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Insane Acquaintances: Visual Modernism and Public Taste in Britain, 1910-1951

Daniel Moore

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197266755
eISBN:
9780191916038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266755.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Insane Acquaintances charts the varied encounters between artistic modernism and the British public in the years between ‘Manet and the Post-Impressionists’ (1910) and the Festival of Britain (1951). ... More


Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form

Michael Golston

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164306
eISBN:
9780231538633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164306.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Through a survey of American poetry and poetics from the end of World War II to the present, Michael Golston traces the proliferation of these experiments to a growing fascination with allegory in ... More


Jan Švankmajer

Keith Leslie Johnson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041471
eISBN:
9780252050077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041471.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This synoptic study of Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer (b. 1934) presents his career in terms of a Surrealist outlook informed by an idiosyncratic animism. More than any other recent filmmaker, ... More


Introduction

Steven S. Lee

in The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173520
eISBN:
9780231540117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173520.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Introduction uses Vladimir Tatlin's Monument to the Third International (aka Tatlin's Tower) to rethink both ethnicity and the avant-garde. To assist with this effort, I also provide overviews of ... More


Entomologies: Louis Zukofsky and Lorine Niedecker

Michael Golston

in Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164306
eISBN:
9780231538633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164306.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 1 is a study of Louis Zukofsky, Lorine Niedecker, and Surrealism. It discovers that Zukofsky based his poems ‘Mantis’ and ‘Mantis’: An Interpretation on an obscure text regarding the praying ... More


Epistemologies: Clark Coolidge

Michael Golston

in Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164306
eISBN:
9780231538633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164306.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 is a study of formal allegory in the poetry of Clark Coolidge. It describes Coolidge’s and John Ashbery’s interests in surrealism, then argues that the former’s works from the 1970’s should ... More


The Last Snapshot of the British Intelligentsia: Documentary, Mass-Observation, and the Fate of the Liberal Avant-Garde

Thomas S. Davis

in The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that documentary aesthetics turn to everyday life in order to create works that promoted the norms and values of the British liberal state during its period of greatest distress.


‘Ich … Verließ Das Haus Im Morgengrauen’: Bluebeard in the Later Twentieth Century

Mererid Puw Davies

in The Tale of Bluebeard in German Literature: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242757
eISBN:
9780191697180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242757.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses another strand of the 20th-century Bluebeard tradition that imagines Bluebeard neither as a tyrannical husband nor a hero, but as an oppressive, psychological principle ... More


Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion

Jeremy Biles and Kent Brintnall (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265190
eISBN:
9780823266890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Despite Georges Bataille’s acknowledged influence on major poststructuralist thinkers—including Foucault, Derrida, Kristeva, Lacan, Baudrillard, and Barthes—and his prominence in literary, cultural, ... More


Novel Shocks: Urban Renewal and the Origins of Neoliberalism

Myka Tucker-Abramson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282708
eISBN:
9780823286195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282708.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Novel Shocks argues that the political and cultural origins of neoliberalism lie in the battles over suburban and urban space in the 1950s and early 1960s. At the end of World War II, Harry Truman’s ... More


Architectures of vision

Des O’Rawe

in Regarding the Real: Cinema, documentary, and the visual arts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099663
eISBN:
9781526104137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099663.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Hiroshi Teshigahara's documentaries, especially his 1985 film, Antonio Gaudí. The chapter examines how that film elucidates instances of convergence between documentary ... More


Les Évènements Écossais

Michael Gardiner

in From Trocchi to Trainspotting: Scottish Critical Theory Since 1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622320
eISBN:
9780748653393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622320.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter suggests that Alexander Trocchi was behind an alliance with French thought which her Anglo-British image belies. It looks at activities from novel-writing to pamphleteering undertaken by ... More


‘A transformed world’: Herbert Read, British Surrealism and the institutionalisation of modernism

Daniel Moore

in Insane Acquaintances: Visual Modernism and Public Taste in Britain, 1910-1951

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197266755
eISBN:
9780191916038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266755.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter focuses on the discourses that surrounded the 1936 International Surrealist exhibition in London and the development of a distinctly British Surrealist movement in the years leading up ... More


The Absurd in Literature

Neil Cornwell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074097
eISBN:
9781781700969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074097.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book offers a comprehensive account of the absurd in prose fiction. As well as providing a basis for courses on absurdist literature (whether in fiction or in drama), it offers a broadly based ... More


Elizabeth Bowen: Surrealist

Keri Walsh

in Elizabeth Bowen: Theory, Thought and Things

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474458641
eISBN:
9781474477147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474458641.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter approaches the emerging notion of Irish surrealism in a seemingly unlikely corner: Bowen’s fiction. Seldom considered in the context of a modernist avant-garde, Bowen's work has been ... More


An American Excursion into French Fiction: The Book of Illusions

William Cloonan

in Frères Ennemis: The French in American Literature, Americans in French Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941329
eISBN:
9781789629101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941329.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter addresses the widespread claim that Paul Auster is the most French of American novelists by demonstrating various ways in which he has borrowed from French literary and cultural ... More


‘La justice, c’est la femme à barbe!’: the bearded lady, displacement and recuperation in Apollinaire's Les Mamelles de Tirésias

Stephen Thomson

in The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075001
eISBN:
9781781702567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075001.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In Salvador Dali's joking aphorism, the virility of the concept of justice clashes with the grammatical gender of the word, ‘la justice’. Justice persists in the notion of a normal, adjusted, ... More


Lars von Trier's Dogville: A Feel-Bad Film

Nikolaj Lübecker

in The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641604
eISBN:
9780748651221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641604.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Lars von Trier's Dogville (Denmark, 2003) and argues that the film is really all about the spectator. More precisely, it is a film that seeks to manipulate the spectator and ... More


A Tale of Two Cities

Kitty Hauser

in Shadow Sites: Photography, Archaeology, and the British Landscape 1927-1955

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199206322
eISBN:
9780191919275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199206322.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Landscape Archaeology

In the summer of 1943, a year after the Baedeker raids on Canterbury that devastated large sections of the historic city, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger began ... More


Reading Antiquity, Mapping History

Kitty Hauser

in Shadow Sites: Photography, Archaeology, and the British Landscape 1927-1955

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199206322
eISBN:
9780191919275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199206322.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Landscape Archaeology

When, in 1978, the poet, critic, and editor Geoffrey Grigson (1905–85) was asked by the Times Literary Supplement which journals had influenced him when young, he ... More


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