Books

Handbook to the Bloomsbury Group

Bloomsbury Academic (forthcoming 2017)

Co-edited with Derek Ryan.

The Handbook to the Bloomsbury Group is the most comprehensive available survey of contemporary scholarship on the Bloomsbury Group – the influential group of writers, artists and thinkers whose members included Virginia Woolf, Leonard Woolf, E.M. Forster, John Maynard Keynes, Vanessa Bell, Clive Bell and David Garnett. With chapters written by world leading scholars in the field, the book explores novel avenues of thinking about the group opened up by the new modernist studies. Bringing together overview essays with detailed illustrative case studies, the book covers topics as diverse as feminism, sexuality, empire, philosophy, class, nature and the arts. Setting new agendas for the study of Bloomsbury, this is an essential resource for scholars of twentieth-century modernist culture.

The Modernist World9780415845038

Routledge 2015

Co-edited with Allana C. Lindgren.

The Modernist World provides a cutting-edge rethinking of the transnational and interdisciplinary significance of Modernism across the arts and allied disciplines. Accessible to students, researchers and general readers, it comprises sixty-four newly commissioned articles written by leading scholars. The Modernist World helps to reorient the field away from debates about periodization by acknowledging the temporal plurality of Modernism while also reconceptualizing the term to embrace a broad range of cultural production.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism (REM) is the first and only resource of its kind in the world, providing a single location for definitions of all terms related to the study of Modernism

– across the arts and disciplines

– across different locales around the world

– across overlapping time frames in different locales

By producing a richly dynamic online resource, the REM is at once comprehensive and portable, accessible and detailed, and permanently up to date. It is an essential resource for anyone looking for a clear guide to the pre-eminent artistic movements of the long twentieth century.

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Broadview Press (2014).

Co-ed. with Tara Thomson. Introduction by Stephen Ross.

This edition of the fourth chapter-volume of Dorothy Richardson’s 13-volume Pilgrimage is fully annotated, features a scholarly introduction, and contains contemporary material in the appendices.

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Broadview Press (2014).

Co-ed. with Tara Thomson. Introduction by Stephen Ross.

This edition of the first chapter-volume of Dorothy Richardson’s 13-volume Pilgrimage is fully annotated, features a scholarly introduction, and contains contemporary material in the appendices.

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Routledge (2008)

In this volume of paired essays on how modernism and theory interrelate and implicate one another, prominent scholars respond to essays by emerging scholars on everything from Deleuze’s debt to D. H. Lawrence to the heavy reliance of theories of the everyday upon modernist texts. Featuring major new contributions from leading scholars of modernism and theory, and an Afterword by Fredric Jameson, this volume is suitable both as a teaching tool as pointing a new direction in modernist studies.

Contributors include Charles F. Altieri, C. D. Blanton, Ian Buchanan, Pamela Caughie, Melba Cuddy-Keane, Thomas S. Davis, Susan Stanford Friedman, Oleg Gelikman, Jane Goldman, Ben Highmore, Fredric Jameson, Martin Jay, Neil Levi, Scott McCracken, Anneleen Masschelein, Andrew John Miller, Stephen Ross, Roger Rothman, Bonnie Kime Scott, Morag Shiach, Allan Stoekl, Hilary Thompson, and Glenn Willmott.

Available from Routledge at http://www.routledgeliterature.com/books/Modernism-and-Theory-isbn9780415461573 or at Amazon.com (click “Purchase Here,” below).

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Missouri 2004

In Conrad and Empire, Stephen Ross challenges the orthodoxy of the last thirty years of Conrad criticism by arguing that to focus on issues of race and imperialism in Conrad’s work is to miss the larger and more important engagement with developing globalization undertaken there. Drawing on the conceptual model provided by Arjun Appadurai and by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Ross maintains that Conrad’s major novels confront an emergent new world order that replaces nation-state-based models of geopolitics with the global rule of capitalism, and shows how Conrad supplements this conceptualization by tracing the concrete effects of such a change on the psyches of individual subjects.

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