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ISBN: 9780199545445

Published: 9 Dec 10

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The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms

Peter Brooker, Andrzej Gasiorek, Deborah Longworth, Andrew Thacker

An unparalleled resource containing over fifty essays, The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms updates and extends the scope and depth of previous synoptic guides, bringing together new approaches to the more obvious themes of modernist studies as well as new research on the variety of cultural, aesthetic and geographical factors that were intrinsic to the creation of modernism. Two particularly innovative features of the Handbook are its focus upon the cross media and international character of modernism. A number of the essays examine visual culture and other media in order to delineate the aesthetic, intellectual and cultural formations linking the innovations and experiments of literary modernism with work in other arts and media. Others seek to analyse how Anglo-American and European models were inflected in a different temporal frame and in quite distinct geographical contexts.

56 in-depth chapters, presenting the latest treatment by leading scholars in the field on an unprecedented range of topics within modernist studies

Explores the different arts of modernism and the ways in which these were practiced across the globe

Interdisciplinary approach opens up new theoretical avenues and research methodologies

List of illustrations
List of contributors
1: Morag Shiach: Periodizing modernism
2: Sascha Bru: Modernism before and after theory
3: Finn Fordham: The modernist archive
Practices and perspectives
4: Robert Hampson and Will Montgomery: Innovations in poetry
5: David James: Modernist narratives: revisions and re-readings
6: Michael Wood: The modernist novel in Europe
7: Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr: Staging modernism: a new drama
8: Michael Valdez Moses: Modernists as critics
9: Deborah Longworth: Gendering the modernist text
10: Andrzej Gasiorek: Class Positions
11: Robert L. Caserio: Queer modernism
12: Joanne Winning: Lesbian sexuality in the story of modernism
13: Jonathan W. Gray: Harlem modernisms
14: Laura Doyle: Colonial encounters
15: Tim Youngs: Travelling modernists
Contexts and conditions
16: Nicholas Daly: The machine age
17: John Xiros Cooper: Modernism in the age of mass culture and consumption
18: Aaron Jaffe: Publication, patronage, censorship
19: Suzanne W. Churchill and Adam McKible: Modernism in magazines
20: Michael Bell: Primitivism: modernism as anthropology
21: Daniel Moore: Questions of history
22: Peter Osborne: Modernism and philosophy
23: Matt ffytche: The modernist road to the unconscious
24: Roger Luckhurst: Religion, psychical research, spiritualism, and the occult
25: Michael Whitworth: Science in the age of modernism
26: Marina MacKay: Violence, art, and war
27: Alan Munton: Modernist politics: socialism, anarchism, fascism
Image, performance, and the new media
28: James Donald: Cinema, modernism, and modernity
29: Elena Gualtieri: Photography: the age of the snapshot
30: Sarah Victoria Turner: Modernism and the visual arts
31: Ramsay Burt: Dancing bodies and modernity
32: Debra Rae Cohen: Modernism on radio
33: Simon Shaw-Miller: Modernist music
34: Christopher Crouch: Architecture, design, and modern living
Metropolitan movements
35: Scott McCracken: Imagining the modernist city 1870-1945
36: Andrew Hussey: Paris: symbolism, impressionism, cubism, surrealism
37: Richard J. Murphy: Berlin: dada, expressionism, Neue Sachlichkeit
38: Andrew Thacker: London: rhymers, imagists, and vorticists
39: John J. White: Futurism in Europe
40: Martin Halliwell: The modernist Atlantic: New York, Chicago, and Europe
41: Nathan Waddell: Modernist coteries and communities
National and transnational modernisms
42: Margery Palmer McCulloch: Scottish modernism
43: Carol Taaffe: Irish modernism
44: Daniel G. Williams: Welsh modernism
45: Timothy O. Benson: Central Europe
46: Emily Finer: Russian Modernism
47: Anker Gemzøe: Nordic modernisms
48: Dean Irvine: Modernisms in English Canada
49: Donald L. Shaw: Hispanic literature and the problem of modernism
50: Dave Gunning: Caribbean modernism
51: Tim Woods: Modernism and African literature
52: Supriya Chaudhuri: Modernisms in India
53: Prudence Black and Stephen Muecke: Antipodean modernisms: Australia and New Zealand
54: Stephanie Hemelryk Donald and Yi Zheng: Chinese modernisms: politics, poetry, and cultural dissonance
55: Vera Christine Mackie: Modernism and colonial modernity in early twentieth-century Japan
Afterword: 'newness' in modernism, early and latePeter Brooker:

Edited by Peter Brooker , University of Sussex

Andrzej Gasiorek , University of Birmingham

Deborah Longworth , University of Birmingham

Andrew Thacker , De Montfort University

Peter Brooker is Research Professor at the Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex. He has written widely on contemporary writing, film, and cultural theory and is author of Bertolt Brecht, Poetry, Dialectics, Politics (1989), New York Fictions (1996), Modernity and Metropolis (2002) and Bohemia in London (2004, 2007) and co-editor of Geographies of Modernism (2005) and The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines, volumes 1-3. Andrzej Gasiorek is Reader in Twentieth-Century Literature at the University of Birmingham. He has written widely on modernism and on post-war British fiction. He is a co-editor of the journal Modernist Cultures and author of Post War British Fiction: Realism and After (1995), Wyndham Lewis and Modernism (2004) and J.G. Ballard (2005). Deborah Longworth is Senior Lecturer in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Literature at the University of Birmingham. She is the author of Streetwalking the Metropolis (2000), Djuna Barnes (2003), and Three Theorists of the Modernist Novel: James Joyce, Dorothy Richardson and Virginia Woolf (2006), and a co-editor of the journal Modernist Cultures. Andrew Thacker is Professor of Twentieth Century Literature at De Montfort University. He is the author of Moving Through Modernity (2003), the editor of Dubliners Casebook (2006), and co-editor of The Impact of Michel Foucault (1997), Geographies of Modernism (2005), and The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines, volumes 1-3. He is an editor of the journal Literature & History and director of the Centre for Textual Studies at De Montfort University.