[Msa-discuss] Modernism textbook needed

John McIntyre JMcIntyre at upei.ca
Mon Sep 8 14:12:23 EDT 2014

You can count on me--great idea and much-needed.

Dr. John McIntyre
Associate Professor, 
Department of English Language and Literature,
University of Prince Edward Island,
550 University Avenue,
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 4P3

>>> Stephen Ross <saross at uvic.ca> 9/8/2014 2:46 PM >>>
James Gifford’s idea, actually — but Linked Modernism and the MVP may be able to initiate something along that line…  

Crowd, can we count on you? 


On Sep 8, 2014, at 10:45 AM, Mary Ann Caws <maryanncaws at gmail.com> wrote:

super idea of Stephen's a collective, can't we do that? Mary Ann

On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 1:25 PM, Stephen Ross <saross at uvic.ca> wrote:

I love the idea of a creative commons site where you can essentially build-a-book from an existing library of materials in the public domain. Surely much of the material is now out of copyright, making such an endeavour relatively easy.  

On Sep 8, 2014, at 10:07 AM, Linett, Maren T <mlinett at purdue.edu> wrote:

I agree. Perhaps this thread could be shown to potential publishers. I teach a class called Modernist Women Writers, for which I would use an anthology of primary sources along with the novels I teach.

Maren Linett
Associate Professor
Department of English
Purdue University 

From: Angeliki Spiropoulou <angelikispiropoulou at hotmail.com>
Date: Monday, September 8, 2014 at 12:46 PM
To: Jane Marie Garrity <Jane.Garrity at Colorado.EDU>, "msa-discuss at chaos.press.jhu.edu" <msa-discuss at chaos.press.jhu.edu>
Subject: Re: [Msa-discuss] Modernism textbook needed

With reference to Jane's message. This conversation proves that there is great need for anthologies  indeed, and  it could be brought as evidence to publishers. The collection the three of you are preparing sounds absolutely fascinating and valuable for teaching and research.

Angeliki Spiropoulou (MA, PhD Sussex University)
Assistant Professor in Modern European Literature and Theory
The University of the Peloponnese
Department of Theatre Studies
Vasileos Konstantinou 21, 2100 Nafplio, Greece
tel.: ++30 27520 96130 (Dept Secretariat)
e-mail: aspirop at uop.gr

From: jane.garrity at colorado.edu
To: msa-discuss at chaos.press.jhu.edu
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 09:28:19 -0600
Subject: [Msa-discuss] Modernism textbook needed

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

On Sep 7, 2014, at 3:34 PM, Georgia Johnston wrote:

Two more suggestions:

Gender of Modernism
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> 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> 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.)


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


(Oxford University Press, 2014)

*Cinema, State Socialism and Society in the Soviet Union and Eastern

Europe, 1917-1989: Re-Visions


(Routledge, 2014)


*From:* 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

*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



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> wrote:

 Ellmann and Feidelson, ed. "The Modern Tradition" is useful.

Gregory Castle


Department of English

Arizona State University

Ph (480) 965-0856 ( tel:%28480%29%20965-0856 )  ≠  Fax (480) 965-3451 ( tel:%28480%29%20965-3451 )

E-mail: dedalus at asu.edu

www.public.asu.edu/~dedalus/ <http://www.public.asu.edu/%7Ededalus/ ( http://www.public.asu.edu/~dedalus/ )>

On Sep 7, 2014, at 11:18 AM, "Jonathan Morse" <morsej001 at gmail.com>


 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


Lawrence Rainey's *Modernism*, but for the well known reasons (eccentric

selections, unfocused introductions, fine print, no pictures, and typos


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


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