Modernism, Midwestern Literature, Sherwood Anderson, Short Story Cycle
American Literature | Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity
Critical Essay (Special Topic)
I am pleased to submit an original research article entitled “Epic on an American Scale: Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio” for consideration for publication in Beyond the Margins. In this article I examine the link between ancient Greek epic and American Midwestern Agrarianism. Specifically, I examine how Greek and Roman epic influenced Modernism as evidenced in one of the earliest Modernist works, Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio. I find that Anderson employs many epic elements to convey the link between the two empires and emphasize the epic nature of the collapse of American Agrarianism.
I believe my article would be a great contribution to your journal because I focus on Anderson expatriate status and the influence his European travels and study bore upon his work, specifically his most famous work, Winesburg, Ohio.
Messick, Tiffany M.
"Epic on an American Scale: Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio,"
Beyond the Margins: A Journal of Graduate Literary Scholarship: Vol. 1
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uno.edu/beyondthemarginsjournal/vol1/iss1/5