[Msa-discuss] Call for proposals: Modern American Literature and the New Twentieth Century Monograph Series

Mark Whalan whalan at uoregon.edu
Thu Jan 18 13:51:11 EST 2018

Calling for proposals for a new monograph series with Edinburgh 
University Press:

Modern American Literature and the New Twentieth Century

Series Editors: Martin Halliwell (University of Leicester) and Mark 
Whalan (University of Oregon)

EUP Commissioning Editor for Literary Studies: Michelle Houston

The concept of 'newness' was central to early modernist attempts to 
differentiate their writing from literary predecessors of the nineteenth 
century. Often incorporated into manifestoes and slogans, newness was 
not just a major aspect of modernist fiction, poetry and drama, but runs 
through American literature of the twentieth century. Focusing on 
perspectives that help to better understand the shifting aesthetic, 
historical, geographical and ideological values of the terms 'new' and 
'modern', this series takes a revisionist approach to twentieth-century 
literary production in the United States. Its focus on technique looks 
both inwards to the craft and form of writing, and outwards to 
interdisciplinary approaches to literary production within a matrix of 
cultural practices. The editors welcome proposals for theoretically 
innovative and historically revisionist monographs that illuminate 
change and continuity within literary practice and that interrogate 
received literary-critical categories. This series of quality monographs 
critically questions boundaries and concepts that have come to define 
the production, reception and appropriation of modern American 

Current contracted titles:

Writing Nature in Cold War American Literature
Sarah Daw

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Short Fiction and American Popular Culture: From 
Ragtime to Swing Time
Jade Broughton Adams

The Big Red Little Magazine: New Masses: 1926-1948
Susan Currell

The Literature of Suburban Change in Late Twentieth-Century America
Martin Dines

US Modernism at Continents End: Carmel, Provincetown, Taos
Geneva Gano

The Reproductive Politics of American Literature and Film, 1959-1973
Sophie Jones

Ordinary Pursuits in American Writing after Modernism
Rachel Malkin

Sensing Willa Cather: The Writer and the Body in Transition
Guy Reynolds

The Plastic Theatre of Tennessee Williams: Expressionist Drama and the 
Visual Arts
Henry I. Schvey

The Labour of Laziness in Twentieth Century American Literature
Zuzanna Ladyga

Contact Details

Michelle Houston: Michelle.Houston at eup.ed.ac.uk

Martin Halliwell: mrh17 at leicester.ac.uk

Mark Whalan: whalan at uoregon.edu


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