Summary Book Review Daily Modernism by Elizabeth Podnieks:
Download or read book Daily Modernism written by Elizabeth Podnieks and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2000 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Toronto-based scholar Podnieks analyzes the diaries based on both the published volumes and the unpublished manuscripts. Her work on the manuscripts focuses on their physical qualities, exploring how the women designed their diaries as books with title pages, prefaces, indexes, illustrations, and other features and how elements such as handwriting, edited words and phrases, or torn-out pages illuminate facets of self-representation and self-preservation. c. Book News Inc.
Summary Book Review Modernism, Daily Time and Everyday Life by Bryony Randall:
Download or read book Modernism, Daily Time and Everyday Life written by Bryony Randall and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2007-12-13 with total page 157 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bryony Randall explores the twin concepts of daily time and of everyday life through the writing of several major modernist authors. The book begins with a contextualising chapter on the psychologists William James and Henri Bergson. It goes on to devote chapters to Dorothy Richardson, Gertrude Stein, H. D. and Virginia Woolf. These experimental writers, she argues, reveal everyday life and daily time as rich and strange, not simply a banal backdrop to more important events. Moreover, Randall argues that paying attention to the everyday and daily time can be politically empowering and subversive. The specific social and cultural context of the early twentieth century is one in which the concept of daily time is particularly strongly challenged. By examining Modernism's engagement with or manifestation of this notion of daily time, she reveals a totally new perspective on their concerns and complexities.
Summary Book Review An Everyday Modernism by Marc Treib:
Download or read book An Everyday Modernism written by Marc Treib and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first large-scale examination of William Wurster's work.
Summary Book Review Post-Modernism and the Social Sciences by Pauline Marie Rosenau:
Download or read book Post-Modernism and the Social Sciences written by Pauline Marie Rosenau and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1992 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Post-modernism offers a revolutionary approach to the study of society: in questioning the validity of modern science and the notion of objective knowledge, this movement discards history, rejects humanism, and resists any truth claims. In this comprehensive assessment of post-modernism, Pauline Rosenau traces its origins in the humanities and describes how its key concepts are today being applied to, and are restructuring, the social sciences. Serving as neither an opponent nor an apologist for the movement, she cuts through post-modernism's often incomprehensible jargon in order to offer all readers a lucid exposition of its propositions. Rosenau shows how the post-modern challenge to reason and rational organization radiates across academic fields. For example, in psychology it questions the conscious, logical, coherent subject; in public administration it encourages a retreat from central planning and from reliance on specialists; in political science it calls into question the authority of hierarchical, bureaucratic decision-making structures that function in carefully defined spheres; in anthropology it inspires the protection of local, primitive cultures from First World attempts to reorganize them. In all of the social sciences, she argues, post-modernism repudiates representative democracy and plays havoc with the very meaning of "left-wing" and "right-wing." Rosenau also highlights how post-modernism has inspired a new generation of social movements, ranging from New Age sensitivities to Third World fundamentalism. In weighing its strengths and weaknesses, the author examines two major tendencies within post-modernism, the largely European, skeptical form and the predominantly Anglo-North-American form, which suggests alternative political, social, and cultural projects. She draws examples from anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, law, planning, political science, psychology, sociology, urban studies, and women's studies, and provides a glossary of post-modern terms to assist the uninitiated reader with special meanings not found in standard dictionaries.
Author :Michael J. K. Walsh Publisher :University of Delaware Press Release Date :2007 ISBN 10 :0874139422 Pages :213 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.7/5 (413 users download)
Summary Book Review A Dilemma of English Modernism by Michael J. K. Walsh:
Download or read book A Dilemma of English Modernism written by Michael J. K. Walsh and published by University of Delaware Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a "first history" of the artist and his work within the literary and sociocultural context of contemporary London, Paris, Milan, and New York. This work also emphasizes a re-evaluative positioning of Nevinson's work within a modernist framework in literature and art in the first half of the twentieth century in northwest Europe.
Summary Book Review Modernism, Media, and Propaganda by Mark Wollaeger:
Download or read book Modernism, Media, and Propaganda written by Mark Wollaeger and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2008-09-15 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though often defined as having opposite aims, means, and effects, modernism and modern propaganda developed at the same time and influenced each other in surprising ways. The professional propagandist emerged as one kind of information specialist, the modernist writer as another. Britain was particularly important to this double history. By secretly hiring well-known writers and intellectuals to write for the government and by exploiting their control of new global information systems, the British in World War I invented a new template for the manipulation of information that remains with us to this day. Making a persuasive case for the importance of understanding modernism in the context of the history of modern propaganda, Modernism, Media, and Propaganda also helps explain the origins of today's highly propagandized world. Modernism, Media, and Propaganda integrates new archival research with fresh interpretations of British fiction and film to provide a comprehensive cultural history of the relationship between modernism and propaganda in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century. From works by Joseph Conrad to propaganda films by Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles, Mark Wollaeger traces the transition from literary to cinematic propaganda while offering compelling close readings of major fiction by Virginia Woolf, Ford Madox Ford, and James Joyce.
