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Looking Back at the Jazz Age

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781443813334
Pages : 240 pages
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Download or read book Looking Back at the Jazz Age PDF or another Format written by Nancy von Rosk and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2016-09-23 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Britain’s Downton Abbey and Dancing on the Edge to Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, the Jazz Age’s presence in recent popular culture has been striking and pervasive. This volume not only deepens the reader’s knowledge of this iconic period, but also provides a better understanding of its persistent presence “in our time.” Situating well-known Jazz Age writers such as Langston Hughes in new contexts while revealing the contributions of lesser-known figures such as Fannie Hurst, Looking Back at the Jazz Age brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars who draw on a wide range of academic fields and critical methods: New Historicism, biography, philosophy, queer theory, psychoanalytical theory, geography, music theory, film studies, and urban studies. The volume includes provocative new readings of the flapper, an intricate examination of the intersections between literature and music, as well as some reflections on the twenty first century’s preoccupation with the Jazz Age. Building on recent scholarship and suggesting avenues for further research, this collection will be of interest to scholars and students in American literature, American history, American studies, cultural studies, and film studies.