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Journal Cover MFS Modern Fiction Studies
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  • 2016 Margaret Church MFS Memorial Prize
    • Abstract: The Editors are pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Margaret Church Memorial Prize for the best essay to appear in MFS. The Church Prize was established in 1984 in memory of Dr. Church, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Purdue University and a longtime editor of this journal.The winner for 2016 is Robin Blyn, author of "Belonging to the Network: Neoliberalism and Postmodernism in Tropic of Orange," which appeared in volume 62, issue 2 (pages 191-216).A special thanks to Gregory Castle (Arizona State University) for choosing this year's winner. In making his selection, Professor Castle writes,Blyn considers Karen Tei Yamashita's novel Tropic of Orange (1997), which is a magical realist tale ... Read More
      Keywords: American literature; Baldwin, James,; Latin American literature; Latin American fiction; Roth, Philip; Conrad, Joseph,; Woolf, Virginia,
      PubDate: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Candy Boys and Chocolate Factories: Roald Dahl, Racialization, and Global
           Industry
    • Abstract: In her 2014 installation at the Domino Sugar Factory, A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby, Kara Walker constructed five-foot-tall statues of boys modeled on racist tchotchkes. Carrying baskets and toting bundles, these boys surrounded a sugarcoated sphinx. Walker subtitled it "an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World." Five of the fifteen boys were made entirely of candy; the construction team poured heated sugar, water, and corn syrup into silicone molds. These statues proved both fragile and prone to melting, so the remaining ten were built with polyester resin and coated in molasses or sugar (Sokol). NPR ... Read More
      Keywords: American literature; Baldwin, James,; Latin American literature; Latin American fiction; Roth, Philip; Conrad, Joseph,; Woolf, Virginia,
      PubDate: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Terrible Traps to Memory": National Monuments, Collective Memory, and
           Women in Henry James
    • Abstract: Toward the end of The American Scene, Henry James recounts his visits to the Capitol in Washington, DC, and the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, where he is faced with objects that echo with "the collective vibrations of a people" (265), vibrations that touch the "restless analyst" equally with awe and pity (12). In these visits, as in others described in this work, James unsuccessfully tries to subscribe to the sense of national belonging that the sites evoke: in the Capitol he finds the "assault" of constructed memories too forceful and inevitably "amusing" (265), and in Richmond he deems the "aesthetic level" of the assorted "sorry objects" on display too "low" (283). In both instances James acknowledges ... Read More
      Keywords: American literature; Baldwin, James,; Latin American literature; Latin American fiction; Roth, Philip; Conrad, Joseph,; Woolf, Virginia,
      PubDate: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Hidden Cities, Hidden Selves: Lost-Race Romance in Pauline Hopkins's Of
           One Blood and Walter Mcdougall's The Hidden City
    • Abstract: This is an American thing: to wish longingly for a romanticized ancestral home. This is a black American thing: to wish to be in the majority within a nation you could call your own, to wish for the complete power of that state behind you. It was the story of the maroons and black towns on the frontier, it was the dream of every Harlem Pan-Africanist. Tsalal—put it on your tongue and let it slither.Mat Johnson's Pym points out an American preoccupation with racial origins and national racial homelands. The 2011 novel satirically inverts Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, which describes a lost black tribe in a land called Tsalal and ends with the apparent discovery in Antarctica of a ... Read More
      Keywords: American literature; Baldwin, James,; Latin American literature; Latin American fiction; Roth, Philip; Conrad, Joseph,; Woolf, Virginia,
      PubDate: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • James Joyce the Regionalist: The Irish Homestead, Dubliners, and
           Modernism's Regional Affect
    • Abstract: In 1975, at the Fifth International James Joyce Symposium in Paris, Maria Jolas proposed a new way of interpreting James Joyce and his writing. "[R]egionalism is what interested and attracted and you might say convinced Joyce," she argued. "And which would explain the fact that anybody who came from Dublin, anybody who could talk to him about Dublin, if he could hear the Dublin sound in his ear and he never lost it … I call that regionalism, not nationalism" (Beja 114).1 Joyce himself might have been inclined to agree with Jolas's assessment: as he explained once in a letter, "I am an Irishman (from Dublin)" (qtd. in Caraher 145)—the parenthetical phrase affirming Joyce's local affiliation.2 Curiously, however ... Read More
