The Modernist World

The book also examines modernist histories and practices around the globe, including East and Southeast Asia, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Australia and Oceania, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the Arab World, as well as the ...

Author: Allana Lindgren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317696166

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 616

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The Modernist World is an accessible yet cutting edge volume which redraws the boundaries and connections among interdisciplinary and transnational modernisms. The 61 new essays address literature, visual arts, theatre, dance, architecture, music, film, and intellectual currents. The book also examines modernist histories and practices around the globe, including East and Southeast Asia, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Australia and Oceania, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the Arab World, as well as the United States and Canada. A detailed introduction provides an overview of the scholarly terrain, and highlights different themes and concerns that emerge in the volume. The Modernist World is essential reading for those new to the subject as well as more advanced scholars in the area – offering clear introductions alongside new and refreshing insights.

The Modernist World

The Modernist World owes perhaps its greatest debt to three key interventions in the new modernist studies: Laura Winkiel and Laura Doyle's Geomodernisms ...

Author: Allana Lindgren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317696158

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 616

View: 308

The Modernist World is an accessible yet cutting edge volume which redraws the boundaries and connections among interdisciplinary and transnational modernisms. The 61 new essays address literature, visual arts, theatre, dance, architecture, music, film, and intellectual currents. The book also examines modernist histories and practices around the globe, including East and Southeast Asia, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Australia and Oceania, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the Arab World, as well as the United States and Canada. A detailed introduction provides an overview of the scholarly terrain, and highlights different themes and concerns that emerge in the volume. The Modernist World is essential reading for those new to the subject as well as more advanced scholars in the area – offering clear introductions alongside new and refreshing insights.

Literature in the Modern World

This text offers a unique combination of British, European, American and Post-Colonial perspectives on literary study from the 1920s to the present day.

Author: Dennis Walder

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199253012

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 552

View: 890

This text offers a unique combination of British, European, American and Post-Colonial perspectives on literary study from the 1920s to the present day. Carefully introduced and arranged to highlight the development of debates, it is designed to engage newcomers to the field with some of the main themes and issues that will concern them as readers of modern literary texts of all genres. In the second edition, there is an increased focus on questions of gender and identity and on recent debates, such as 'Literature and Nation' and 'Literature and Value'. The reach and relevance of the book has been extended, taking a more international voice, focusing on American and European writers and critics.

Germany in the Modern World

He didn't shy away from the obvious fact that they had lost the war, and he argued that it was now time for Germans to give up dreams of world power and to ...

Author: Sam A. Mustafa

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442265140

Category: History

Page: 316

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With a careful blend of concision and rich detail, Sam A. Mustafa's readable and lively text traces German history from Roman times to the present, placing particular emphasis on the past three centuries. Balanced and clearly written, the book guides readers expertly through the complex tangle of Germany's past. Mustafa provides a judicious mix of narrative history and historiography, tracing the influential individuals and broad social currents, myths and legends, and political and cultural elements that have shaped the country. In addition, the book is unique in bringing the story fully to the present with a chapter on the past twenty-five years that explores the nation's reunification and its struggles with history and memory. Generously illustrated with photos, artwork, and maps, the book also includes text boxes to allow readers to pause and consider key concepts in greater detail. Each chapter offers a list of further suggested readings, with a mixture of classic and recent scholarship, to provide a range of coverage of important issues.

Modernist Reformers in Islam Hinduism and Confucianism 1865 1935

This volume presents a comparison of seven major religious reformers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: For Islam, Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani, Muhammad ‘Abduh and Muhammad Rashid Rida; for Hinduism, Dayananda Sarasvati and ...

Author: Christian Lekon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131728464X

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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This volume presents a comparison of seven major religious reformers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: For Islam, Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani, Muhammad ‘Abduh and Muhammad Rashid Rida; for Hinduism, Dayananda Sarasvati and Swami Shraddhananda; for Confucianism, K’ang Yu-wei and Liang Ch’i-ch’ao. Each of these reformers attempted to bring a major world religion in line with global modernity by creatively reinterpreting the traditions on which this religion was based. The book outlines the lives and major ideas of these reformers, highlights the similarities between them, interprets their agenda as expressions of peripheral geoculture (centrist liberalism, antisystemic movements, positivism) in line with the Modern World-System (MWS) approach and links them with their ‘fundamentalist’ successors from the mid-twentieth to the early twenty-first centuries. This way, the author seeks to redress the Eurocentric bias that sometimes sneaks into the MWS perspective. While there are numerous studies dealing with each of these reformers, the original contribution of this book is to provide a systematic comparison between them and to interpret them within a larger theoretical framework. It will be of interest for scholars and students working on issues related to religion, modernity and historical sociology.

