A Companion to Modernist Poetry
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture 1. Aufl.
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
Notes on Contributors ix Introduction 1David E. Chinitz and Gail McDonald 1 Rhythm, Form, and Diction in Modernist Poetry 4Michael H. Whitworth Part I Influences and Institutions 21 2 Urbanism 23Julia E. Daniel 3 The Visual Arts 34Leonard Diepeveen 4 Music 47Brad Bucknell 5 Fiction 58John Xiros Cooper 6 Science and Technology 69Katy Price 7 Popular Culture 81Michael Coyle 8 Religion: Orthodoxies and Alternatives 95Lara Vetter 9 Politics 107Sascha Bru 10 War and Empire 119Vincent Sherry 11 Psychology and Sexuality 132Gabrielle McIntire 12 Symbolism and Decadence 144Barry J. Faulk 13 The European Avant-Garde 157Michael Levenson 14 Little Magazines 172Suzanne W. Churchill 15 Modernist Criticism 185Chris Baldick Part II Groups and Groupings 197 16 The Georgian Poets and the Genteel Tradition 199Meredith Martin and Erin Kappeler 17 The New Poetry 209John Timberman Newcomb 18 Poetry of the Great War 222Eve C. Sorum 19 The Harlem Renaissance 234Karen Jackson Ford 20 The Fugitives 246Gail McDonald 21 Modernist Women Poets 256Miranda Hickman 22 Left Poetry 267Walter Kalaidjian 23 Objectivism 281Stephen Cope 24 World Modernist Poetry in English 296Omaar Hena 25 Modernism: The Next Generation 310Susan Rosenbaum Part III Poets 323 26 Thomas Hardy 325Tim Armstrong 27 W. B. Yeats 335Steven Matthews 28 Gertrude Stein 348Susan Holbrook 29 Robert Frost 358Robert Faggen 30 Wallace Stevens 367Malcolm Woodland 31 Mina Loy 380Cristanne Miller 32 William Carlos Williams 389Christopher MacGowan 33 D. H. Lawrence 402Holly A. Laird 34 Ezra Pound 412Rebecca Beasley 35 H.D. 425Helen Sword 36 Marianne Moore 438Robin G. Schulze 37 T. S. Eliot 450Anthony Cuda 38 Claude McKay 464William J. Maxwell 39 Edna St. Vincent Millay 474Melissa Bradshaw 40 Hugh MacDiarmid 484Margery Palmer McCulloch 41 E. E. Cummings 494Michael Webster 42 David Jones 505Thomas Dilworth 43 Melvin Tolson 515Kathy Lou Schultz 44 Hart Crane 526Sunny Stalter-Pace 45 Langston Hughes 536David E. Chinitz 46 W. H. Auden 551Stan Smith Conclusion: Modernist Poetry Today 563 47 Contemporary Critical Trends 565Matthew Hofer Index 578
“This Companionis thoroughly recommended for university libraries supporting degree programmes in English literature or American literature and public libraries seeking contemporary scholarship to augment their poetry collections.” (Reference Reviews, 1 September 2015)
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.
A Companion to Modernist Poetry presents contemporary approaches to modernist poetry in a uniquely in-depth and accessible text. The first section of the volume reflects the attention to historical and cultural context that has been especially fruitful in recent scholarship. The second section focuses on various movements and groupings of poets, placing writers in literary history and indicating the currents and countercurrents whose interaction generated the category of modernism as it is now broadly conceived. The third section traces the arcs of twenty-one poets’ careers, illustrated by readings of key works. The companion thus offers breadth in its presentation of historical and literary contexts and depth in its attention to individual poets; it brings recent scholarship to bear on the subject of modernist poetry while also providing guidance on poets who are historically important and who are likely to appear on syllabi and to attract critical interest for many years to come. Edited by two highly respected and notable critics in the field, A Companion to Modernist Poetry boasts a varied list of contributors who have produced an intense, focused study of modernist poetry.
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