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New Books in Modernist Studies from Columbia University Press Inventing Tomorrow
H. G. Wells and the Twentieth Century
The Lifecycles of African American Literature
“Sarah Cole transforms our view of H. G. Wells, not only seeing him as a pivotal figure in his own world but also, with subtlety and conviction, connecting him with his modernist contemporaries.... Inventing Tomorrow does justice to his vast range of work while emphasizing how Wells must be placed at the core of any consideration of intellectual life in the early twentieth century.”—Colm Tóibín, author of Brooklyn: A Novel $35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-19312-2
“An original and compelling approach to the history of African American literature....Grounded in Jean-Christophe Cloutier’s astute and nuanced discussion of the troubled history of black literary collections, Shadow Archives reads a variety of African American novels as alternative repositories for the black experience. This thought-provoking book provides an important new lens to view the works of Claude McKay, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, and Ann Petry. ”
—Henry Louis Gates Jr., Harvard University
2019 392 pages
$35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-19331-3 $105.00 / £81.00 cloth 978-0-231-19330-6 2019 408 pages / 29 illus.
The Self-Help Compulsion
The Outside Thing
Searching for Advice in Modern Literature Beth Blum
“Beth Blum has opened our eyes to a fascinating area: the intersection between self-help and serious literature. Blum is deeply unusual among scholars in appreciating the extent to which ordinary readers seek solace and insight in literature—and she explores the consequences of this idea in a series of readings of important and interesting writers. This book is sure to deepen our understanding of a genre of literature that has perhaps been too hastily dismissed in the past.”-Alain de Botton, author of How Proust Can Change Your Life.
Modernist Lesbian Romance Hannah Roche
“This theoretically sophisticated reading of three lesbian writers— Stein, Hall, and Barnes—is at once playful and serious. Hannah Roche’s insistence on the queerness of desire, romance, and love between women takes feminist modernist studies in an exciting new direction.”-Laura Doan, author of Disturbing
Practices: History, Sexuality, and Women’s Experience of Modern War $60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-18816-6 2019 272 pages / 12 illus. GENDER AND CULTURE SERIES
$35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-19492-1
January 2020 368 pages / 22 illus.
The Influenza Pandemic and Interwar Literature
Education, National Liberation, and the Limits of Modernism
“Steeped in a rich and riveting archive, Viral Modernism offers transformative insights into the motivation and meaning of modernist texts, attuning us to the troubling ways illness can disappear from our cultural memory.”-Sarah Cole, author of
Inventing Tomorrow: H. G. Wells and the Twentieth Century $35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-18575-2 $105.00 / £81.00 cloth 978-0-231-18574-5 2019 344 pages / 23 illus. MODERNIST LATITUDES
Ben Conisbee Baer
“In this brilliantly researched book, Ben Conisbee Baer shows us the diversity of the dream of subaltern education shared by global anticolonialism and antiracism....Through meticulous close readings, Indigenous Vanguards shows how the literary both represents and enacts these dreams. The readings of Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au pays natal and Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay’s The Tale of Hansuli Turn are provocatively original.”—Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia University
$65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-16372-9 2019 384 pages MODERNIST LATITUDES
The Disappearing Christ
Make It the Same Poetry in the Age of Global Media
Secularism in the Silent Era Phillip Maciak
“Make It the Same rebuts the notion that formal word-games are a decadent first-world hobby. It is an empirically broad, thoughtfully constructed, wellwritten, timely book about an important subject: a technical, “mode of production,” prominent in contemporary poetry, with its effects on content and reception.”-Haun Saussy, author of
“Clearly written and carefully argued, The Disappearing Christ offers an insightful reading of secularism—and rightly of both religion and race—in American film and visual culture. In doing so, Phillip Maciak opens up exciting new space in the study of the secular.”-Josef Sorett, author of Spirit in the Dark:
A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics
The Ethnography of Rhythm: Orality and Its Technologies
$35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-18709-1
$65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-19002-2
$105.00 / £81.00 cloth 978-0-231-18708-4
2019 360 pages / 34 illus.
2019 264 pages / 37 illus.
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