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At the Mercy of Their ClothesModernism, the Middlebrow, and British Garment Culture

At the Mercy of Their Clothes: Modernism, the Middlebrow, and British Garment Culture

Celia Marshik

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175043
eISBN:
9780231542968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175043.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In much of modern fiction, it is the clothes that make the character. Garments embody personal and national histories. They convey wealth, status, aspiration, and morality (or a lack thereof). They ... More

Bachelor JapanistsJapanese Aesthetics and Western Masculinities

Bachelor Japanists: Japanese Aesthetics and Western Masculinities

Christopher Reed

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175753
eISBN:
9780231542760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175753.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Challenging clichés of Japanism as a feminine taste, Bachelor Japanists argues that Japanese aesthetics were central to contests over the meanings of masculinity in the West. Christopher Reed draws ... More

Chimeras of FormModernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Aarthi Vadde

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180245
eISBN:
9780231542562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180245.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Chimeras of Form, Aarthi Vadde vividly illustrates how modernist and contemporary writers reimagine the nation and internationalism in a period defined by globalization. She explains how ... More

Incomparable EmpiresModernism and the Translation of Spanish and American Literature

Incomparable Empires: Modernism and the Translation of Spanish and American Literature

Gayle Rogers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178563
eISBN:
9780231542982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178563.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Spanish-American War of 1898 seems to mark a turning point in both geopolitical and literary histories. The victorious American empire ascended and began its cultural domination of the globe in ... More

Little Magazine, World Form

Little Magazine, World Form

Eric Bulson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231179768
eISBN:
9780231542326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179768.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Little magazines made modernism. These unconventional, noncommercial publications may have brought writers such as James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, and Wallace Stevens ... More

Minor Characters Have Their DayGenre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace

Minor Characters Have Their Day: Genre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace

Jeremy Rosen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177443
eISBN:
9780231542401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177443.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

How do genres develop? In what ways do they reflect changing political and cultural trends? What do they tell us about the motivations of publishers and readers? Combining close readings and formal ... More

On Company TimeAmerican Modernism in the Big Magazines

On Company Time: American Modernism in the Big Magazines

Donal Harris

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177726
eISBN:
9780231541343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177726.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

American novelists and poets who came of age in the early twentieth century were taught to avoid journalism. It dulled creativity, rewarded sensationalist content, and stole time from “serious” ... More

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