Beginning Modernism

Beginning Modernism

With an emphasis on the close reading of modernist artefacts, from literary texts to buildings, paintings to musical compositions, the book aims to demystify the notorious difficulties of 'high' modernism, showing them to be an incentive ...

Author: Jeff Wallace

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719067898

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Modernism was the artistic and intellectual revolution of the early twentieth century. Yet despite its now-secure location in history, the radical experimental practices of modernism continue to bewilder as much as they excite. Beginning Modernism offers a clear and reader-friendly introduction to this complex and invigorating subject. With an emphasis on the close reading of modernist artefacts, from literary texts to buildings, paintings to musical compositions, the book aims to demystify the notorious difficulties of 'high' modernism, showing them to be an incentive rather than an obstacle to understanding and exploration. At the same time, it highlights the emergence of a new modernist studies, emphasizing the eclectic, the popular, and the global or transnational. Readers are encouraged to situate their reading of modernist literature within a wider set of cultural contexts, which include: visual art; ideas of time and space; sculpture; photography; film; politics; technology; sexuality; primitivism; architecture; dance; drama, and music. Beginning Modernism will be of interest both to the general reader, and to undergraduates and postgraduates in the fields of literary studies, art history and cultural studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Modernism

Modernism

Thus , when the narrative discourse of The Trial begins , the trial has already
started . The stage of the trial we are introduced to is not the first one — not the (
possible ) crime but the ( strange kind of ) arrest . The novel's real beginning , like
our ...

Author: Ástráður Eysteinsson

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 902723454X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1024

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The two-volume work Modernism has been awarded the prestigious 2008 MSA Book Prize! Modernism has constituted one of the most prominent fields of literary studies for decades. While it was perhaps temporarily overshadowed by postmodernism, recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in modernism on both sides of the Atlantic. These volumes respond to a need for a collective and multifarious view of literary modernism in various genres, locations, and languages. Asking and responding to a wealth of theoretical, aesthetic, and historical questions, 65 scholars from several countries test the usefulness of the concept of modernism as they probe a variety of contexts, from individual texts to national literatures, from specific critical issues to broad cross-cultural concerns. While the chief emphasis of these volumes is on literary modernism, literature is seen as entering into diverse cultural and social contexts. These range from inter-art conjunctions to philosophical, environmental, urban, and political domains, including issues of race and space, gender and fashion, popular culture and trauma, science and exile, all of which have an urgent bearing on the poetics of modernity.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Modernism and Fascism

Modernism and Fascism

In this ambitious book, renowned expert on fascism Roger Griffin analyzes Western modernity and the regimes of Mussolini and Hitler and offers a pioneering new interpretation of the links between these apparently contradictory phenomena.

Author: R. Griffin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230596122

Category: History

Page: 470

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Intellectual debates surrounding modernity, modernism and fascism continue to be active and hotly contested. In this ambitious book, renowned expert on fascism Roger Griffin analyzes Western modernity and the regimes of Mussolini and Hitler and offers a pioneering new interpretation of the links between these apparently contradictory phenomena.
Categories: History

Early American Modernist Painting 1910 1935

Early American Modernist Painting 1910 1935

Obviously no single year can be stated as the firm beginning of modernism for all
four dozen or so painters . Of these , the dozen or so younger Precisionists begin
with their modernism around 1920 . So it should be stressed simply that much ...

Author: Abraham A. Davidson

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: UCSD:31822018805291

Category: Art

Page: 324

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Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Marcel Duchamp, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Georgia O'Keefe, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, Charles Sheeler, Joseph Stella, Alfred Stieglitz and Max Weber are some of the seminal artists discussed and contextualised in this account of one of the most fascinating periods in American painting.
Categories: Art

Movement and Modernism Yeats Elliot Lawrence Williams and Early 20th C c

Movement and Modernism  Yeats  Elliot  Lawrence  Williams  and Early 20th C   c

4 Yeats , Eliot , Lawrence , and Williams were by no means the only modernists
to be touched by the new dance . ... and Rutherford and Einstein were at work
beginning to revolutionize our knowledge of our own minds and of the universe .

