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The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Peter Brooker and Andrew Thacker

Abstract

The second of three volumes charting the history of the modernist magazine in Britain, North America, and Europe, this book offers a study of the wide and varied range of ‘little magazines’ which were so instrumental in introducing the new writing and ideas that came to constitute literary and cultural modernism. This book examines the role of periodicals in the United States and Canada. Over 120 magazines are discussed. The chapters are organised into thirteen sections, each with a contextual introduction, and they consider key themes in the landscape of North American modernism such as: ‘fre ... More

Keywords: little magazine, new writing, literary modernism, cultural modernism, North American modernism, free verse, drama, criticism, regionalism, Harlem Renaissance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199545810
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Brooker, editor
Emeritus Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Nottingham

Andrew Thacker, editor
Professor of Twentieth Century Literature, De Montfort University

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Contents

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General Introduction

Andrew Thacker

Part I Tradition and Experiment

Orientations

Peter Brooker, and Andrew Thacker

4 The Crisis (1910–34)

Rachel Farebrother

Precursors, Mainstream, and Margins

Peter Brooker, and Andrew Thacker

7 Modernism and the Quality Magazines

Faye Hammill and Karen Leick

An American Art

Peter Brooker, and Andrew Thacker

9 American Manners

Sharon Hamilton

11 Through an American Lens

Caroline Blinder

The Free Verse Controversy

Peter Brooker, and Andrew Thacker

12 The New Poetry

Suzanne W. Churchill and Ethan Jaffee

13 Poetry in Perspective

Andrew Thacker

14 Into the 1930s

Alexander Howard

Drama and the Critical Arts

Peter Brooker, and Andrew Thacker

15 A New Theatre

Dorothy Chansky and Terry Brino-Dean

16 ‘Audacious Modernity’

Victoria Kingham

17 Hound & Horn (1927–34)

Michael Faherty

Part II The Metropolis, Regionalism, and Nation

Greenwich Village

Peter Brooker, and Andrew Thacker

18 Bruno’s Bohemia

Stephen Rogers

20 Village Voices

Stephen Rogers

The South and West

Peter Brooker, and Andrew Thacker

21 Fugitive Voices

Michael Kreyling

23 The Call of the Southwest

Mark S. Morrisson

Canada

Peter Brooker, and Andrew Thacker

Cross-currents: America and Europe

Peter Brooker, and Andrew Thacker

27 Destinations

Peter Nicholls

29 Between Worlds

Gregory Baptista

30 Exiles

Andrzej Gaşiorek

31 Between Modernisms

Céline Mansanti

32 Europe in America

Stamatina Dimakopoulou

33 Critics Abroad

Christopher Bains

Part III Radical Voices

The Harlem Renaissance

Peter Brooker, and Andrew Thacker

34 Organizational Voices

George B. Hutchinson

A Revolutionary message

Peter Brooker, and Andrew Thacker

36 The Masses Speak

Benoît Tadié

39 Rebel Poets and Critics

Michael Rozendal

The Critical 1940s

Peter Brooker, and Andrew Thacker

In the Modernist Grain

Peter Brooker, and Andrew Thacker

43 New York Poets

Ian Patterson