The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms

Paperback | September 24, 2016

EditorPeter Brooker, Andrzej Gasiorek, Deborah Longworth

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The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms situates literary modernisms and the modernist arts in a series of unfolding relations with mass society and popular culture in both national and transnational settings. An unparalleled resource containing over fifty specially commissioned essays, the Handbookupdates and extends the scope and depth of previous synoptic guides, bringing together new approaches to the more obvious themes of modernist studies as well as new research on the variety of cultural, aesthetic, and geographical factors that were intrinsic to the creation of modernism. The contributors draw upon a variety of interdisciplinary approaches and new methodologies in order to take account of the development of revisionist modernist studies over the past three decades. Two particularly innovative features of the Handbook are its focus upon the cross media andinternational character of modernism. A number of the essays examine visual culture and other media in order to delineate the aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural formations linking the innovations and experiments of literary modernism with work in other arts and media. Others seek to analyse howAnglo-American and European models were inflected in a different temporal frame and in quite distinct geographical contexts. The Handbook is divided into six sections in order to reflect changed critical perspectives upon modernism's formal innovation and experiment, to foreground the relation of literature and the other arts, and to understand these in appropriate intellectual, social, and geocultural settings. Thereceived canon is therefore revisited and "made new" as the varying aspects of metropolitan, regional, national, and transnational modernisms come into view.

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The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms situates literary modernisms and the modernist arts in a series of unfolding relations with mass society and popular culture in both national and transnational settings. An unparalleled resource containing over fifty specially commissioned essays, the Handbookupdates and extends the scope and depth of ...

Peter Brooker is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Culture, Film, and Media at the University of Nottingham and was previously Research Professor at the Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex. He has written widely on contemporary writing, film, and cultural theory and is author of Bertolt Brecht, Poetry, Dialectics, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1200 pagesPublished:September 24, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of illustrationsList of contributorsIntroductionFrameworks1. Morag Shiach: Periodizing modernism2. Sascha Bru: Modernism before and after theory3. Finn Fordham: The modernist archivePractices and perspectives4. Robert Hampson and Will Montgomery: Innovations in poetry5. David James: Modernist narratives: revisions and re-readings6. Michael Wood: The modernist novel in Europe7. Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr: Staging modernism: a new drama8. Michael Valdez Moses: Modernists as critics9. Deborah Longworth: Gendering the modernist text10. Andrzej Gasiorek: Class Positions11. Robert L. Caserio: Queer modernism12. Joanne Winning: Lesbian sexuality in the story of modernism13. Jonathan W. Gray: Harlem modernisms14. Laura Doyle: Colonial encounters15. Tim Youngs: Travelling modernistsContexts and conditions16. Nicholas Daly: The machine age17. John Xiros Cooper: Modernism in the age of mass culture and consumption18. Aaron Jaffe: Publication, patronage, censorship19. Suzanne W. Churchill and Adam McKible: Modernism in magazines20. Michael Bell: Primitivism: modernism as anthropology21. Daniel Moore: Questions of history22. Peter Osborne: Modernism and philosophy23. Matt ffytche: The modernist road to the unconscious24. Roger Luckhurst: Religion, psychical research, spiritualism, and the occult25. Michael Whitworth: Science in the age of modernism26. Marina MacKay: Violence, art, and war27. Alan Munton: Modernist politics: socialism, anarchism, fascismImage, performance, and the new media28. James Donald: Cinema, modernism, and modernity29. Elena Gualtieri: Photography: the age of the snapshot30. Sarah Victoria Turner: Modernism and the visual arts31. Ramsay Burt: Dancing bodies and modernity32. Debra Rae Cohen: Modernism on radio33. Simon Shaw-Miller: Modernist music34. Christopher Crouch: Architecture, design, and modern livingMetropolitan movements35. Scott McCracken: Imagining the modernist city 1870-194536. Andrew Hussey: Paris: symbolism, impressionism, cubism, surrealism37. Richard J. Murphy: Berlin: dada, expressionism, Neue Sachlichkeit38. Andrew Thacker: London: rhymers, imagists, and vorticists39. John J. White: Futurism in Europe40. Martin Halliwell: The modernist Atlantic: New York, Chicago, and Europe41. Nathan Waddell: Modernist coteries and communitiesNational and transnational modernisms42. Margery Palmer McCulloch: Scottish modernism43. Carol Taaffe: Irish modernism44. Daniel G. Williams: Welsh modernism45. Timothy O. Benson: Central Europe46. Emily Finer: Russian Modernism47. Anker Gemzoe: Nordic modernisms48. Dean Irvine: Modernisms in English Canada49. Donald L. Shaw: Hispanic literature and the problem of modernism50. Dave Gunning: Caribbean modernism51. Tim Woods: Modernism and African literature52. Supriya Chaudhuri: Modernisms in India53. Prudence Black and Stephen Muecke: Antipodean modernisms: Australia and New Zealand54. Stephanie Hemelryk Donald and Yi Zheng: Chinese modernisms: politics, poetry, and cultural dissonance55. Vera Christine Mackie: Modernism and colonial modernity in early twentieth-century JapanPeter Brooker: Afterword: 'newness' in modernism, early and lateBibliographyIndex