Readings

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1/13 The Short Story Cycle: Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
       
       
       
2 1/20 No Class: MLK Day  
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1/27 Experimental Fictions: Stein, Three Lives xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    English, 514-531  
    Ruddick, 368-402  
    Saldivar-Hull, 358-367  
    Peterson, 465-485  
       
       
       
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2/3 Experimental Fictions: Toomer, Cane (1923) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Edmunds, Susan. "The Race Question and the 'Question of the Home': Revisiting the Lynching Plot in Jean Toomer's Cane." American Literature 75.1 (2003): 141-68.  
    Blake, 217-223  
    Reilly, 196-207  
    Whalan, Mark. "Jean Toomer, Technology, and Race." Journal of American Studies 36.3 (2002): 459-72.  
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2/10 Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (1929) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
       
       
       
       
       
       
6 2/17 No Class: Presidents' Day  
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2/24 Larsen, Quicksand/Passing (1928 and 1929) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Sherrard-Johnson, Cherene. "A Plea for Color': Nella Larsen's Iconography of the Mulatta" American Literature: 76:4 (2004 Dec): 833-69.  
    Doane, Mary Ann. "Technology's Body: Cinematic Vision in Modernity." A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema. Eds. Bean, Jennifer M. and Diane Negra. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2002.
 
    Doyle, Laura. From Freedom's Empire: Race and the Rise of the Novel in Atlantic Modernity, 1640-1940. (notes)  
    Bromell, Nick. "Reading Democratically: Pedagogies of Difference and Practices of Listening in The House of Mirth and Passing." American Literature 81.2 (2009): 281-303.  
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3/3 "Black Dandies" and Queer 8-Consciousness in the Harlem Renaissance: McKay, Home to Harlem (1928);
Nugent, “Smoke, Lilies & Jade”
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    Introduction and Responses to Questions: In Conversation: The Harlem Renaissance that the New Modernist Studies. Modernism/Modernity (September 2013): 427-467  
    Putnam, Modernism/Modernity
 
    Rottenberg, Catherine. "Writing from the Margins of the Margins: Michael Gold's Jews without Money and Claude McKay's Home to Harlem." MELUS 35.1 (2010): 119-40. Also in Project Muse.  
    Glick, Elisa F. "Harlem's Queer Dandy: African-American Modernism and the Artifice of Blackness." MFS: Modern Fiction Studies 49.3 (2003): 414-42. In Project Muse.  
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3/10 Transnational and Pan-African Identities: DuBois, The Dark Princess (1928) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Bhabha, Homi K. "The Black Savant and the Dark Princess." ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance, 50:1-3 [194-96] (2004): 137-55.  
    Mullen, Bill V. "Du Bois, Dark Princess, and the Afro-Asian International." Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique, 11.1 (2003 Spring): 217-39.  
    Ahmad, Dohra. " More Than Romance': Genre and Geography in Dark Princess." ELH 69:3 (2002 Fall): 775-803.  
10 3/17 Spring Break xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
       
    Horkheimer, Max and Theodor W. Adorno. "The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception." In Dialectic of Enlightenment: Philosophical Fragments. Trans. Gunzelin Schmid Noerr. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2002.  
    Bourdieu, Pierre. "The Field of Cultural Production. In The Field of Cultural Production: Essays on Art and Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993  
    Huyssen, Andreas. "Mass Culture as Woman." After the Great Divide: Modernism, Mass Culture, Postmodernism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986.
 
    Tomkins, David. "The 'Lost Generation' and the Generation of Loss: Ernest Hemingway's Materiality of Absence and The Sun Also Rises." MFS: Modern Fiction Studies 54.4 (2008): 744-65. Project Muse.
 
    Scholes, Robert. "High and Low in Modernist Criticism." In Paradoxy of Modernism. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.  
11 3/24 Modernist Domesticity  
       
       
       
   

Catherine Rottenberg. "Jessie Fauset's Plum Bun and the City's Transformative Potential."Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 30.2 (2013): 265-286. 

http://ntserver1.wsulibs.wsu.edu:2420/journals/legacy/v030/30.2.rottenberg.html

 
12 3/31 Autobiographical Fictions: How it was (or wasn't)  
       
       
       
       
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4/7 Satirizing Modernism: Wharton, Twilight Sleep (1927); Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Frost, Laura. "Blondes Have More Fun: Anita Loos and the Language of Silent Cinema." Modernism/modernity 17.2 (2010): 291-311 (Project Muse)  
   

Griffith, Jean C. "'Lita Is-Jazz': The Harlem Renaissance, Cabaret Culture, and Racial Amalgamation in Edith Wharton's Twilight Sleep." Studies in the Novel 38.1 (2006): 74-94. Ebsco.

 
   

Hefner, Brooks E. "'Any Chance to Be Unrefined': Film Narrative Modes in Anita Loos's Fiction." PMLA:125.1 (2010): 107-20, 264. Print.

 
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4/14 Cosmopolitanism and Spectatorship: Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night (1934)  
       
       
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  Workshop: Discussing Journal Submissions
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  In-class conference