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Among the Victorians and Modernists: Among the Victorians and Modernists


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Feminist Modernism, Poetics, and the New Economy: Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore

Feminist Modernism, Poetics, and the New Economy: Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Linda A. Kinnahan
January 28, 2020

In Feminist Modernism, Poetics, and the New Economy, Linda A. Kinnahan argues that the work of Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore engages with the variations in feminist economic thought and discourse that developed in American culture from the 1890s through the 1920s. Kinnahan positions her...

Poetry and Uselessness: From Coleridge to Ashbery

Poetry and Uselessness: From Coleridge to Ashbery

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Robert Archambeau
January 01, 2020

W.H. Auden famously claimed "poetry makes nothing happen." That may or may not be the case, but the idea that poetry makes nothing happen has, itself, been extremely influential, and has made a great deal happen in the world.  This book examines several of the main currents in literary history as...

The Socio-Literary Imaginary in 19th and 20th Century Britain: Victorian and Edwardian Inflections

The Socio-Literary Imaginary in 19th and 20th Century Britain: Victorian and Edwardian Inflections

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Maria K. Bachman, Albert D. Pionke
October 09, 2019

At once an invitation and a provocation, The Socio-Literary Imaginary represents the first collection of essays to illuminate the historically and intellectually complex relationship between literary studies and sociology in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain. During the ongoing...

Nordic Literature of Decadence

Nordic Literature of Decadence

1st Edition

Pirjo Lyytikäinen, Riikka Rossi, Viola Parente-Čapková, Mirjam Hinrikus
July 11, 2019

Nordic Literature of Decadence fills a gap on the map of world literature and participates in a thriving area of research by extending the investigation of broadly understood fin de siècle decadence to unexplored areas of Nordic literature, which remain practically unknown to Anglophone audiences....

Modernism, Self-Creation, and the Maternal: The Mother’s Son

Modernism, Self-Creation, and the Maternal: The Mother’s Son

1st Edition

James Martell
July 04, 2019

Focusing on their conception and use of the notion of the mother, Modernism, Self-Creation, and the Maternal proposes a new interpretation of literature by modernist authors like Rousseau, Baudelaire, Poe, Rimbaud, Rilke, Joyce, and Beckett. Seen through this maternal relation, their writing...

Threatened Masculinity from British Fiction to Cold War German Cinema

Threatened Masculinity from British Fiction to Cold War German Cinema

1st Edition

Joseph P. Willis
June 04, 2019

The impact of the Cold War on German male identities can be seen in the nation’s cinematic search for a masculine paradigm that rejected the fate-centered value system of its National- Socialist past while also recognizing that German males once again had become victims of fate and fatalism, but...

Fieldwork of Empire, 1840-1900: Intercultural Dynamics in the Production of British Expeditionary Literature

Fieldwork of Empire, 1840-1900: Intercultural Dynamics in the Production of British Expeditionary Literature

1st Edition

Adrian S. Wisnicki
March 21, 2019

Fieldwork of Empire, 1840-1900: Intercultural Dynamics in the Production of British Expeditionary Literature examines the impact of non-western cultural, political, and social forces and agencies on the production of British expeditionary literature; it is a project of recovery. The book argues...

Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim: Critical Essays

Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim: Critical Essays

1st Edition

Jane Ford, Alexandra Gray
February 05, 2019

Popular novelist, female aesthete, Victorian radical and proto-modernist, Lucas Malet (Mary St. Leger  Harrison, 1852-1931) was one of the most successful writers of her day, yet few of her remarkable novels remain in print. Malet was a daughter of the ‘broad church’ priest and well-known Victorian...

Arthur O'Shaughnessy, A Pre-Raphaelite Poet in the British Museum

Arthur O'Shaughnessy, A Pre-Raphaelite Poet in the British Museum

1st Edition

Jordan Kistler
January 17, 2019

Arthur O'Shaughnessy's career as a natural historian in the British Museum, and his consequent preoccupation with the role of work in his life, provides the context with which to reexamine his contributions to Victorian poetry. O'Shaughnessy's engagement with aestheticism, socialism, and Darwinian...

Philanthropy and Early Twentieth-Century British Literature

Philanthropy and Early Twentieth-Century British Literature

1st Edition

Milena Radeva-Costello
December 13, 2018

Philanthropy and Early Twentieth-Century British Literature explores the relationship between British literature and philanthropy at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, examining the works of E. M. Forster, Rebecca West, W. B. Yeats, Roger Fry, Wyndham Lewis, Virginia Woolf,...

Art, Race, and Fantastic Color Change in the Victorian Novel

Art, Race, and Fantastic Color Change in the Victorian Novel

1st Edition

Jessica Durgan
December 11, 2018

As a study of color in the Victorian novel, this volume notices and analyzes a peculiar literary phenomenon in which Victorian authors who were also trained as artists dream up fantastically colored characters for their fiction. These strange and eccentric characters include the purple madwoman...

The Female Fantastic: Gendering the Supernatural in the 1890s and 1920s

The Female Fantastic: Gendering the Supernatural in the 1890s and 1920s

1st Edition

Lizzie Harris McCormick, Jennifer Mitchell, Rebecca Soares
July 26, 2018

For women-identified writers of both eras, the fantastic offered double vision. Not only did the genre offer strategic cover for challenging the status quo, but also a heuristic mechanism for teasing out the gendered psyche’s links to creative, personal, and erotic agency. These dynamic...

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