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Acrobatic Modernism from the Avant-Garde to Prehistory

Acrobatic Modernism from the Avant-Garde to Prehistory

Jed Rasula

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198833949
eISBN:
9780191889813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833949.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This is a book about artistic modernism contending with the historical transfigurations of modernity. As a conscientious engagement with modernity’s restructuring of the lifeworld, the modernist ... More

American Literature and the Long DownturnNeoliberal Apocalypse

American Literature and the Long Downturn: Neoliberal Apocalypse

Dan Sinykin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198852704
eISBN:
9780191887062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852704.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

American Literature and the Long Downturn argues that the economic crisis of the 1970s established the conditions for a contemporary literary form: neoliberal apocalypse. Apocalyptic writing appears ... More

DismantlingsWords against Machines in the American Long Seventies

Dismantlings: Words against Machines in the American Long Seventies

Matt Tierney

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746413
eISBN:
9781501746567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746413.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

“For the master's tools,” the poet Audre Lorde wrote, “will never dismantle the master's house.” This book is a study of literary, political, and philosophical critiques of the utopian claims about ... More

Left of PoetryDepression America and the Formation of Modern Poetics

Left of Poetry: Depression America and the Formation of Modern Poetics

Sarah Ehlers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651286
eISBN:
9781469651309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651286.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this incisive study, Sarah Ehlers returns to the Depression-era United States in order to unsettle longstanding ideas about poetry and emerging approaches to poetics. By bringing to light a range ... More

Modern SentimentalismAffect, Irony, and Female Authorship in Interwar America

Modern Sentimentalism: Affect, Irony, and Female Authorship in Interwar America

Lisa Mendelman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198849872
eISBN:
9780191884283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849872.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Modern Sentimentalism examines how American female novelists reinvented sentimentalism in the modernist period. Just as the birth of the modern woman has long been imagined as the death of ... More

Radical as RealityForm and Freedom in American Poetry

Radical as Reality: Form and Freedom in American Poetry

Peter Campion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226663234
eISBN:
9780226663401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226663401.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

What do American poets mean when they talk about freedom? How can form help us understand questions about what shapes we want to give our poetic lives, and how much power do we have to choose those ... More

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