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Disciplining Modernism

A Poiret dress, a Catholic shrine in France, Thomas Walliss Hoover Factory building, an Edna Manley sculpture, the poetry of Bei Dao, the internal combustion...

"...A Poiret dress, a Catholic shrine in France, Thomas Walliss Hoover Factory building, an Edna Manley sculpture, the poetry of Bei Dao, the internal combustion.... A Poiret dress, a Catholic shrine in France, Thomas Walliss Hoover Factory building, an Edna Manley sculpture, the poetry of Bei Dao, the internal combustion engine- what makes such artifacts modernist? Disciplining Modernism explores the different ways disciplines conceive modernism and modernity, undisciplining modernist studies in t..."

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Manchester University Press

Beginning Modernism

Modernism was the artistic and intellectual revolution of the early twentieth century. Yet despite its now-secure location in history, the radical experimental...

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Beginning Postmodernism

Second Edition

'Postmodernism' became the buzzword of contemporary society in the 1990s. Yet, even now, it still remains confusing and baffling in its variety of...

"..."Postmodernism" became the buzzword of contemporary society in the 1990s. Yet, even now, it still remains confusing and baffling in its variety of.... "Postmodernism" became the buzzword of contemporary society in the 1990s. Yet, even now, it still remains confusing and baffling in its variety of defiinitions, contexts and associations. Beginning Postmodernism aims to offer clear, accessible and step-by-step introductions to postmodernism across a wide range of subjects. It encourages readers t..."

Tim Woods

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Rethinking Modernism

Around 1970, scholars adopted the term "modernism" as a designation for the radical changes that took place in Anglo-American literature in the early twentieth...

"...Around 1970, scholars adopted the term "modernism" as a designation for the radical changes that took place in Anglo-American literature in the early twentieth.... Around 1970, scholars adopted the term "modernism" as a designation for the radical changes that took place in Anglo-American literature in the early twentieth century. The concept lent prestige to works and authors associated with it, encouraging the developments of a vast body of criticism while blocking academic recognition of lit..."

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Modernist Articulations

A Cultural Reading of Djuna Barnes, Mina Loy and Gertrude Stein

This book explores the theoretical concerns of recent literary and cultural studies through a reappraisal of three innovative women writers of the modernist...

"...This book explores the theoretical concerns of recent literary and cultural studies through a reappraisal of three innovative women writers of the modernist.... This book explores the theoretical concerns of recent literary and cultural studies through a reappraisal of three innovative women writers of the modernist period: Djuna Barnes, Mina Loy, and Gertrude Stein. These three writers are placed at specific modernist moments--key points of articulation--in order to explore their work and its ..."

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Modernisms

A Literary Guide, Second Edition

Peter Nicholls provides original analytic accounts of the main Modernist movements. Close readings of key texts monitor the histories of Futurism,...

Peter Nicholls

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Machinic Modernism

The Deleuzian Literary Machines of Woolf, Lawrence and Joyce

How can the concepts of Deleuze and Guattari be used to unearth the 'metaphysics' of modernist literature? This intersection of philosophy and key literary...

"...How can the concepts of Deleuze and Guattari be used to unearth the 'metaphysics' of modernist literature? This intersection of philosophy and key literary.... How can the concepts of Deleuze and Guattari be used to unearth the 'metaphysics' of modernist literature? This intersection of philosophy and key literary works uses their radical concepts to draw a dynamic map of modernism that explores the confrontation of each writer with the non-human machine age of the early twentieth-century.. ..."

Beatrice Monaco

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Modernity

Modernity is ubiquitous, unavoidable and indecipherable. This exciting volume in the Transitions series explores both history and contemporary ideas, pushing...

"...Modernity is ubiquitous, unavoidable and indecipherable. This exciting volume in the Transitions series explores both history and contemporary ideas, pushing.... Modernity is ubiquitous, unavoidable and indecipherable. This exciting volume in the Transitions series explores both history and contemporary ideas, pushing forward the boundaries of what we can understand by "modernity". Like other titles in the series, the book is distinguished from its competitors by its clear focus on close readin..."

