The Cambridge Companion to the American Modernist Novel offers a comprehensive analysis of US modernism as part of a wider, global literature. Both modernist and American literary studies have been reshaped by waves of scholarship that unsettled prior consensuses regarding America's relation to transnational, diasporic, and indigenous identities and aesthetics; the role of visual and musical arts in narrative experimentation; science and technology studies; and allegiances across racial, ethnic, gendered, and sexual social groups. Recent writing on US immigration, imperialism, and territorial expansion has generated fresh and exciting reasons to read or reread modernist novelists, both prominent and forgotten. Written by a host of leading scholars, this Companion provides unique interpretations and approaches to modernist themes, techniques, and texts.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Joshua L. Miller; 2. Regionalisms in American modernism Harry Stecopolou; 3. Trans-Pacific modernisms Denise Cruz; 4. Ethnic American modernisms Catherine Morley; 5. The worlds of black literary modernism Kevin Bell; 6. Gender and geomodernisms Yogita Goyal; 7. Borderlands modernism Mary Pat Brady; 8. Queering the American modernist novel Scott Herring; 9. Visual cultures of American modernism Jeff Allred; 10. Jazz and blues modernisms Emily Lordi; 11. Translation in American modernism Daniel Katz; 12. The scientific imagination of US modernism Steven Meyer; 13. New media modernism Julian Murphet; 14. American modernism in the world Gayle Rogers.