Modernism

The Lure of Heresy : from Baudelaire to Beckett and Beyond
Author: Peter Gay
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393052053
Category: Art
Page: 610
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Traces the rise of Modernism in the arts from its inception in the mid-nineteenth century to its end in the wake of the development of Pop Art, analyzing its influences on the fields of literature, poetry, music, and other art forms and profiling key figures.

Modernism


Author: Peter Childs
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317394895
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
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Modernist movements radically transformed the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literary establishment, and their effects are still felt today. Modernism introduces and analyzes what amounted to nothing less than a literary and cultural revolution. In this fully updated, expanded, and revised third edition, charting modernism in its global and local contexts, Peter Childs: details the origins of modernism and the influence of thinkers such as Darwin, Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, Saussure and Einstein explores the radical changes which occurred in the arts, literature, drama, and film of the period traces 'modernism at work' in literature, especially in writings by a range of British, Irish, American and other Anglophone authors including James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, Nella Larsen, Gertrude Stein, Katherine Mansfield, T. S. Eliot, and many others explains recent critical interest in the culture and worldwide impact of modernism reflects upon the shift from modernism to postmodernism. At once accessible and critically informed, Modernism guides readers from first steps in the field to an advanced understanding of one of the most important cultural phenomena of the last centuries.

Modernism

A Cultural History
Author: Tim Armstrong
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745629822
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 176
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"In this study aimed at a general and student audience, Tim Armstrong seeks to define modernism not only by its aesthetics and literary genres but also by its links with broader cultural areas in which the 'modern' is implicated and debated, and which inform its representational modes." - Besedilo s hrbta knj.

Modernism


Author: Michael H. Whitworth
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470779896
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
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This guide helps readers to engage with the major critical debates surrounding literary modernism. A judicious selection of key critical works on literary modernism Presents a critical history from the earliest reviews to the most recent theoretical assessments Shows how modernist writers understood and constructed modernism. Shows how succeeding generations have developed those constructions and brought new interpretations to bear on the subject Discusses how modernism relates to modernity and odernization, and to other literary and cultural movements Texts have been selected for their relevance to the questions surrounding modernism, and for their accessibility to readers with a limited knowledge of the modernist canon Includes a glossary and an annotated bibliography.

Modernism


Author: Ástráður Eysteinsson,Vivian Liska
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027234544
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.

Modernism

An Anthology
Author: Lawrence Rainey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0631204482
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1181
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"Modernism: An Anthology" is the most comprehensive anthology of Anglo-American modernism ever to be published. The giants of modernist literature - James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, Samuel Beckett - are amply represented, along with another 20 Anglo-American writers. In addition, the book features a generous selection of texts by avant-garde thinkers and writers from the Continent. These enable the reader to trace modernism's interaction with the Futurists, the Dadaists, the Surrealists, and the Frankfurt School. Supported by helpful annotations and an extensive bibliography, this "Anthology" allows readers to encounter anew the extraordinary revolution in language that utterly transformed the aesthetics of the modern world.

Modernism


Author: Anna Anselmo
Publisher: EDUCatt - Ente per il diritto allo studio universitario dell'Università Cattolica
ISBN: 8867806033
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 68
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The term “modernism” serves as a label for a variety of tendencies, attitudes, convictions, and for works of art disparate in quality and meaning, but alike in spirit and, sometimes, conception. Critics have been at pains to define modernism; some even wonder whether it should be defined at all. This introduction aims at presenting a number of critical attitudes to modernism in the hope of offering readers both a critical landscape and the necessary coordinates for the discovery of the literary and cultural patchwork of which modernism is composed. The Oxford English Dictionary identifies “modernism” as the portmanteau term for “[a]ny of various movements in art, architecture, literature, etc., generally characterized by a deliberate break with classical and traditional forms or methods of expression;” moreover, ‘modernism’ refers to “the work or ideas of the adherents of such a movement”. The definition is sufficiently informative, but it offers no chronological coordinates and is rather general. Every new artistic movement is characterized by “a deliberate break with classical and traditional forms or methods of expression”; in this respect, the Elizabethans were modernists, as were the Romantics; moreover, the definition not only considers “modernism” as referring to “various movements”, but also mentions such disparate fields as “art, architecture, literature, etc.”. In pointing out the limits of the OED definition, I do not intend to question the lexicographers’ ability; on the contrary, I intend to set forth a hypothesis: when attempting to define modernism, every effort, even the most accurate and refined, falls short of the mark, because modernism simply defies definition, as would any artistic movement which counts relative chronological indeterminateness and inherent diversity among its more interesting peculiarities. Furthermore, the idea of modernism is perhaps more enticing and familiar than the reality of it, it is thus hard to step away from prejudices and commonplaces to look at the object of study itself. “Modernism,” Lawrence Rainey writes, “is preceded by its reputation, or even by several reputations: it is endowed with authority so monumental that a reader is tempted to overlook the very experience of encountering modernist works; or it is attended with such opprobrium (the modernists were all fascists or anti-Semites, or if not that, “elitists”) that one might wonder why anyone had bothered to read them at all. It is easy, too easy, to slight the grisly comedy or miss the mordant wit, to skim the surface of dazzling surprises, to neglect the sheer wildness and irredeemable opacity at the heart of modernist work”. Tratto dall'Introduzione dell'Autrice