      Keywords: American literature; Baldwin, James,; Latin American literature; Latin American fiction; Roth, Philip; Conrad, Joseph,; Woolf, Virginia,
      PubDate: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Steinbeck's Migrants: Families on the Move and the Politics of Resource
           Management
    • Abstract: As perhaps the most widely read account of poverty and migration in the United States, John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath has exuded a powerful influence on the discourse of migration politics since its publication in 1939. Much has been written on the specific aspects of Western migration that Steinbeck portrays—the Okies fleeing both the Dust Bowl and the farm tenancy system—to advocate for the expansion of the social welfare net. That Steinbeck's novel influenced welfare governance is unsurprising. Indeed, numerous critics have brought to light the extent to which literature during this period considered and repackaged emerging political platforms on behalf of the American public at large. For Michael Szalay ... Read More
      Keywords: American literature; Baldwin, James,; Latin American literature; Latin American fiction; Roth, Philip; Conrad, Joseph,; Woolf, Virginia,
      PubDate: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Specters Of Communication: Supernatural Media In Thomas Pynchon's
           Gravity's Rainbow
    • Abstract: What is "Spirit" if not a metaphorical circumlocution for the mystery of communication'Early in Gravity's Rainbow Milton Gloaming comments on the spiritual activities of PISCES, the psychological warfare unit experimenting with human subjects in the old hospital known as the White Visitation. In doing so, he offers an image for reading Gravity's Rainbow itself: "'Automatic texts,' girl-nervous Gloaming frowns, nods, 'one or two Ouija-board episodes, yes yes … we-we're trying to develop a vocabulary of curves—certain pathologies, certain characteristic shapes you see'" (32). A literary Ouija board, Pynchon's novel foregrounds its interfacial quality. The interface is an important concept in such previous Pynchon ... Read More
      Keywords: American literature; Baldwin, James,; Latin American literature; Latin American fiction; Roth, Philip; Conrad, Joseph,; Woolf, Virginia,
      PubDate: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Eating at the Empire Table: Cormac Mccarthy's The Road and the Anglo-Irish
           Gothic
    • Abstract: As they wander the ashen, postapocalyptic hellscape of Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Road, the unnamed protagonists, a man and a boy, find an abandoned plantation house with preserved food. The man dishes up the cans of food and they eat at an elegant "Empire table" (175). The table's description implicates the long history of colonially descended centers of hegemonic, economic, and political power in the US's mid-Atlantic seaboard in a form of consumerism driven by the bodies of enslaved humans made material goods. In this scene the man thinks of the house as being haunted by ghosts; these ghosts of the fallen empire are in search of redemption. As they eat at the Empire table, the old house ... Read More
      Keywords: American literature; Baldwin, James,; Latin American literature; Latin American fiction; Roth, Philip; Conrad, Joseph,; Woolf, Virginia,
      PubDate: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Blood Work: Imagining Race in American Literature, 1890–1940 by
           Shawn Salvant (review)
    • Abstract: Blood Work is an incisive interdisciplinary study of the role of blood, as both image and concept, in the development of American racialist thought. Building on postmodern criticism, which has redefined race as "a discursive rather than a biological concept," Shawn Salvant treats race as a socially constructed system of metaphors that American racial rhetoric has associatively paired with blood (2). Salvant's analysis of racial blood rhetoric extends far beyond blood's suggestions of biological essentialism to shed light on the "connotative and nonbiological meanings of blood" (28). These meanings, Salvant reminds his readers, are not stable: lacking a denotative referent, the meaning of race—and, in turn, blood—is ... Read More
      Keywords: American literature; Baldwin, James,; Latin American literature; Latin American fiction; Roth, Philip; Conrad, Joseph,; Woolf, Virginia,
      PubDate: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution by Steven
           S. Lee (review)
