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Introduction: Late Modernism and the Outward Turn

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/9780231169424.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction argues that late modernism undergoes an outward turn to everyday life to conceptualize world systemic disorder.


Empire's Wake: Postcolonial Irish Writing and the Politics of Modern Literary Form

Mark Quigley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245444
eISBN:
9780823252565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245444.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Though Irish contributions to literary modernism are well known, Irish modernism tends to be framed through narrow treatments of Joyce, Yeats, and the Revival as “cosmopolitan” writers detached from ... More


The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Thomas Davis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1935, the English writer Stephen Spender wrote that the historical pressures of his era should “turn the reader’s and writer’s attention outwards from himself to the world.” Combining historical, ... More


Introduction. Rerouting Irish Modernism: Postcolonial Aesthetics and the Imperative of Cosmopolitanism

Mark Quigley

in Empire's Wake: Postcolonial Irish Writing and the Politics of Modern Literary Form

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245444
eISBN:
9780823252565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245444.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that an overemphasis on cosmopolitanism as the signature feature of modernism significantly distorts understandings of the development of modernist aesthetics, especially in ... 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


Sean O’Faoláin and the End of Republican Realism

Mark Quigley

in Empire's Wake: Postcolonial Irish Writing and the Politics of Modern Literary Form

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245444
eISBN:
9780823252565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245444.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the early work and thought of Sean O’Faoláin who as a writer of fiction, criticism, biography and cultural and social commentary produced a volume of writing from the 1920s to ... More


Unnaming the Subject: Samuel Beckett and Postcolonial Absence

Mark Quigley

in Empire's Wake: Postcolonial Irish Writing and the Politics of Modern Literary Form

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245444
eISBN:
9780823252565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245444.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter builds on recent scholarship exploring the historical and material dimensions of Beckett’s thought and aesthetics, especially as they relate to postcoloniality and the geopolitical ... More


Against the Machine: Imagists, Symbolists, Journalists, Diplomats, and Spies

Rebecca Beasley

in Russomania: Russian culture and the creation of British modernism, 1881-1922

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198802129
eISBN:
9780191840531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802129.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

The final chapter of Russomania explores how the war and the Russian revolutions of 1917 transform the role of Russian literature for British-based writers. The first part of the chapter examines ... More


The Dialectical Poetics of Late Modernism

C.D. Blanton

in Epic Negation: The Dialectical Poetics of Late Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199844715
eISBN:
9780190231590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844715.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book originates in the tension between Ezra Pound’s identification of the epic as “a poem including history” and Georg Lukács’s claim that modern epic is a poetic impossibility, in the ... More


Contexts

Duncan White

in Nabokov and his Books: Between Late Modernism and the Literary Marketplace

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198737629
eISBN:
9780191801051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737629.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter begins by considering Nabokov’s strange position in literary history, caught between modernism and postmodernism. To literary historians of modernism he always appears to come too late ... More


Modernity's Edge: Speaking Silence on the Blaskets

Mark Quigley

in Empire's Wake: Postcolonial Irish Writing and the Politics of Modern Literary Form

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245444
eISBN:
9780823252565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245444.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the Gaelic autobiographies emerging from the Blasket Islands in the late 1920s and early 1930s and argues that they offer a crucial reassessment of the modernist aesthetic ... More


Introduction

Lara Vetter

in A Curious Peril: H.D.'s Late Modernist Prose

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054568
eISBN:
9780813053219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054568.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction describes H.D.’s traumatic experience of World War II and its aftermath, documenting her heightened interest in global politics from the late 1930s to the late 1940s, as well as her ... More


Oblique Strategies and Experimental Fictions

Julia Jordan

in Late Modernism and the Avant-Garde British Novel: Oblique Strategies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198857280
eISBN:
9780191890178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857280.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The writers that are the subject of this book have begun to assume increasing importance, gaining in readership, scholarly attention, and critical significance. Yet it has not so far been possible to ... More


“Swastika arms of passage leading to nothing”: Bowen, Isherwood, Orwell, and the “New” Britain

Ashley Maher

in Reconstructing Modernism: British Literature, Modern Architecture, and the State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198816485
eISBN:
9780191853708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816485.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Though the cross-medium modern style advocated by Herbert Read and Stephen Spender aimed to bring good design to political as well as aesthetic structures, the Ministry of Information mobilized ... More


‘Have you anything to declare?’: Portable Selves on Trial

Emily Ridge

in Portable Modernisms: The Art of Travelling Light

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474419598
eISBN:
9781474434621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419598.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The final chapter of the book directs attention to questions of identity and selfhood. If modernism witnessed the rise of a culture of portability, what did this mean for understandings of literary ... More


A Curious Peril: H.D.'s Late Modernist Prose

Lara Vetter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054568
eISBN:
9780813053219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054568.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

When World War II appeared imminent, the modernist writer known as H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) declined offers of refuge and chose to remain in London. As devastating as this noncombatant experience was, ... More


Late Modernism and the Avant-Garde British Novel: Oblique Strategies

Julia Jordan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198857280
eISBN:
9780191890178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857280.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In the decades following the immediately post-war period in Britain, a loose grouping of avant-garde writers that included Alan Burns, Christine Brooke-Rose, B. S. Johnson, and Ann Quin worked ... More


The Continuities of Late Modernism: Before and after Beckett

Tyrus Miller

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter presents an extension of the scope of fictional writings that have been previously considered under the aegis of late modernism and some dialogical qualification of the historicizing ... More


Poetry, Publishing, and Visual Culture from Late Modernism to the Twenty-first Century: Fugitive Pieces

Natalie Pollard

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198852605
eISBN:
9780191887024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852605.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book examines why it is important to appreciate cultural artefacts such as poems, sculptures, and buildings not as static, perfected objects, but as meshworks of entangled, mutable, and ... More


Epic Negation: The Dialectical Poetics of Late Modernism

C.D. Blanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199844715
eISBN:
9780190231590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844715.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book examines the dialectical turn of modernist poetry over the interwar period, arguing that late modernism inverts the method of Ezra Pound’s “poem including history” to conceive a negated ... More


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