Bibliography of English Language Scholarship on Ezra Pound  

Assembled and edited by Archie Henderson and Roxana Preda





  1. Berryman, Jo Brantley. Ezra Pound's Aesthetics and the Origins of Modernism. Brighton: Everett Root Publishers, 2020.



  1. Forman, John Rhett. "Poetic Complexes and the Rhetoric of Mind in H.D. and Her Circle." Diss. Universidad de Salamanca, 2020 [2. Emotion in the Writings of Moore, Pound, and Eliot, 33-74 [2.2. Emotion in the Writings of Ezra Pound, 39-48]; 6. Eliot's Poetics of Pathology and Pound's Cathartic Cure, 155-207 [6.1. Hysteria in the Lives of Eliot and Pound, 155-160; 6.3. Pound's Cathartic Image, 183-207]; 8. Eliot's and Pound's War Verse, 249-291 [8.5. Ergotherapy as a Way of Reading Pound's War Poetry, 281-291]; 9. The Disease of Love in "Prufrock" and Mauberley, 292-316 [9.3. Affectionate Love in Pound's Mauberley, 306-312]]. Free online.
  2. Schmidt, Jeremy A. "Three Very Short Poems: The Verbal Economics of Twentieth-Century American Poetry." Diss. U of California, Los Angeles, 2020 [1. The Modernist Work Ethic: Cutting Cadences in the Poetry of Ezra Pound [on "In a Station of the Metro"], 44-131]. Free online.
  3. Stevens, Jeremy. "Secularization and the British Lyric in the Twentieth Century." Diss. Columbia U, 2020. Abstract.



    Pound Reconsidered. Special issue of Agenda vol. 53 no. 4, Spring/Summer 2020.


    Patricia McCarthy – Introduction 4-5

    Michael Alexander – What Ezra Pound meant to me 6-13

    Ezra Pound – The Dawn  14-30



    A. David Moody. 'The Dawn' of Ezra Pound. A draft discovered  31-40

    A David Moody. Towards a reading of Canto CXIII  41-52

    W. S. Milne. Omniform. [review of the The Edinburgh Companion to Ezra Pound and the Arts] 53-55

    A. David Moody. Ezra Pound's insanity and the Muncie Papers 79-97




    1. Bacigalupo, Massimo. Ezra Pound, Italy and the Cantos. Clemson SC: Clemson UP, 2020.  Chapter abstracts.
    2. Parker, Richard, ed. Readings in the Cantos. Vol. 2. Clemson SC: Clemson UP, 2020. Contributors include John R. O. Gery, Massimo Bacigalupo, Dorsey Kleitz, Zhaoming Qian, Mary Ellis Gibson, Michael Kindellan, Harry Gilonis, Akitoshi Nagahata, David Ten Eyck, Jeff Twitchell-Waas, LeeAnn Derdyn, Roxana Preda, Caterina Ricciardi, Sean Pryor, Mark Byron, Henry Mead, Kristin Grogan, Ira Nadel, Alexander Howard, and Ron Bush.