The Concept of Modernism


Author: Astradur Eysteinsson
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801480775
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 265
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The term "modernism" is central to any discussion of twentieth-century literature and critical theory. Astradur Eysteinsson here maintains that the concept of modernism does not emerge directly from the literature it subsumes, but is in fact a product of critical practices relating to nontraditional literature. Intervening in these practices, and correlating them with modernist works and with modern literary theory, Eysteinsson undertakes a comprehensive reexamination of the idea of modernism.

Aspects of music, arts and religion during the period of Czech Modernism


Author: Aleš Březina,Eva Velická
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039108565
Category: Music
Page: 306
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Am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts setzt sich die tschechische Gesellschaft intensiv mit neuen spirituellen Stromungen wie Theosophie, Anthroposophie und Okkultismus auseinander. Durch die Ubersetzungen der Werke von Huysmans, Strauss, Nietzsche, Steiner und anderen einflussreichen europaischen Denkern gerat der Katholizismus immer starker in den Konflikt mit der Moderne. Die Bewegung "Katolicka moderna" versucht in Bohmen den Katholizismus zu erneuern. Zu den Mitarbeitern der Zeitschrift "Novy život" zahlen wichtige tschechische Kunstlerpersonlichkeiten. Auch die Autoren der Zeitschrift "Moderni revue" streben eine entsprechende Reform religios ausgerichteter Kunst an. Die tschechische Musik dieser Zeit widerspiegelt die vielfaltige Auseinandersetzung mit den neuen Denkrichtungen. Charakteristisch fur die betreffenden Werke ist der Synkretismus in Form einer personlichen Synthese aus verschiedenen Formen der Spiritualitat. In diesem Kongressband werden neben den Beitragen zu diesen Fragen bislang unbekannte Dokumente zur tschechischen Musik der Jahrhundertwende veroffentlicht und die Rezeptionswege von massgebenden Komponisten der Zeit (Dvořak, Janaček, Haba, Schulhoff, Novak, Martinů) untersucht. At the end of the 19th century, Czech society was preoccupied with new spiritual trends such as theosophy, anthroposophy, pantheism and occultism. The ideas of Schure, Huysmans, Peladan, Renan, Strauss, Nietzsche, Steiner, Blavatsky and other influential European thinkers were compiled and made available thanks to numerous translations. At the same time, Catholicism was coming into increasing conflict with modernism. One of the attempts at its revival in Bohemia was represented by the movement Catholic Modernism. The contributors to the review "Novy život" ("New Life") were distinct personalities of Czech cultural life. The authors of the magazine "Moderni revue" ("Modern Review") strove for reform of religion-oriented arts too. Czech music of that period reflects the multifaceted encounters with the new intellectual trends. Works are characterised by syncretism, in the form of a personal synthesis of various types of spirituality. In addition, the congress proceedings comprise research into hitherto unknown documents dealing with Czech music at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the paths of reception of the foremost composers of the time (Dvořak, Janaček, Haba, Schulhoff, Novak, Martinů)."

Decadence and the Making of Modernism


Author: David Weir
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9780870239922
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 232
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Decadence has often been viewed as an ephemeral artistic vogue of late 19th- and early 20th-century Europe. This study makes the case for decadence as a literary movement in its own right, based on a set of aesthetic principles that formed a transitional link between romanticism and modernism.

The Cambridge Companion to Modernism


Author: Michael Levenson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107010632
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
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This Companion has long been a standard introduction to the field. This second edition is updated and enhanced with four new chapters, addressing the key themes being researched, taught and studied in modernism. Its interdisciplinary approach is central to its success as it brings together readings of the many varieties of modernism. Chapters address the major literary genres, the intellectual, religious and political contexts, and parallel developments in film, painting and music. The catastrophe of the First World War, the emergence of feminism, the race for empire, the conflict among classes: the essays show how these events and circumstances shaped aesthetic and literary experiments. In doing so, they explain clearly both the precise formal innovations in language, image, scene and tone, and the broad historical conditions of a movement that aspired to transform culture.

The Cambridge Introduction to Modernism


Author: Pericles Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521535274
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 276
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An overview of how modernism emerged, how it is defined, and how it developed in different forms and genres.

