The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume I: Britain and Ireland 1880-1955 by Peter BrookerThe Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume I: Britain and Ireland 1880-1955 by Peter Brooker

The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume I: Britain and Ireland 1880…

EditorPeter Brooker, Andrew Thacker

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The first of three volumes charting the history of the Modernist Magazine in Britain, North America, and Europe, this collection offers the first comprehensive study of the wide and varied range of "little magazines" which were so instrumental in introducing the new writing and ideas that cameto constitute literary and artistic modernism in the UK and Ireland. In thirty-seven chapters covering over eighty magazines expert contributors investigate the inner dynamics and economic and intellectual conditions that governed the life of these fugitive but vibrant publications. We learn of the role of editors and sponsors, the relation of the arts tocontemporary philosophy and politics, the effects of war and economic depression and of the survival in hard times of radical ideas and a belief in innovation. The chapters are arranged according to historical themes with accompanying contextual introductions, and include studies of the New Age,Blast, the Egoist and the Criterion, New Writing, New Verse , and Scrutiny as well as of lesser known magazines such as the Evergreen, Coterie, the Bermondsey Book, the Mask, Welsh Review, the Modern Scot, and the Bell. To return to the pages of these magazines returns us a world where the material constraints of costs and anxieties over censorship and declining readerships ran alongside the excitement of a new poem or manifesto. This collection therefore confirms the value of magazine culture to the field ofmodernist studies; it provides a rich and hitherto under-examined resource which both brings to light the debate and dialogue out of which modernism evolved and helps us recover the vitality and potential of that earlier discussion.
Peter Brooker is Professorial Fellow, The Centre for Modernist Studies at the University of Sussex. Andrew Thacker is Professor of Twentieth Century Literature, School of English Performance and Historical Studies at De Montfort University.
Title:The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume I: Britain and Ireland 1880…Format:PaperbackDimensions:976 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0 inPublished:May 29, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Peter Brooker and Andrew Thacker: General IntroductionPart One: Victorian PrecursorsIntroduction1. John Plunkett and Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi: The Pre-History of the 'Little Magazine'2. Marysa Demoor: In the Beginning There Was the Germ: The Pre-Raphaelites and 'Little Magazines'Part Two: Fin-de-Siecl Ventures (1884-1905)Introduction3. Laurel Brake: Aestheticism and Decadence: the Yellow Book (1894-97); the Chameleon (1894); and the Savoy (1896)4. David Peters Corbett: Symbolism in British 'Little Magazines': the Dial (1889-1897); the Pageant (1896-7); and the Dome (1897-1900)5. Imogen Hart: 'The Arts and Crafts Movement': the Century Guild Hobby Horse (1884-94); the Studio (1893- ); the Evergreen (1895-6); and the Acorn (1905)Part Three: Early Statements (1899-1915)Introduction6. Alex Davis: Yeats and the Celtic Revival: Beltaine (1899-1900); Samhain (1901-1908); Dana/I. (1904-5); and the Arrow (1906-9)7. Dominic Hibberd: The New Poetry, Georgians and Others: the Open Window (1910-11); the Poetry Review (1912-15); Poetry and Drama (1913-14); and New Numbers (1914)Part Four: TransitionsIntroduction8. Ann L. Ardis: Democracy and Modernism: the New Age under A. R. Orage (1907-1922)9. Cliff Wulfman: Ford Madox Ford and the English Review (1908-37)10. Matthew Huculak: The London Mercury (1919-1939) and Other ModernsPart Five: Interventions (1911-19)Introduction11. Jean-Michel Rabate: Gender and Modernism: the Freewoman (1913); the New Freewoman (1911-12); and the Egoist (1914-19)12. Andrzej Gasiorek: The 'Little Magazine' as Weapon: BLAST (1914-15)13. Peter Brooker: Harmony, Discord, and Difference: Rhythm (1911-13); the Blue Review (1913); and the Signature (1915)Part Six: Editors and ProgrammesIntroduction14. Jason Harding: The Idea of a Literary Review: T. S. Eliot and the Criterion (1922-39)15. Michael Whitworth: Enemies of Cant: the Athenaeum and the Adelphi (1923-48)16. John Lucas: Standards of Criticism: the Calendar of Modern Letters (1925-7)17. Mark Morrisson: The Cause of Poetry: Thomas Moult and Voices (1919-21); Harold Monro and the Monthly Chapbook (1919-25)18. Jane Goldman: Desmond MacCarthy, Life and Letters (1928-35), and Bloomsbury ModernismPart Seven: Into the 1920s: Dispersal and DifferenceIntroduction19. Andrew Thacker: Aftermath of War: Coterie (1919-21); New Coterie (1925-27); Robert Graves and the Owl (1919-23)20. Rebecca Beasley: Literature and the Visual Arts: Art and Letters (1917-20) and the Apple (1920-22)21. Laura Marcus: Cinema and Visual Culture: Close Up (1927-33)22. Jane Dowson: Interventions in the Public Sphere: Time and Tide (1920-30) and the Bermondsey Book (1923-1930)23. Paul Edwards: Cultural Criticism at the Margins: Wyndham Lewis, the Tyro (1920-21), and the Enemy (1927-29)24. Stephen Rogers: Nostalgia and Reaction: Austin O. Spare and Form (1916-17; 1921-22); the Golden Hind (1922-24); and the Decachord (1924-31)Part Eight: Commitment to the New: The 1930sIntroduction25. Scott McCracken: Cambridge Magazines and Unfinished Business: Experiment (1928-30); the Venture (1928-30); and Cambridge Left (1933-34)26. Peter Marks: Art and Politics in the 1930s: the European Quarterly (1934-35); Left Review (1934-38); and Poetry and the People (1938-40)27. Stan Smith: Poetry Then: Geoffrey Grigson and New Verse (1933-39); Julian Symons and Twentieth Century Verse (1937-9)28. Francoise Bort: A New Prose: John Lehmann and New Writing (1936-40)29. Rod Mengham: 'National papers please reprint'. Surrealist Magazines in Britain: Contemporary Poetry and Prose (1936-7); London Bulletin (1938-40); and Arson: An Ardent Review (1942)Part Nine: Beyond the Metropolis: National and Migrant Voices in the 1930s and 1940sIntroduction30. Chris Hopkins: Wales (1937-39); the Welsh Review (1939-)31. Frank Shovlin: From Revolution to Republic: Magazines, Modernism, and Modernity in Ireland: the Klaxon (1923); the Irish Statesman (1923-30); the Dublin Magazine (1923-58); To-Morrow (1924); Ireland To-Day (1936-38); and the Bell (1940-54)32. Cairns Craig: Modernism and National Identity in Scottish Magazines: the Evergreen (1895-97); the Northern Review (1924); the Modern Scot (1930-36); Scottish Art and Letters (1944-1950); the Scottish Chapbook (1922-3); Outlook (1936-1937); and the Voice of Scotland (1938-39; 1945; 1955)33. Olga Taxidou: A New 'Art of the Theatre': Gordon Craig's the Mask (1908-28) and the Marionette (1918-19)34. Mark Jacobs: Modernism as 'Uninfected Discourse': Laura Riding, Epilogue (1935-38) and Focus (1935)Part Ten: The Call to Criticism and Modernist DestiniesIntroduction35. Sean Matthews: 'Say not the struggle naught availeth': F. R. Leavis and Scrutiny (1932-53)36. Sean Latham: Cyril Connolly's Horizon (1940-50) and the End of Modernism37. James Keery: Poetry London (1939-1951) and Indian Writing (1940-42): the Apocalyptic Poets, 'New Modernism', and 'The Progressive View of Art'Bibliography

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