    1. Ahearn, Barry.  Pound, Frost, Moore, and Poetic Precision: Science in Modernist American Poetry.  Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020 [3. Ezra Pound and Error, 61-140, chapter abstract].
    2. Al-Hussein, Salih Abdullah Abdulrahman. Critical Essays in Modern English and American Poetry: Perspectives of Ethnicity, Diaspora and Trauma in Modern English and American Poetry. Saarbrücken: JustFiction Edition, 2020.
    3. Bancroft, Christian.  Queering Modernist Translation: The Poetics of Race, Gender, and Queerness.  New York and London: Routledge, 2020 [1. "In the Meantime, My Songs Will Travel": Ezra Pound’s Elektra and Cathay, 21-66, chapter abstract].
    4. Beasley, Rebecca.  Russomania: Russian Culture and the Creation of British Modernism, 1881-1922. New York: Oxford UP, 2020. Chapter abstracts.
    5. Carey, John.  A Little History of Poetry.  New Haven: Yale UP, 2020 [30. Inventing Modernism: Eliot, Pound, 215-221, free online; 31. West Meets East: Waley, Pound, the Imagists, 222-229, free online]. Chapter abstracts.
    6. Feldman, Matthew. Politics, Intellectuals, and Faith: Essays. Stuttgart: ibidem P, 2020 [Part 1. Ezra Pound, Modernist and Fascist; 1. An Ideologue’s Journey: Ezra Pound from Tradition in Italian Fascism to the Postwar Fascist Tradition; 2. The ‘Pound Case’ in Historical Perspective: An Archival Overview; 3. Ezra Pound and Ernst Kantorowicz: From Medieval to Modern Autocracies; 4. Make it Crude: Ezra Pound’s Antisemitic Propaganda for the BUF and PNF; 5. Reappraising the ‘Pound Case’, 1940-45; 6. Ezra Pound’s Political Faith from First to Second Generation; or, “It is 1956 Fascism”; 7. ‘Penny-wise...’: Ezra Pound’s Posthumous Legacy to Fascism; 8. “Fascism for the Third Millennium”: An Overview of Language and Ideology in Italy’s CasaPound Movement].
    7. Garcia, Edgar.  Signs of the Americas: A Poetics of Pictography, Hieroglyphs, and Khipu.  Chicago and London: U of Chicago P, 2020.
    8. Golden, Amanda. Annotating Modernism: Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets. London and New York: Routledge, 2020 [2. John Berryman annotating modernism, 91-128 (Scholarship. Annotating Pound. Editing Pound), chapter abstract].
    9. Lockerd, Martin. Decadent Catholicism and the Making of Modernism. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.
    10. Oppenheimer, Paul.  Poetry and Freedom: Discoveries in Aesthetics 1985-2018. London and New York: Anthem P, 2020 [3. Ezra Pound: The Solitary Volcano, 25-32, chapter abstract].
    11. Rasula, Jed.  Acrobatic Modernism from the Avant-Garde to Prehistory.  Oxford: Oxford UP, 2020 [4. Make It New, 163-200, chapter abstract].



    1. Alawi, Nabil, and Samah Jarrad.  "The translation of modern English poetry into Arabic: treating the idiosyncrasies of content and form." An-Najah University Journal of Research (Humanities) 34.3 (2020): 1-38. Free online.
    2. Armand, Louis. "'Barbaric Peoples of the Earth': The Avant-Garde and the Revolt Against Civilisation." Open Library of Humanities 6.1 (17 Apr. 2020), art. 10. Free online and here and here.
    3. Barrett, T. H. "Zen and the 'Image'  in Tang Poetry." British Journal of Chinese Studies 10 (July 2020). Free online and here and here.
    4. Deng, Wensheng, and Ke Zhang.  "Translation Idea: What Is Under-appreciated by a Teacher of Scholar." Theory and Practice in Language Studies 10.7 (July 2020): 777-784. Free online and here.
    5. Estrade, Charlotte. "Portraits of Ezra Pound: a diachronic approach to visual and poetic manifestoes." Savoirs en prisme 12 (2020): 119-128. Free online and here and here and here.