    • Abstract: Of the many images that define the cultural Cold War between the East and the West, Duke Ellington's 1971 tour of the Soviet Union summarized, for many, central differences between the two systems: a freewheeling African American jazz performer from a diverse country that celebrated artistic freedom and a monolithic totalitarian state that was culturally and racially uniform. This trope performed repeatedly throughout my own cultural education in the US, from Rocky IV's mechanical Ivan Drago pummeling the vibrant and garrulous Apollo Creed (with James Brown as Creed's fight anthem) to more literary invocations of a stodgy, backward-looking Communist Party in E. L. Doctorow's The Book of Daniel and the humorless ... Read More
      Keywords: American literature; Baldwin, James,; Latin American literature; Latin American fiction; Roth, Philip; Conrad, Joseph,; Woolf, Virginia,
      PubDate: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American
           Culture by Raymond Malewitz (review)
    • Abstract: In The Practice of Misuse, Raymond Malewitz uses an eclectic mixture of Marxist-influenced materialism and the Heideggerian distinction between a thing and an object—the primary basis for an approach he and several others call thing theory—in order to define what he calls "rugged consumerism." He asserts that the rugged consumer uses objects in ways not originally intended, and it would be fair to say that his approach is itself an example at the level of theorizing the social and artistic movement of the rugged consumers he describes. A bit like the bricoleur who works with what is at hand, by creatively modifying the function and form of consumer objects rugged consumers in Malewitz's analysis repurpose and thus ... Read More
      Keywords: American literature; Baldwin, James,; Latin American literature; Latin American fiction; Roth, Philip; Conrad, Joseph,; Woolf, Virginia,
      PubDate: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination by Matt Brim (review)
    • Abstract: Readers expecting a text lionizing James Baldwin will not find it in James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination. Halfway through the introduction Matt Brim offers a word of advice: "this book is by no means … an homage" (15). Indeed, Brim dislodges Baldwin from his privileged position within African American gay letters as a means of illuminating how the "queer and unqueer exist in unpredictable, unresolvable, untenable relation" (6). This is precisely the reason James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination proves more compelling than the numerous panegyrics about the writer.Brim tracks the paradoxes within Baldwin's oeuvre in his first chapter. The argument Brim presents is convincing; however, the staggering array of ... Read More
      Keywords: American literature; Baldwin, James,; Latin American literature; Latin American fiction; Roth, Philip; Conrad, Joseph,; Woolf, Virginia,
      PubDate: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Putting Modernism Together: Literature, Music, and Painting, 1872–1927
           by Daniel Albright (review)
    • Abstract: As far as titles go, Putting Modernism Together is an excellent diagnosis of what modernism studies needs today. While modernist practice was about finding "value in all sorts of under- or ill-valued places," Albright warns that "[t]his steady expansion of the field" was not without dangers (1). This could also be said of modernist scholarship today. With a single set of beliefs no longer uniting the field, regarding either modernism's temporal span or its geographic reach, the Humpty Dumpty of high modernism has fallen from its great heights. While no broken egg can be pieced back together, Albright seems to hope against hope that modernism's being shattered into a thousand million pieces does not have to be the ... Read More
      Keywords: American literature; Baldwin, James,; Latin American literature; Latin American fiction; Roth, Philip; Conrad, Joseph,; Woolf, Virginia,
      PubDate: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Chica Lit: Popular Latina Fiction and Americanization in the Twenty-First
           Century by Tace Hedrick (review)
    • Abstract: Chica lit, the name commonly used for Latina chick lit, is "written by US-born Latin and Mexican American authors" and "featur[es] young, upwardly mobile Latina protagonists" (xii). In her preface, Tace Hedrick frames her study of this genre with a question:Most work in [the field of Latino studies], including mine, tends to emphasize resistance to the struggles, poverty, and inequalities that the majority of Latinos and Chicanas still face. Why, then, teach fiction that is clearly oriented toward a relatively small group of middle-class Latinas/os, who advocate the assimilation of Latinas and Chicanas into the gendered and racialized ideals of a neoliberal Americanization, and that seems to advocate, ultimately ... Read More
      Keywords: American literature; Baldwin, James,; Latin American literature; Latin American fiction; Roth, Philip; Conrad, Joseph,; Woolf, Virginia,
      PubDate: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Beyond Bolaño: The Global Latin American Novel by Héctor Hoyos
           (review)
