A Handbook of Modernism Studies (Critical Theory Handbooks)

A Handbook of Modernism Studies (Critical Theory Handbooks)

By: Jean-Michel Rabate (author)Hardback

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Featuring the latest research findings and exploring the fascinating interplay of modernist authors and intellectual luminaries, from Beckett and Kafka to Derrida and Adorno, this bold new collection of essays gives students a deeper grasp of key texts in modernist literature. * Provides a wealth of fresh perspectives on canonical modernist texts, featuring the latest research data * Adopts an original and creative thematic approach to the subject, with concepts such as race, law, gender, class, time, and ideology forming the structure of the collection * Explores current and ongoing debates on the links between the aesthetics and praxis of authors and modernist theoreticians * Reveals the profound ways in which modernist authors have influenced key thinkers, and vice versa

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Jean-Michel Rabate is Vartan Gregorian Professor in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Co-founder and curator of the Slought Foundation, which supports initiatives at the nexus of cultural and socio-political change, he has authored and edited more than thirty volumes on modernism, psychoanalysis, contemporary art, and philosophy. His recent books include 1913: The Cradle of Modernism (2007), The Ethic of the Lie (2008) and Etant Donnes: 1) L Art, 2) Le Crime (2010). The current president of the Samuel Beckett Society, he is working on books on psychoanalysis and literature, the future of literary theory and Samuel Beckett.


Notes on Contributors vii Introduction 1 Jean-Michel Rabat'e 1 Hard and Soft Modernism: Politics as Theory 15 Peter Nicholls 2 Streams Beyond Consciousness: Stylistic Immediacy in the Modernist Novel 35 Vicki Mahaffey 3 Modernisms High and Low 55 Eric Bulson 4 Kafka, Modernism, and Literary Theory 75 Vivian Liska 5 Race: Tradition and Archive in the Harlem Renaissance 87 Jeremy Braddock 6 Empire, Imperialism, and Modernism 107 John Marx 7 Marxist Modernisms: From Jameson to Benjamin 123 Catherine Flynn 8 Reactionary Modernism 139 Robert L. Caserio 9 Transnationalism at the Departure Gate 157 Matthew Hart 10 From Ritual to the Archaic in Modernism: Frazer, Harrison, Freud, and the Persistence of Myth 173 Shanyn Fiske 11 Modernism, Orientalism, and East Asia 193 Christopher Bush 12 Translation Studies and Modernism 209 Steven G. Yao 13 Modernism, Mind, and Manuscripts 225 Dirk Van Hulle 14 Modernism and Visual Culture 239 Laura Marcus 15 More Kicks than Pricks: Modernist Body-Parts 255 Maud Ellmann 16 Materialities of Modernism: Objects, Matter, Things 281 Bill Brown 17 Glamour s Silhouette: Fashion, Fashun, and Modernism 297 Judith Brown 18 Otherness and Singularity: Ethical Modernism 313 Marian Eide 19 Phenomenology and Affect: Modernist Sulking 327 Sara Crangle 20 Queer Modernism 347 Benjamin Kahan 21 Cultural Capital and the Revolutions of Literary Modernity, from Bourdieu to Casanova 363 James F. English 22 Modernism and Cognitive Disability: A Genealogy 379 Joseph Valente 23 From Parody to the Event; from Affect to Freedom: Observations on the Feminine Sublime in Modernism 399 Ewa Plonowska Ziarek 24 Aesthetic Formalism, the Form of Artworks, and Formalist Criticism 415 Jonathan Loesberg 25 Ranci'ere s Aesthetic Regime: Modernism, Politics, and the Logic of Excess 431 Molly Anne Rothenberg Index 445

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  • publication date: 19/04/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780470658734
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 474
  • ID: 9780470658734
  • weight: 892
  • ISBN10: 0470658738

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