Modernism


Author: Robin Walz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317860926
Category: History
Page: 204
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Robin Walz’s updated Modernism, now part of the Seminar Studies series, has been updated to include significant primary source material and features to make it more accessible for students returning to, or studying the topic for the first time. The twentieth century was a period of seismic change on a global scale, witnessing two world wars, the rise and fall of communism, the establishment of a global economy, the beginnings of global warming and a complete reversal in the status of women in large parts of the world. The modernist movements of the early twentieth century launched a cultural revolution without which the multi-media-driven world in which we live today would not have been possible. Today modernism is enshrined in art galleries and university courses. Its techniques of abstraction and montage, and its creative impulse to innovate and shock, are the stock-in-trade of commercial advertising, feature films, television and computer-generated graphics. In this concise cultural history, Robin Walz vividly recaptures what was revolutionary about modernism. He shows how an aesthetic concept, arising from a diversity of cultural movements, from Cubism and Bauhaus to Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, and operating in different ways across the fields of art, literature, music, design and architecture, came to turn intellectual and cultural life and assumptions upside down, first in Europe and then around the world. From the nineteenth century origins of modernism to its postmodern legacies, this book will give the reader access to the big picture of modernism as a dynamic historical process and an unfinished project which still speaks to our times.

American Modernism, 1910 - 1945


Author: Roger Lathbury
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438118529
Category:
Page: N.A
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A comprehensive reference guide to the modernist movement in American literature, this volume provides a wealth of information on American modernism, the Lost Generation, modernism in the American novel, the Harlem Renaissance, modernism in poetry and drama, and the literary culture of the Moderns. Writers covered include: Countee Cullen, E. E. Cummings, John Dos Passos, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sigmund Freud, Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Sinclair Lewis, Eugene O'Neill, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and more.

Modernism


Author: Leigh Wilson
Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 192
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Introductions to British Literature and Culture provide practical guides to key literary periods. Guides in the series help to orientate students as they begin a new module or area of study, providing concise information on the historical, cultural, literary and critical context and acting as an initial map of the knowledge needed to study the literature and culture of a specific period.

Gender in Modernism

New Geographies, Complex Intersections
Author: Bonnie Kime Scott
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252074181
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 872
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Grouped into 21 thematic sections, this collection provides theoretical introductions to the primary texts provided by the scholars who have taken the lead in pushing both modernism and gender in different directions. It provides an understanding of the complex intersections of gender with an array of social identifications.

Musik in Literatur und Poetik des Modernism: Lowell, Pound, Woolf


Author: Sarah Fekadu
Publisher: Verlag Wilhelm Fink
ISBN: 3846752800
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 272
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"I always think of my books as music before I write them", schrieb Virginia Woolf 1940. Was macht die Musik für sie und andere angloamerikanische Autoren des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts so attraktiv? Offenbart sich in der Auseinandersetzung mit Musik das ästhetizistische Erbe der Modernisten oder steht sie im Zeichen einer radikal neuen Ästhetik? Sarah Fekadu untersucht die Bezugnahmen auf Musik im Schreiben dreier Hauptvertreter der angloamerikanischen klassischen Moderne: Amy Lowell, Ezra Pound und Virginia Woolf. Jenseits der dominanten (Selbst-)Deutung der modernistischen Ästhetik als visueller Ästhetik, so die These, bildet die Musik einen der Dreh- und Angelpunkte modernistischer Selbstpositionierungen. Wie bereits für die Literatur der Romantik hat sie auch für die Literatur des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts eine zentrale Funktion.

Modernism and Mourning


Author: Patricia Rae
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838756171
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 310
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The essays in Modernism and Mourning examine the work of mourning in modernist literature, or more precisely, its propensity for resisting this work. Drawing from recent developments in the theory and cultural history of mourning, its contributors explore the various ways in which modernist writers repudiate Freud's famous injunction to mourners to work through their grief, endorsing instead a resistant, or melancholic mourning that shapes both their themes and their radical experiments with form. The emerging picture of the pervasive influence of melancholic mourning in modernist literature casts new light on longstanding critical arguments, especially those about the politics of modernism. It also makes clear the pertinence of this literature to the present day, in which the catastrophic losses of 9/11, of retaliatory war, of racially motivated genocide, of the AIDS epidemic, have made the work of mourning a subject of widespread interest and debate. Patricia Rae is Head of the Department of English at Queen's University.

Modernism

A Short Introduction
Author: David Ayers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470777109
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 168
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This short introduction to Modernism analyses the movement from the perspective of English and American literature. Provides a critical overview of some of the central texts of literary Modernism. Covers both established works and those that have only recently come to critical attention. Includes detailed discussion of major authors, including T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, Wallace Stevens and H.D.