    • Abstract: Héctor Hoyos's Beyond Bolaño: The Global Latin American Novel brings Latin American novels (in addition to those written by literary superstar Roberto Bolaño) to the forum of world literature and makes a case for Latin Americanism to seriously engage the world literature paradigm. The result is a multifaceted approach to a set of literary texts that allow for critical discussion of globalization, understood here as the manifestation of late capitalism in different locales since 1989—that is, since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. Hoyos's effort to put Bolaño in dialogue with his contemporaries is a valuable contribution to scholarship on world literature and Latin Americanism alike.As ... Read More
      Keywords: American literature; Baldwin, James,; Latin American literature; Latin American fiction; Roth, Philip; Conrad, Joseph,; Woolf, Virginia,
      PubDate: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Philip Roth: Fiction and Power by Patrick Hayes (review)
    • Abstract: Since 2004 the best monographs dedicated to Philip Roth's novels have produced insightful and nuanced readings that effectively incorporate the postmodern approaches that Roth has so publicly chastised. Beginning with Debra Shostak's Philip Roth—Countertexts, Counterlives, successful scholarly work in Roth studies has considered Roth's canon not only in terms of his peers and his own history but also in relation to continental philosophy, poststructuralist literary criticism, and ethics. Patrick Hayes's Philip Roth: Fiction and Power continues in this tradition with a reading of the direct confrontation between power and ethics in Roth's fiction, understanding his work in terms of its power as literature as well as ... Read More
      Keywords: American literature; Baldwin, James,; Latin American literature; Latin American fiction; Roth, Philip; Conrad, Joseph,; Woolf, Virginia,
      PubDate: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Critical Approaches to Joseph Conrad ed. by Agata Szczeszak-Brewer
           (review)
    • Abstract: Joseph Conrad remains one of the most complex figures in modernist studies. His fiction continues to invite debate on the ethics of representation (particularly of the global south), modernism's fascination with ambiguity, and the methods through which we encounter literary texts. The essays in Critical Approaches to Joseph Conrad extend these conversations, offering an array of approaches to Conrad as an author of colonial contact, a participant in the literary marketplace, and an antecedent to contemporary representations of racism, postcolonialism, and other forms of inequity. Agata Szczeszak-Brewer opens this accessible edited collection by recalling Chinua Achebe's well-known critique of what he saw as Heart ... Read More
      Keywords: American literature; Baldwin, James,; Latin American literature; Latin American fiction; Roth, Philip; Conrad, Joseph,; Woolf, Virginia,
      PubDate: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Virginia Woolf: A Portrait by Viviane Forrester (review)
    • Abstract: While a biography may be free in some ways to break certain narrative rules—one can always begin with the subject's death, for instance—in general it must follow a chronology, introduce its subject to readers unfamiliar with the material, and situate its subject in a historical context. Such rules may not apply to literary portraiture, a form that can show its subject at skewed angles, in odd colors, and with clearly visible brushstrokes. The late Viviane Forrester has produced something much in the latter vein in Virginia Woolf: A Portrait. First published in France, it won the 2009 Goncourt Prize for biography and appears now in an English translation by Jody Gladding. Based almost entirely on primary sources ... Read More
      Keywords: American literature; Baldwin, James,; Latin American literature; Latin American fiction; Roth, Philip; Conrad, Joseph,; Woolf, Virginia,
      PubDate: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Modernism and Mobility: The Passport and Cosmopolitan Experience by
           Bridget T. Chalk (review)
    • Abstract: "What is the purpose of your trip'" The aesthetics of the customs desk are conspicuously realist, demanding—along with plausible motivations—a transparent exposition of setting, chronology, and character. "Where will you be staying'" "How long do you intend to stay'" "What is your occupation'" In Modernism and Mobility: The Passport and Cosmopolitan Experience, Bridget Chalk pits such questions and the "biopolitical apparatus" they vocalize against the turbulent narratives of Anglophone literary modernism (5). Her study recovers the rise of the international passport system as a contested project of global infrastructure- and institution-building, on one hand consolidating the state's management of national ... Read More
      Keywords: American literature; Baldwin, James,; Latin American literature; Latin American fiction; Roth, Philip; Conrad, Joseph,; Woolf, Virginia,
      PubDate: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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