UPDATE. CFP: Edited Collection New Approaches to the Jazz Age

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Nancy Von Rosk, Mount Saint Mary College
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CFP: Edited Collection New Approaches to the Jazz Age.

From the BBC's Downtown Abbey and Dancing on the Edge, to HBO's Boardwalk Empire, 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 edited collection aims to complicate familiar images of this iconic period and to better understand its persistent presence "in our time." Essays, for example, that situate well-known figures in new contexts or highlight the significance and contributions of the period's lesser-known figures are especially welcome.

This volume is scheduled for publication in 2016 with Cambridge Scholars Publishing. While many essays have already been submitted, I am still seeking contributions and the following topics are of particular interest:

New approaches to Fitzgerald and/or Hemingway
New approaches to Dorothy Parker and/or Edna Saint Vincent Millay
Harlem and the impact of Jazz and Blues on literary art
Lesser-known figures of the Harlem Renaissance such as Sterling Brown or Wallace Therman
Re-imagining the flapper, Courtship, Masculinity and Femininity
The Red Scare and Xenophobia
Popular writing and popular culture's impact on literary culture and producion
Working Class and/or immigrant writers such as Anzia Yezierska and Fannie Hurst
Intersections between visual and literary art, Art Deco style and design
Technology and mechanization
Organized crime and the Gangster
Urbanization, nightlife, automobile culture
Consumer culture and commodification
21st century depictions of the Jazz Age/Legacy of The Jazz Age

Please send completed essays of 8000-10,000 words in MLA style to Nancy Von Rosk, Mount Saint Mary College, nancy.vonrosk@msmc.edu by September 15, 2015.