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American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity

Melanie V. Dawson and Meredith L. Goldsmith


Approaching the period of 1880 to 1930 in American literature as one in which the processes of rethinking the past were as prevalent as wholly “new” works of art, this collection treats the century’s long turn as a site that overtly staged the tension among conflicting sets of values—those of past, present, and the imagined future. Navigating established literary modes as well as anticipatory inscriptions of the “modern,” turn-of-the-century authors continually negotiated ideological boundaries, treating the century’s long turn as a period ripe for experimentation. Essays in the collection, wh ... More

Keywords: turn of the century, Modern, Hybridity, historical plurality, Transition, Native American education, companionate marriage, Harlem Renaissance, feminism, dime novels

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813056043
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056043.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melanie V. Dawson, editor
Ursinus College

Meredith L. Goldsmith, editor
College of William and Mary

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