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The Cambridge Companion to the American Modernist Novel


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Joshua L. Miller, Harry Stecopolou, Denise Cruz, Catherine Morley, Kevin Bell, Yogita Goyal, Mary Pat Brady, Scott Herring, Jeff Allred, Emily Lordi, Daniel Katz, Steven Meyer, Julian Murphet, Gayle Rogers
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  • Date Published: October 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107445895

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  • The Cambridge Companion to the American Modernist Novel offers a comprehensive analysis of US modernism as part of a wider, global literature. Both modernist and American literary studies have been reshaped by waves of scholarship that unsettled prior consensuses regarding America's relation to transnational, diasporic, and indigenous identities and aesthetics; the role of visual and musical arts in narrative experimentation; science and technology studies; and allegiances across racial, ethnic, gendered, and sexual social groups. Recent writing on US immigration, imperialism, and territorial expansion has generated fresh and exciting reasons to read or reread modernist novelists, both prominent and forgotten. Written by a host of leading scholars, this Companion provides unique interpretations and approaches to modernist themes, techniques, and texts.

    • A comprehensive and accessible assessment of US modernist studies in light of recent work on transnational/global/border literary studies
    • Chapters bring readers up-to-date on new areas of current research, including new media, visual culture, science studies, race and sexuality studies
    • Both prominent and lesser known novelists and concepts are reconsidered through new approaches
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'The Cambridge Companion to the American Modernist Novel is a rich, dynamic, and intensely interesting collection of essays that will be of interest to both undergraduate students encountering American modernism for the first time, and seasoned scholars.' Rachele Dini, European journal of American studies

    'The Cambridge Companion to the American Modernist Novel, part of the Cambridge Companions to Literature series, provides over a dozen original, analytical essays about American modernist novels and their relations to global literatures and movements.' Lindley Homol, Librarian, University College Library, University of Maryland

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    • Date Published: October 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107445895
    • length: 297 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Joshua L. Miller
    2. Regionalisms in American modernism Harry Stecopolou
    3. Trans-Pacific modernisms Denise Cruz
    4. Ethnic American modernisms Catherine Morley
    5. The worlds of black literary modernism Kevin Bell
    6. Gender and geomodernisms Yogita Goyal
    7. Borderlands modernism Mary Pat Brady
    8. Queering the American modernist novel Scott Herring
    9. Visual cultures of American modernism Jeff Allred
    10. Jazz and blues modernisms Emily Lordi
    11. Translation in American modernism Daniel Katz
    12. The scientific imagination of US modernism Steven Meyer
    13. New media modernism Julian Murphet
    14. American modernism in the world Gayle Rogers.

  • Editor

    Joshua L. Miller, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Joshua Miller is Associate Professor of English and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. His first book, Accented America: The Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism, analyzed the mixed languages of interwar US literary modernism. He is also coeditor of the forthcoming book, The Languages of Modern Jewish Cultures.


    Joshua L. Miller, Harry Stecopolou, Denise Cruz, Catherine Morley, Kevin Bell, Yogita Goyal, Mary Pat Brady, Scott Herring, Jeff Allred, Emily Lordi, Daniel Katz, Steven Meyer, Julian Murphet, Gayle Rogers

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