Summary Book Review Modernism and the Ordinary by Liesl Olson:
Download or read book Modernism and the Ordinary written by Liesl Olson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014-04-03 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study overturns conventional accounts of the modernist period as primarily drawn toward the new, the transcendent, and the extraordinary. Liesl Olson shows how modernist writers were preoccupied, instead, with the unselfconscious actions of everyday life, even in times of political crisis and war.
Summary Book Review Psychoanalysis,Psychiatry and Modernist Literature by K. Valentine:
Download or read book Psychoanalysis,Psychiatry and Modernist Literature written by K. Valentine and published by Springer. This book was released on 2003-01-22 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two developments during the modernist period - the consolidation of psychiatry as a medical speciality and the emergence of psychoanalysis - affected the representation of madness in literature. They also influenced the ways psychic distress was experienced, narrated, and understood. Literature and criticism in turn affected the formation of the modern psychological self. Presenting detailed readings of both canonical and non-canonical modernists like Virginia Woolf and Emily Holmes Coleman, this book argues that modernist madness can be understood as experience, clinical discourse and cultural representation.
Summary Book Review Modernist Fraud by Leonard Diepeveen:
Download or read book Modernist Fraud written by Leonard Diepeveen and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-02-05 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on literature and visual art in the years 1910-1935, Modernist Fraud begins with the omnipresent accusations that modernism was not art at all, but rather an effort to pass off patently absurd works as great art. These assertions, common in the time's journalism, are used to understand the aesthetic and context which spawned them, and to look at what followed in their wake. Fraud discourse ventured into the aesthetic theory of the time, to ideas of artistic sincerity, formalism, and the intentional fallacy. In doing so, it profoundly shaped the modern canon and its justifying principles. Modernist Fraud explores a wide range of materials. It draws on reviews and newspaper accounts of art scandals, such as the 1913 Armory Show, the 1910 and 1912 Postimpressionist shows, and Tender Buttons; to daily syndicated columns; to parodies and doggerel; to actual hoaxes, such as Spectra and Disumbrationism; to the literary criticism of Edith Sitwell; to the trial of Brancusi's Bird in Space; and to the contents of the magazine Blind Man, including a defense of Duchamp's Fountain, a poem by Bill Brown, and the works of, and an interview with, the bafflingly unstable painter Louis Eilshemius. In turning to these materials, the book reevaluates how modernism interacted with the public and describes how a new aesthetic begins: not as a triumphant explosion that initiates irrevocable changes, but as an uncertain muddling and struggle with ideology.
Summary Book Review Excursions into Modernism by Joyce Kelley:
Download or read book Excursions into Modernism written by Joyce Kelley and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-05-15 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Positioned at a crossroads between feminist geographies and modernist studies, Excursions into Modernism considers transnational modernist fiction in tandem with more rarely explored travel narratives by women of the period who felt increasingly free to journey abroad and redefine themselves through travel. In an era when Western artists, writers, and musicians sought 'primitive' ideas for artistic renewal, Joyce E. Kelley locates a key similarity between fiction and travel writing in the way women authors use foreign experiences to inspire innovations with written expression and self-articulation. She focuses on the pairing of outward journeys with more inward, introspective ones made possible through reconceptualizing and mobilizing elements of women’s traditional corporeal and domestic geographies: the skin, the ill body, the womb, and the piano. In texts ranging from Jean Rhys’s Voyage in the Dark to Virginia Woolf’s The Voyage Out and from Evelyn Scott’s Escapade to Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage, Kelley explores how interactions between geographic movement, identity formation, and imaginative excursions produce modernist experimentation. Drawing on fascinating supplementary and archival materials such as letters, diaries, newspaper articles, photographs, and unpublished drafts, Kelley’s book cuts across national and geographic borders to offer rich and often revisionary interpretations of both canonical and lesser-known works.
Summary Book Review The Hong Kong Modernism of Leung Ping-kwan by C. T. Au:
Download or read book The Hong Kong Modernism of Leung Ping-kwan written by C. T. Au and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2019-11-29 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book resolves around the fundamental question, “What is Hong Kong modernism?” To address this issue, C.T. Au identifies three significant characteristics: a renewal of traditions, an obsession with ordinary things, and an expression of concerns about social and political issues, shared among Western modernisms, Chinese modernism in the 1940s, and such Hong Kong modernists as Ma Lang, Liu Yichang, and Leung Ping-kwan (Yasi/Ye Si). This research concentrates on an examination of the major modernist tenets embodied in Leung’s literary works. Leung Ping-kwan is one of the most prominent and widely read Hong Kong modernist writers; however, there exist only a few scholarly works which focus on the direct relationship between Leung’s works and modernisms. The author argues that Leung paid special attention to issues regarding tradition, daily life, and colonial culture in order to understand his past, his identity, and the unique features of Hong Kong modernism, which celebrate multiple perspectives and inclusiveness. This study not only helps differentiate Hong Kong modernism from other modernisms—positioning the former as a variant of the latter—but also provides a response to the problems evoked by Hong Kong’s colonial milieu.