David Punter

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Modernism

A Sourcebook

This Sourcebook provides a substantial anthology of documents for contextualising texts from the Modernist period of Anglo-American literature. The documents...

"...This Sourcebook provides a substantial anthology of documents for contextualising texts from the Modernist period of Anglo-American literature. The documents.... This Sourcebook provides a substantial anthology of documents for contextualising texts from the Modernist period of Anglo-American literature. The documents are supported by substantial editorial, including an authoritative introduction which outlines key historical events, movements, and literary and cultural issues of the time.. I'..."

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Introducing the dynamic study of a literary period stretching from 1900 to the Second World War, the book reflects the exciting mix of European avant-garde,...

"...Introducing the dynamic study of a literary period stretching from 1900 to the Second World War, the book reflects the exciting mix of European avant-garde,.... Introducing the dynamic study of a literary period stretching from 1900 to the Second World War, the book reflects the exciting mix of European avant-garde, writers of the Harlem Renaissance and regional voices within Britain. Three distinct sections explore the major concepts, themes and issues that characterize the literature.. "...t..."

Julian Hanna

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Modernist Writings and Religio-scientific Discourse

H.D., Loy, and Toomer

Modernist Writings and Religio-scientific Discourse explores literary modernism through the lens of cultural history. Focusing on the intersection of...

Lara Vetter

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Mourning, Modernism, Postmodernism traces the emergence of a fundamentally new way of writing about individual and collective mourning, demonstrating how a...

"...Mourning, Modernism, Postmodernism traces the emergence of a fundamentally new way of writing about individual and collective mourning, demonstrating how a.... Mourning, Modernism, Postmodernism traces the emergence of a fundamentally new way of writing about individual and collective mourning, demonstrating how a refusal of consolation and closure succeeds in promoting a progressive cultural politics crucial for reimaging gender, racial, and sexual subjects.. ..."

Tammy Clewell

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Modernisms

A Literary Guide

Peter Nicholls provides original analytic accounts of the main Modernist movements. Close readings of key texts monitor the histories of Futurism,...

"...Peter Nicholls provides original analytic accounts of the main Modernist movements. Close readings of key texts monitor the histories of Futurism,.... Peter Nicholls provides original analytic accounts of the main Modernist movements. Close readings of key texts monitor the histories of Futurism, Expressionism, Cubism, Dadaism and Surrealism. This new edition includes discussion of the recent research trends, examination of developments in the US, and a new chapter on African-American Modernism..."

Peter Nicholls

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American Puppet Modernism

Essays on the Material World in Performance

In American Puppet Modernism, Bell reveals how understanding puppetry is integral to understanding the nature of the material world in performance and in turn...

John Bell

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Modernism's Middle East

Journeys to Barbary

Dealing with the efforts of modernists to effect increasingly fraught identifications with an image of the hard, impersonal 'Arab Other' which they saw in...

"...Dealing with the efforts of modernists to effect increasingly fraught identifications with an image of the hard, impersonal 'Arab Other' which they saw in.... Dealing with the efforts of modernists to effect increasingly fraught identifications with an image of the hard, impersonal 'Arab Other' which they saw in contrast to a decadent Western culture, this book shows how this fantasy became more difficult as its popularity grew but also how it still persists.. ..."

Joanna Grant

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British Fiction after Modernism

The Novel at Mid-Century

This collection of essays by leading and emergent critics of twentieth-century fiction offers a wide-ranging and provocative reassessment of the British...

"...This collection of essays by leading and emergent critics of twentieth-century fiction offers a wide-ranging and provocative reassessment of the British.... This collection of essays by leading and emergent critics of twentieth-century fiction offers a wide-ranging and provocative reassessment of the British novel's achievements after modernism. Focusing on mid-century writing, the book identifies continuities of preoccupation - with national identity, historiography and the challenge to litera..."

