Off the Beaten Track in H.D. Criticism: “H.D. and the Archaeology of Religion”

Though published in 2010, the H.D. special issue of the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory offers fascinating resources about H.D. and Robert Duncan, Sigmund Freud, the British Museum exhibits, spiritualism and the occult, and much more. The special issue, “H.D. and the Archaeology of Religion,” is introduced by Colbey Reid. Other articles are by… Continue reading Off the Beaten Track in H.D. Criticism: “H.D. and the Archaeology of Religion”

Paul Robeson’s Borderline discussed in Skin Acts

Finding H.D. Studies in unexpected places…. Michelle Ann Stephens’s Skin Acts: Race, Psychoanalysis, and the Black Male Performer (Duke UP, 2014) devotes a chapter to Paul Robeson, including his work on Borderline. Her chapter, “Bodylines, Borderlines, Color Lines” takes up Robeson’s physical performance as well as the meaning of his performance situated within the H.D./Bryher/Macpherson group within the… Continue reading Paul Robeson’s Borderline discussed in Skin Acts

H.D. featured in The Transmutation of Love and Avant-Garde Poetics

Jeanne Heuving’s The Transmutation of Love and Avant-Garde Poetics is now out from the Modern and Contemporary Poetics series of the University of Alabama Press. Heuving claims that this writing of love is defining for avant-garde poetics, identifying how such important discoveries as Pound’s and H.D.’s Imagism, Pound’sCantos, and Duncan’s “open field poetics” are derived through their… Continue reading H.D. featured in The Transmutation of Love and Avant-Garde Poetics

Within the Walls out in Paperback

University Press of Florida is now offering Annette Debo’s edition of H.D.’s Within the Walls and What Do I Love? in paperback ($19.95). It will be available from the University Press of Florida at a discounted rate of $15 until the end of May.

Matte Robinsons’ New Book, The Astral H.D., Released February 2016

We are pleased to announce the release of Matte Robinson’s new critical assessment of the role of the occult in H.D.’s life and work. The book, The Astral H.D. (Bloomsbury, 2016), includes examination of Majic Ring, Trilogy, Vale Ave, Sigmund Freud, Erich Heydt, and much more. Here’s the press blurb: Modernist poet H.D. had many visionary and paranormal experiences throughout… Continue reading Matte Robinsons’ New Book, The Astral H.D., Released February 2016

H.D.’s Hirslanden Notebooks now available

The Hirslanden Notebooks (ELS 2015), written from 1957-1959, offer autobiographical reflections and dream interpretations from this productive period in H.D.’s career. Copies are now available at Amazon.com.

The Geopoetics of Modernism, featuring H.D. chapter now available through UFloridaPress

Rebecca Walsh’s new book, The Geopoetics of Modernism (UPF, 2015), includes an impressive chapter on H.D.’s poetry through the lens of global, spatial theories. Other chapters focus on Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Helene Johnson, and Gertrude Stein in relation to both academic and mass geographical perspectives of Humboldt and Somerville, Ellen Churchill Semple, Ellsworth Huntington, and the National Geographic magazine. More information about the… Continue reading The Geopoetics of Modernism, featuring H.D. chapter now available through UFloridaPress