William Solomon

William Solomon.

William Solomon

William Solomon

Director of the MA Program


20th-century American literature

Works in Progress

  • Slapstick Modernism: Experimental Writing and Silent Comedy, 1909-1969 (monograph)
  • Second Skins: Black Humor, Racial Identity, and the 1960s (monograph)

Selected Publications

  • "Slapstick Modernism: Charley Bowers and Industrial Modernity." Modernist Cultures 2: 2 (Winter 2006): 170-188. http://www.js-modcult.bham.ac.uk/
  • "Second Technologies: American Modernism and Silent Comedy." Interdisciplinary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (Spring 2005): 66-91.
  • "Secret Integrations: Black Humor and the Critique of Whiteness." Modern Fiction Studies 49: 3 (Fall 2003): 469-495
  • Literature, Amusement, and Technology in the Great Depression (Cambridge 2002)
  • "Wound Culture and James Agee." Arizona Quarterly 58: 4 (Winter 2002): 81-105. Reprinted in Twentieth Century Literature Criticism Volume 180. Ed. To Schoenberg (Fall 2006)
  • "Politics and Rhetoric in the Novel in the 1930s." American Literature 68: 4 (December (1996): 799:818.