Calling for proposals for a new monograph series with Edinburgh University Press:

Modern American Literature and the New Twentieth Century

Series Editors: Martin Halliwell (University of Leicester) and Mark Whalan (University of Oregon)

EUP Commissioning Editor for Literary Studies: Michelle Houston

The concept of ‘newness’ was central to early modernist attempts to differentiate their writing from literary predecessors of the nineteenth century. Often incorporated into manifestoes and slogans, newness was not just a major aspect of modernist fiction, poetry and drama, but runs through American literature of the twentieth century. Focusing on perspectives that help to better understand the shifting aesthetic, historical, geographical and ideological values of the terms ‘new’ and ‘modern’, this series takes a revisionist approach to twentieth-century literary production in the United States. Its focus on technique looks both inwards to the craft and form of writing, and outwards to interdisciplinary approaches to literary production within a matrix of cultural practices. The editors welcome proposals for theoretically innovative and historically revisionist monographs that illuminate change and continuity within literary practice and that interrogate received literary-critical categories. This series of quality monographs critically questions boundaries and concepts that have come to define the production, reception and appropriation of modern American literature.

Current contracted titles:

Writing Nature in Cold War American Literature
Sarah Daw

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Short Fiction and American Popular Culture: From Ragtime to Swing Time
Jade Broughton Adams

The Big Red Little Magazine: New Masses: 1926-1948
Susan Currell

The Literature of Suburban Change in Late Twentieth-Century America
Martin Dines

US Modernism at Continents End: Carmel, Provincetown, Taos
Geneva Gano

The Reproductive Politics of American Literature and Film, 1959-1973
Sophie Jones

Ordinary Pursuits in American Writing after Modernism
Rachel Malkin

Sensing Willa Cather: The Writer and the Body in Transition
Guy Reynolds

The Plastic Theatre of Tennessee Williams: Expressionist Drama and the Visual Arts
Henry I. Schvey

The Labour of Laziness in Twentieth Century American Literature
Zuzanna Ladyga

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