Out Now: Modernist Cultures 8.1 (Spring 2013)

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Modernist Cultures seeks to publish the best and most interesting scholarship in the field of modernist studies. Past contributors include Daniel Allbright, Thomas Elsaesser, Fredric Jameson, Michael Levenson, Herbert Lindenberger, Laura Marcus, Susan McCabe, Marjorie Perloff, Thomas Pfau, and David Trotter.


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Modernist Cultures Issue 8.1 (Spring 2013)

Edited by Andrzej Gasiorek, Deborah Longworth and Michael Valdez Moses

Special Issue: Musicality and Modernist Form

Guest Editors: David James and Nathan Waddell



Editorial Introduction: Musicality and Modernist Form (David James and Nathan Waddell)

Wagner as Dramatist and Allegorist (Fredric Jameson)

Modernism’s Handmaid: Dexterity and the Female Pianist  (William May)

Wyndham Lewis’s ‘Very Bad Thing’: Jazz, Inter-War Culture, and The Apes of God (Nathan Waddell)

‘Why then grieve?’: Virginia Woolf’s Mournful Music (Tanya Dalziell)

Samuel Beckett and Morton Feldman’s ‘Text-Music Tandem’ in Words and Music (Francis Hutton-Williams)

For Frank O’Hara: Morton Feldman’s Three Voices as Interpretation and Elegy (Scott W. Klein)

Koffi Kwahulé’s Coltranean Theatre of Cruelty (Eric Prieto)