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MemberBrandon Hawk

…iversity of Toronto Press, forthcoming 2018).

Invited Contributions

“Pseudo-Bede,” forthcoming in the Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture series (Amsterdam: Amsterdam UP).

“The Life of Judas,” introduction and translation, forthcoming in New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures, Volume 2, ed. Tony Burke and Brent Landau (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans).

“‘Omnis piger propheta est’: An Apocryphal Medieval Proverb,” The Embroidered Bible: Studies in Biblical Apocrypha…

I am Assistant Professor in the English Department at Rhode Island College. I received my B.A. in English from Houghton College in 2007, my M.A. in Medieval Studies from the University of Connecticut in 2009, and my Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Connecticut in 2014. My fields of expertise are Old and Middle English, history of the English language, digital humanities, the Bible as/in literature, translation, and the history of the book. Most of my interests in research and teaching encompass what might be called transmission studies: the afterlives of texts, including circulation, translations, adaptations, and re-presentations in various cultures and media.

MemberJon Stanton Woodson

My new book __Oragean Modernism: a lost literary movement, 1924-1953__ has been published as a Kindle ebook at Amazon.com. The book is now also in paper at Amazon.com. The paper edition has new features. It is indexed, and there are new illustrations.I am requesting comments on the manuscript to serve as peer reviews for an alternative method of publishing the book.The study represents a breakthrough in the understanding of Modern American literature in the 1930s and 1920s; I mention the Lost Generation in speaking of it, but it encompasses far more that that group. The following is a precis of the book:Oragean Modernism: a lost literary movement, 1924-1953.In 1920 P.D. Ouspensky electrified the cultural avant-garde from New York to Moscow with his fourth-dimensional ideas about cosmic consciousness. His book Tertium Organum was a manual for becoming a Superman. He said, “Two hundred conscious people, if they existed and if they find it necessary and legitimate, could change the whole of life on the earth. But either there are not enough of them, or they do not want to, or perhaps the time has not come, or perhaps other people are sleeping too soundly.” In 1925 the American followers of A.R. Orage rose to this challenge. Believing that they were the only force that could save the Earth from destruction, they carried out a master plan steeled by a new morality that faced head-on “the terror of the situation.” Fearlessly determined to intervene in world history, they infiltrated the American Communist party and the publishing industry. The movement included Carl Van Vechten, Djuna Barnes, Nathaniel West, John Dos Passos, Arna Bontemps, Dawn Powell, James Agee, Maxwell Perkins, Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, C. Daly King, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Dorothy West and many more. In Oragean Modernism, a lost literary movement Jon Woodson reveals the coded contents of their published writings—which were many of the stellar works of 20th century American literary.Write to me directly at jon.woodson@verizon.net