Edith Wharton and the Modern Privileges of Age

“A comprehensive and sophisticated study that draws attention to the various manifestations and implications of age and aging in modern literature. This volume goes well beyond Wharton’s body of work to offer important analyses of her contemporaries on their own terms, as well as thought-provoking comparisons of Wharton and her fellow writers.”—Gary Totten, editor of Memorial … Continue reading Edith Wharton and the Modern Privileges of Age

American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity

“A game-changer in American literary studies. Challenges time-worn literary periodization, especially narrow definitions of modernism.”—Susan Tomlinson, coeditor of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers “Extends the ongoing rethinking of periodization in exciting ways. A must-read for scholars interested in these volatile decades of U.S. history and in devising more imaginative and productive ways of framing … Continue reading American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity