Download Mock Modernism: An Anthology of Parodies, Travesties, by Leonard Diepeveen PDF

By Leonard Diepeveen

How was once the modernist circulation understood via most people whilst it was once first rising? this query might be addressed by way of how modernist literature and artwork have been interpreted by means of newshounds in day-by-day newspapers, mainstream magazines like Punch and Vanity Fair, and literary magazines. within the earliest many years of the stream – prior to modernist artists have been thought of very important, and earlier than modernism’s that means used to be basically understood – lots of those interpretations took the shape of parodies.

Mock Modernism is an anthology of those a laugh items, the overpowering majority of that have now not been in print because the first many years of the 20 th century. They contain Max Beerbohm’s send-up of Henry James; J.C. Squire’s account of the way a poet, writing intentionally incomprehensible poetry as a hoax, turned the poet laureate of the British Bolshevist Revolution; and the Chicago Record-Herald’s account of a few artwork scholars’ “trial” of Henri Matisse for “crimes opposed to anatomy.” An creation and headnotes via Leonard Diepeveen spotlight the usefulness of those items for comprehending media and public perceptions of a kind of artwork that might later improve a nearly unassailable power.

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Download My Silver Planet (Hopkins Studies in Modernism) by Daniel Tiffany PDF

By Daniel Tiffany

My Silver Planet (taking its identify from John Keats) contends that the matter of elite poetry’s relation to pop culture bears the indelible mark of its turbulent incorporation of vernacular poetry—a legacy formed by means of nostalgia, contempt, and fraudulence. Daniel Tiffany reactivates and essentially redefines the concept that of kitsch, liberating it from modernist misapprehension and mock, by means of tracing its beginning to poetry’s alienation from the emergent class of literature. He excavates the forgotten heritage of poetry’s relation to kitsch, starting with the exuberant revival of archaic (and frequently spurious) ballads in Britain within the early eighteenth century. In those arguable occasions of poetic imposture, Tiffany identifies a submerged pact—in competition to the bourgeois values of literature—between elite and vernacular poetries.

Tiffany argues that the ballad revival—the earliest specific formation of what we now name well known culture—sparked a doubtful yet doubtless impossible to resist flirtation (among elite audiences) with poetic forgery that endures this present day within the ambiguity of the kitsch artifact: Is it genuine or pretend, artwork or kitsch? He is going directly to hint the family tree of kitsch in texts starting from nursery rhymes and poetic melodrama to the lyric commodities of Baudelaire. He scrutinizes the fascist "paradise" inscribed in Ezra Pound’s Cantos, in addition to the avant-garde poetry of the hot York university and its debt to pop and "plastic" paintings. by way of exposing and elaborating the ancient poetics of kitsch, My Silver Planet transforms our feel of kitsch as a class of fabric culture.

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Download John McGahern and Modernism (Continuum Literary Studies) by Richard Robinson PDF

By Richard Robinson

John McGahern's paintings isn't simply conceived of as belatedly modernist. His memorialising, faintly archaic variety implies a priority with 'making it previous' instead of new, suggesting the symptomatic diffidence of many that wrote within the wake of modernism. however, McGahern's statements in regards to the 'presence' of phrases and the hard-won impersonality of the art aspect to a covert engagement with modernist aesthetics. providing intertextual interpretations of McGahern's six novels, and of thematically grouped brief tales, Richard Robinson reads McGahern's fiction along writing by way of Joyce, Proust, Yeats, Beckett, Nietzsche, Lawrence and Chekhov, among others. Drawing out the ways that McGahern's fiction conceals and divulges its modernist strains, this examine considers matters equivalent to 'low' modernism, the complexity of McGahern's time-writing and his dialectical development of the connection among cultural culture and modernity in eire. McGahern's narratives of melancholic go back are usually learn psycho-biographically, yet additionally they contain a go back to the remnants of literature, together with that of the modernist canon. This booklet might be of curiosity not just to McGahern students but additionally to people who think of the compromised legacies of literary modernism in late-twentieth century and modern writing.

