"Tracking some of the implications of my last book on the social meanings of poetry in the 1590s, I am finishing an essay on the conversation about ambition between Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and George Chapman's early comedies, especially The Gentleman Usher and Monsieur D'Olive. On a different front, I am in the early stages of what promises to be a long project relating H. G. Wells to some of the major modernists, particularly Henry James, Virginia Woolf, and James Joyce. Wells knew these writers and admired their work, though he was not sympathetic with the basic modernist project. A number of his works in the 1930s, however, by adapting aspects of modernism to his realistic, social interests, make us rethink the very concept of modernism."
-- Prof. John Huntington