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Foreignizing “english”

Joshua L. Miller

in Accented America: The Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195336993
eISBN:
9780199893997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336993.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents literary modernism as a matrix of coterminous and varied movements that experimented radically with narrative form by reconfiguring linguistic systems of expression and ... More


John Dos Passos and the Art of Montage

in Cinematic Fictions: The Impact of the Cinema on the American Novel up to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312120
eISBN:
9781846315190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315190.008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the works of novelist John Dos Passos, who not only made sustained attempts to incorporate cinematic elements in his most famous fiction, Manhattan Transfer and the U.S.A. ... More


The Focus of Satire: Public Opinions of Propaganda in the U.S.A. of John Dos Passos

Matthew Stratton

in The Politics of Irony in American Modernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255450
eISBN:
9780823261086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255450.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter demonstrates how widespread anxieties about the disappearance of satire echo parallel discourses about the disappearance of irony; it does so to show that satire provides a key heuristic ... More


Bullies and Martyrs: John Dos Passos and Adventures of a Young Man

Douglas P. Woodlock

in American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199331376
eISBN:
9780199394258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331376.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This chapter recounts a judge’s lifelong engagement with the novels of John Dos Passos as a means to understand ways to accommodate the tensions between substance and procedure in the law. The focus ... More


Frozen in the Glassy, Bluestreaked Air: John Dos Passos’s Photographic Metropolis

Alix Beeston

in In and Out of Sight: Modernist Writing and the Photographic Unseen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690168
eISBN:
9780190690199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690168.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter interprets the serialized narration and characterization of John Dos Passos’s Manhattan Transfer (1925) in line with the figuring of female bodies through the photographic apparatus of ... More


Cold War on the 1930s and Sacrificial Naming: John Dos Passos and Josephine Herbst

Adam Piette

in The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635276
eISBN:
9780748651771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635276.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter studies the naming strategy used by John Dos Passos. It looks at Josephine Herbst, one of the people he named when he was visited by the FBI. It takes a look at the Robles affair and Dos ... More


1917—Perspectives

Hazel Hutchison

in The War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300195026
eISBN:
9780300213249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195026.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines how the challenges faced by politicians in 1917 to make language accommodate antithetical viewpoints affected those attempting to write about the personal chaos of the war. ... More


“Got Over”: The Chorus Girl Novel and the Musical Stage

T. Austin Graham

in The Great American Songbooks: Musical Texts, Modernism, and the Value of Popular Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862115
eISBN:
9780199332748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862115.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter studies a subgenre of fiction termed “the chorus girl novel.” Such novels, among them Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie and John Dos Passos' Manhattan Transfer, depict lowly heroines who ... More


On the Quai at Smyrna

David Roessel

in In Byron's Shadow: Modern Greece in the English and American Imagination

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195143867
eISBN:
9780199871872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143867.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores the dominant status of Hemingway's text for writing in English about events in postwar Asia Minor. It argues that the Smyrna Disaster is the first event in modern Greek history ... More


The Politics and Poetics of Attraction I: Dos Passos

William Solomon

in Slapstick Modernism: Chaplin to Kerouac to Iggy Pop

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040245
eISBN:
9780252098468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040245.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter brings Sergei Eisenstein's concept of “the montage of attractions” to bear on John Dos Passos' Manhattan Transfer (1925). The essence of Eisenstein's approach—the inspiration for which ... More


Documentary of the 1930s

in Cinematic Fictions: The Impact of the Cinema on the American Novel up to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312120
eISBN:
9781846315190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315190.010
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the incorporation of documentary techniques in writing of the thirties. It examines the work of Eudora Welty, a writer who cross-applied photographic and cinematic methods in ... More


“‘I’m not sick,’ I said. ‘I’m wounded’”: Disrupting Wounded Masculinity through the Lyrical Spaces of War

Cheryl Hindrichs

in Affective Materialities: Reorienting the Body in Modernist Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056289
eISBN:
9780813058078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056289.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Cheryl Hindrichs examines the ways in which the wartime novels of John Dos Passos and Ernest Hemingway offer modes of being outside masculinity for wounded male soldiers within the medical-military ... More


The Politics of Irony in American Modernism

Matthew Stratton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255450
eISBN:
9780823261086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255450.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book shows how American literary culture in the first half of the twentieth century saw “irony” emerge as a term to describe intersections between aesthetic and political practices. Against ... More


The War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World War

Hazel Hutchison

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300195026
eISBN:
9780300213249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195026.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this provocative study, the author takes a fresh look at the roles of American writers in helping to shape national opinion and policy during the First World War. From the War's opening salvos in ... More


Toward Commitment

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

John Howard Lawson's marriage to Sue Edmonds was a landmark on his journey toward commitment, and his joining the Communist Party and organizing the Screen Writers Guild were to enhance this process. ... More


The Forward Glance: Modernity, Southerners, and Interregional Contact

David A. Davis (ed.)

in World War I and Southern Modernism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815415
eISBN:
9781496815453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815415.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Contact between southerners and non-southerners during World War I was one of the crucial processes that led to the development of distal modernism by southern writers. This chapter describes the ... More


The Novel after the Great War

Paul Giles

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on American novels written after World War I. It examines how writers such as Henry James and John Dos Passos highlighted the Great War's violence shaped a new aesthetic world, ... More


“William Faulkner”

Donald Davidson

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter is a review of William Faulkner's novel, Soldiers' Pay, arguing that it reveals Faulkner as a “sensitive, observant person with a fine power of objectifying his own and other people's ... More


Introduction

Hazel Hutchison

in The War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300195026
eISBN:
9780300213249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195026.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book studies a group of American authors—Mary Borden, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Ellen La Motte, Grace Fallow Norton, E. E. Cummings, and John Dos Passos—who observed and wrote about the First ... More


Modernism and the International Novel

Mark Scroggins

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the American modernist novel within the context of the larger international discourse of the early twentieth century. After providing an overview of the intellectual backgrounds ... More


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