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Chapter 7: Early Twentieth Century - American Modernism: - Selected Bibliography

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Also check: | Harlem Renaissance: Selected Bibliography | Selected Bibliography in Chap. 10: Late Twentieth Century |

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Selected Bibliography 1980-1999

"American Modernism." Special Issue. American Quarterly 39.1 (1987).

Arnason, H. H., and Maria F. Prather. History of Modern Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Photography. NY: Abrams, 1998.

Altieri, Charles. Painterly Abstraction in Modernist American Poetry: The Contemporaneity of Modernism. New York: Cambridge UP, 1989. PS 310 .M57 A58

Baker, Houston A. Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1987. PS153 .N5 B25

Cantor, Norman F. The American Century: Varieties of Culture in Modern Times. NY: HarperCollins, 1997.

Conrad, Peter. Modern Times, Modern Places: How life and art were transformed in a century of revolution, innovation and radical change. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, March, 1999.

Carroll, Joesph. Evolution and Literary Theory. Columbia: U. of Missouri P, 1995.

Davies, Alastair. An Annotated Critical Bibliography of Modernism. Totowa, NJ: Barnes and Noble, 1982.

De Jongh, James. Vicious Modernism: Black Harlem and the Literary Imagination. NY: Cambridge UP, 1990. PS153 .N5 D4

Douglas, Ann. Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s. NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1996.

Everdell, William R. The First Moderns: Profiles in the Origins of 20th-Century Thought, 1872-1913. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1997.

Eysteinsson, Astradur. The Concept of Modernism. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1992

Gambrell, Alice. Women Intellectuals, Modernism, and Difference: Transatlantic Culture, 1919-1945. NY: Cambridge UP, 1997.

Gelpi, Albert. A Coherent Splendor: The American Poetic Renaissance, 1910-1950. NY: Cambridge UP, 1987. PS324 .G45

Hoffman, Michael J. and Patrick D. Murphy. eds. Critical Essays on American Modernism. NY: G. K. Hall, 1992.

Kegan, Robert. In Over Our Heads: The Mental Demands of Modern Life. Harvard UP, 1994.

Knapp, John V. Striking at the Joints: Contemporary Psychology and Literary Criticism. Lanham, MD: U. of America P, 1996.

McNamara, Kevin R. Urban Verbs: Arts and Discourses of American Cities. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1996.

Nelson, Cary. Repression and Recovery: Modern American Poetry and the Politics of Cultural Memory, 1910-1945. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1989. PS310 .M57 N45

Nicholls, Peter. Modernisms: A Literary Guide. Berkeley: U of California P, 1995.

North, Michael. The Dialect of Modernism: Race, Language, and Twentieth-Century Literature. NY: Oxford UP, 1994.

Rabinowitz, Peter, and Michael Smith. Authorizing Readers. NY: Teachers College P, 1998.

Ruddick, Lisa. "Fluid Symbols in American Modernism: William James, Gertrude Stein, George Santayana, and Wallace Stevens." Allegory, Myth, and Symbol. Ed. Morton W. Bloomfield. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1981. 335-53.

Schwarz, Daniel. Reconfiguring Modernism: Explorations between Modern Art and Modern Literature. NY: St. Martin's P, 1997.

Shay, Jonathan. Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character. NY: Touchstone, 1994.

Singal, Daniel. ed. Modernist Culture in America. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1991

Stanford, Donald E. Revolution and convention in modern poetry studies in Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Edwin Arlington Robinson, and Yvor Winters. Newark: U of Delaware P, 1983. PS324 .S66.

Storey, Robert. Mimesis and the Human Animal: On the Biogenetic Foundations of Literary Representation. Evanston, IL.: Northwestern UP, 1996.

Sudhalter, Richard M. Lost Chords: White Musicians and Their Contribution to Jazz 1915-1945. NY: Oxford UP, 1999.

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Ayers, David. Modernism: A Short Introduction. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2004.

Baker, Houston A., Jr. Turning South Again: Re-Thinking Modernism/Re-Reading Booker T. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2001.

Bell, Bernard W. The Contemporary African American Novel: Its Folk Roots and Modern Literary Branches. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2004.

Berman, Ronald. Modernity and Progress: Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Orwell. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2005.

Cotsell, Michael. The Theater of Trauma: American Modernist Drama and the Psychological Struggle for the American Mind, 1900-1930. NY: Peter Lang, 2005.

Cousineau, Thomas J. Ritual Unbound: Reading Sacrifice in Modernist fiction. Newark: U of Delaware P, 2004.

Cutler, Edward S. Recovering the New: Transatlantic Roots of Modernism. Hanover: U of New Hampshire P, 2003.

Diepeveen, Leonard. The Difficulties of Modernism. NY: Routledge, 2003.

Dinerstein, Joel. Swinging the Machine: Modernity, Technology, and African American Culture Between the World Wars. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2003,

Dore, Florence. The Novel and the Obscene: Sexual Subjects in American Modernism. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2005.

English, Daylanne K. Unnatural Selections: Eugenics in American Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2004.

Folks, Jeffrey J. From Richard Wright to Toni Morrison: Ethics in Modern and Postmodern American Narrative. NY: Peter Lang, 2001.

Giovacchini, Saverio. Hollywood Modernism: Film and Politics in the Age of the New Deal. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 2001.

Grant, Nathan. Masculinist Impulses: Toomer, Hurston, Black Writing, and Modernity. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 2004.

Guinn, Matthew. After Southern Modernism: Fictions of the Contemporary South. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2000.

