Scott Klein

Scott KleinDr. Scott Klein

Professor of English


Office: C207 Tribble Hall
Phone: (336) 758-5399


PhD, MPhil, MA: Yale
MA, BA: Cambridge
AB: Harvard

Areas of Interest

Modern British Novel
James Joyce
History of the Novel
The Avant-Garde
Cinema and Modernism
Music and Modernism

Selected Publications


Editor, A Modernist Cinema, with Michael Valdez Moses (Oxford University Press), 2015 (forthcoming).

Editor, Vorticism: New Perspectives, with Mark Antliff (Oxford University Press), 2013.

Editor, Wyndham Lewis, Tarr. Oxford University Press (Oxford World Classics Series), 2010.

The Fictions of James Joyce and Wyndham Lewis: Monsters of Nature and Design (Cambridge University Press, 1994; paperback edition 2006).

Articles and book chapters:

“How German Is It: Vorticism, Nationalism, and the Paradox of Aesthetic Self-Definition.” Vorticism: New Perspectives, ed. Mark Antliff and Scott W. Klein. Oxford University Press, 2013.

 “For Frank O’Hara: Morton Feldman’s Three Voices as Interpretation and Elegy.” Modernist Cultures (Summer 2013).

  “A Likely Impossibility: The Good Soldier, the Modernist Novel, and Quasi-Familial Transcendence.” Utopianism and Twentieth-Century Literary Cultures, ed. Nathan Waddell and Alice Reeve-Tucker. London: Palgrave, 2013.

“Modern Times against Western Man: Wyndham Lewis, Charlie Chaplin, and Cinema,” in Wyndham Lewis and the Cultures of Modernity, ed. Nathan Waddell, Alice Reeve-Tucker, and Andrzej Gasiorek. London: Ashgate, 2011.

“Night Thoughts on Editing Tarr.”  Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies, vol. 1 no. 1  (2011).

 “Modernist Babylons: Utopian Aesthetics and Urban Spectacle  in D. W. Griffith and Wyndham Lewis.”  Modernist Cultures,  vol. 5, no. 1 (May 2010),  pp. 9-29.

 “Nathan Zuckerman as Irish Jew: James Joyce, National Difference, and The Counterlife.” Philip Roth Studies, vol. 4, no. 2 (Fall 2008),  pp. 153-69.

 General introduction to Wyndham Lewis’s journal The Tyro (No. 1, 1921; No. 2, 1922) Modernist Journals Project, Brown University,  2008.
Available here.

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

WRI 111 Modes of Tragedy
ENG 165 Studies in British Literature
ENG 300 Joseph Conrad and Virginia Woolf
ENG 363 Studies in Modernism: Modernism and the Continental Avant-Gardes
ENG 365 Twentieth-Century British Fiction
ENG 366 James Joyce

Additional Resources

Curriculum Vitae For Dr. Klein

Dr. Klein’s personal website

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