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“It is De Age of Colonial Concern”: Vernacular Fictions and Political Belonging

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/9780231169424.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this final chapter, late modernism’s outward turn captures the changes in political belonging wrought by the twin phenomena of decolonization and mass migration from the Caribbean to British ... More


A World Literature To-Come: Jacob Glatstein’s Vernacular Modernism

Saul Noam Zaritt

in Jewish American Writing and World Literature: Maybe to Millions, Maybe to Nobody

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198863717
eISBN:
9780191896101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863717.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter outlines the Yiddish American writer Jacob Glatstein’s understanding of world literature, which rejected conventional modes of translation and was increasingly suspicious of ... More


Introduction

Nilo Couret

in Mock Classicism: Latin American Film Comedy, 1930-1960

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520296848
eISBN:
9780520969162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296848.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction is loosely structured in three parts addressing questions of genre, geography, and period. It situates the book within comparative literature debates on world literature in order to ... More


Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Luke Gibbons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226236179
eISBN:
9780226236209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Joyce's Ghosts realigns haunting from the romantic Gothic genre to the spectral forms of Ireland's colonial modernity. The new psychology sought to exorcise the ghost by reducing it to a projection ... More


Conclusion

Jennifer C. Lena

in Entitled: Discriminating Tastes and the Expansion of the Arts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691158914
eISBN:
9780691189840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158914.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This concluding chapter reviews the book's major arguments, and then briefly addresses some questions that remain. If one wishes to develop a deeper understanding of cultural tastes, one must seek to ... More


Introduction: Cinema and the Lettered City in Colonial India

Manishita Dass

in Outside the Lettered City: Cinema, Modernity, and the Public Sphere in Late Colonial India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199394388
eISBN:
9780199394418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394388.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

The introduction situates the book in relation to existing scholarship on colonial modernity in India, the making of publics and the public sphere in late colonial India, and the relationship between ... More


‘Ootward Boond Frae Scotland’: MacDiarmid, Modernism and the Masses

Scott Lyall

in Hugh MacDiarmid's Poetry and Politics of Place: Imagining a Scottish Republic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623341
eISBN:
9780748652167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623341.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter interprets the internationalism of the poet’s vernacular modernism as a challenge to capitalism’s global marketing of mass culture. Hugh MacDiarmid decentres the geography of exilic ... More


From a Basement on Long Island to a Mansion on the Hill

Edward P. Comentale

in Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037399
eISBN:
9780252094576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037399.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter tackles the central themes of this book, at the same time expounding on the author's own musical experiences—here termed “taste biography”—and his aims to expand the scope ... More


Films about ordinary people: the Japanese home drama and virtual ethnography

Catherine Russell

in Beyond text?: Critical practices and sensory anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719085055
eISBN:
9781526109958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085055.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter frames the Japanese cinema and TV genre of ‘home drama’ shomin-geki,, as a sensory mode of ethnography about ‘ordinary people’, which is nevertheless virtual—a phantasmagoria of cultural ... More


May Fourth and Postwar Hong Kong’s Leftist Cantonese Cinema

Jing Jing Chang

in Screening Communities: Negotiating Narratives of Empire, Nation, and the Cold War in Hong Kong Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888455768
eISBN:
9789888455621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455768.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 3 examines the legacy of the May Fourth Movement in the context of postwar Hong Kong’s golden age of cinema. It argues that the May Fourth project was an unfinished one and was carried ... More


Laughing in the Shadows of Empire: Humor in Ozu’s (1941)

Junji Yoshida

in Reorienting Ozu: A Master and His Influence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190254971
eISBN:
9780190255008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190254971.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

Ozu Yasujiro’s apprenticeship coincided with the steady rise of comedy in Japanese film. Before he developed his signature “urban petit bourgeois genre” films (shōshimin geki), he was influenced by ... More


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