Ideology and International Relations in the Modern World

impeccably liberal, anticlerical and economically modernist. However, his support came from a connubio (marriage) of conservatives and liberals, ...

Author: Alan Cassels

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134813295

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 186

Cassels offers a novel perspective on the part played by ideology in international relations over the past two centuries. His treatment is not restricted to the familiar totalitarian ideologies of communism and nazism, but also includes conservatism, liberalism and nationalism. The focus and emphasis given to ideology in an historical survey of such broad scope make this book unusual, and even controversial.

Minoru Yamasaki

Dale Allen Gyure traces the full career of midcentury American architect Minoru Yamasaki, providing new insight into his unique style and his unfortunate fall from stardom in the later 20th century.

Author: Dale Allen Gyure

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300217099

Category: Architecture

Page: 283

View: 674

Dale Allen Gyure traces the full career of midcentury American architect Minoru Yamasaki, providing new insight into his unique style and his unfortunate fall from stardom in the later 20th century.

Southern Vietnamese Modernist Architecture

Architectural historians, aficionados of modernist architecture, and anyone interested in Vietnamese culture will find that this book is a positive story about Vietnamese aspirations for independence and the value of modernist architecture ...

Author: Mel Schenck

Publisher: Architecture Vietnam Books

ISBN: 0578516586

Category: Architecture

Page: 316

View: 877

"Southern Vietnamese Modernist Architecture" features beautiful architectural photography that illustrates the outstanding accomplishment of the people of southern Vietnam in developing a mid-century modernist architecture that is extraordinary in the world. Especially for Americans, Vietnam has been a war instead of a country. The world didn’t notice that the Vietnamese were simultaneously constructing modern apartment buildings, houses, large public buildings, and public housing as they developed a new nation. And the world didn’t anticipate that this architecture would be so overtly modernist rather than an adaption of traditional Vietnamese designs to the continuation of colonial architecture. In the mid-twentieth century, southern Vietnamese architects developed a version of modernist architecture that accommodated the tropical climate and reflected the identity of a newly-independent culture. It demonstrates the innate sense of design of Vietnamese and it represented the outlook of the people of southern Vietnam as they looked towards the future, even in the face of war. The vast quantity and quality of Vietnamese modernist buildings constructed throughout southern Vietnam made Vietnam an unrecognized center of modernism in the world. Most importantly, the southern Vietnamese as a culture embraced modernism, and it became the vernacular architecture of the culture for dwellings. This architecture features an interplay between masses and voids that provides a much more vibrant version of modernist architecture. This style fills the gaps between the functionalism of the International Style and the quest for identity and spirit that has been lacking in modernism worldwide. American architect Mel Schenck is a long-term immigrant to Vietnam and has been studying this architecture since he was surprised by the extent and quality of modernist architecture in Saigon when he first lived there in 1971/72. He and photographer Alexandre Garel accumulated a database of 400 buildings and 4,000 photographs in southern Vietnam to serve a comprehensive analysis of the history and characteristics of this distinctive architecture. Architectural historians, aficionados of modernist architecture, and anyone interested in Vietnamese culture will find that this book is a positive story about Vietnamese aspirations for independence and the value of modernist architecture in living in the world today.


Against the Modern World

Against the Modern World is a history of Traditionalism, an influential yet little-known twentieth century anti-modernist movement.

Author: Mark Sedgwick

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195152972

Category: Religion

Page: 370

View: 531

Against the Modern World is a history of Traditionalism, an influential yet little-known twentieth century anti-modernist movement. Mark Sedgwick reveals how this pervasive intellectual movement helped shape major events in twentieth century religious life, politics and scholarship - all the while remaining invisible to outsiders.

The Modern World

The predominance of poetry during World War I and in the first years of the Soviet regime was due in no small measure to the vagaries of wartime tsarist and ...

Author: David Daiches

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Literature and society

Page: 621

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The Great War The Waste Land and the Modernist Long Poem

Eliot's poem suggests that words have begun to fail the bystander of the modern world, who can only repeat the words of others like some form of poetic ...

Author: Oliver Tearle

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350027030

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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The Great War, The Waste Land and the Modernist Long Poem explores how cultural responses to the trauma of the First World War found expression in the form of the modernist long poem. Beginning with T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, Oliver Tearle reads that most famous example of the genre in comparison with lesser known long poems, such as Hope Mirrlees's Paris: A Poem, Richard Aldington's A Fool I' the Forest and Nancy Cunard's Parallax. As well as presenting a new history of this neglected genre, the book examines the ways in which the modernist long poem represented the seminal literary form for grappling with the crises of European modernity in the wake of World War I.


