OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

ISBN : 9780198778424

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Author: 
Peter Brooker; Andrew Thacker
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Nov 2016
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The second of three volumes charting the history of the Modernist Magazine in Britain, North America, and Europe, this collection offers the first comprehensive study of the wide and varied range of 'little magazines' which were so instrumental in introducing the new writing and ideas that came to constitute literary and cultural modernism. This book contains forty-four original essays on the role of periodicals in the United States and Canada. Over 120 magazines are discussed by expert contributors, completely reshaping our understanding of the construction and emergence of modernism. The chapters are organised into thirteen sections, each with a contextual introduction by the editors, and consider key themes in the landscape of North American modernism such as: 'free verse'; drama and criticism; regionalism; exiles in Europe; the Harlem Renaissance; and radical politics. In incisive critical essays we learn of familiar 'little magazines' such as Poetry, Others, transition, and The Little Review, as well as less well-known magazines such as Rogue, Palms, Harlem, and The Modern Quarterly. Of particular interest is the placing of 'little magazines' alongside pulps, slicks, and middlebrow magazines, demonstrating the rich and varied periodical field that constituted modernism in the United States and Canada. To return to the pages of these magazines returns us to a world where the material constraints of costs and anxieties over censorship and declining readerships ran alongside the excitement of a new poem or manifesto. This collection therefore confirms the value of magazine culture to the field of modernist studies; it provides a rich and hitherto under-examined resource which both brings to light the debate and dialogue out of which modernism evolved and helps us recover the vitality and potential of that earlier discussion.

Index: 

List of Illustrations and Tables
List of Contributors
Andrew Thacker: General Introduction: 'Magazines, magazines, magazines!'

Part I Tradition and Experiment
Orientations
1 Helen Carr: Poetry: a Magazine of Verse (1912-36), 'biggest of little magazines'
2 Alan Golding: The Little Review (1914-29)
3 Christina Britzolakis: The Dial (1920-9)
4 Rachel Farebrother: The Crisis (1910-34)
Precursors, Mainstream, and Margins
5 Brad Evans: 'Ephemeral Bibelots' in the 1890s
6 Giles Bergel: The Chap-Book (1894-8)
7 Faye Hammill and Karen Leick: Modernism and the Quality Magazines: Vanity Fair (1914-36)
American Mercury (1924- )
New Yorker (1925- )
Esquire (1933 - )
8 David Earle: Pulp Magazines and the Popular Press
An American Art
9 Sharon Hamilton: American Manners: The Smart Set (1900-29)
American Parade (1926)
10 Eric White: In the American Grain: Contact (1920-3
1932) and Pagany. A Native Quarterly (1930-3)
11 Caroline Blinden: Through an American Lens: Camera Work (1903-17) and 291 (1915-6)
Manuscripts
The Free Verse Controversy
12 Suzanne W. Churchill and Ethan Jaffee: The New Poetry: Glebe (1913-14), Others (1915-19)
The Poetry Review of America (1916-17)
13 Andrew Thacker: Poetry in Perspective: the Melange of the 1920s: The Measure (1921-26), Rhythmus (1923-4), and Palms (1923-30)
14 Alex Howard: Into the 1930s: ound & Horn (1927-34) Troubadour (1928-32), Blues (1929-30), Smoke (1931-37), and Furioso (1939-53)
Drama and the Critical Arts
15 Dorothy Chansky and Terry Brino-Dean: A New Theatre: Theatre Arts Magazine (1916-64)
Drama (1911-31)
16 Victoria Kingham: 'Audacious Modernity': The Seven Arts (1916-17), The Soil (1916-17), and The Trend (1911-15)
17 Michael Faherty: Hound & Horn (1927-34)