    6. Fang, Xia. "Translation as Creative Writing Practice." New Writing, Published online: 11 June 2020. Abstract.
    7. Gao, Ning, and Wang Feng. "A Study on the Tang Poetry Translation in the Perspective of 'Harmony-guided Three-level Poetry Translation Criteria' - a Case Study of Li Bai's 'Climbing the Phoenix Terrace in Jinling.'" European Journal of Applied Linguistics Studies 3.1 (2020): 30-40 [comparing and analyzing translations of Li Bai's poem 登金陵凤凰台 by Sun Dayu, Xu Yuanchong, Ezra Pound (translated as "The City of Choan"), and Robert Payne]. Free online and here.
    8. Georges, Emilie. "Ezra Pound's Representations of Sexual Intercourse and the Female Genitalia in The Cantos." Miranda. Revue pluridisciplinaire du monde anglophone / multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal on the English-speaking world 21 (2020). Free online and here.
    9. Gerard, Philip.  "Pound Notes in German Markets: Paul Celan, Usury, and the Postwar Currency of Ezra Pound."  Modernism/modernity 27.1 (January 2020): 125-145. Free online and here.
    10. Green, Fiona. "'Black Obsidian Diana': Moore, Pound, and the Curation of Race." The Yearbook of English Studies 50 (2020): 61-80. Abstract and first page.
    11. Hall, Jason David.  "Sonic Forms: Ezra Pound's Anti-Metronome Modernism in Context."  Sound and Literature. Ed. Anna Snaith.  Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2020. 74-91. Chapter summary.
    12. Hama, Bakhtiar Sabir.  "Imagism and Imagery in the Selected Poems of Major Imagist Poets." Koya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 3.1 (June 2020): 88-93. Free online and here.
    13. Houwen, Andrew.  "'Min's Lamp in Nippon': Ezra Pound and Japanese Neoconfucianism."  Essays and Studies in British & American Literature 66 (2020): 23-37.  Free online and here.
    14. Jeffery, Lucy. "Ezra Pound and Constantin Brancusi: Sculptural Form and the Struggle to 'Make It Cohere.'" Word & Image 36.3 (July 2020): 237-247. Free online.
    15. Jiang Hongxin. "Painting and Poetry: Ezra Pound's 'Seven Lakes Canto' and Eight Views of Xiao Xiang." Revista Brasileira de Literatura Comparada 22.41 (set. /dez. 2020): 84-94. Free online and here and here and here.
    16. Kennedy, Kevin. "'Between Law and Transgression: Literature as a (Non-) Civilizing Strategy in the Early 20th Century.'" Open Library of Humanities 6.1 (3 June 2020), art. 17. Free online and here and here.
    17. Ma, Xiao, and Lili Dang.  "New Cosmopolitanism as a Way out of Ethical Dilemma in Foreignization: A Comparison of Ezra Pound's and Yuanchong Xu's Classical Chinese Poetry Translation."  International Journal of Applied Linguistics and Translation 6.1 (March 2020): 1-11.  Free online and here.
    18. May, Will. "'The Builder's Whim': Pound, Ethics, and the Whimsical Poet." Literary Imagination, Published: 17 May 2020. Abstract.
    19. Shershnova, Anna.  "Meaning-Making Through Montage in English-language Haiku." EGE ARTIS: Language yesterday, today, tomorrow 5.1 (2020): 314-349. Free online.
    20. Stevens, Jeremy. "What the Nightingale Sings: History, Lyric, and the Modernist Epic." ELH 87.1 (Spring 2020): 245-272 [a reading of the figure of the nightingale in T.S. Eliot's "A Game of Chess" section in The Waste Land and Ezra Pound's Canto 20]. Abstract and first page.
    21. Su, Kent.  "'Confucius at the "Apricot Altar"' in Ezra Pound's Canto XIII."  Notes and Queries 67.1 (March 2020): 137-138. Abstract.



