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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michelle E. Moore  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Albany, NY


Illinois Connection

Moore moved to Naperville after taking a job teaching literature and film at The College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. She then moved to Chicago, where she lived for fourteen years, now living in River Forest, right next to Oak Park. Her book, Chicago and the Making of American Modernism: Cather, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner in Context, explains the relationship between Chicago and the major American writers and publishers of Modernism. Early chapters consider Henry Blake Fuller, the aftermath of the Chicago fire, Harriet Monroe's difficulty publishing the "Columbian Ode" for the World's Fair (Columbian Exhibition), Sherwood Anderson's connections to Frank Lloyd Wright, and Edgar Lee Master's opinions about the literary scene in Chicago. The book contains new reading of much-read and discussed books and stories by the major authors based on extensive and original archival research.

Biographical and Professional Information

Michelle E. Moore, Ph.D. is Professor of English at the College of Dupage, where she teaches classes in American literature and film. She has published articles in Literature/Film Quarterly, Cather Studies 9 and 11, and Faulkner Studies, and given numerous presentations on American modernism at Modern Language Association conventions and at Modernist Studies Association conferences. She is a member of the Willa Cather Foundation, The Hemingway Society, The Faulkner Society, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society and gives papers regularly at their seminars and conferences.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

Chicago and the making of American modernism :
ISBN: 1350018031. OCLC Number: 1037883567

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