Modern Fiction Studies Department of English

Book Reviews

MFS is currently looking for potential book reviewers. Below is our current list of books received. If you are interested in writing a review for us, please send an email containing the title of the book you would like to review and a short CV to mfs@purdue.edu. We will consider requests from doctoral students who are ABD. Also, please explain any personal or professional relationship you have with the author of the book.

Current List of Books Received

Boeninger, Stephanie Pocock. Literary Drowning: Postcolonial Memory in Irish and Caribbean Writing. Syracuse UP, 2020.

Bracke, Astrid. Climate Crisis and the 21st-Century Novel. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Brouillette, Sarah. UNESCO and the Fate of the Literary. Stanford UP, 2019.

Bulson, Eric. Ulysses by Numbers. Columbia UP, 2020.

Chu, Patricia P. Where I Have Never Been: Migration, Melancholia, and Memory in Asian American Narratives of Return. Temple UP, 2019.

Cooke, Jennifer. Contemporary Feminist Life-Writing: The New Audacity. Cambridge UP, 2020.

Crosthwaite, Paul. The Market Logics of Contemporary Fiction. Cambridge UP, 2019.

Daunais, Isabelle, and Allan Hepburn. Diplomacy and the Modern Novel: France, Britain, and the Mission of Literature. U of Toronto P, 2020.

De Gennaro, Mara. Modernism After Postcolonialism: Toward a Nonterritorial Comparative Literature. Johns Hopkins UP, 2020.

Del Gizzo, Suzanne, and Kirk Curnutt, editors. The New Hemingway Studies. Cambridge UP, 2020.

Holgate, Ben. Climate Crisis: Magical Realism as Environmental Discourse. Routledge, 2019.

Hurley, Jessica. Infrastructures of Apocalypse: American Literature and the Nuclear Complex. U of Minnesota P, 2020.

James, David. Discrepant Solace: Contemporary Literature and the Work of Consolation. Oxford UP, 2019.

Kim, Daniel Y. The Intimacies of Conflict: Cultural Memory and the Korean War. New York UP, 2020.

Lewis, Cara L. Dynamic Form: How Intermediality Made Modernism. Cornell UP, 2020.

Mangrum, Benjamin. Land of Tomorrow: Postwar Fiction and the Crisis of American Liberalism. Oxford UP, 2019.

Mao, Douglas. Inventions of Nemesis: Utopia, Indignation, and Justice. Princeton UP, 2020.

Marsh, Nicky. Credit Culture: The Politics of Money in the American Novel of the 1970s. Cambridge UP, 2020.

Mayo, Michael. James Joyce and the Jesuits. Cambridge UP, 2020.

Mendelman, Lisa. Modern Sentimentalism: Affect, Irony, and Female Authorship in Interwar America. Oxford UP, 2019.

Mitchell, Lee Clark. More Time: Contemporary Short Stories and Late Styles. Oxford UP, 2019.

Morse, Daniel Ryan. Radio Empire: The BBC's Eastern Service and the Emergence of the Global Anglophone Novel. Columbia UP, 2020.

Outka, Elizabeth. Viral Modernism: The Influenza Pandemic and Interwar Literature. Columbia UP, 2020.

Panko, Julia. Out of Print: Mediating Information in the Novel and the Book. U of Massachusetts P, 2020.

Patterson, Christopher B. Transitive Cultures: Anglophone Literature of the Transpacific. Rutgers UP, 2018.

Paulsell, Stephanie. Religion Around Virginia Woolf. Pennsylvania State UP, 2019.

Rastogi, Pallavi. Postcolonial Disaster: Narrating Catastrophe in the Twenty-First Century. Northwestern UP, 2020.

Rieger, Christopher, and Andrew B. Leiter, editors. Faulkner and García Márquez. Southeast Missouri UP, 2020.

Sohn, Stephen Hong. Inscrutable Belongings: Queer Asian North American Fiction. Stanford UP, 2018.

Stević, Aleksandar. Falling Short: The Bildungsroman and the Crisis of Self-Fashioning. U of Virginia P, 2020.

Taylor, Melanie Benson. The Indian in American Southern Literature. Cambridge UP, 2020.

Truscello, Michael. Infrastructural Brutalism:Art and the Necropolitics of Infrastructure. MIT P, 2020.

Valente, Joseph, and Margot Gayle Backus. The Child Sex Scandal and Modern Irish Literature: Writing the Unspeakable. Indiana UP, 2020.

Wasserman, Sarah. The Death of Things: Ephemera and the American Novel. U of Minnesota P, 2020.

Whalan, Mark. World War One, American Literature, and the Federal State. Cambridge UP, 2018.

Zhang, Dora. Strange Likeness: Description and the Modernist Novel. U of Chicago P, 2020.

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