Part II The Metropolis, Regionalism, Canada, and Europe
Greenwich Village
18 Stephen Rogers: Bruno's Bohemia: Greenwich Village (1915)
Bruno's Chap Books (1915-16)
Bruno's Weekly (1915-16)
Bruno's (1917)
Bruno's Bohemia (1918)
Bruno's Review (1919)
Bruno's Review of Two Worlds (1920-22)
19 Deborah Longworth: The Avant-Garde in the Village: Rogue (1915)
20 Stephen Rogers: Village Voices: The Ink-Pot (1916)
Open Vistas (1925)
The New Cow (1927)
The Village Magazine (1910, 1920, 1925)
The Greenwich Villager (1921-2
33-4)
The South and West
21 Michael Kreyling: Fugitive Voices: The Reviewer (1921-25)
The Lyric (1921- )
The Fugitive (1922-5)
22 Craig Monk: Negotiating the Margins of the American South: The Double Dealer (1921-9)
23 Mark S. Morrisson: The Call of the Southwest: The Texas Review (1915-24), Southwest Review (1924-), and The Morada (1929-30)
24 Jeffrey C. Swenson: Middling Modernism and the Midwestern Little Magazine: The Midland (1915-33) and Prairie Schooner (1927-)
25 Sarah A. Fedirka: 'Our Own Authentic Wonderland': The Modernist Geographical Imagination and 'Little Magazines' of the American West: Laughing Horse (1921-39), Westward (1927-34), Troubadour (1928-32), Gyroscope (1929-30), New Mexico Quarterly (1931-69), and Intermountain Review (1937-65)
Canada
26 Dean Irvine: 'Little magazines' in English Canada
Cross-Currents: America and Europe
27 Peter Nicholls: Destinations: Broom (1921-4) and Secession (1922-4)
28 Peter Brooker: 'Growth through disagreement': S4N (1919-25)
29 Gregory Baptista: Between Worlds: Gargoyle (1921-2)
This Quarter (1925-32)
and Tambour (1929-1930)
30 Andrzej Gasiorek: Exiles: the transatlantic review (1924-5) and The Exile (1927-8)
31 Celine Mansanti: Between Modernisms: transition (1927-1938)
32 Christopher Bains: Critics Abroad: The Early Years of The Paris Review (1953-65)
33 Stamatina Dimakopoulou: Europe in America: Remapping Broken Cultural Lines: View (1940-7) and VVV (1942-4)

Part III The Radical Decades
The Harlem Renaissance
34 George Hutchinson: Organisational Voices: The Messenger (1917-28) and Opportunity (1923-49)
35 Martha Nadell: 'Devoted to younger negro artists': Fire!! (1926) and Harlem (1928)
A Revolutionary Message
36 Benoit Tadie: The Masses Speak: The Masses (1911-17)
The Liberator (1918-24)
New Masses (1926-48)
and Masses & Mainstream (1948-63)
37 Peter Marks: The Left in the Twenties: Good Morning (1919-22), The Freeman (1920-4), The Modern Quarterly (1923-9)
38 Peter Marks: The Left in the Thirties: The Modern Quarterly (1929-33
became The Modern Monthly, 1933-40), Blast: A Magazine of Proletarian Short Stories (1933-4), and The Windsor Quarterly (1933-5)
39 Michael Rozendal: Rebel Poets and Critics: The Rebel Poet (1931-2), The Anvil (1933-5), Dynamo (1934-5), and Partisan Review (1934-2003)
The Critical 1940s
40 John N. Duvall: New Criticism's Major Journals: The Southern Review (1935-42)
The Kenyon Review (1939-70)
and The Sewanee Review (1892- )
41 Tim Woods: Academic Magazines: The Morningside (1815-1932)
Yale Review (1819- )
The Columbia Review (1932- )
The Wake (1944-6
1948-53)
Chicago Review (1946- )
The Georgia Review (1947- ), Epoch (1947- )
The Beloit Poetry Journal (1950-)
TriQuarterly (1958-)
and The Big Table (1959-60)
In the Modernist Grain
42 Tim Woods: Black Mountain and Associates: Origin (1951-2007) and The Black Mountain Review (1954-7)
43 Ian Patterson: New York Poets: Folder (1953-6)
Neon (1956-60)
and Yugen (1958-62)
44 R. J. Ellis: 'little... only with some qualification': the Beats and Beat 'little magazines': Neurotica (1948-52)
The Ark (1947)
Ark II Moby I (1956)
Ark III (1957)
Black Mountain Review (1957)
Evergreen Review (1957-9)
Chicago Review (1958)
Big Table (1959-65)
Kulchur (1960-5)
and Yugen (1958-62)
Select Bibliography

About the author: 

Peter Brooker is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Culture, Film and Media, the University of Nottingham. He has written widely on contemporary writing, theory, and film is the author of Bertolt Brecht: Dialectics, Poetry, Politics (1989), New York Fictions (1996), Modernity and Metropolis (2004), Bohemia in London (2004, 2007) and A Glossary of Cultural Theory (1999, 2002). He has co-edited The Geographies of Modernism (2005), and was Co-Director of the AHRC funded Modernist Magazine Project (2005-2010). Most recently he is co-editor of Volumes 1-3 of The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines (2009) and of the Oxford Handbook of Modernisms (2010). He was a Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Modernist Studies at the University of Sussex (2008-10) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Birmingham (2009). He has served since 2005 as Chair of the Raymond Williams Society. ; Andrew Thacker is Professor of English at Nottingham Trent University and previously taught at De Montfort University. He co-founded the Northern Modernism seminar and is an editor of the journal Literature & History. He has published widely upon modernism, including Moving Through Modernity: Space and Geography in Modernism (2003), The Imagist Poets (2011), and the co-edited the Oxford Handbook of Modernisms (2010). He is currently Chair of the British Association for Modernist Studies.

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