Reviews and Awards
A comprehensive and rewarding study of the contents, graphics, and marketing of the influential little magazines at the center of the localist and transatlantic incarnations of modernism. The study does full justice to the range and—as White shows, complexly interdependent-- personal, political and aesthetic agendas behind their origins and editorial agendas. -- Christopher MacGowan, College of William and Mary
In bringing American modernism back home, and exposing the cosmopolitan contours of modernism in the American grain, Eric White makes an important intervention into contemporary scholarship. Transatlantic Avant-Gardes is required reading for scholars of American modernism and its material culture. -- Lee M. Jenkins, University College Cork. Notes and Queries, Vol. 61, no 2
This brilliantly written monograph offers a stimulating study of the transatlantic movement of little magazines produced throughout the modernist period and expertly chronicles the dynamic collaborations that formed and reformed the avant-garde in multiple transatlantic locations. [...] [A] thorough reading and re-reading of his book will aide a greater appreciation and keener understanding of the collaborative network that infused transnational modernism. --Paul R. Cappucci, Georgian Court University, William Carlos Williams Review 31.1 (Spring 2014) It's an essential volume for any modernist scholar and will prove an invaluable resource for undergraduate and graduate students studying the literary avant-gardes.
[T]he sensitive research, reader-attuned writing style, and scholarly precision with which White tackles a vast subject [offers] a synoptic overview of the tangled networks of periodical production while carefully deconstructing the paradigms affiliated to them. The result is a comprehensive, probing study whose far-reaching conclusions destabilize the familiar tropes of 'space', 'place', and 'identity', and pave the way for more materialist, multi-disciplinary methodological approaches to the little magazines that, as White states, 'helped consolidate the modernist canon' (209). --Louise Kane, University of Birmingham, The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies (2014)
White's rich archive of evidence drawn from transatlantic little magazines will prove extremely valuable to both modernist and American periodical studies. -- Melissa Girard, Loyola University Maryland, American Periodicals, 26(1)