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Download Impossible Modernism: T. S. Eliot, Walter Benjamin, and the by Robert S. Lehman PDF

By Robert S. Lehman

Impossible Modernism reads the writings of German thinker and critic Walter Benjamin (1892–1940) and Anglo-American poet and critic T. S. Eliot (1888–1965) to check the connection among literary and historic shape throughout the modernist interval. It focuses fairly on how they either resisted the kinds of narration validated via nineteenth-century educational historians and grew to become in its place to standard literary devices—lyric, satire, anecdote, and allegory—to reimagine the types that historic illustration may take. Tracing the fraught courting among poetry and background again to Aristotle's Poetics and ahead to Nietzsche's Untimely Meditations, Robert S. Lehman establishes the coordinates of the intellectual-historical challenge that Eliot and Benjamin inherited and gives an research of ways they grappled with this legacy of their significant works.

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Download Caribbean Perspectives on Modernity: Returning Medusa's Gaze by Maria Cristina Fumagalli PDF

By Maria Cristina Fumagalli

Taking up the problem of redefining modernity from a Caribbean perspective
rather than assuming that the North Atlantic view of modernity is common, Maria Cristina
Fumagalli indicates how the Caribbean's contributions to the fashionable international not just supply a more
actual account of the prior but in addition have the aptitude to alter the best way we imagine
the long run. Fumagalli makes use of the parable of Medusa's gaze turning humans into stone to explain the
method North Atlantic modernity freezes its "others" right into a country of perpetual backwardness that
produces an ethnocentric narrative according to homogenization, vilification, and disempowerment
that actively ignores what fails to comply to the tale it desires to inform approximately itself. In
studying narratives of modernity that originate within the Caribbean, the writer explores the
region's refusal to succumb to Medusa's spell and highlights its techniques to outstare the
Gorgon.

Reflecting a range of texts, genres, and media, the chapters concentration on
sixteenth-century engravings and work from the Netherlands and Italy, a systematic romance
produced on the flip of the 20th century by means of the king of the Caribbean island Redonda,
modern collections of poetry from the anglophone Caribbean, a ancient novel via the
Guadeloupean author Maryse Condé, a Latin epic, a Homeric hymn, historic Egyptian rites,
fairy stories, romances from England and Jamaica, an extended narrative poem by way of the Nobel Prize winner
Derek Walcott, and work through artists from Europe and the Americas spanning the seventeenth
century to the current. Caribbean views on Modernity offers an
unique and artistic contribution to what it capacity to be modern.

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Download James Joyce, Urban Planning and Irish Modernism: Dublins of by L. Lanigan PDF

By L. Lanigan

Irish writing within the modernist period is usually considered as a principally rural affair, enticing with the town in fleeting, usually disparaging methods, with Joyce forged as a defiant exception. This ebook exhibits how an city modernist culture, attentive to the actual political, social, and cultural stipulations of Dublin, emerged in eire at this time.

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Download James Joyce and Catholicism: The Apostate's Wake by Chrissie Van Mierlo PDF

By Chrissie Van Mierlo

James Joyce and Catholicism is the 1st historicist examine to discover the non secular cultural contexts of Joyce's ultimate masterpiece. Drawing on letters, authorial manuscripts and different archival fabrics, the publication works its method via a couple of an important topics; heresy, anticlericalism, Mariology, and others. alongside the best way, the booklet considers Joyce's vexed dating with the Catholic Church he used to be stated in, and the original different types of Catholicism that blossomed in eire on the flip of the final century, and through the 1st years of the Irish loose State.

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Download Modernism and Cultural Conflict, 1880–1922 by Ann L. Ardis PDF

By Ann L. Ardis

In Modernism and Cultural clash, Ann Ardis questions quite often held perspectives of the unconventional nature of literary modernism. She positions the coterie of writers concentrated round Pound, Eliot and Joyce as one amongst a couple of teams in Britain motive on redefining the cultural paintings of literature on the flip of the 20th century. Ardis emphasizes the ways that modernists secured their cultural centrality, she files their aid of mainstream attitudes towards technological know-how, their retreat from a meant valuing of scandalous sexuality within the wake of Oscar Wilde's trials in 1895, and the conservative cultural and sexual politics masked by way of their radical formalist poetics. She recovers key circumstances of competition to modernist self-fashioning in British socialism and feminism of the interval. Ardis is going directly to think about how literary modernism's upward push to aesthetic prominence prepared the ground for the institutionalization of English reports during the devaluation of alternative aesthetic practices.

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