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

ISBN : 9780199545810

Peter Brooker; Andrew Thacker
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178 x 252 mm

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.


List of Illustrations and Tables
List of Contributors
General Introduction: 'Magazines, magazines, magazines!'
1. Poetry: a Magazine of Verse (1912-36), 'biggest of little magazines'
2. The Little Review (1914-29)
3. The Dial (1920-9)
4. The Crisis (1910-34)
Precursors, Mainstream, and Margins
5. 'Ephemeral Bibelots' in the 1890s
6. The Chap-Book (1894-8)
7. Modernism and the Quality Magazines: Vanity Fair (1914-36)
American Mercury (1924- )
New Yorker (1925- )
Esquire (1933 - )
8. Pulp Magazines and the Popular Press
An American Art
9. American Manners: The Smart Set (1900-29)
American Parade (1926)
10. In the American Grain: Contact (1920-3
1932) and Pagany. A Native Quarterly (1930-3)
11. Through an American Lens: Camera Work (1903-17) and 291 (1915-6)
The Free Verse Controversy
12. The New Poetry: Glebe (1913-14), Others (1915-19)
The Poetry Review of America (1916-17)
13. Poetry in Perspective: the Melange of the 1920s: The Measure (1921-26), Rhythmus (1923-4), and Palms (1923-30)
14. 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. A New Theatre: Theatre Arts Magazine (1916-64)
Drama (1911-31)
16. 'Audacious Modernity': The Seven Arts (1916-17), The Soil (1916-17), and The Trend (1911-15)
17. Hound & Horn (1927-34)
Greenwich Village
18. 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. The Avant-Garde in the Village: Rogue (1915)
20. Village Voices: The Ink-Pot (1916)
Open Vistas (1925)
The New Cow (1927)
The Village Magazine (1910, 1920, 1925)
The Greenwich Villager (1921-2
The South and West
21. Fugitive Voices: The Reviewer (1921-25)
The Lyric (1921- )
The Fugitive (1922-5)
22. Negotiating the Margins of the American South: The Double Dealer (1921-9)
23. The Call of the Southwest: The Texas Review (1915-24), Southwest Review (1924-), and The Morada (1929-30)
24. Middling Modernism and the Midwestern Little Magazine: The Midland (1915-33) and Prairie Schooner (1927-)
25. '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)
26. 'Little magazines' in English Canada
Cross-Currents: America and Europe
27. Destinations: Broom (1921-4) and Secession (1922-4)
28. 'Growth through disagreement': S4N (1919-25)
29. Between Worlds: Gargoyle (1921-2)
This Quarter (1925-32)
and Tambour (1929-1930)
30. Exiles: the transatlantic review (1924-5) and The Exile (1927-8)
31. Between Modernisms: transition (1927-1938)
32. Critics Abroad: The Early Years of The Paris Review (1953-65)
33. Europe in America: Remapping Broken Cultural Lines: View (1940-7) and VVV (1942-4)
The Harlem Renaissance
34. Organisational Voices: The Messenger (1917-28) and Opportunity (1923-49)
35. 'Devoted to younger negro artists': Fire!! (1926) and Harlem (1928)
A Revolutionary Message
36. The Masses Speak: The Masses (1911-17)
The Liberator (1918-24)
New Masses (1926-48)
and Masses & Mainstream (1948-63)
37. The Left in the Twenties: Good Morning (1919-22), The Freeman (1920-4), The Modern Quarterly (1923-9)
38. 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. 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. New Criticism's Major Journals: The Southern Review (1935-42)
The Kenyon Review (1939-70)
and The Sewanee Review (1892- )
41. Academic Magazines: The Morningside (1815-1932)
Yale Review (1819- )
The Columbia Review (1932- )
The Wake (1944-6
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. Black Mountain and Associates: Origin (1951-2007) and The Black Mountain Review (1954-7)
43. New York Poets: Folder (1953-6)
Neon (1956-60)
and Yugen (1958-62)
44. '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)
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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 Vol.1 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 currently Professor of Twentieth Century Literature and Director of the Centre for Textual Studies at De Montfort University, Leicester. 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 Oxford Handbook of Modernisms (2010). He is currently Chair of the British Association for Modernist Studies.