[Msa-discuss] Modernism textbook needed

Jonathan Greenberg greenbergj at mail.montclair.edu
Mon Sep 8 11:33:13 EDT 2014


Cary Nelson's Modern American Poetry Site website is an outstanding free 
resource.

Jonathan Greenberg
Associate Professor and Deputy Chair
Department of English
Montclair State University

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On 9/8/2014 11:28 AM, Jane Marie Garrity wrote:
> As a footnote to Georgia's message I wanted to say that Anne Fernald, 
> Anna Snaith and I are working on an anthology on Transnational Women 
> Modernists but have encountered some resistance from publishers who 
> have told us that they are cautious about taking on teaching 
> anthologies because they cannot make the finances work. Many of the 
> primary sources that we are interested in bringing back into print are 
> not readily available online or in second-hand collections. We have 
> also been told that scholarly editions that bring individual writers 
> further up the research ladder are more likely to be published than 
> anthologies that gather writings from 'forgotten' and 'noncanonical' 
> figures. In short, I think that publishers' commissioning priorities 
> will need to change if everyone's anthology desires are to be met.
>
>
> Jane Garrity
> Associate Professor of English
> Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies
> University of Colorado at Boulder
> 226 UCB
> Boulder, CO 80309-0226
> Jane.Garrity at Colorado.Edu <mailto:Jane.Garrity at Colorado.Edu>
>
>
>
>
> On Sep 7, 2014, at 3:34 PM, Georgia Johnston wrote:
>
>> Two more suggestions:
>>
>> Gender of Modernism
>> and
>> Gender in Modernism,
>> both edited by Bonnie Kime Scott
>>
>> all the best,
>> Georgia Johnston
>>
>> Georgia Johnston
>> Professor of English
>> Saint Louis University
>>
>>
>> On 9/7/14, Gary Stonum <gxs11 at case.edu <mailto:gxs11 at case.edu>> wrote:
>>> Just to echo the laments, there has to my knowledge been nothing to 
>>> replace
>>> Ellmann  and Feidelson, which is weird considering how long ago they
>>> compiled that book and how little it anticipates any flavor of new
>>> modernist studies.   Why don't some of you young-'uns try you hand at
>>> revising and updating it?   You can likely leave out the
>>> proto-existentialism stuff that then was all the rage, which would give
>>> some room for including Mina Loy, DuBois, Stein, CLR James and more 
>>> than a
>>> few others.
>>>
>>> Grampa Gary
>>>
>>> On Sun, Sep 7, 2014 at 4:01 PM, Bahun, Sanja <sbahun at essex.ac.uk 
>>> <mailto:sbahun at essex.ac.uk>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Jonathan,
>>>>
>>>> I'd second Dr Spiropoulou's suggestion: *Modernism: An Anthology of
>>>> Sources and Documents* (EUP), ed. V. Kolocotroni, J. Goldman and O.
>>>> Taxidou, is excellent and I hear a new, revised & enlarged edition 
>>>> is on
>>>> the way. It's of course an anthology solely dedicated to primary 
>>>> sources,
>>>> so I use it in conjunction with P. Lewis's *Introduction to Modernism*
>>>> for my undergraduate students (3rd year), and with Levenson's (ed.)
>>>> *Cambridge
>>>> Companion to Modernism* for postgraduate students. For modules with a
>>>> more international slant I use Wollaeger's (ed.) *The Oxford 
>>>> Handbook of
>>>> Global Modernism*, which works particularly well with Kolocotroni 
>>>> et al.
>>>>
>>>> Good luck with any decision you make, and please report back if you
>>>> discover a new gem!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>   Professor Sanja Bahun
>>>> Director of Graduate Studies
>>>> Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
>>>> University of Essex
>>>> Colchester CO43SQ
>>>> United Kingdom
>>>> +44 1206 87 2634
>>>>
>>>> New in print:
>>>> *Modernism and Melancholia: Writing as Countermourning
>>>> <http://global.oup.com/academic/product/modernism-and-melancholia-9780199977956?lang=en&cc=gb 
>>>> <http://global.oup.com/academic/product/modernism-and-melancholia-9780199977956?lang=en&cc=gb>>*
>>>> (Oxford University Press, 2014)
>>>> *Cinema, State Socialism and Society in the Soviet Union and Eastern
>>>> Europe, 1917-1989: Re-Visions
>>>> <http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415813235/>*
>>>> (Routledge, 2014)
>>>>    ------------------------------
>>>> *From:* msa-discuss-bounces at muse.jhu.edu 
>>>> <mailto:msa-discuss-bounces at muse.jhu.edu>
>>>> [msa-discuss-bounces at muse.jhu.edu]
>>>> on behalf of Jonathan Greenberg [greenbergj at mail.montclair.edu]
>>>> *Sent:* 07 September 2014 20:44
>>>> *To:* msa-discuss at chaos.press.jhu.edu 
>>>> <mailto:msa-discuss at chaos.press.jhu.edu>
>>>> *Subject:* Re: [Msa-discuss] Modernism textbook needed
>>>>
>>>> Mia Carter and Alan Friedman have an anthology from Routledge with some
>>>> excellent, although of course brief, excerpts from various statements
>>>> of/about modernism(s).  I am test-driving it this semester.
>>>>
>>>> Jonathan Greenberg
>>>> Associate Professor and Deputy Chair
>>>> Department of English
>>>> Montclair State University
>>>>
>>>> FALL OFFICE HOURS: M/W 11:30-1:00
>>>> http://tinyurl.com/modernismbookhttp://tinyurl.com/amznorder
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 9/7/2014 3:19 PM, Stephen Ross wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Thought that one was out of print. If not it's an excellent choice.
>>>>
>>>> Brevity and typos are my phone's fault.
>>>>
>>>> On Sep 7, 2014, at 12:05, "Gregory Castle" <dedalus at asu.edu 
>>>> <mailto:dedalus at asu.edu>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>  Ellmann and Feidelson, ed. "The Modern Tradition" is useful.
>>>>
>>>> Gregory Castle
>>>> Professor
>>>> Department of English
>>>> Arizona State University
>>>> Ph (480) 965-0856  ≠  Fax (480) 965-3451
>>>> E-mail: dedalus at asu.edu <mailto:dedalus at asu.edu>
>>>> www.public.asu.edu/~dedalus/ 
>>>> <http://www.public.asu.edu/%7Ededalus/> 
>>>> <http://www.public.asu.edu/%7Ededalus/>
>>>>
>>>> On Sep 7, 2014, at 11:18 AM, "Jonathan Morse" <morsej001 at gmail.com 
>>>> <mailto:morsej001 at gmail.com>>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>  Can anyone recommend an anthology of primary sources (not just
>>>> backgrounds or criticism) for a senior-level introduction to modernist
>>>> literature, primarily in English? The last time I taught this course I
>>>> used
>>>> Lawrence Rainey's *Modernism*, but for the well known reasons 
>>>> (eccentric
>>>> selections, unfocused introductions, fine print, no pictures, and typos
>>>> and
>>>> editorial errors on almost every page) I'd rather not live through that
>>>> experience again.
>>>>
>>>> Jonathan Morse
>>>> Department of English
>>>> University of Hawaii at Manoa
>>>> jmorse at hawaii.edu <mailto:jmorse at hawaii.edu>
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>> Georgia Johnston
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