Magome, Kiyoko

Kiyoko Magome is Assistant Professor of American Literature at the University of Tsukuba, Japan. She received her Ph.D. in Literature and Criticism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Influence of Music on American Literature Since 1890. A History of Aesthetic Counterpoint
2008 0-7734-5135-8
Music and literature are the so-called “sister arts,” and since around 1890, many of the American writers who use music in their works have created their hybrid, musico-literary worlds by focusing on two or three of the following musical elements: counterpoint, Wagnerian music dramas, and player pianos. This work explores the changing American discourse as a contrapuntal rope consisting of three symbolic elements/threads interacting in a unique way in the periods of realism/naturalism, modernism, and postmodernism.