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The Great War and the Language of Modernism

Vincent Sherry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178180
eISBN:
9780199788002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178180.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

What basis did the Great War of 1914-1918 provide for the verbal inventiveness of “modernist” poetry and fiction? This book reopens this long unanswered question with a work of original historical ... More


Liberal Measures: Prolegomenon to a Poetics of English Modernism

Vincent Sherry

in The Great War and the Language of Modernism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178180
eISBN:
9780199788002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178180.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter puts the Liberal support of the Great War in the context of 19th-century British Liberalism. This legacy places an exceptionally high degree of value on Reason, a priority that results ... More


epilogue: A Memory for Modernism, the New Critical Constructions, and This Awful Truth of Pseudotruth

Vincent Sherry

in The Great War and the Language of Modernism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178180
eISBN:
9780199788002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178180.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Epilogue follows the book's account of the ways in which English literary modernism was formed in response to the Great War, by showing how various movements in the history of literary criticism ... More


Heartless Modernism

Con Coroneos

in Space, Conrad, and Modernity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187363
eISBN:
9780191674716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187363.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter examines the so-called enucleation in the fiction of Joseph Conrad. It suggests that the double meaning of enucleation which caused tension in literary modernism was accurately expressed ... More


The Modern Thing: Metaphor and the Event of Representation

Thomas Docherty

in Alterities: Criticism, History, Representation

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183570
eISBN:
9780191674075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183570.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Literary modernism is always concerned with the activity of ‘seeing things’ in the sense of attending to objects of everyday life. This chapter argues for a renewed attention to the status of the ... More


Scottish Modernism and its Contexts 1918-1959: Literature, National Identity and Cultural Exchange

Margery Palmer McCulloch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634743
eISBN:
9780748651900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634743.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book proposes the expansion of the existing idea of an interwar Scottish Renaissance movement to include its international significance as a Scottish literary modernism interacting with the ... More


The Worlds of Langston Hughes: Modernism and Translation in the Americas

Vera M. Kutzinski

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451157
eISBN:
9780801466250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The poet Langston Hughes was a tireless world traveler and a prolific translator, editor, and marketer. Translations of his own writings traveled even more widely than he did, earning him adulation ... More


Introduction: The Repudiation of Pleasure

Laura Frost

in The Problem with Pleasure: Modernism and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152723
eISBN:
9780231526463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152723.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book explores the interwar debate about pleasure and the rise of unpleasure, with particular emphasis on how pleasure is reconceptualized in modernist literature. Focusing on stimulants as ... More


Modernism and the Ordinary

Liesl Olson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368123
eISBN:
9780199867639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368123.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The book overturns conventional accounts of the modernist period as primarily drawn toward the new, the transcendent, and the extraordinary. The book shows how modernist writers were preoccupied, ... More


Conclusion

in Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784085
eISBN:
9780804784658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784085.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This concluding chapter summarizes the ways in which close attention to slow print might unbalance some of our dominant ideas about literary modernism in particular. Drawing upon the preceding ... More


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