This volume of critical essays provides a long overdue survey of food culture and politics represented in global literary modernisms. The links among what we eat, the production and representation of food, and the resulting global impacts in culture and society are increasing contemporary issues largely dating back to the early twentieth century.
This book investigates the dynamic relationships between Gothic impulses/expressions and British literature between the 1880s and 1930s, with a particular focus upon how both modernity (as a set of technological, social, cultural and historical circumstances) and modernism (as a literary movement) stimulate and express relations to place in terms of Gothic ideas and aesthetics. The project draws new links between these areas, and examines the extent to which the period is characterized by a distinctive and coherent set of Gothic impulses and aesthetic manifestations; additionally, it interprets these in the context of the experience and representation of place. The dialectic of modern explorations of both metropolitan and rural place forms a central line of investigation, pursuing the hypothesis that the Gothic is a critically valuable lens for considering these relationships.
Scholarly Milton is a collection of original and previously unpublished essays concerned with the function of scholarship in both the invention and the reception of Milton’s writings in poetry and prose. Following the editors’ introduction to the collection, the eleven essays examine the nature of Milton’s own formidable scholarship and its implications for his prose and poetry. The collection examines “scholarly Milton” the writer as well as subsequent scholars’ historical and theoretical framing of Milton studies as an object of scholarly attention, or “scholarly Milton” as at first an emergent and later an established academic subject. Originally selected from the best essays presented at the 2015 Conference on John Milton in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the essays have been considerably revised and expanded for publication.
This volume aims to place Stoker’s fiction in the context of his life and of his work, and the period in which he lived. As well as being the author of Dracula, he was also Acting Manager of the Lyceum Theatre, a qualified barrister, a theatre reviewer, and for the earliest part of his career a civil servant in Dublin. His work and enthusiasms took him into contact with many other areas of life, including politics and the visual arts, and his voracious appetite for reading gave him an immense breadth of knowledge which informs his novels as well. Divided into three sets of three essays, the major subdivisions of this collection are Professions, Science and Technology, and Politics. In the first three essays, we have discussions of Stoker’s relationship with the legal system, the visual and scenic arts, and his role as Acting Manager at the Lyceum Theatre. The second section on Science has pieces on the use of Utopian and Dystopian technology in Dracula, the importance of the emerging profession of coroner to the same novel, and the importance of ecology to his fiction. The final Section, Politics, details Stoker’s attitudes towards the aristocracy, the frontiersman and global politics, as revealed through his novels.
Ben Jonson and Inigo Jones enjoyed one of the most successful theatrical collaborations of Renaissance England with their spectacular court masques. But their relationship soured over a dispute as to what was most important in the masque: the poetry of the former or the set and costume design of the latter. This book attempts to resolve the debate using a theoretical term developed by Victor Turner: liminality, a condition or status between two conditions or statuses. Dr. Gregory Wilson argues that the masque is in a perpetual state of liminality, existing in the margin between performance and an observing audience. The masque is more than historically interesting; it negotiates the space between possibility and reality. This book searches for that intervening ground and the resolution of the "problem in the middle."
Facing South tells the story of the harpsichord and piano in early South and North Carolina (1700 to 1850) from the point of view of the owners and performers who used them.
T. S. Eliot and Organicism demonstrates that one of the twentieth century’s most eminent literary figures should be remembered for his important role in the emergence of the organic husbandry movement and for his contributions to environmental and organic debates.
Just over hundred years ago, in 1917, Leonard and Virginia Woolf began a publishing house from their dining-room table. This volume marks the centenary of that auspicious beginning.
Neil Mann offers an authoritative, clear, and straightforward guide to the system of "A Vision," the framework within which W. B. Yeats created many of his most important works.
"The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual" strives to be the leading venue for the critical reassessment of Eliot’s life and work in light of the ongoing publication of his letters, critical volumes of his complete prose, the new edition of his complete poems, and the forthcoming critical edition of his plays.
"Samuel Johnson Among the Modernists" casts Johnson as a figure of modernity, one who possesses an appeal that many Modernist writers found irresistible.
"A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost" is the first systematic attempt to catalogue and explain all of the references to science and natural history in Frost’s published poetry.
