The Renaissance, English Cultural Nationalism, and Modernism, 1860-1920

Hardcover | March 15, 2009

byLynne Walhout Hinojosa

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This valuable study offers new insights and contextualization regarding the relation of nationalism to modernism. Hinojosa shows how many writers and critics in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, using Renaissance historiography as a model, produced cultural, art, and literary history to promote two often-competing goals: national culture and modernist culture. Reading authors such as Ruskin, Symonds, Arnold, Pater, Fry, Berenson, Hulme, Pound, and Saintsbury alongside relevant archival and periodical literature, Hinojosa reveals the structures of modernist historiography, high and low culture, and historical periodization. This book should interest literary and art historians in modernist, Victorian, Shakespeare, and Renaissance studies, as well as scholars of cultural studies and cultural history. 

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This valuable study offers new insights and contextualization regarding the relation of nationalism to modernism. Hinojosa shows how many writers and critics in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, using Renaissance historiography as a model, produced cultural, art, and literary history to promote two often-competing goal...

Lynne Walhout Hinojosa is Assistant Professor of English Literature in the Honors Program at Baylor University.  Her research interests include British literature and culture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the novel, and religion and literature.  She has published articles in English Literature in Transition, 18...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.59 × 5.69 × 0.77 inPublished:March 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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PART I: Classical Cultural History-Writing in England * Historical and Contemporary Contexts * The Emergence of the Renaissance Concept in Europe: The Fifteenth through the Mid-Nineteenth Century * Classical Cultural History and the Periodization of the Renaissance: Ruskin and Burckhardt * Renaissancism in England: Arnold, Symonds, Pater * PART II: Renaissance Old Masters and Modernist Art History-Writing * The Connoisseur and the Spiritual History of Art: Morelli and Berenson * The Modernist Rejection of the Renaissance: Fry, Bell, Hulme * PART III:  Shakespeare and National Cultural History-Writing * National Cultural History in Public Spaces: The Theater, the Press, the Great War * The Writing of English Literary History * PART IV: The Modern Artist * The Modern Artist as Historian, Courtier, and Saint: Pound, Burckhardt Vasari                     

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“Scholars in the field of modernist studies will be eager to read about the development of connoisseurship in this period and about the relationships between Morelli, Berenson, Bell, and Fry’s writings about art and the development of modernism. The author’s attention to her own writing about history, in the context of a historiographical study, is particularly engaging.”--Catherine Paul, Associate Professor of English, Clemson University