María A. Salgado, Romance Notes
"The strengths of Modernism and the New Spain are many: ... its excellent organization, the rigor of its research, ... the originality of various parts of the studies, and the aim of refuting the well-known arguments that have defined Hispanic modernism as a secondary movement. ... Rogers offers a novel view [of modernism] while providing the reader with a profound analysis of an important chapter of literary history. ... One of the outstanding contributions and penetrating studies of the Spanish Silver Age, and essential for future specialists in the field."
José M. del Pino, Revista Hispánica Moderna
"Gayle Rogers has done a wonderful job of showing how British and Spanish modernism were connected. Calmly, clearly, and richly, he traces the relationships among British and Hispanic periodicals and writers, bringing to light connections that, for most of us, have been in the dark until this moment."
Robert Scholes, Brown University
"Modernism and the New Spain is not an ordinary contribution to the revaluation of modernism and its margins, but one that crucially forces us to grasp the incomprehensible exclusion of Spain in the canonical map. In a brilliant comparative literary history, Rogers proposes a fluid modernist topography animated by transnational exchanges. An essential and exciting book on the roots of our incomplete modernity."
Domingo Ródenas de Moya, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
"Gayle Rogers's Modernism and the New Spain challenges the notion that global modernist studies and modern periodical and mass media studies are utterly separate and somewhat hostile scholarly enterprises. His study offers a highly original re-mapping of Spanish, British and European modernist cultures through its recovery of the 'polyglot public spheres' that were constituted through a transnational network of periodicals."
Ann Ardis, University of Delaware
"Meticulously researched and fluent...A fascinating and important new entry in modernist studies." Woolf Studies Annual
"[A] superb example of how to approach the globality of the modernist phenomenon. ...[H]ighly productive... Modernism and the New Spain presents a valuable contribution to modernist studies that is, in turn, indispensable for those interested in Anglo-Spanish relations (from one side or the other) and, ultimately, in a transnational, cosmopolitan, and dialogic vision of the literature of the first half of the twentieth century." Cincinnati Romance Review
"[S]tructured with intelligence and perfectly interrelated...written with fluidity and grace...stands as possibly one of the most complete studies of Anglo-Spanish cultural relations in the interwar period that has been published to date."
Revista de Estudios Orteguianos
"A significant contribution to transnational literary studies, Rogers's Modernism and the New Spain: Britain, Cosmopolitan Europe, and Literary History weaves seemingly disparate sources into a cohesive narrative that reevaluates and enriches scholarship on Hispanic and Anglophone Modernisms. By demonstrating how strong cultural exchange impacted both literary traditions and emphasizing international feminism's pivotal role in this network of exchange, Rogers provides a pertinent revision of Spanish and Anglo literary histories."
Vanessa Fernández, Hispania
"[A] beautiful, rigorous contribution to Modernist Studies that brings a fresh look at this intense period between the two wars."
Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez
"Valuing adaptation, Modernism and the New Spain adds to modernism's history, registering in its own production the ongoing legacy of the modernist past. Intermedial and international, modernism appears in Rogers' important book as an effect of cosmopolitanism, imagined at, with, and for the southwestern edges of Europe. ...remarkable, witty, and appealing as a model for future scholarship."
Rebecca L. Walkowitz, Modernism/modernity