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A Handbook of Modernism Studies (Critical Theory Handbooks)

By: Jean-Michel Rabate (author)Paperback

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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 dataAdopts 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 collectionExplores current and ongoing debates on the links between the aesthetics and praxis of authors and modernist theoreticiansReveals the profound ways in which modernist authors have influenced key thinkers, and vice versa

About Author

Jean-Michel Rabate, professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania (USA) since 1992, is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and one of the editors of the Journal of Modern Literature. Co-founder and senior curator of the Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, he has authored or edited more than thirty-five volumes on modernism, psychoanalysis, contemporary art, and philosophy. Recent books include Crimes of the Future (2014), The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and Psychoanalysis (2014), and the edited volume 1922: Literature, Culture and Politics (2015).


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

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  • ISBN13: 9781119121404
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9781119121404
  • weight: 724
  • ISBN10: 111912140X

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