[Msa-discuss] Modernism textbook needed

LauraDoyle ldoyle at english.umass.edu
Mon Sep 8 16:29:35 EDT 2014


Likewise, sounds great. For instance I have a PDF packet of manifestos 
from around the world in the modernist period that I'd be happy to 
share. They're mostly literary but also political.
Laura
On 9/8/2014 4:16 PM, Stephen Pasqualina wrote:
> I'd love to contribute, too.
>
> On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 1:11 PM, Bahun, Sanja <sbahun at essex.ac.uk 
> <mailto: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)
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>     *From:* msa-discuss-bounces at muse.jhu.edu
>     <mailto:msa-discuss-bounces at muse.jhu.edu>
>     [msa-discuss-bounces at muse.jhu.edu
>     <mailto:msa-discuss-bounces at muse.jhu.edu>] on behalf of Fisher,
>     Jane E [fisher at canisius.edu <mailto:fisher at canisius.edu>]
>     *Sent:* 08 September 2014 19:43
>     *To:* Angeliki Spiropoulou; Stephen Ross;
>     msa-discuss at chaos.press.jhu.edu
>     <mailto: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 <tel:716-888-2112>
>     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>     *From:* msa-discuss-bounces at muse.jhu.edu
>     <mailto:msa-discuss-bounces at muse.jhu.edu>
>     [msa-discuss-bounces at muse.jhu.edu
>     <mailto:msa-discuss-bounces at muse.jhu.edu>] on behalf of Angeliki
>     Spiropoulou [angelikispiropoulou at hotmail.com
>     <mailto:angelikispiropoulou at hotmail.com>]
>     *Sent:* Monday, September 08, 2014 2:28 PM
>     *To:* Stephen Ross; msa-discuss at chaos.press.jhu.edu
>     <mailto: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 <mailto:aspirop at uop.gr>
>
>
>
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>     From: saross at uvic.ca <mailto:saross at uvic.ca>
>     To: msa-discuss at chaos.press.jhu.edu
>     <mailto: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
>     <mailto: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
>         <mailto:angelikispiropoulou at hotmail.com>>
>         Date: Monday, September 8, 2014 at 12:46 PM
>         To: Jane Marie Garrity <Jane.Garrity at Colorado.EDU
>         <mailto:Jane.Garrity at Colorado.EDU>>,
>         "msa-discuss at chaos.press.jhu.edu
>         <mailto:msa-discuss at chaos.press.jhu.edu>"
>         <msa-discuss at chaos.press.jhu.edu
>         <mailto: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 <mailto:aspirop at uop.gr>
>         http://ts.uop.gr/images/stories/files/bs/spiropoulou_bs_eng.pdf
>         https://uop-gr.academia.edu/AngelikiSpiropoulou
>
>
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>         From: jane.garrity at colorado.edu <mailto:jane.garrity at colorado.edu>
>         To: msa-discuss at chaos.press.jhu.edu
>         <mailto: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 <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>*
>
>                     (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)
>
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>                     [msa-discuss-bounces at muse.jhu.edu
>                     <mailto:msa-discuss-bounces at muse.jhu.edu>]
>
>                     on behalf of Jonathan Greenberg
>                     [greenbergj at mail.montclair.edu
>                     <mailto: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 <tel:%28480%29%20965-0856>  ?
>                      Fax (480) 965-3451 <tel:%28480%29%20965-3451>
>
>                     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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