Modernism

From the nineteenth century origins of modernism to its postmodern legacies, this book will give the reader access to the big picture of modernism as a dynamic historical process and an unfinished project which still speaks to our times.

Author: Robin Walz

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405832595

Category: Art

Page: 194

View: 445

A clear,readable and jargon-free introduction to the main features and contributions of Modernism. Gives the reader access to the "big picture" of modernism as a historical process. Clearly demonstrates the evolution of modernism from a range of cultural movements. Gives a clear impression of how the modernist movement has influenced practically every aspect of the world we live in today.

The Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel

25 Mikulin knows, and Razumov knows – just as Conrad and his readers know – that there is nowhere truly to retire to in the modern world.

Author: Morag Shiach

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052185444X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

View: 776

The novel is modernism's most vital and experimental genre. With a chronology and guide to further reading, this 2007 Companion is an accessible and informative overview of the genre.

Grainger the Modernist

'Music of the World's Peoples', would become the regular name of the course ... line from Cowell's or Grainger's courses to the modern world music survey.

Author: Suzanne Robinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317125029

Category: Music

Page: 360

View: 372

Unaccountably, Percy Grainger has remained on the margins of both American music history and twentieth-century modernism. This volume reveals the well-known composer of popular gems to be a self-described ’hyper-modernist’ who composed works of uncompromising dissonance, challenged the conventions of folk song collection and adaptation, re-visioned the modern orchestra, experimented with ’ego-less’ composition and designed electronic machines intended to supersede human application. Grainger was far from being a self-sufficient maverick working in isolation. Through contact with innovators such as Ferrucio Busoni, Léon Theremin and Henry Cowell; promotion of the music of modern French and Spanish schools; appreciation of vernacular, jazz and folk musics; as well as with the study and transcription of non-Western music; he contested received ideas and proposed many radical new approaches. By reappraising Grainger’s social and historical connectedness and exploring the variety of aspects of modernity seen in his activities in the British, American and Australian contexts, the authors create a profile of a composer, propagandist and visionary whose modernist aesthetic paralleled that of the most advanced composers of his day, and, in some cases, anticipated their practical experiments.

Modernism in a Global Context

Topics covered include: - Transnational exchanges between Western and non-Western literary cultures - Imperialism and the Modernism - Cosmopolitanism and postcolonial literatures - Global literary institutions - from the Little Magazine to ...

Author: Peter Kalliney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472569660

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Exploring the transnational dimension of literary modernism and its increasing centrality to our understanding of 20th-century literary culture, Modernism in a Global Context surveys the key issues and debates central to the 'global turn' in contemporary Modernist Studies. Topics covered include: - Transnational exchanges between Western and non-Western literary cultures - Imperialism and the Modernism - Cosmopolitanism and postcolonial literatures - Global literary institutions - from the Little Magazine to the Nobel Prize - Mass media - photography, cinema, and radio broadcasting in the modernist age Exploring the work of writers such as T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Wole Soyinka, Salman Rushdie and critics such as Edward Said, Pascale Casanova, Paul Gilroy, and Gayatri Spivak amongst many others, the book also includes a comprehensive annotated guide to further reading and online resources.

Pentecostal Modernism Lovecraft Los Angeles and World Systems Culture

MODERNISM AND THE CAPITALIST WORLD-SySTEM 15 Metropolitan modernism thus has to be understood through the history and experience of displaced populations ...

Author: Stephen Shapiro

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474238742

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Bringing together new accounts of the pulp horror writings of H.P. Lovecraft and the rise of the popular early 20th-century religious movements of American Pentecostalism and Social Gospel, Pentecostal Modernism challenges traditional histories of modernism as a secular avant-garde movement based in capital cities such as London or Paris. Disrupting accounts that separate religion from progressive social movements and mass culture, Stephen Shapiro and Philip Barnard construct a new Modernism belonging to a history of regional cities, new urban areas powered by the hopes and frustrations of recently urbanized populations seeking a better life. In this way, Pentecostal Modernism shows how this process of urbanization generates new cultural practices including the invention of religious traditions and mass-cultural forms.

Race and the Modernist Imagination

Such betrayals provoke a recursive self - critique that exemplifies the modern world's double - edged relationship to its own prowess .

Author: Urmila Seshagiri

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801448218

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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In addition to her readings of a fascinating array of works---The Picture of Dorian Gray, Heart of Darkness --

Solzhenitsyn and the Modern World

33 David Remnick chimes in , “ He lacks the modernist leveler of irony . Instead he can be chillingly ... This failing , 108 SOLZHENITSYN AND THE MODERN WORLD.

Author: Edward E. Ericson

Publisher: Gateway Books

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 433

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A masterful book and one which makes a monumental contribution to the understanding of Solzhenitsyn. --David Aikman, Time Magazine