    1. Azzopardi, Mark. Rev. of Natalia Cecire, Experimental: American Literature and the Aesthetics of KnowledgeAffirmations: Of the Modern 7.1 (16 June 2020). Free online and here.
    2. Byers, Mark. Rev. of Jacob Edmond, Make It the Same: Poetry in the Age of Global Media. The Review of English Studies, Published: 15 September 2020. Free online.
    3. Chace, William M. Rev. of Modernism and the Law, by Robert Spoo. Common Knowledge 26.2 (Apr. 2020): 358-359. First page. Second page.
    4. Cleary, Heather. Rev. of Incomparable Empires: Modernism and the Translation of Spanish and American Literature, by Gayle Rogers.  Revista Hispánica Moderna 73.1 (June 2020): 133-136. Free online.
    5. Detwyler, Anatoly. Rev. of Make It the Same: Poetry in the Age of Global Media, by Jacob Edmond. Modernism/modernity 27.2 (April 2020): 420-423. Free online.
    6. Emerson, Caryl. Rev. of Utopias of One, by Joshua Kotin.  Common Knowledge 26.1 (Jan. 2020): 151-152.  Excerpt and first page.
    7. Fèvre, Raphaël. Rev. of The Routledge Companion to Literature and Economics, eds. Matt Seybold and Michelle Chihara. The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Published online: 3 Sept. 2020. First page.
    8. Frayn, Andrew. Rev. of Oliver Tearle, The Great War, The Waste Land and the Modernist Long Poem. The Review of English Studies 71.298 (February 2020): 193-195.  Abstract.
    9. Henderson, Archie, and Christopher McVey. "Pound and Eliot." American Literary Scholarship 2018 (2020): 125-144 [short reviews, by Henderson, of Readings in the Cantos, Volume 1, ed. Richard Parker; Anderson Araujo, A Companion to Ezra Pound's "Guide to Kulchur"; Michael Coyle and Roxana Preda, Ezra Pound and the Career of Modern Criticism: Professional Attention; and "Astern in the Dinghy: Commentaries on Ezra Pound's Thrones de los Cantares 96-109," ed. Alexander Howard]. Excerpt and first page. First page.
    10. Hibbard, Andrea.  "Modernism & the Law."  Rev. of Robert Spoo, Modernism and the LawEnglish Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 63.2 (2020): 258-261.  Excerpt and first page.
    11. Kalck, Xavier. Rev. of The Great War, The Waste Land and the Modernist Long Poem, by Oliver Tearle.  Miranda. Revue pluridisciplinaire du monde anglophone / Multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal on the English-speaking world 20 (Mar. 2020). Free online and here.
    12. Ketteringham, Sean. Rev. of Christos Hadjiyiannis, Conservative Modernists: Literature and Tory Politics in Britain, 1900-1920Notes and Queries, Published: 16 April 2020. Abstract.
    13. Kettler, Andrew. Rev. of Filthy Material: Modernism and the Media of Obscenity, by Chris Forster.  Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Published online: 24 Feb. 2020.  Free online.
    14. Kolocotroni, Vassiliki. "The Classics and Modernist Translators." Rev. of The Classics in Modernist Translation, eds. Miranda Hickman and Lynn Kozak. The Classical Review 70.2 (Oct. 2020): 516-518. Free online and here.
    15. Ku, Ryanson Alessandro. Rev. of three books, including The East-West Exchange and Late Modernism: Williams, Moore, Pound, by Zhaoming Qian. American Literature 92.2 (June 2020): 387-390. Abstract.
    16. Loydell, Rupert.  "A Biographical Solution."  Rev. of Ezra Pound, Italy and The Cantos, by Massimo Bacigalupo. April 2020. Free online.
    17. Maunsell, Jerome Boyd. Rev. of Rebecca Roach, Literature and the Rise of the Interview. The Review of English Studies 71.299 (Apr. 2020): 402-404. Abstract.
    18. Mead, Henry.  "Conservative Modernists."  Rev. of Christos Hadjiyiannis, Conservative Modernists: Literature and Tory Politics in Britain, 1900-1920. English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 63.2 (2020): 270-272. Excerpt and first page.
    19. Milne, W. S. "Omniform." Rev. of The Edinburgh Companion to Ezra Pound and the Arts, ed. Roxana Preda. Agenda 53.4 (April 2020): 53-5.
    20. Mills, Gareth.  Rev. of Lise Jaillant (ed.). Publishing Modernist Fiction and PoetryThe Review of English Studies 71.298 (February 2020): 195-198.  Abstract and here.
    21. Perloff, Marjorie. Rev. of Questioning Minds: The Letters of Guy Davenport and Hugh Kenner, ed. Edward M. Burns.  Common Knowledge 26.1 (Jan. 2020): 166-167.  Excerpt and first page.
    22. Pryor, Sean.  Rev. of Oliver Tearle, The Great War, The Waste Land and the Modernist Long PoemAffirmations: of the modern 7 (4 Feb. 2020).  Free online and here.
    23. Randall, Belle. Rev. of The Transmutation of Love and Avant-Garde Poetics, by Jeanne Heuving.  Common Knowledge 26.1 (Jan. 2020): 167.  Free online and here.
    24. Rosenbaum, Susan.  Rev. of three books, including Deafening Modernism: Embodied Language and Visual Poetics in American Literature, by Rebecca Sanchez. American Literature 92.2 (June 2020): 394-397. Abstract.
    25. Sharpe, Tony. Rev. of Massimo Bacigalupo, Ezra Pound, Italy, and The Cantos. The Review of English Studies, Published: 24 September 2020. Abstract.
    26. Smith, Jules.  "Frankly and fiercely." Rev. of Circling the Canon: The Selected Book Reviews of Marjorie Perloff. David Jonathan Bayot, Editor. Two volumes. The Times Literary Supplement, July 24, 2020. Free online.
    27. Solomon, Bill. Rev. of On Company Time: American Modernism in the Big Magazines, by Donal Harris, and Poetic Modernism in the Culture of Mass Print, by Bartholomew Brinkman. American Literature 92.1 (Mar. 2020): 166-169. Abstract.
    28. Stalter-Pace, Sunny. Rev. of Leonard Diepeveen, Modernist Fraud: Hoax, Parody, Deception.  Modernism/modernity 27.2 (April 2020): 412-414. Free online.

