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Introduction

in Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770644
eISBN:
9780804777247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770644.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores modernist Hebrew fiction in Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century, as well as the geography of Hebrew modernism, especially the roles of the European cities and urban ... More


Prosaic Desires: Modernist Knowledge, Boredom, Laughter, and Anticipation

Sara Crangle

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640850
eISBN:
9780748651955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640850.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Exploring a variety of everyday human longings as they arise in modernist fiction, this book poses a direct challenge to psychoanalytic criticism that characterises desire as sexual or powerful in ... More


In Memory of Jacques Derrida

Nicholas Royle

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632954
eISBN:
9780748671625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632954.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Jacques Derrida (1930–2004) was the most original and inspiring writer and philosopher of our time. In a series of essays that are at once self-contained and intricately linked, the author of this ... More


Epilogue

in Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770644
eISBN:
9780804777247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770644.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

While the aim of this book has been to explore Hebrew modernist fiction in Europe in the early decades of the twentieth century, its findings also shed new light on the nature of the changes in ... More


Imagining the Beloved: The New (Jewish) Woman

in Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770644
eISBN:
9780804777247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770644.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses the emergence of the “New Woman” in Jewish society and culture at the beginning of the twentieth century, and examines the ways in which women, especially the figures of ... More


Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe

Shachar Pinsker

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770644
eISBN:
9780804777247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770644.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores modernist Hebrew fiction in Europe in the early decades of the twentieth century. It not only serves as an introduction to this body of literature, but also acts as a major ... More


Modernist Fiction/Alternative Modernisms: Australia, Canada, New Zealand

Anouk Lang

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199679775
eISBN:
9780191869778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679775.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines the history of modernist fiction in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada within the larger context of geomodernist scholarship. It first considers how modernism relates to ... More


In the House and in the Gardens: Erotic Triangulations and Homosocial Desire

in Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770644
eISBN:
9780804777247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770644.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Male characters in modernist Hebrew fiction are often involved in homoerotic and homosocial desire through complex triangulations. Homosocial desire is located in an erotic triangle involving two men ... More


Possessed: Hypnotic Crimes, Corporate Fiction, and the Invention of Cinema

Stefan Andriopoulos

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226020549
eISBN:
9780226020570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020570.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Silent cinema and contemporaneous literature explored themes of mesmerism, possession, and the ominous agency of corporate bodies that subsumed individual identities. At the same time, critics ... More


Who is My Contemporary? Woolf, Mansfield, and Their Servants

Mary Wilson

in Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954088
eISBN:
9781786944122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954088.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter argues that Virginia Woolf’s female contemporaries include not just fellow writers like Katherine Mansfield but also domestic servants, whose work enables writerly creation. The chapter ... More


James Joyce and the Banality of Refusal

Saikat Majumdar

in Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156950
eISBN:
9780231527675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156950.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes the banality of everyday life and the desire for aesthetic transcendence in James Joyce's fiction. In Ulysses the aesthetic is embodied through the banal. In many of the stories ... More


Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire

Saikat Majumdar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156950
eISBN:
9780231527675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156950.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Everyday life in the far outposts of empire can be static, empty of the excitement of progress. A pervading sense of banality and boredom are, therefore, common elements of the daily experience for ... More


Modernism

James Chandler

in An Archaeology of Sympathy: The Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226034959
eISBN:
9780226035000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035000.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter considers examples of high modernist fiction. It discusses James Joyce's engagement with the products and activities of sentimental culture as these reach back to the Georgian period, ... 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


Colonial Modernists

Angela Smith

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199609932
eISBN:
9780191869761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199609932.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at a range of colonial fiction up to 1950 by writers native to Australia, New Zealand, India, the Caribbean, and Canada, which in some way develops and inflects modernist ... More


The Uneventful

Saikat Majumdar

in Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156950
eISBN:
9780231527675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156950.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers one of the great challenges of modernist fiction, i.e. to find a narrative aesthetic of the ordinary and the nonevent, a concern it has intriguingly shared with the methods of ... More


Eucharistic Imaginings in Proust and Woolf

Richard Kearney

in Material Spirit: Religion and Literature Intranscendent

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255405
eISBN:
9780823261147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255405.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter presents a reading of the works of Marcel Proust and Virginia Woolf through the lens of anatheism—the return to the sacred after the disappearance of God. It suggests that these authors ... More


Su Tong and Zhang Yimou: Women’s Places in Raise the Red Lantern

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

in Adapted for the Screen: The Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833732
eISBN:
9780824870782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833732.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter compares the aesthetic and ideological connections between two mid-1980s movements: Experimental Modernist Fiction writers and Fifth Generation filmmakers. Just like Ang Lee, Zhang Yimou ... More


Critical Contexts

Mark Williams

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199609932
eISBN:
9780191869761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199609932.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This concluding chapter argues that the critical contexts of the literary texts dealt with in this volume cannot be so confined inside the period before 1950, not merely for writers whose works have ... More


Introduction

Daniel Karlin

in Street Songs: Writers and urban songs and cries, 1800-1925

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198792352
eISBN:
9780191834363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792352.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, World Literature

Street Songs, based on the Clarendon Lectures for 2016, is about the use made by poets and novelists of street songs and cries. Karlin begins with the London street-vendor’s cry of ‘Cherry-ripe!’, as ... More


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