Great War Modernism: Artistic Response In The Context Of War, 1914-1918 by Nanette NorrisGreat War Modernism: Artistic Response In The Context Of War, 1914-1918 by Nanette Norris

Great War Modernism: Artistic Response In The Context Of War, 1914-1918

EditorNanette Norris

Hardcover | December 16, 2015

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New Modernist Studies, while reviving and revitalizing modernist studies through lively, scholarly debate about historicity, aesthetics, politics, and genres, is struggling with important questions concerning the delineation that makes discussion fruitful and possible. This volume aims to explore and clarify the position of the so-called 'core' of literary modernism in its seminal engagement with the Great War. In studying the years of the Great War, we find ourselves once more studying 'the giants,' about whom there is so much more to say, as well as adding hitherto marginalized writers - and a few visual artists - to the canon. The contention here is that these war years were seminal to the development of a distinguishable literary practice which is called 'modernism,' but perhaps could be further delineated as 'Great War modernism,' a practice whose aesthetic merits can be addressed through formal analysis. This collection of essays offers new insight into canonical British/American/European modernism of the Great War period using the critical tools of contemporary, expansionist modernist studies. By focusing on war, and on the experience of the soldier and of those dealing with issues of war and survival, these studies link the unique forms of expression found in modernism with the fragmented, violent, and traumatic experience of the time.
Nanette Norris is assistant professor of English at Royal Military College Saint-Jean.
Title:Great War Modernism: Artistic Response In The Context Of War, 1914-1918Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.16 × 6.46 × 0.91 inPublished:December 16, 2015Publisher:Fairleigh Dickinson University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1611478030

ISBN - 13:9781611478037


Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Great War ModernismNanette Norris Section One: Non-Combatant Responses - Nostalgia, Legacies, and RecuperationsHomeric Cheeses and the Breast of a Decrepit Nurse:Ruskin and Marinetti on Art, War, and PeaceMichael J. K. WalshThe Irrepressible Conflict: The Southern Agrarians and World War OneDavid A. Davis"A Reconstructionary Tale": Ford Madox Ford's Georgic Response to World War OneJeffrey Mathes McCarthyNon-Combatancy, Narrative, and Henry Green's Pack My BagTaryn OkumaPainting Abstraction/Observing Destruction at the FrontGraeme StoutSection Two: High Modernists and the Shock of WarWorld War I and Messianic Voids in Virginia Woolf's To the LighthouseCamelia RaghinaruH. D. and the Secrets of RedemptionNanette Norris Violence and Laughter in Women in LoveJoyce WexlerYou Give Them Money, They Give You a Stuffed Dog:Modernism and Survival in The Sun Also RisesGregory M. Dandeles Section Three: Soldiers and SoldieringAnonymity, Transnational Identity, and A German Deserter's War ExperienceErika KuhlmanRosenberg's Half-Life between Romanticism and ModernismJames BrownFrom Drills to Dreams: "Making the Mould" of Retreat in John Dos Passos' Three SoldiersMatthew David PerryA Necessary Aesthetics: Modernism's Role in Stabilizing War Narratives Through Poetry? David Jones to Brian Turner (and Beyond)Travis L. MartinBibliographyAbout the ContributorsIndex