Category: Modernism

Sonic modernity : representing sound in literature, culture by Sam Halliday

By Sam Halliday

Unearths the numerous roles and types of sound in modernism. Drawing on a wealth of texts and thinkers, the booklet exhibits the targeted nature of sonic cultures in modernity. Arguing that those cultures will not be reducible to sound by myself, the publication extra exhibits that those surround representations of sound in 'other' media: particularly literature; but in addition, cinema and portray. Figures mentioned comprise canonical writers resembling Joyce, Richardson, and Woolf; quite overlooked writers comparable to Henry Roth and Bryher; and a complete host of musicians, artists, and different commentators, together with Wagner, Schoenberg, Kandinsky, Adorno, and Benjamin. Conceptually in addition to topically various, the booklet engages matters corresponding to urban noise and 'foreign' accents, representations of sound in 'silent' cinema, the connection of tune to language, and the results of know-how on sonic creation and reception

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Committed styles : Modernism, politics, and left-wing by Benjamin Kohlmann

By Benjamin Kohlmann

Devoted kinds' bargains a brand new realizing of the politicized literature of the Thirties and its courting to modernism. It reclaims a crucial physique of literary and important works for modernist stories, providing in-depth readings of texts by means of T.S. Eliot and I.A. Richards, in addition to by means of key left-wing authors together with William Empson, David Gascoyne, Charles Madge, Humphrey Jennings, and Edward Upward. development on Read more...

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Dangerous Masculinities: Conrad, Hemingway, and Lawrence by Thomas Strychacz

By Thomas Strychacz

In Dangerous Masculinities, Thomas Strychacz has as his target not anything under to show scholarship on gender and modernism on its head. He specializes in the best way a few early twentieth-century writers painting masculinity as theatrical functionality, and examines why students have quite often neglected that fact.
 
Strychacz argues that writers resembling Conrad, Hemingway, and Lawrence--often seen as misogynist--actually represented masculinity of their works by way of theatrical and rhetorical performances. they're theatrical within the feel that male characters hold staging themselves in aggressive screens; rhetorical within the experience that those characters, and the very narrative kind of the works within which they seem, render masculinity one of those persuasive argument readers can and may debate.
 
Perhaps finest is Strychacz's competition that scholarship has obscured the truth that frequently those writers have been rather serious of masculinity. Writing with a readability and scope that enables him to either invoke the Schwarzeneggarian "girly guy" and borrow from the theories of Judith Butler and Bertolt Brecht, he models a serious procedure with which to discover the ways that students gender texts by means of the very act of examining.

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Henri Bergson and British Modernism by Mary Ann Gillies

By Mary Ann Gillies

The writer of this quantity exhibits that French thinker Henri Bergson performed a principal position within the improvement of British literary modernism. whereas Bergson's effect on modernism has lengthy been debated, this is often an exam of the ways that his principles are take place in British modernism. targeting the paintings of T.E. Hulme, the boys of 1914, the Bloomsbury staff, T.S. Eliot and John Middleton Murry, the writer demonstrates that Bergson's theories underlie the literary aesthetics of the interval that varieties the highbrow foundation of contemporary literature. She then turns her severe eye to 5 significant modernist writers, T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Dorothy Richardson and Joseph Conrad, and gives specified Bergsonian readings in their significant works.

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Different Dispatches: Journalism in American Modernist Prose by David T. Humphries

By David T. Humphries

In "Different Dispatches", David Humphries brings jointly in a brand new manner a various team of recognized American writers of the inter-war interval together with: Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, Ernest Hemmingway, Zora Neale Hurston, James Agee and Robert Penn Warren. He demonstrates how those writers interact journalism in growing cutting edge texts that handle mass tradition in addition to underlying cultural stipulations. The publication can be of curiosity to readers impending those famous authors for the 1st time or for students grappling with greater problems with cultural construction and reception.

