By John Carlos Rowe
By Catherine Karaguezian
By Laura Winkiel
Modernism: The Basics presents an available assessment of the learn of modernism in its international dimensions. reading the main innovations, background and sundry different types of the sector, it courses the reader throughout the significant techniques, outlining key debates, to reply to such questions as:
- What is modernism?
- How did modernism begin?
- Has modernism built otherwise in several media?
- How is it relating to postmodernism and postcolonialism?
- How have politics, urbanization and new applied sciences affected modernism?
With attractive examples from paintings, literature and ancient records, each one bankruptcy presents feedback for extra examining, histories of suitable activities and transparent definitions of key terminology, making this an important advisor for someone coming near near the learn of modernism for the 1st time.
By Brian Artese
Who is a extra authoritative resource of data — the individual that stories it firsthand, or a extra ‘impartial’ authority? within the past due 19th century, testimony turned a standard function of literary works either truth and fiction. yet with the increase of recent journalism, the persistent of testimony can be undermined through nameless, institutional voices — a Victorian subversion which maintains to this day.
Testimony on Trial examines the conflicts over testimony in the course of the eyes of 2 of its significant fighters, Joseph Conrad and Henry James. Brian Artese reveals an neglected but direct concept for Heart of Darkness in the anti-testimonial scheming of Henry Morton Stanley and the New York Herald. via new readings of works together with Lord Jim and The Portrait of a Lady, Artese demonstrates how the cultural stipulations that labored opposed to testimony fed into a nascent clash concerning the that means of modernism itself.
By Alissa G. Karl
By Alex Davis,Lee M. Jenkins
By Shu-mei Shih
By JoseLuis Venegas
By Nidesh Lawtoo
The Phantom of the Ego is the 1st comparative examine that indicates how the modernist account of the subconscious anticipates modern discoveries concerning the significance of mimesis within the formation of subjectivity. instead of starting with Sigmund Freud because the father of modernism, Nidesh Lawtoo begins with Friedrich Nietzsche’s antimetaphysical diagnostic of the ego, his recognition that mimetic reflexes—from sympathy to hypnosis, to contagion, to crowd behavior—move the soul, and his insistence that psychology informs philosophical mirrored image. via a transdisciplinary, comparative studying of landmark modernist authors like Nietzsche, Joseph Conrad, D. H. Lawrence, and Georges Bataille, Lawtoo indicates that, sooner than being a well timed empirical discovery, the “mimetic subconscious” emerged from an premature present in literary and philosophical modernism. This publication lines the mental, moral, political, and cultural implications of the conclusion that the fashionable ego is born out of the spirit of imitation; it's therefore, strictly talking, no longer an ego, yet what Nietzsche calls, “a phantom of the ego.” The Phantom of the Ego opens up a Nietzschean again door to the subconscious that has mimesis instead of goals as its via regia, and argues that the modernist account of the “mimetic subconscious” makes our figuring out of the psyche new.
By Fredric Jameson
A new viewpoint on Proust, Joyce, Kafka and others from a grasp of literary theory
Cultural critic Fredric Jameson, popular for his incisive reports of the passage of modernism to postmodernism, returns to the circulate that dramatically broke with all culture looking for growth for the 1st time considering the fact that his acclaimed a novel Modernity.
The Modernist Papers is a travel de strength of study and feedback, during which Jameson brings his dynamic and acute idea to undergo at the modernist literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. Jameson discusses modernist poetics, together with extensive discussions of the paintings of Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Mallarmé, Wallace Stevens, Joyce, Proust, and Thomas Mann. He explores the peculiarities of the yankee literary box, taking in William Carlos Williams and the yankee epic, and examines the language theories of Gertrude Stein. Refusing to determine modernism as easily a Western phenomenon, he additionally can pay shut recognition to its jap expression, whereas the complexities of a past due modernist illustration of twentieth-century politics are articulated in a concluding part on Peter Weiss’s novel The Aesthetics of Resistance.
Challenging our prior understandings of the literature of this era, this enormous paintings will end up considered as the vintage examine of modernism.