Issue 18, Spring 2011: Article 4

US STUDIES ONLINE PROSE-RHYTHM AND THE AESTHETIC CLAIM: A NEW READING OF ELIZABETH BISHOP’S ‘SANTARÉM’ VIDYAN RAVINTHIRAN © Vidyan Ravinthiran. All Rights Reserved. During Elizabeth Bishop’s first stay in Paris, she took part in a bizarre argument about aesthetics described by her friend Harriet Thomas: For her beauty really was one of the eternal verities,…

Issue 18, Spring 2011: Article 3

US STUDIES ONLINE CHARLES HENRI FORD’S BLUES AND REGIONALISM ALEXANDER HOWARD © Alexander Howard. All Rights Reserved. Charles Henri Ford (1908-2002)—the editor of Blues—occupies a curious, marginalised position in the history of 20th century American literature. A prolific, uncannily prescient poet, artist, and editor, Ford can be seen lurking in the background of many scenes…

Issue 18, Spring 2011: Article 2

US STUDIES ONLINE THEORISING DAVID FOSTER WALLACE’S TOXIC POSTMODERN SPACES DAVID HERING © David Hering. All Rights Reserved. Prevailing critical discussion of the works of the writer David Foster Wallace—particularly his most celebrated novel Infinite Jest—has focused around the manner in which Wallace uses the ironic dimension of postmodern literature against itself in order to…

Issue 18, Spring 2011: Article 1

US STUDIES ONLINE THE REGIONAL MODERNISMS OF WILLIAM FAULKNER AND JOHN DOS PASSOS JAMES HARDING © James Harding. All Rights Reserved. The present paper runs together—and by so doing seeks to complicate—two putatively ‘regional’ modernisms: William Faulkner and John Dos Passos. Historically contemporaneous, yet geographically removed, Faulkner and Dos Passos rarely meet in critical discussions…

Issue 18, Spring 2011: Report

US STUDIES ONLINE AMERICAN GEOGRAPHIES: A REPORT ON THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD 2010 AARON R HANLON AND STEPHEN ROSS   © Aaron R Hanlon and Stephen Ross The 2010 BAAS Postgraduate Conference, ‘American Geographies’, took place on 13 November at Oxford’s Rothermere American Institute and was a great…

Issue 18, Spring 2011: Contents

  U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Contents   AMERICAN GEOGRAPHIES: A REPORT ON THE BAAS POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD 2010 STEPHEN ROSS AND AARON HANLON, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD   THE REGIONAL MODERNISMS OF WILLIAM FAULKNER AND JOHN DOS PASSOS JAMES HARDING, UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX   THEORISING DAVID FOSTER WALLACE’S TOXIC POSTMODERN SPACES…

Issue 17, Autumn 2010: Article 4

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Continuity and Change―or Routine and Crisis? Katharina Worch © Katharina Worch. All Rights Reserved. Approaching the subject of continuity and change with the Frankfurt sociologist Ulrich Oevermann’s theory of crisis the goal of this article is twofold: first, to summarise Oevermann’s conceptual pairings that accentuate and explain different…

Issue 17, Autumn 2010: Article 3

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal ‘How Did It All Fit In’: Alice Notley’s ‘101’ Yasmine Shamma © Yasmine Shamma. All Rights Reserved. In poems that remember or describe domestic space, to what extent does the stanza take on the etymology its name recalls? This is a particularly relevant question to ask when reading…

Issue 17, Autumn 2010: Article 2

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Adapting Kali: Allen Ginsberg’s ‘Stotras to Kali Destroyer of Illusions’ Nicola Scholes © Nicola Scholes. All Rights Reserved. O MOTHER and Spouse of the Destroyer of the three cities Hymn to Kālī: Karpūrādi-Stotra.[1] O Statue of Liberty Spouse of Europa Destroyer of Past Present Future Allen Ginsberg, ‘Stotras…

Issue 17, Autumn 2010: Article 1

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal “Mad-Eyed From Stating the Obvious”: The Cold War Symmetries of Robert Lowell and Richard Wilbur Stephen Ross © Stephen Ross. All Rights Reserved. Who would it surprise  If (after the flash, hush, rush, Thump, and crumpling) when the wind of prophecy Lifts its pitch, and over the drifting…