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Zeno's Conscience by Italo Svevo

By Italo Svevo

Lengthy hailed as a seminal paintings of modernism within the culture of Joyce and Kafka, and now on hand in a supple new English translation, Italo Svevo’s fascinating and wonderfully idiosyncratic novel conducts readers deep into one hilariously hyperactive and without end self-deluding brain. The brain in query belongs to Zeno Cosini, a neurotic Italian businessman who's writing his confessions on the behest of his psychiatrist. listed below are Zeno’s interminable makes an attempt to give up smoking, his courtship of the attractive but unresponsive Ada, his unexpected–and all of sudden happy–marriage to Ada’s homely sister Augusta, and his affair with a shrill-voiced aspiring singer. bearing on those misadventures with wry wit and a perspicacity immediately unblinking and compassionate, Zeno’s sense of right and wrong is a miracle of mental realism.
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Modernism, Race and Manifestos by Laura Winkiel

By Laura Winkiel

The modernist avant-garde used manifestos to stipulate their rules, cultural courses and political agendas. but the manifesto, as a record of innovative swap and a formative style of modernism, has heretofore bought little severe awareness. This learn reappraises the important function of manifestos in shaping the modernist circulation via investigating twentieth-century manifestos from Europe and the Black Atlantic. Manifestos by way of writers from the imperial city and the colonial 'periphery' drew very various emphases of their recasting of histories and stories of modernity. Laura Winkiel examines archival fabrics in addition to canonical texts to examine how Sylvia Pankhurst, Virginia Woolf, Mina Loy, Wyndham Lewis, Nancy Cunard, C. L. R. James, W. E. B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, goalé Césaire and others offered their modernist initiatives. This concentrate on manifestos of their geographical and ancient context permits a revision of modernism that emphasizes its cross-cultural points.

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The Modernist Short Story: A Study in Theory and Practice by Dominic Head

By Dominic Head

The modernist interval observed a revolution in fictional perform, so much famously within the paintings of novelists similar to Joyce and Woolf. Dominic Head indicates that the fast tale, with its specific rigidity on literary artifice, used to be a vital web site for modernist innovation. operating opposed to a standard strategy and in the direction of a extra rigourous and complicated conception of the style, utilizing a framework drawn from Althusser and Bakhtin, he examines the quick story's variety of formal results, equivalent to the disunifying functionality of ellipsis and ambiguity. Separate chapters on Joyce, Woolf and Katherine Mansfield spotlight their concepts of formal dissonance, concerning a clash of voices in the narrative. ultimately, Dominic Head's tough end takes the consequences of his learn into the age of postmodernism.

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Victory by Joseph Conrad

By Joseph Conrad

Axel Heyst, a dreamer and a stressed drifter, believes he can stay away from affliction through slicing himself off from others. Then he turns into excited about the operation of a coal corporation on a distant island within the Malay Archipelago, and while it fails he turns his again on humanity once again. yet his existence alters whilst he rescues a tender English lady, Lena, from Zangiacomo's Ladies' Orchestra and the evil innkeeper Schomberg, taking her to his island retreat. The affair among Heyst and Lena starts off together with her unlock, however the courting shifts as Lena struggles to avoid wasting Heyst from the detachment and isolation that experience inhibited and prompted his lifestyles. Marked by means of a violent and tragic end, Victory is either a story of rescue and experience and a perceptive research of a fancy courting and of the ability of affection.

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The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World by Steven S. Lee

By Steven S. Lee

Through the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, American minority artists and writers collaborated commonly with the Soviet avant-garde, looking to construct a innovative society that might finish racial discrimination and enhance revolutionary paintings. Making what Claude McKay known as “the magic pilgrimage" to the Soviet Union, those intellectuals put themselves on the vanguard of modernism, utilizing radical cultural and political experiments to reimagine identification and decenter the West. Shining infrequent gentle on those efforts, The Ethnic Avant-Garde makes a special contribution to interwar literary, political, and artwork heritage, drawing greatly on Russian information, commute narratives, and creative exchanges to set up the parameters of an undervalued “ethnic avant-garde." those writers and artists cohered round a different shape that reflected Soviet thoughts of montage, fragment, and interruption. They orbited interwar Moscow, the place a global avant-garde converged with the Communist overseas. Chapters discover Vladimir Mayakovsky's 1925 stopover at to manhattan urban through Cuba and Mexico, in which he wrote Russian-language poetry in an “Afro-Cuban" voice; Langston Hughes's translations of those poems whereas in Moscow, which he visited to aid on a Soviet movie on African American existence; a futurist play condemning Western imperialism in China, which grew to become Broadway's first significant creation to add a predominantly Asian American forged; and efforts to visualize the Bolshevik Revolution as Jewish messianic arrest, by way of the sluggish political disenchantment of the hot York Intellectuals. via an soaking up university of cross-ethnic encounters that still comprise Herbert Biberman, Sergei Eisenstein, Paul Robeson, and Vladimir Tatlin, this ebook remaps worldwide modernism alongside minority and Soviet-centered strains, extra advancing the avant-garde venture of seeing the area anew.

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