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Prufrock, Party-Goer: Tongue-Tied at Tea1

Kate McLoughlin

in The Modernist Party

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647316
eISBN:
9780748684380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647316.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In ‘Prufrock, Party-Goer: Tongue-Tied at Tea’, Kate McLoughlin investigates social performance in the context of JÜ;rgen Habermas’s theories of communicative action. The putative tea-party in T. S. ... More


Distance, and Intimacy, and T. S. Eliot’s Self-Critical Laughter

Rachel Trousdale

in Humor, Empathy, and Community in Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192895714
eISBN:
9780191916274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895714.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Eliot’s humor frequently resembles the superiority-based models of Freud and Bergson. His humor in letters is often racist, misogynist, and homophobic. But he also uses laughter to examine failed ... More


Obscenity and the Voice: Eliot’s Bawdry

Chris Forster

in Filthy Material: Modernism and the Media of Obscenity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190840860
eISBN:
9780190840907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840860.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that an oral mode of textual circulation, which T. S. Eliot discovered both in obscene, comic, bawdy folk song and in music hall performance, provided him with a vision of social ... More


From the Neck Up: Another Woman and Celebrity

Peter J. Bailey

in The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167190
eISBN:
9780813167862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167190.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

If art in Deconstructing Harry is too much the product of a reprobate to be anything other than corrupt, the bitter cultural satire of Celebrity hardly allows for the existence of art at all. Lee ... More


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