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

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.

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)."

Modernism


Author: Peter Childs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134119801
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 248
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The modernist movement radically transformed the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literary establishment, and its effects are still felt today. Modernism introduces and analyzes what amounted to nothing less than a literary and cultural revolution. In this fully updated and revised second edition, charting the movement in its global and local contexts, Peter Childs: details the origins of the modernist movement and the influence of thinkers such as Darwin, Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, Saussure and Einstein explores the radical changes which occurred in the literature, drama, art and film of the period traces 'modernism at work' in Anglophone literatures, especially in writings by a range of key figures including James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, Nella Larsen, Gertrude Stein, Katherine Mansfield, T. S. Eliot, and many others 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 movements 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.

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


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, Labour and Selfhood in British Literature and Culture, 1890-1930


Author: Morag Shiach,Reader in Cultural Studies Morag Shiach
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521834599
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 291
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Shiach examines the ways in which labour was experienced and represented between 1890 and 1930. There is a critical tradition in literary and historical studies that sees the impact of modernity on human labour in terms of intensification and alienation. Shiach, however, explores a series of efforts to articulate the relations between labour and selfhood within modernism. Through readings of Sylvia Pankhurst and D. H. Lawrence, Shiach shows how labour underpins the political and textual innovations of the period. This study will be of interest to literary and cultural scholars alike.

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.

Paul Wegener - Fruhe Moderne im Film (Early Modernism in Film)


Author: Heide Schönemann
Publisher: Edition Axel Menges
ISBN: 3932565142
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 143
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Text in German. The title of Paul Wegener's film Hans Trutz im Schlaraffenland, dating from 1917, alludes to Pieter Bruegel's well-known picture Cockaigne (Das Schlaraffenland). For Wegener art history, which he counted as one of his 'favourite occupations' throughout his life, was an inexhaustible treasury of images. Although he did not always allude so openly to the relationship between film and other arts as he does here, it is always a tangible presence. Wegener was one of the most striking actors in the German theatre, from the time he joined Max Reinhardt's Deutsches Theater (1906) until his death in 1948. And at a very early stage he mastered the new pictorial language of the cinema, as a leading performer, director and author of many fairy-tale-like, imaginative films. He started in 1913 with his Student of Prague, which immediately brought him world fame. The high point was the 1920 film The Golem (with sets by Hans Poelzig), which played in New York, for example, for eleven months. Films like these placed Wegener at the beginning of a brilliant epoch in German film art. Wegener's pictorial world is seen both in the context of the art of his period and in a retrospective view of the history of the motif. Pictorial comparisons and analyses from the point of view of interdisciplinary iconography are revealing about Wegener's position in artistic development. Unknown aspects emerge, which show Wegener's personality and work in a new light. Comparative observation shows that this work is the film variant on the great Neo-Romantic renewal movement, which affected all fields of life and art at the beginning of our century. It has increasingly attracted academic attention in recent years, adding an interesting early phase to the excessively one-sided image of Modernism.

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.

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

Modernism: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Christopher Butler
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191613487
Category: Art
Page: 136
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Is a tower block, your unmade bed, your lavatory basin, or the bicycle chained to the gate next door a work of art? Why should a novel have a beginning, a middle, and an end; or even a story? Whether we recognise it or not, virtually every aspect of our life today has been influenced in part by the aesthetic legacy of Modernism. In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler examines how and why Modernism began, explaining what it is and showing how it has gradually informed all aspects of 20th and 21st century life. Butler considers several aspects of modernism including some modernist works; movements and notions of the avant garde; and the idea of 'progress' in art. Butler looks at modernist ideas of the self, subjectivity, irrationalism, people and machines, and political definitions of modernism as a whole. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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

Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies
Author: Tim Middleton
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780415287333
Category: American literature
Page: 416
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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: 9780521498661
Category: Art
Page: 246
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In The Cambridge Companion to Modernism, ten eminent scholars from Britain and the United States offer timely new appraisals of the revolutionary cultural transformations of the first decades of the twentieth century. Chapters on the major literary genres, intellectual, political and institutional contexts, film and the visual arts, provide both close analyses of individual works and a broader set of interpretive narratives. A chronology and guide to further reading supply valuable orientation for the study of Modernism. Readers will be able to use the book at once as a standard work of reference and as a stimulating source of compelling new readings of works by writers and artists from Joyce and Woolf to Stein, Picasso, Chaplin, H. D. and Freud, and many others. Students will find much-needed help with the difficulties of approaching Modernism, while the essays' original contributions will send scholars back to this volume for stimulating re-evaluation.

Geographies of Modernism

Literatures, Cultures, Spaces
Author: Peter Brooker,Andrew Thacker
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415331166
Category: Social Science
Page: 181
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One of the most pivotal developments in contemporary literary and cultural studies is the investigation of space and geography, a trend which is proving particularly important for modernist studies. This volume explores the interface between modernism and geography in a range of writers, texts and artists across the twentieth century. Cross-disciplinary essays test and extend a variety of methodological approaches and reveal the reach of this topic into every corner of modernist scholarship. From Imagist poetry and the Orient to teashops and modernism in London, or from mapping and belonging in James Joyce or Joseph Conrad to the space of new media artists, this remarkable volume offers fresh, invigorating research that ranges across the field of modernism. It also serves to identify the many exciting new directions that future studies may take. With groundbreaking essays from an international team of highly-regarded scholars, Geographies of Modernism is an important step forward in literary and cultural studies.