This guide provides a clear and concise overview of literature and its context from 1890-1939. This accessible introduction to Modernism and its contexts from 1890-1939 includes: an overview of the historical, cultural and intellectual background including arts, science and philosophy; a survey of the developments in key genres including discussion of major writers and groups including Virginia Woolf, T.S.Eliot, James Joyce and the Bloomsbury group; concise explanations of key terms needed to understand the literature and criticism; a guide to key critical approaches to modernism from contemporary critics to the present; a chronology mapping historical events and literary works; and guided further reading including websites and electronic resources."Introductions to British Literature and Culture" provide practical guides to key literary periods. Guides in the series help to orientate students as they begin a new module or area of study, providing concise information on the historical, cultural, literary and critical context and acting as an initial map of the knowledge needed to study the literature and culture of a specific period.
Each guide includes an overview of the historical period, intellectual contexts, major genres, critical approaches and a guide to original research and resource materials in the area, enabling students to progress confidently to further study.
Leigh Wilson is a Lecturer in English at the University of Westminster, UK.
1. Introduction; 2. Historical, Cultural and Intellectual Context; 2.1 Arts and Culture; 2.2 Philosophy and Religion; 2.3 Politics and Economics; 2.4 Developments in Science and Technology; 3. Modernist Literature; 3.1 Major Genres; 3.2 Movements and Literary Groups; 4. Critical Approaches; 4.1 Historical Overview; 4.2 Current Issues and Debates; 5. Further Resources for Independent Study; 5.1 Chronology; 5.2 Glossary; 5.3 Further Reading and Resources; Works Cited; Index.