Author: Terri A. Mester

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1610752694

Category: American poetry

Page: 192

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Categories: American poetry

T E Hulme and the Ideological Politics of Early Modernism

T  E  Hulme and the Ideological Politics of Early Modernism

... not to be judged retrospectively in terms of whether they mark the beginnings
of a 'pure'Imagism (or indeed a pure 'conservatism', 'fascism' or 'modernism'), but
are to be seen as representative of one Imagism – one Imagist – among many.

Author: Henry Mead

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472582010

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Drawing on a range of archival materials, this book explores the writing career of the poet, philosopher, art critic, and political commentator T.E. Hulme, a key figure in British modernism. T.E. Hulme and the Ideological Politics of Early Modernism reveals for the first time the full extent of Hulme's relationship with New Age, a leading radical journal before the Great War, focussing particularly on his exchange of ideas with its editor, A.R. Orage. Through a ground-breaking account of Hulme's reading in continental literature, and his combative exchanges amongst the bohemian networks of Edwardian London, Mead shows how 'the strange death of Liberal England' coincided with Hulme's emergence as what T.S. Eliot called 'the forerunner of... the twentieth century mind'. Tracing his debts to French Symbolism, evolutionary psychology, Neo-Royalism, and philosophical pragmatism, the book shows how Hulme combined anarchist and conservative impulses in his journey towards a 'religious attitude'. The result is a nuanced account of Hulme's ideological politics, complicating the received view of his work as proto-fascist.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Gendering Modernism

Gendering Modernism

The bookends of modernism seem to be shifting constantly, and there is no good
reason to pick any specific starting and ending points along this timeline, other
than in relation to the focus of this study on gender norms.15 One might start with
 ...

Author: Maria Bucur

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350026261

Category: History

Page: 168

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Gendering Modernism offers a critical reappraisal of the modernist movement, asking how gender norms of the time shaped the rebellion of the self-avowed modernists and examining the impact of radical gender reformers on modernism. Focusing primarily on the connections between North American and European modernists, Maria Bucur explains why it is imperative that we consider the gender angles of modernism as a way to understand the legacies of the movement. She provides an overview of the scholarship on modernism and an analysis of how definitions of modernism have evolved with that scholarship. Interweaving vivid case studies from before the Great War to the interwar period - looking at individual modernists from Ibsen to Picasso, Hannah Höch to Josephine Baker - she covers various fields such as art, literature, theatre and film, whilst also demonstrating how modernism manifested itself in the major social-political and cultural shifts of the 20th century, including feminism, psychology, sexology, eugenics, nudism, anarchism, communism and fascism. This is a fresh and wide-ranging investigation of modernism which expands our definition of the movement, integrating gender analysis and thereby opening up new lines of enquiry. Written in a lively and accessible style, Gendering Modernism is a crucial intervention into the literature which should be read by all students and scholars of the modernist movement as well 20th-century history and gender studies more broadly.
Categories: History

Modernist Cultural Studies

Modernist Cultural Studies

Different authors and texts propose numerous beginning points for Modernism ,
making reference to different disciplines , figures , or themes . In literature , for
example , we might begin with scandalous mid - nineteenth - century texts ...

Author: Catherine Driscoll

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002848229

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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"A timely reassessment of the fraught relationship cultural studies has had with the term 'modernism' amounting to a reevaluation of the place that both can occupy in discussions of cultural modernity, resting on a commonality or refrain of innovation, relativity, contingency, critique, and a pluralistic disciplinary methodology."--Peter Childs, University of Gloucestershire For many scholars, cultural studies is viewed as a product of postmodern criticism and as the antithesis of modernism. In this brilliant work, Catherine Driscoll argues persuasively that we must view what we call cultural studies as a direct continuation of the innovations and concerns of modernism and the modernists. In making her case, Driscoll provides a fresh take on arguments--some seemingly unresolvable--that pivot on modernism's desire for novelty. Defining modernity as a critical attitude rather than a time period, she describes the many things these ostensibly different fields of inquiry have in common and reveals why cultural studies must be viewed as a fundamentally modernist project. Casting a wide net across the shared interests of modernism and cultural studies, including cinema, fiction, fashion, art, and popular music, Driscoll explores such themes as love and work, adolescence and everyday life, the significance of the everyday, the popular as a field of power, and the importance of representation to identity and experience in modernity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Beginning at the End

Beginning at the End

Beginning at the End argues that both groups—European decadents and postcolonial artists—maintained commitments to artifice while fostering oppositional politics.

