Wagnerism: A Telephone from the Beyond
Jed Rasula is the author of two books of poetry and four books of scholarship, most recently Modernism and Poetic Inspiration: The Shadow Mouth (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). He is co-editor, with Tim Conley, of Burning City: Poems of Metropolitan Modernity (Action Books, forthcoming later this year). “Wagnerism: A Telephone from the Beyond” is part of a work-in-progress on the roots of modernism, which also includes the essay “Jazzbandism” from the Spring 2006 issue of The Georgia Review. He is Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Georgia.