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A History of American Literature and Culture of the First World War

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Tim Dayton, Mark W. Van Wienen, Scott D. Emmert, Leslie DeBauche, Brenda Murphy, John Roger Paas, Joe Hayden, Ian Andrew Isherwood, David M. Lubin, Kathleen Brown, Jennifer Haytock, Lorie Vanchena, Alisa Miller, Adam Szetela, Pearl James, Scott H. Bennett, Hazel Hutchison, Françoise N. Hamlin, David Rennie, David A. Davis, Mark Levitch, Jonathan Vincent, Ernest Freeberg, Thomas Mackaman, Steven Trout, Mark Whalan, Alexander Anievas
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  • Date Published: March 2021
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108475327

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  • In the years of and around the First World War, American poets, fiction writers, and dramatists came to the forefront of the international movement we call Modernism. At the same time a vast amount of non- and anti-Modernist culture was produced, mostly supporting, but also critical of, the US war effort. A History of American Literature and Culture of the First World War explores this fraught cultural moment, teasing out the multiple and intricate relationships between an insurgent Modernism, a still-powerful traditional culture, and a variety of cultural and social forces that interacted with and influenced them. Including genre studies, focused analyses of important wartime movements and groups, and broad historical assessments of the significance of the war as prosecuted by the United States on the world stage, this book presents original essays defining the state of scholarship on the American culture of the First World War.

    • Presents the latest research on US literature and culture of the First World War by premier scholars
    • Covers multiple genres and media: poetry, fiction, film, drama, memoir, journalism, music, architecture, and visual art
    • Reconsiders the longstanding assumption of American disillusionment with the war
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    '… offers a thorough examination of the cultural impact of a war in which the US’s role is sometimes given little prominence … this admirable volume … goes beyond the typical Lost Generation roster of Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, E. E. Cummings et al.’ Alice Kelly, The Times Literary Supplement

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    • Date Published: March 2021
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108475327
    • length: 466 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction. America's Great War at one hundred (and counting) Tim Dayton and Mark W. Van Wienen
    Part I. Genre and Medium:
    1. Poetry: hegemonic vistas Tim Dayton
    2. Fiction: a war remembered Scott D. Emmert
    3. Film: mostly classical Hollywood cinema goes to war and sometimes brings it home Leslie DeBauche
    4. Drama: from literary fantasy to gritty realism Brenda Murphy
    5. Popular music: tin pan alley as national barometer John Roger Paas
    6. Journalism: adventure and reckoning Joe Hayden
    7. Memoirs: negotiating the great war's social memory Ian Andrew Isherwood
    8. Art and illustration: modes of visual persuasion David M. Lubin
    Part II. Settings and Subjects:
    9. The peace movement: rapid development, women's leadership, regional diversity Kathleen Brown
    10. Americans in France: women writers and international responsibility Jennifer Haytock
    11. German Americans: dual loyalties and poetic adaptations of 'The watch on the Rhine' Lorie Vanchena
    12. The English in America: cultural propaganda and its agents Alisa Miller
    13. Preparedness: Theodore Roosevelt, Leonard Wood, and rookie rhymes Adam Szetela
    14. Propaganda: martialing media Pearl James
    15. Conscientious objectors: conscience, courage, and resistance Scott H. Bennett
    16. Volunteers: ambulance and nursing narratives Hazel Hutchison
    17. African Americans: defining freedom, citizenship, and patriotism Françoise N. Hamlin
    18. In the Midwest: 'Borne back ceaselessly into the past' David Rennie
    19. In the south: three Mississippi writers and the Great War mobilization David A. Davis
    20. Revolution: winning the world, losing the (middle) way Mark W. Van Wienen
    21. Monuments and memorials: memory dissipated Mark Levitch
    Part III. Transformations:
    22. The nation: forging one, finding many Jonathan Vincent
    23. Free speech: 'clear and present danger' Ernest Freeberg
    24. Labour: from replaceable cogs to corporate citizens Thomas Mackaman
    25. The veteran: parades, bitter homecomings, and fictions of the doughboy's return Steven Trout
    26. The military-industrial complex: practices, precedents, and literary engagements Mark Whalan
    27. The world: race, red-baiting, and the Wilsonian century Alexander Anievas.

  • Editors

    Tim Dayton, Kansas State University
    Tim Dayton is Professor of English at Kansas State University. He is the author of Muriel Rukeyser's The Book of the Dead (2003), American Poetry and the First World War (2018), and numerous articles on American poetry and crime fiction, and historical materialist literary theory and criticism. He is leading a project to develop a digital archive of American First World War poetry.

    Mark W. Van Wienen, Northern Illinois University
    Mark W. Van Wienen is Professor of English at Northern Illinois University. He is the author of The Political Work of American Poetry in the Great War (1997) and American Socialist Triptych (2012), the latter supported by an NEH fellowship. He has edited Rendezvous with Death: American Poems of the Great War (2002) and American Literature in Transition, 1910-1920 (2018).

    Contributors

    Tim Dayton, Mark W. Van Wienen, Scott D. Emmert, Leslie DeBauche, Brenda Murphy, John Roger Paas, Joe Hayden, Ian Andrew Isherwood, David M. Lubin, Kathleen Brown, Jennifer Haytock, Lorie Vanchena, Alisa Miller, Adam Szetela, Pearl James, Scott H. Bennett, Hazel Hutchison, Françoise N. Hamlin, David Rennie, David A. Davis, Mark Levitch, Jonathan Vincent, Ernest Freeberg, Thomas Mackaman, Steven Trout, Mark Whalan, Alexander Anievas

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