Modernist Communities across Cultures and Media

“Insightful perspectives on a diverse selection of modernist-era writers, thinkers, and artists, providing scholars and teachers of literary modernism with a fresh, vital contribution to the evolving field of modernist studies.”—Emily M. Hinnov, coeditor of Communal Modernisms: Teaching Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture in the Twenty-First-Century Classroom “Engaging. The editors have assembled a fine international roster of … Continue reading Modernist Communities across Cultures and Media

Modernism and Food Studies

“This delicious collection traverses the globe—potatoes in Ireland, eggs in New Zealand, mangoes in Bengal—and explores the sensuous qualities of artistic modernism in its many forms. This collection makes a bold and clear case for the theoretical and historical importance of food studies to modernism.”—Catherine Keyser, author of Playing Smart: New York Women Writers and Modern … Continue reading Modernism and Food Studies

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

A Curious Peril

“Demonstrating how literary aspects of H.D.’s late prose contribute to politically attuned cultural work, Vetter astutely counters longstanding claims about H.D.’s ‘escapism.’”—Miranda Hickman, author of The Geometry of Modernism “An important, meticulously researched treatment of H.D.’s post-WWII writing that helps us understand her multiple genre-bending and time-warping moves.”—Madelyn Detloff, author of The Value of Virginia Woolf A … Continue reading A Curious Peril

The Many Facades of Edith Sitwell

"A fascinating book that takes us deep into Edith Sitwell's world of artifice, disguise, high camp, and verbal ingenuity. In these essays, Sitwell emerges as a central figure in an alternative avant-garde in early twentieth-century Britain."--Faye Hammill, author of Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History Establishing Edith Sitwell at the center of British modernism, this … Continue reading The Many Facades of Edith Sitwell

Virginia Woolf’s Modernist Path

"Lounsberry is the only scholar to treat Woolf 's diaries for themselves--as works of art, as expressions of her private self, and as testing grounds for her experiments in novel writing."--Panthea Reid, author of Art and Affection: A Life of Virginia Woolf "Offers a fascinating alternative form of biography. Lounsberry is particularly skillful in combining … Continue reading Virginia Woolf’s Modernist Path

Behind the Masks of Modernism

“A wide-ranging collection that allows the mask—as artifact, metaphor, theatrical costume, fetish, strategy for self-concealment, and treasured cultural object—to clarify modernity’s relationship to history.”—Carrie J. Preston, author of Modernism’s Mythic Pose: Gender, Genre, Solo Performance “Covering an impressive range of geographies, cultures, and time periods, these carefully researched essays explore the fascinating role of masks … Continue reading Behind the Masks of Modernism