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Modernism and Performance

Jarry to Brecht

The idea of performance as distinct artistic practice emerges in the context of modernity. This guide to modernism and performance introduces key developments...

"...The idea of performance as distinct artistic practice emerges in the context of modernity. This guide to modernism and performance introduces key developments.... The idea of performance as distinct artistic practice emerges in the context of modernity. This guide to modernism and performance introduces key developments and debates of the period (the rise of the director, new theories of acting, new modes of production, complex relationships to classical and oriental drama); debates that helped..."

Olga Taxidou

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This book combines literary criticism, postmodern theology, philosophy, and musicology in a rethinking of the relationship of modernist literature and...

Gregory Erickson

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Modernism and Fascism

The Sense of a Beginning under Mussolini and Hitler

In this book, a leading scholar of fascism presents a concise distillation of more than a decade's research and thinking on the subject.

"...In this book, a leading scholar of fascism presents a concise distillation of more than a decade's research and thinking on the subject.. 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. Using a wealt..."

Roger Griffin

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The Postmodern Fairy Tale

Folkloric Intertexts in Contempoary Fiction

An investigation into the way fairytale plots and characters are used in postmodern fiction.

"...An investigation into the way fairytale plots and characters are used in postmodern fiction.. Why is Shrek one of the greatest selling DVDs of all time? Why do shampoo advertisements base themselves on Sleeping Beauty? Why is it that in this age where there are stories surrounding us in every media imaginable, that the same simple stories keep being told? This study attempts to explain why fairy tales keep popping up in the most unexpected places and why the best storytellers begin their tales ..."

Kevin Paul Smith

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Rethinking Modernity

Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination

Gurminder Bhambra presents a fundamental reconstruction of the idea of modernity in sociology, criticizing classic and contemporary contributions and arguing...

"...Gurminder Bhambra presents a fundamental reconstruction of the idea of modernity in sociology, criticizing classic and contemporary contributions and arguing.... Arguing for the idea of connected histories, Gurminder Bhambra presents a fundamental reconstruction of the idea of modernity in contemporary sociology, where modernity's origins are located in Europe. She criticizes the abstraction of European modernity from its colonial context and the way in which non-Western 'others' are regarded a..."

Gurminder K. Bhambra

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At the turn of the last century the public culture of Europe’s cities underwent a transformation that changed both gender relations and European fiction. This...

"...At the turn of the last century the public culture of Europe’s cities underwent a transformation that changed both gender relations and European fiction. This.... At the turn of the last century the public culture of Europe’s cities underwent a transformation that changed both gender relations and European fiction. This book charts the changing representations of masculinity in modernist fiction in the context of the four most influential cities -- London, Dublin, Paris and Prague.. ..."

Scott McCracken

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Manchester University Press

Postmodernism. What Moment?

This collection assembles many of the major theorists of postmodernism, across the humanities and the social sciences, to reconsider the nature and...

"...This collection assembles many of the major theorists of postmodernism, across the humanities and the social sciences, to reconsider the nature and.... This collection assembles many of the major theorists of postmodernism, across the humanities and the social sciences, to reconsider the nature and significance of the postmodern moment, as historical phase and as theoretical field. The authors look back on their own contributions to the postmodernism debate of the 1980s and 1990s and address th..."

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Modernism on File

Writers, Artists, and the FBI, 1920-1950

Modernism on File: Writers, Artists, and the FBI, 1920-1950 brings together important new scholarship focused on J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI and its institutional...

"...Modernism on File: Writers, Artists, and the FBI, 1920-1950 brings together important new scholarship focused on J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI and its institutional.... Modernism on File: Writers, Artists, and the FBI, 1920-1950 brings together important new scholarship focused on J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI and its institutional presence in shaping and directing American print, film, and art culture. From Harlem to Hollywood, Hoover and his bureau workers were bent on decontaminating America’s creativity an..."

By Claire A. Culleton and Karen Leick

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