Modernism and Literature: An Introduction and Reader by Taylor & Francis Ltd (Hardback, 2013)
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- DescriptionModernism is a key era in literary studies in which the reading and writing of literature was transformed. The Modernist movement smashed the boundaries of what was perceived as 'literary', with writers abandoning traditional conventions and drawing on a variety of very different influences from art to politics. Modernism is difficult to understand without an awareness of contemporary concerns, and Alan Friedman and Mia Carter offer a comprehensive guide to Modernism: An extensive introduction outlining the history and debates surrounding the movement Extracts from the foundational texts of Modernism such as Zola, Darwin, Nietzsche, Einstein and Freud Extracts showing Modernist writers as critics including James, Wilde, Conrad, Woolf, Eliot, Yeats and Lawrence A chronology including key historical events and publications A glossary of key terms, people, theories and themes A detailed further reading section offering advice on further study and research. Addressing current as well as historical debates about Modernism, this book includes discussion of the Harlem Renaissance, feminism and women's writing, international and global movements and acknowledges a variety of competing modernisms. This is the ideal guide for anyone looking for an overview of this complex genre, and its original, foundational texts. The companion website features an interactive timeline connecting Modernist literature with the events of the time, brief author biographies, and links to further reading.
- Author BiographyMia Carter is a University Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Literature at the University of Texas at Austin; she was recognized as a University of Texas System Regents' Outstanding Teacher in 2010. Her fields of specialization are Modern Studies, Imperial and Postcolonial Studies, Cinema and Cultural Studies. Carter is co-editor (with Barbara Harlow) of Archives of Empire (Duke UP) and Orientalism and Imperialism: A Documentary Sourcebook (Basil Blackwell). Her articles have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including English Language Notes, Signs, Studies in European Cinema, and ALIF: Journal of Comparative Poetics. Her current work in progress is Virginia Woolf, History's Child: Heritage and Imagination. Thaman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Texas, Austin, Alan Friedman has also taught at universities in England, France, and Ireland. His five authored books include Fictional Death and The Modernist Enterprise, Party Pieces: Oral Storytelling and Social Performance in Joyce and Beckett, and Multivalence: The Moral Quality of Form in the Modern Novel, and monographs on Lawrence Durrell and William Faulkner. His ten edited books and journals include compilations on Durrell, Beckett, Joyce, and Mario Vargas Llosa, plus Situating College English: Lessons from an American University. He has chaired UT's Faculty Council and received its Civitatis Award for dedicated and meritorious service.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication28/02/2013
- SubjectLiterary Theory
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note5 black & white line drawings
- Weight1202 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Edited byAlan Friedman,Mia Carter
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