Summary Book Review Modernist Literature by Mary Ann Gillies:
Download or read book Modernist Literature written by Mary Ann Gillies and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2007-03-19 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This engaging textbook provides a critical assessment of British modernist literature produced between 1900 and 1945.Each chapter focuses on a single decade, a distinct genre and a specific theme: the 1900s - the short story - gender and sexuality; the 1910s - poetry - war, technology and propaganda; the 1920s - the novel - new modes of literary expression; the 1930s - the documentary - political engagement. A final chapter covers the 1940s and beyond looking at new literary and artistic movements and 'other' modernisms. Covering canonical texts and lesser-known works, Modernist Literature introduces students to current debates in Modernism and a range of literature in its historical and aesthetic contexts.Features:*Examines four distinct genres - the short story, poetry, novel and documentary - decade-by-decade.*Combines close readings with cultural and political analyses of British modernism.*Includes a Chronology and Further Readings with each chapter.
Summary Book Review Geographies of Modernism by Peter Brooker:
Download or read book Geographies of Modernism written by Peter Brooker and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2005 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores the interface between modernism and geography in a range of writers, texts and artists across the 20th century.
Summary Book Review Modernism and Theory by Stephen Ross:
Download or read book Modernism and Theory written by Stephen Ross and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2009-05-07 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Modernism and Theory boldly asks what – if any – role theory has to play in the new modernist studies. Separated into three sections, each with a clear introduction, this collection of new essays from leading critics outlines ongoing debates on the nature of modernist culture. This collection examines aesthetic and methodological links between modernist literature and theory. addresses questions of the importance of theory to our understanding of ‘modernism’ and modernism as a literary category. considers intersections of modernism and theory within ethics, ecocriticism and the avant-garde. Concluding with an afterword from Fredric Jameson, the book makes use of an innovative dialogic format, offering a direct and engaging experience of the current debate in modernist studies. Contributors include: Charles F. Altieri, C.D. Blanton, Ian Buchanan, Pamela Caughie, Melba Cuddy-Keane, Thomas S. Davis, Oleg Gelikman, Jane Goldman, Ben Highmore, Fredric Jameson, Martin Jay, Bonnie Kime Scott, Neil Levi, Anneleen Masschelein, Scott McCracken, Andrew John Miller, Stephen Ross, Roger Rothman, Morag Shiach, Susan Stanford Friedman, Allan Stoekl, Hilary Thompson and Glenn Willmott.
Summary Book Review Sensational Modernism by Joseph B. Entin:
Download or read book Sensational Modernism written by Joseph B. Entin and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2012-09-01 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Challenging the conventional wisdom that the 1930s were dominated by literary and photographic realism, Sensational Modernism uncovers a rich vein of experimental work by politically progressive artists. Examining images by photographers such as Weegee and Aaron Siskind and fiction by writers such as William Carlos Williams, Richard Wright, Tillie Olsen, and Pietro di Donato, Joseph Entin argues that these artists drew attention to the country's most vulnerable residents by using what he calls an "aesthetic of astonishment," focused on startling, graphic images of pain, injury, and prejudice. Traditional portrayals of the poor depicted stoic, passive figures of sentimental suffering or degraded but potentially threatening figures in need of supervision. Sensational modernists sought to shock middle-class audiences into new ways of seeing the nation's impoverished and outcast populations. The striking images these artists created, often taking the form of contorted or disfigured bodies drawn from the realm of the tabloids, pulp magazines, and cinema, represented a bold, experimental form of social aesthetics. Entin argues that these artists created a willfully unorthodox brand of vernacular modernism in which formal avant-garde innovations were used to delineate the conditions, contradictions, and pressures of life on the nation's fringes.
Summary Book Review Modernism’s Second Act: A Cultural Narrative by I. Nadel:
Download or read book Modernism’s Second Act: A Cultural Narrative written by I. Nadel and published by Springer. This book was released on 2012-12-17 with total page 119 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: European modernism underwent a massive change from 1930 to 1960, as war altered the cultural landscape. This account of artists and writers in France and England explores how modernism survived under authoritarianism, whether Fascism, National Socialism, or Stalinism, and how these artists endured by balancing complicity and resistance.
Summary Book Review Audio Drama Modernism by Tim Crook:
Download or read book Audio Drama Modernism written by Tim Crook and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-11-19 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Audio Drama and Modernism traces the development of political and modernist sound drama during the first 40 years of the 20th Century. It demonstrates how pioneers in the phonograph age made significant, innovative contributions to sound fiction before, during, and after the Great War. In stunning detail, Tim Crook examines prominent British modernist radio writers and auteurs, revealing how they negotiated their agitational contemporaneity against the forces of Institutional containment and dramatic censorship. The book tells the story of key figures such as Russell Hunting, who after being jailed for making ‘sound pornography’ in the USA, travelled to Britain to pioneer sound comedy and montage in the pre-Radio age; Reginald Berkeley who wrote the first full-length anti-war play for the BBC in 1925; and D.G. Bridson, Olive Shapley and Joan Littlewood who all struggled to give a Marxist voice to the working classes on British radio.