Going beyond Brooke's own life and famously romantic death, this book retraces the evolution of his reputation in cultural imagination as forged by a network of major political and literary figures of the period including Winston Churchill, Edward Marsh, Virginia Woolf, Theodore Roosevelt, T. S. Eliot, Siegfried Sassoon, and Henry James.
The Annotated Guide is an ongoing effort to provide the kind of bibliographic information on Leonard Woolf sometimes found in the pages of Woolf Studies Annual on Virginia Woolf.
This book brings together for the first time, and in one convenient volume, published and unpublished memoirs about the American novelist Theodore Dreiser. The recollections of Dreiser's contemporaries bring to the fore the writer's politics, personal life, and literary reception. Donald Pizer is one of the world's leading scholars of Dreiser and of naturalism.
This book examines the city's place in the imagination of Irish women writers in the long nineteenth century. By reasserting the centrality of Paris, this book draws connections between Irish and European writers, expanding the map of Irish Studies.
This book brings together an international team of world-class scholars to explore how Woolf engaged with heritage, how she understood and represented it, and how she has been represented by the heritage industry.
This book brings together critical readings of The Cantos by the world’s leading Pound and modernist scholars. In each chapter a contributor approaches either a single Canto or a defined small group of Cantos in isolation, providing a clear, informative, and interpretive "reading" that includes an up-to-date assessment of sources and an idea of recent critical approaches to the work.
The Fire that Breaks brings together an international team of scholars to explore for the first time Hopkins's extended influence on the poets and novelist who defined Anglo-American literature throughout the past century.
A Companion to Ezra Pound's Guide to Kulchur addresses the formidable interpretive challenges his most far-reaching prose tract presents to the reader. Providing page-by-page glosses on key terms and passages, the Companion also situates Pound's allusions and references in relation to other texts in his vast body of work, especially The Cantos.
The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual strives to be the leading venue for the critical reassessment of Eliot’s life and work in light of the ongoing publication of his letters, critical volumes of his complete prose, the new edition of his complete poems, and the forthcoming critical edition of his plays.
Yeats, Philosophy, and the Occult is a collection of essays examining the thought of the Irish poet W. B. Yeats and particularly his philosophical reading and explorations of older systems of thought, where philosophy, mysticism, and the supernatural blend.
In addition to being a major twentieth-century author, John Dos Passos painted, principally in watercolor, throughout his career. This book demonstrates that Dos Passos’s lifelong commitment to and practice of pictorial representation are vital aspects of his career because they confirm and manifest in both verbal and visual stylistics such modernist tendencies as Fauvism, Cubism, and Expressionism. This book reproduces 68 examples of Dos Passos’s art, almost all in full color.
The romances of Herman Melville, author of Moby-Dick and Billy Budd, Sailor, are usually examined from some setting almost exclusively American. Yet, a series of expanding literary and technological networks was active that made his writing part of a global complex. Intervisionary Network explores a range of these connections and reveals that Melville was dependent on Balzac and his universal vision in much of his prose writing.
100 Years of Clemson Architecture: Southern Roots + Global Reach Proceedings is a large-format, image-rich paperback book. Its 114 full-color, glossy pages include essays, discussions, and images that explore the Clemson University architecture program's century of accomplishments.
Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries places Virginia Woolf's writing in context with that of other women writers during the first decades of the twentieth century. The book increases our understanding of many female writers, helping us to comprehend how they contributed to, and complicated, modernist literature.
By bringing Italian primary sources and new approaches to the cultural project of Mussolini’s regime to bear on Pound’s prose work, Fascist Directive shows how Pound’s modernism changed as a result of involvement in Italian politics and culture. At the same time, it uses the familiar figure of Pound to provide an entry for scholars of Anglo-American modernism into the diverse and complex realm of Italian modernism.
Rewriting The Hour-Glass offers a new approach to the display and delineation of texts, visual aids, and published variants and presents for the first time a complete array of amendments that Yeats made in copies of the relevant editions that he had at hand.
This book combines biography and textual scholarship to bring to life the dramatic story of the writing of Sons and Lovers.
The Reimagining of Place in English Modernism analyses key texts by D. H. Lawrence, John Cowper Powys, Mary Butts, and Virginia Woolf, charting their respective attempts to forge new identities, perspectives, and literary approaches that reconcile tradition and modernity, belonging and exploration, the rural and the metropolitan.