    29. Stayer, Jayme.  Rev. of Leonard Diepeveen, Modernist Fraud: Hoax, Parody, Deception. The Review of English Studies 71.300 (June 2020): 601-604. Free online and here.

    30. Su, Kent (Yi-Kuan). Rev. of Timothy Billings (ed.), Ezra Pound, Cathay: A Critical EditionThe Review of English Studies 71.301 (September 2020): 797-799.  Abstract.
    31. Talbot, John. Rev. of The Classics in Modernist Translation, eds. Miranda Hickman and Lynn Kozak.  Translation and Literature 29.2 (June 2020): 233-245. First page.
    32. Taylor, Jane H. M.  Rev. of François Villon in English Poetry: Translation and Influence, by Claire Pascolini-Campbell.  French Studies 74.1 (January 2020): 108-109.  Free online and here.
    33. Tearle, Oliver.  Rev. of Christos Hadjiyiannis, Conservative Modernists: Literature and Tory Politics in Britain, 1900-1920The Review of English Studies 71.301 (September 2020): 795-796.  Abstract.
    34. Wall, J. L. "Stuck with Pound." Rev. of Cathay: A Critical Edition, by Ezra Pound, ed. Timothy Billings, and The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. The University Bookman, Aug. 9, 2020. Free online.
    35. Wall, William. "Il Miglior Fabbro." Rev. of Ezra Pound, Italy and The Cantos, by Massimo Bacigalupo. Dublin Review of Books, 1 Oct. 2020. Free online.
    36. Warwick, Mal. "James Jesus Angleton, the man who nearly destroyed the CIA." Rev. of The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton, by Jefferson Morley.  Mal Warwick's Blog on Books, 2020. Full text.



    1. "The Cantos of Ezra Pound - 1930's." Edinburgh: Scottish Poetry Library, February 18, 2020. This event, sponsored by The Cantos Project at the University of Edinburgh and the Leverhulme Trust, showcases the poems of the Fifth Decad of Cantos. Cantos 31, 36, 37, 39, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 49, and 51. Reader: Paul Cunningham. Introduction by Prof. Peter Liebregts. Videos on The Cantos Project and Media Hopper Create - The University of Edinburgh Media Platform.   Videos and here.
    2. Alcalay, Ammiel. "Ammiel Alcalay on Ezra Pound's Canto XLV." Dispatches Poetry Wars, May 10, 2020. Free online.
    3. Bingham, Sallie. "Treason on Stage." Sallie Bingham, April 26, 2020. On Sallie Bingham's play Treason. Free online.
    4. Dubin, Brian.  "Ezra Pound and the modernist image."  Twentieth Century, Student Writing Center, 6 Apr. 2016.  Updated 19 May 2020. Free online.
    5. Ezra Pound Map. Scribble Maps. 2020? Map.
    6. Holme, Mike.  "Ezra Pound: Poetry and Politics."  Mad Politics: The Bizarre, Fascinating, and Unknown of American Political History, May 24, 2020. Free online.
    7. Jones, Josh.  "Scenes of Ezra Pound Wandering Through Venice and Reading from His Famous Pisan Cantos (1967)." Open Culture, April 29, 2020. Free online.
    8. loomiscollection.  "Where in the World is Ezra Pound?"  2020?  Story Map.
    9. McDougall, Benedick Flexmore.  "Ezra Pound's Greek Anthology." Journal of the History of Ideas Blog, March 4, 2020. Free online
    10. Martin, Stoddard. "The Genial and the Unintelligible – George Santayana on Ezra Pound." The Brazen Head, 18 October 2020. Free online.
    11. Nadel, Ira, and Demetres Tryphonopoulos.  "A chronology of the life of Ezra Pound, an adjunct to Teaching Approaches to Ezra Pound's Poetry and Prose (MLA)." 2020.  Free online
    12. Preda, Roxana. "Commentary to The Siena Cantos." The Cantos Project, 31 January 2020. Free online.
    13. Radaelli, Mariella.  "Zoagli: The Poetic Redoubt of Ezra Pound and the Velvet." L'Italo-Americano, July 28, 2020. Free online.
    14. Sawyer, Richard. "Coition the Sacrament: the Odyssean Mysteries in Canto 47." The Cantos Project, 14 May 2020. Free online.
    15. Sawyer, Richard. "The Golden Tiger Mysteries in Canto 21 & the Fire-Kindling Rite in Canto 39." The Cantos Project, 16 February 2020. Free online.
    16. Sawyer, Richard. "I Am Hathor. The Beast Fables Excised from Canto 39." The Cantos Project, 6 February 2020. Free online.
    17. Sawyer, Richard.  "The 12 Regents in Canto 51." The Cantos Project, 2 April 2020. Free online.
    18. Sawyer, Richard. “Canto 46 and the ex nihil Racket.” The Cantos Project, 6 July 2020. Free online
    19. Sellar, Gordon. Blogging Pound's The Cantos. Canto LXXI. 12 April 2020.
    20. "Whither American Poetry – Part 5." TGAPS, 2020? Free online.
    21. Wilson, A.N. "Return to Poundland." A.N. Wilson Blog, May 16, 2020. On Pound Reconsidered, a special issue of Agenda comprising Agenda 53.4 (Spring/Summer 2020). Free online and here.



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