Category Archives: Modernism

Q&A with Natasha Periyan

By | September 5, 2018

Natasha Periyan answers a few questions for us about The Politics of 1930s British Literature, her new book in the Historicizing Modernism series.  How would you describe your book in one sentence? A study of how 1930s writers engaged with education as they explored shifting democratic ideals, new gender identities and new aesthetic forms. What… Read More »

Happy birthday, H.P. Lovecraft!

By | August 20, 2018

H.P. Lovecraft was born on August 20, 1890. To celebrate the 128th anniversary of his birth, Stephen Shapiro and Philip Barnard reflect on the legacy of his often controversial works. Should one feel embarrassed about reading H.P. Lovecraft’s weird fiction? Or worse, enjoying it? Or even worse, writing commentary on it? After decades of being categorized… Read More »

Millennial Bloomsberries

By | August 9, 2018

Guest post by Stephen Ross Maybe the biggest challenge in undertaking to edit a collection of essays on the Bloomsbury Group is how to avoid both retreading ground already stomped into a fine, clayey, muck and simply giving vent to an outright assault on the Group and its legacy. My own temperament tending decidedly toward… Read More »

My Yeats

By | June 13, 2018

William Butler Yeats was born on June 13, 1865. To celebrate the 153rd anniversary of his birth, Wayne K. Chapman reminisces on years of studying Yeats’s  works. I began seriously reading and writing about William Butler Yeats in school in the 1970s. My master’s thesis on Yeats and Ben Jonson was the price of my admission… Read More »

An Evening of Absolute Joyce

By | May 2, 2018

Guest post by Michelle Witen On Friday, April 20, 2018, James Joyce and Absolute Music received its official launch in Basel at the Labyrinth Book Shop, where it was greeted with a Q&A and wine reception, followed by a cocktail party at the local bar, L’Unique. The evening began with a co-launch Q&A at the… Read More »

Black comics, electronic literature, religious poetry and more: Spring review highlights

By | April 11, 2018

Check out some recent reviews of Bloomsbury books and find your next read! Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation “The long-anticipated “Black Panther” film debuted in theaters on Feb. 17, and the response from critics and fans has been overwhelmingly positive. The movie earned $387 million in its opening weekend, which makes it the highest-grossing… Read More »

Modernism: Evolution of an Idea

By | February 18, 2016

Guest Post by Sean Latham and Gayle Rogers What exactly is modernism? A movement, a style, a field, an attitude, an epoch? That question has troubled everyone from Pope Pius X to midcentury urban planners to contemporary students. Something new, something different transformed the course of Western arts—and some argue, the whole of Western life—in… Read More »

John Kasper and Ezra Pound: Interview with Author Alec Marsh

By | May 21, 2015

John Kasper and Ezra Pound: Saving the Republic publishes this month. The book examines Pound’s correspondence with this militant far-right American activist who first came to prominence with his violent campaigns against desegregation in the Civil Rights era.  We asked author Alec Marsh a few questions about the book and his experiences researching the disturbing… Read More »

The New Human in Literature Author Interview and Review

By | March 14, 2014

Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, author of The New Human in Literature: Posthuman Visions of Changes in Body, Mind and Society after 1900 was recently interviewed by Jutland Station. He discusses his book that addresses literature's changing ideas of mankind. Along with the the interview is a fantastic review: In The New Human, a fine addition to… Read More »