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The Geopoetics of Modernism

Rebecca Walsh


This book examines the intersections between literary modernism and historical forms of geographical thinking from the late nineteenth century to the late 1940s. The central argument is that the dominant geographic paradigms in this period enabled and made legible for Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Gertrude Stein, and H.D. outward-facing forms of global geography. Reconstructing the conditions of reading, influence, and intervention in which literary modernism and geographical knowledge co-evolved offers a new context for and vantage of global poetry produced by Americans. The interest in glob ... More

Keywords: modernism, geography, space, environment, global, transnational, poetry, environmental determinism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813060514
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060514.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Walsh, author
North Carolina State University