"Rubin’s is a distinctive scholarly voice that provides a bridge between the print culture scholars and the broader field of American intellectual and cultural history. Her concerns with cultural hierarchy and mediation tie her more firmly to the first group; her concerns with cultural tensions, ambivalences, and modes of middlebrow thinking and belief link her to the second. Neither group is, I suspect, aware of the full range of her writings, and this collection will prove invaluable in bringing the entire spectrum of her work to the attention of diverse groups of scholars.—Daniel Wickberg, University of Texas at Dallas
""A masterful blending of big-picture historical synthesis with vividly rendered debates and episodes related to the higher registers of the culture industry.""—Thomas Augst, New York University
""Rubin's work, in recovering artists, academics, and critics who had been left to the dustbins of history, restores a cultural past that is rich and evocative. . . . The essays in Cultural Considerations are reminders of the value of a more inclusive intellectual history.""—SHARP News
""Rubin suggests that her new work extends her career-long fascination with cultural 'mediation and its ideological ramifications' into the post-1945 period. At the same time, her work joins a groundswell of music-and-literature criticism by a variety of Americanists who trust that the relevant world of sound includes mixed genres and independent idioms still unheard as the new Musicology goes gray.""—American Literature"