Author: Robert Stilling Stilling

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674919693

Category: Law

Page: 350

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During the struggle for decolonization, Frantz Fanon argued that artists who mimicked European aestheticism were “beginning at the end,” skipping the inventive phase of youth for a decadence thought more typical of Europe’s declining empires. Robert Stilling takes up Fanon’s assertion to argue that decadence became a key idea in postcolonial thought, describing both the failures of revolutionary nationalism and the assertion of new cosmopolitan ideas about poetry and art. In Stilling’s account, anglophone postcolonial artists have reshaped modernist forms associated with the idea of art for art’s sake and often condemned as decadent. By reading decadent works by J. K. Huysmans, Walter Pater, Henry James, and Oscar Wilde alongside Chinua Achebe, Derek Walcott, Agha Shahid Ali, Derek Mahon, Yinka Shonibare, Wole Soyinka, and Bernardine Evaristo, Stilling shows how postcolonial artists reimagined the politics of aestheticism in the service of anticolonial critique. He also shows how fin de siècle figures such as Wilde questioned the imperial ideologies of their own era. Like their European counterparts, postcolonial artists have had to negotiate between the imaginative demands of art and the pressure to conform to a revolutionary politics seemingly inseparable from realism. Beginning at the End argues that both groups—European decadents and postcolonial artists—maintained commitments to artifice while fostering oppositional politics. It asks that we recognize what aestheticism has contributed to politically engaged postcolonial literature. At the same time, Stilling breaks down the boundaries around decadent literature, taking it outside of Europe and emphasizing the global reach of its imaginative transgressions.
Categories: Law

Beginning Postmodernism

Beginning Postmodernism

The first volume of Manchester University Press' 'Beginnings' series, which is based on Peter Barry's critically aclaimed bestseller, Beginning theory This brilliant digest offers a clear, step-by-step introduction to postmodernism on every ...

Author: Tim Woods

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719052114

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

View: 759

Beginning Postmodernism offers an introduction to postmodernism across a wide range of subjects. It explores how the debates have emerged from basic philosophical and cultural ideas and developes comparative connections.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Modernism

Modernism

The two-volume work Modernism has been awarded the prestigious 2008 MSA Book Prize! Modernism has constituted one of the most prominent fields of literary studies for decades.

Author: Astradur Eysteinsson

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027292049

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1043

View: 324

The two-volume work Modernism has been awarded the prestigious 2008 MSA Book Prize! Modernism has constituted one of the most prominent fields of literary studies for decades. While it was perhaps temporarily overshadowed by postmodernism, recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in modernism on both sides of the Atlantic. These volumes respond to a need for a collective and multifarious view of literary modernism in various genres, locations, and languages. Asking and responding to a wealth of theoretical, aesthetic, and historical questions, 65 scholars from several countries test the usefulness of the concept of modernism as they probe a variety of contexts, from individual texts to national literatures, from specific critical issues to broad cross-cultural concerns. While the chief emphasis of these volumes is on literary modernism, literature is seen as entering into diverse cultural and social contexts. These range from inter-art conjunctions to philosophical, environmental, urban, and political domains, including issues of race and space, gender and fashion, popular culture and trauma, science and exile, ­all of which have an urgent bearing on the poetics of modernity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Transatlantic Modernism

Transatlantic Modernism

The discovery and appropriation of the " primitive " is essential to all modernism
and at the same time its most problematic and most controversial aspect . It has
now become conventional to connect the beginning of modernism with Picasso '
s ...

Author: Martin Klepper

Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter

ISBN: UVA:X004530903

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

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Modernism in Europe and modernism in the United States - at first glance these two concepts seem to be quite different if not opposing. European modernism, it appears, is innovative and even iconoclastic (Joyce, Schonberg, Gropius, Schwitters). American modernism, it would seem, is rather reconciliatory and even conservative (Fitzgerald, Gershwin, Wright and Hopper). The collection of essays in Transatlantic Modernism disproves this point. Transatlantic Modernism tackles the modes of transfer, translation, cross-fertilization and reinterpretation which actually characterize the complex relations between European and American cultures within the period of modernism. The essays collected in this volume cover a broad array of forms of cultural expression: literature (Doblin, Dos Passos, Faulkner etc.), philosophy (Bergson, James, Dewey), painting (Gleizes, Stella, Shahn), photography (Ray, Steichen, Sheeler), fashion (Poiret, Delaunay, Schiaparelli), film (Fox, Stroheim, Lubitsch), architecture (Bauhaus, Johnson, Hitchcock) and opera (Thomson, Stein).
Categories: Literary Criticism

Greek Modernism and Beyond

Greek Modernism and Beyond

Perhaps it is not a coincidence that Greece became an associate member of the
European Union in the early 1960s , the period of the culmination and at the
same time of the twilight of Greek modernism , which also marked the beginning
of a ...

