contemporary intellectual and aesthetic movements, and all the genres of modernist writing and art. At its heart are 25 essays on the signal texts of modernist literature, from James Joyce’s Ulysses to Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. The more than 60 contributors include some of the most distinguished modernist scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. Broad in scope and comprehensive in coverage, this Companion combines a thorough 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 these literary monuments. For this reason, both readers new to the subject and those who are already familiar with it will find the Companion a valuable reference to which they will return time and again.
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