[Msa-discuss] Modernism textbook needed

Stephen Pasqualina spasqual at usc.edu
Mon Sep 8 16:16:59 EDT 2014


I'd love to contribute, too.

On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 1:11 PM, Bahun, Sanja <sbahun at essex.ac.uk> wrote:

>  Brilliant idea. Count me in, too.
>
>    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>*
> (Oxford University Press, 2013/2014)
> *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 [msa-discuss-bounces at muse.jhu.edu]
> on behalf of Fisher, Jane E [fisher at canisius.edu]
> *Sent:* 08 September 2014 19:43
> *To:* Angeliki Spiropoulou; Stephen Ross; msa-discuss at chaos.press.jhu.edu
>
> *Subject:* Re: [Msa-discuss] Modernism textbook needed
>
>   I agree that a common site where primary texts and links would be
> available would be very useful to many scholar/teachers. I know that I get
> weary of creating of my own course packets for so many of my courses.
>
> The Victorian Web provides one example of a hypermedia archive which has
> been operating successfully for many years. It's time for the modernists to
> advance beyond the Victorians!
>
> Best,
> Jane
>
>   “Tell us please, what treatment in an emergency is administered by
> ear?"....I met his gaze and I did not blink. "Words of comfort," I said to
> my father.”
> ― Abraham Verghese
> <https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/93353.Abraham_Verghese>, *Cutting
> for Stone <https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/3633533> *
>
> Jane E. Fisher, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor, Department of English
> Canisius College
> 2001 Main St.
> Buffalo, NY 14208
> 716-888-2112
>    ------------------------------
> *From:* msa-discuss-bounces at muse.jhu.edu [msa-discuss-bounces at muse.jhu.edu]
> on behalf of Angeliki Spiropoulou [angelikispiropoulou at hotmail.com]
> *Sent:* Monday, September 08, 2014 2:28 PM
> *To:* Stephen Ross; msa-discuss at chaos.press.jhu.edu
> *Subject:* Re: [Msa-discuss] Modernism textbook needed
>
>   Splendid idea, Stephen!
>
>
>  ----------------------
> 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: saross at uvic.ca
> To: msa-discuss at chaos.press.jhu.edu
> Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 17:25:52 +0000
> Subject: Re: [Msa-discuss] Modernism textbook needed
>
> 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
> http://ts.uop.gr/images/stories/files/bs/spiropoulou_bs_eng.pdf
> https://uop-gr.academia.edu/AngelikiSpiropoulou
>
>
>  ------------------------------
> 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
> 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> 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.)
>
>  *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
> >*
>
>  (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
>
>  [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
>
>
>   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> 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
>
>  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>
>
>  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
>
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