Author: Professor of Modern Greek Studies Dimitris Tziovas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015041544019

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 278

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Although it is one of the most dynamic and controversial areas of Greek culture, Greek modernism has received little scholarly attention as a literary and cultural phenomenon. A wide variety of competing, often clashing discourses and approaches characterize the study of Greek modernism. In this landmark volume, scholars from three continents provide a framework in which developments in prose, poetry, and drama can be studied together. The contributors seek to redefine the contours of Greek modernism, to reassess its impact on Greek culture, to explore the fringes of the movement. Special attention is paid to the role of the avant-garde in Greece and the emergence of postmodern trends in Greek culture. Greek Modernism and Beyond is valuable reading for students and scholars of Greek and European literature.
Categories: Literary Collections

The colonial period to the beginnings of modernism

The colonial period to the beginnings of modernism

1 beginning ( Lord Byron is the poet in question . In Don Juan , Canto IV , 1 , he
declared : “ Nothing so difficult as a beginning / In poesy , unless perhaps the end
. " ) ? unfavorably as it may weigh on my anguished muse . 3 to make amends .

Author: Angel Flores

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173026936450

Category: Spanish American literature

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Categories: Spanish American literature

Masculine Identity in Modernist Literature

Masculine Identity in Modernist Literature

This book is about the modernist narrative voice and its correlation to medical, mythological, and psychoanalytic images of emasculation between 1919 and 1945.

Author: Allan Johnson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319655093

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 173

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This book is about the modernist narrative voice and its correlation to medical, mythological, and psychoanalytic images of emasculation between 1919 and 1945. It shows how special-effects of rhetoric and form inspired by outré modernist developments in psychoanalysis, occultism, and negative philosophy reshaped both narrative structure and the literary depiction of modern masculine identity. In acknowledging early twentieth-century Anglo-American literature’s self-conscious and self-reflexive understanding of the effect of textual production, this engaging new study depicts a history of writers and readers understanding the role of textual absence in the development and chronicling of masculine anxiety and optimism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Beginning Postmodernism

Beginning Postmodernism

This second edition of Beginning postmodernism offers clear, accessible and step-by-step introductions to postmodernism across a wide range of subjects.

Author: Tim Woods

Publisher: Beginnings (Paperback)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215518221

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 329

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This second edition of Beginning postmodernism offers clear, accessible and step-by-step introductions to postmodernism across a wide range of subjects.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Matrix of Modernism

The Matrix of Modernism

These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions.

Author: Sanford Schwartz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400857623

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Sanford Schwartz situates Modernist poetics in the intellectual ferment of the early twentieth century, which witnessed major developments in philosophy, science, and the arts. Beginning with the works of various philosophers--Bergson, James, Bradley, Nietzsche, and Husserl, among others--he establishes a matrix that brings together not only the principal characteristics of Modernist/New Critical poetics but also the affiliations between the Continental and the Anglo-American critical traditions. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Modernism

Modernism

We must also clarify misconceptions about the origins of modernism in Finnish
furniture design . These views claim that in the early 1930s Alvar Aalto's furniture
descended from the heavens of modernism to fill a void , after which the Finnish ...

Author: Marianne Aav

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215387379

Category: Design

Page: 127

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Categories: Design

The Uses of Obscurity

The Uses of Obscurity

Author: Allon White

Publisher: London ; Boston : Routledge & Kegan Paul

ISBN: UOM:39015008287966

Category: Ambiguity in literature

Page: 190

View: 99

Categories: Ambiguity in literature

The Nation

The Nation

BOOKS & THE ARTS LE EDWARD HOPPER , EARLY SUNDAY MORNING (
1930 ) Of Time and the the Artist ... claim that Modernism begins with the origins
of Modernism , however with Manet's Déjeuner sur l'herbe , in 1863 . that is to be
 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021771683

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