A Handbook of Modernism Studies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118488679
  • ISBN-13: 9781118488676
  • DDC: 809.9112
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 474 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The fourth volume in a new and innovative series exploring literature through the variegated lenses of critical theory, this bold new collection of essays examines canonical modernist texts by making sense of the conceptual, philosophical, and theoretical issues that underpin them. Edited by a renowned commentator on modernist theory and literature, the book features contributions from leading academics who have engaged in detailed analysis both of individual texts, and their links with theory and theoreticians.The handbook explores the deep affinity of leading theorists for specific modernist texts, unravelling the intellectual links between Adorno and Beckett, Derrida and Joyce, Foucault and Borges, and Žižek and Kafka, among others. It also attests to the penchant of modernist authors such as Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot and Fernando Pessoa for particular aspects of philosophical and theoretical discourse. This compelling examination of the philosophical confluence between modernism and literature will attract students and scholars not just of literature, but in many other disciplines.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Notes on Contributors.
1: Hard and Soft Modernism: Politics as “Theory”.
2: Streams Beyond Consciousness: Stylistic Immediacy in the Modernist Novel.
3: Modernisms High and Low.
4: Kafka, Modernism, and Literary Theory.
5: Race: Tradition and Archive in the Harlem Renaissance.
6: Empire, Imperialism, and Modernism.
7: Marxist Modernisms: From Jameson to Benjamin.
8: Reactionary Modernism.
9: Transnationalism at the Departure Gate.
10: From Ritual to the Archaic in Modernism: Frazer, Harrison, Freud, and the Persistence of Myth.
11: Modernism, Orientalism, and East Asia.
12: Translation Studies and Modernism.
13: Modernism, Mind, and Manuscripts.
14: Modernism and Visual Culture.
15: More Kicks than Pricks: Modernist Body-Parts.
16: Materialities of Modernism: Objects, Matter, Things.
17: Glamour's Silhouette: Fashion, Fashun, and Modernism.
18: Otherness and Singularity: Ethical Modernism.
19: Phenomenology and Affect: Modernist Sulking.
20: Queer Modernism.
21: Cultural Capital and the Revolutions of Literary Modernity, from Bourdieu to Casanova.
22: Modernism and Cognitive Disability: A Genealogy.
23: From Parody to the Event; from Affect to Freedom: Observations on the Feminine Sublime in Modernism.
24: Aesthetic Formalism, the Form of Artworks, and Formalist Criticism.
25: Rancière's Aesthetic Regime: Modernism, Politics, and the Logic of Excess.