Literature

Refounding the nation: America and the Modernist Epic

In this blog post Adam Nemmers, author of American Modern(ist) Epic: Novels to Found a Nation (Clemson University Press), introduces the genre of modernist epic novel and reflects on the centennial anniversaries of the modernist movement. American Modern(ist) Epic argues that a cadre of minority novelists revitalized the classic epic form in an effort to … Continue reading

Literature

A century since One Man’s Initiation: 1917

2020 marks the 100 year anniversary of John Dos Passos' first published novel, One Man's Initiation: 1917. In this blog post, Lisa Nanney - author of John Dos Passos & Cinema¬†and editor of The Paintings and Drawing of John Dos Passos, both published by Clemson University Press - assesses the novel's beginnings, rooted in the … Continue reading