Scott W. Klein is Professor of English at Wake Forest University. He is the author of The Fictions of James Joyce and Wyndham Lewis: Monsters of Nature and Design (Cambridge University Press) the editor of the Oxford World’s Classics edition of the 1928 edition of Wyndham Lewis’s Tarr, with Mark Antliff, the editor of the essay collection Vorticism: New Perspectives (Oxford University Press), and with Michael Valdez Moses the editor of the forthcoming essay collection A Modernist Cinema (Oxford University Press).
Scott W. Klein
Our understandings of aesthetic periods along national and generic lines are often highly contingent. Anglophones may know a good deal about seventeenth-century Dutch painting, but almost nothing about eighteenth-century Dutch poetry. Italian opera looms large in the received history of nineteenth-century