Photograph of Michael North

Michael North is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. His publications include The Waste Land: A Norton Critical EditionWhat Is the Present?Novelty: A History of the NewMachine-Age ComedyCamera WorksReading 1922: A Return to the Scene of the ModernThe Dialect of Modernism, and other books, as well as articles in Critical InquiryNew Literary HistoryModernism/ModernityPMLA, and other journals. Recent works include contributions to The New Modernist StudiesThe New Modernist Studies Reader, and the Cambridge History of Modernism.