Hovey, Jaime. A Thousand Words: Portraiture, Style, and Queer Modernism. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2005.

Humm, Maggie. Modernist Women and Visual Cultures: Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Photography and Cinema. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2003.

Jacobs, Karen. The Eye's Mind: Literary Modernism and Visual Culture. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2001.

Jarraway, David R. Going the Distance: Dissident Subjectivity in Modernist American Literature. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2003.

Keresztesi, Rita. Strangers at Home: American Ethnic Modernism between the World Wars. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2005.

McGurl, Mark. The Novel Art: Elevations of American Fiction after Henry James. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2001.

McKible, Adam. The Space and Place of Modernism: The Russian Revolution, Little Magazines, and New York. NY: Routledge, 2002.

Morrisson, Mark S. The Public Face of Modernism: Little Magazines, Audiences, and Reception, 1905-1920. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 2001.

Nicholls, David G. Conjuring the Folk: Forms of Modernity in African America. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2000.

Paul, Catherine. Poetry in the Museums of Modernism: Yeats, Pound, Moore, Stein. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2002.

Pavlic, Edward M. Crossroads Modernism: Descent and Emergence in African-American Literary Culture. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2002.

Pines, Davida. The Marriage Paradox: Modernist Novels and the Cultural Imperative to Marry. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2006.

Rabinowitz, Paula. Black and White and Noir: America's Pulp Modernism. NY: Columbia UP, 2002.

Schedler, Christopher. Border Modernism: Intercultural Readings in American Literary Modernism. NY: Routledge, 2002.

Soto, Michael. The Modernist Nation: Generation, Renaissance, and Twentieth-Century American Literature. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2004.

Sword, Helen. Ghostwriting Modernism. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2002.

Szalay, Michael. New Deal Modernism: American Literature and the Invention of the Welfare State. Durham: Duke UP, 2000.

Trask, Michael. Cruising Modernism: Class and Sexuality in American Literature and Social Thought. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2003.

Turner, Catherine. Marketing Modernism between the Two World Wars. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2003.

Weinstein, Philip. Unknowing: The Work of Modernist Fiction. NY: Cornell UP, 2005.

Woods, Tim. The Poetics of the Limit: Ethics and Politics in Modern and Contemporary American Poetry. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.

Yao, Steven G.Translation and the Languages of Modernism: Gender, Politics, Language. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.

| Top | Selected Bibliography 2006-Present

Allred, Jeff. American Modernism and Depression Documentary. NY: Oxford UP, 2009.

Altieri, Charles. The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry: Modernism and After. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006.

Bell, Kevin. Ashes Taken for Fire: Aesthetic Modernism and the Critique of Identity. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2007.

Belluscio, Steven J. To Be Suddenly White: Literary Realism and Racial Passing. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 2006.

Bombaci, Nancy. Freaks in Late Modernist American Culture: Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes, Tod Browning, and Carson McCullers. NY: Peter Lang. 2006.

Brown, Jayna. Babylon Girls: Black Women Performers and the Shaping of the Modern. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2008.

De Jongh, James. Vicious Modernism: Black Harlem and the Literary Imagination. NY: Cambridge UP, 2009.

Entin, Joseph B. Sensational Modernism: Experimental Fiction and Photography in Thirties America. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2007.

Goble, Mark. Beautiful Circuits: Modernism and the Mediated Life. NY: Columbia UP, 2010.

Goodspeed-Chadwick, Julie. Modernist Women Writers and War: Trauma and the Female Body in Djuna Barnes, H. D., and Gertrude Stein. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2011.

Goody, Alex. Modernist Articulations: A Cultural Study of Djuna Barnes, Mina Loy, and Gertrude Stein. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Hakutani, Yoshinobu. Cross-Cultural Visions in African American Modernism: From Spatial Narrative to Jazz Haiku. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2006.

Haytock, Jennifer. Edith Wharton and the Conversations of Literary Modernism. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Hutchinson, Elizabeth. The Indian Craze: Primitivism, Modernism, and Transculturation in American Art. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2009.

Kalaidjian, Walter. The Edge of Modernism: American Poetry and the Traumatic Past. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins UP, 2006.

Matuozzi, Robert N. and Lindsay, Elizabeth B. Literary Research and the American Modernist Era: Strategies and Sources. Lanham: Scarecrow, 2008.

Moglen, Seth. Mourning Modernity: Literary Modernism and the Injuries of American Capitalism. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 2007.

Monk, Craig. Writing the Lost Generation: Expatriate Autobiography and American Modernism. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2008.

Pines, Davida. The Marriage Paradox: Modernist Novels and the Cultural Imperative to Marry. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2006.

Pratt, William. Ezra Pound and the Making of Modernism. NY: AMS, 2007.

Rupprecht, Caroline. Subject to Delusions: Narcissism, Modernism, Gender. Evanston: Northwestern UP, 2006.

Scholes, Robert. Modernism in the Magazines: An Introduction. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 2010.

Scott, Bonnie K. Gender in Modernism: New Geographies, Complex Intersections. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2007.

Shaheen, Aaron. Androgynous Democracy: Modern American Literature and the Dual-Sexed Body Politic. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2010.

Sollors, Werner. Ethnic Modernism. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2008.

Vickery, John B. The Modern Elegiac Temper. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2006.

Wallace, Rob. Improvisation and the Making of American Literary Modernism. NY: Continuum, 2010.

Whalan, Mark. Race, Manhood, and Modernism in America: The Short Story Cycles of Sherwood Anderson and Jean Toomer. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2007.

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