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Strange Likeness: The Use of Old English in Twentieth-Century Poetry

Chris Jones

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278329
eISBN:
9780191707889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278329.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book provides the first full account of how major 20th-century poets studied, appropriated, and redeployed Old English (or Anglo-Saxon) poetry in their own work. The book concentrates on the ... More


City of Beginnings

Robyn Creswell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182186
eISBN:
9780691185149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182186.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book is an exploration of modernism in Arabic poetry, a movement that emerged in Beirut during the 1950s and became the most influential and controversial Arabic literary development of the ... More


Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Politics

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332735
eISBN:
9780199868148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332735.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

This book traces an American literary history of transpacific alliances which spans the 20th century. Increasing material and economic ties between the U.S. and East Asia at the end of the 19th ... More


The Before- and Afterlife of Meter

Meredith Martin

in The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and English National Culture, 1860--1930

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152738
eISBN:
9781400842193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152738.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns once more to Robert Bridges, whose death in 1930 marks the end of the book. He did not believe that English meter could be adequately represented by only one system, nor did he ... More


George Antheil's Ballet Mécanique

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the researching and reconstructing of what was perhaps the most infamous modern music event of the 20th century after Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, George Antheil's “Ballet ... More


Auto/biographese and Auto/biografiction in Verse: Ezra Pound and Hugh Selwyn Mauberley

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter suggests a new reading of one of Pound's most contested works in terms of the contexts provided in Part I. In particular, Pound's parody of aestheticism is compared to Beerbohm's in ... More


Satirical Auto/biografiction: Wyndham Lewis and Richard Aldington

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter asks whether the kind of reading offered in the previous chapter disarms the possibility of modernist satire, deflecting our attention from criticism to autobiography. It discusses two ... More


Cathay to Confucius: Ezra Pound and China

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

in Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332735
eISBN:
9780199868148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332735.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter argues that Ezra Pound's multiple invocations of China were bound to his American ambitions. Pound struggled with Whitman to take on the mantle of American bard, but he turned to the ... More


American Modernism's Expatriate Scene: The Labour of Translation

Daniel Katz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625260
eISBN:
9780748652006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625260.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This study takes as its point of departure an essential premise: that the widespread phenomenon of expatriation in American modernism is less a flight from the homeland than a dialectical return to ... More


Fragmenting Modernism

Sara Haslam

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060557
eISBN:
9781781700099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060557.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book is about Ford Madox Ford, a hero of the modernist literary revolution. Ford is a fascinating and fundamental figure of the time; not only because, as a friend and critic of Ezra Pound and ... More


Gertrude Stein’s Differential Syntax: SARAH TRYPHENA PHILLIPS LECTURE

MARJORIE PERLOFF

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117: 2001 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262795
eISBN:
9780191753954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262795.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter suggests that the poetics of T. S. Eliot and Gertrude Stein may be seen as two sides of the same coin. It begins by examining that coin itself, which is the Modernist aesthetic, shared ... More


Vernacular Discourse from Major to Minor

Matthew Hart

in Nations of Nothing But Poetry: Modernism, Transnationalism, and Synthetic Vernacular Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390339
eISBN:
9780199776191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390339.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter begins by questioning Philip Larkin's argument that W. H. Auden's early poems are “successful” because they assert a relationship of identity among dialect, audience, and social theme. ... More


Samuel Johnson Among the Modernists

Anthony W. Lee (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781942954668
eISBN:
9781789629293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954668.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book brings Johnson more sharply into focus by casting him amongst an unfamiliar milieu and company; likewise, it is hoped that by bringing Johnson to bear on the various authors and topics ... More


Readings in the Cantos: Volume I

Richard Parker (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954408
eISBN:
9781786944337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954408.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This project provides critical readings of individual sections of The Cantos of Ezra Pound written by prominent Pound scholars who combine critical insight with useful information about sources and ... More


Conclusion: Old English—A Shadow Poetry?

CHRIS JONES

in Strange Likeness: The Use of Old English in Twentieth-Century Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278329
eISBN:
9780191707889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278329.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter argues that through the work of Pound, Auden, Morgan, and Heaney—all of them major and influential poets—the influence of Old English has made itself felt more widely throughout ... More


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


Modernism and the Museum: Asian, African, and Pacific Art and the London Avant-Garde

Rupert Richard Arrowsmith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593699
eISBN:
9780191595684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593699.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book proposes an entirely new way of looking at the evolution of Modernist art and literature in the West. It shows that existing surveys of Modernism tend to treat the early stages of the ... More


Breaking Glass to Save the Frame: William Carlos Williams and Company

Lisa Siraganian

in Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796557
eISBN:
9780199932542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796557.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the polarity between spectator or readerly irrelevance on the one hand and bodily incorporation of the reader’s body on the other, to investigate writers and artists who ... More


Introduction: Mechanical Recording and the Modern Arts

Michael North

in Camera Works: Photography and the Twentieth-Century Word

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173567
eISBN:
9780199787906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173567.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Recording methods such as photography seemed to offer a new and more immediate method of transcribing sense impressions. They seemed to constitute a new and better form of writing. This introductory ... More


How Poets See the World: The Art of Description in Contemporary Poetry

Willard Spiegelman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195332926
eISBN:
9780199851294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332926.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Although readers of prose fiction sometimes find descriptive passages superfluous or boring, description itself is often the most important aspect of a poem. This book examines how a variety of ... More


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