Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism by Jessica Berman

Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism

byJessica Berman

Kobo ebook | January 17, 2012

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Modernism has long been characterized as more concerned with aesthetics than politics, but Jessica Berman argues that modernist narrative bridges the gap between ethics and politics, connecting ethical attitudes and responsibilities—ideas about what we ought to be and do—to active creation of political relationships and the way we imagine justice. She challenges the divisions usually drawn between "modernist" and "committed" writing, arguing that a continuum of political engagement undergirds modernisms worldwide and that it is strengthened rather than hindered by formal experimentation.
Jessica Berman is associate professor and chair of English at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She is the author of Modernist Fiction, Cosmopolitanism, and the Politics of Community and the coeditor, with Jane Goldman, of Virginia Woolf Out of Bounds. She is also the co-editor, with Paul Saint-Amour, of the serie...
Title:Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational ModernismFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231520395

ISBN - 13:9780231520393

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Imagining Justice
Part 1
1. Intimate and Global: Ethical Domains from Woolf to Rhys
2. Comparative Colonialisms: Joyce
Part 2
3. Modernism in the Zenana: The Domestic Spaces of Sorabji
4. Commitment and the Scene of War: Max Aub and Spanish Civil War Writing
5. Arising from the Cornlands: The Working-Class Voices of Conroy and Le Sueur

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