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The Cambridge History of Modernism

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Vincent Sherry, Tim Armstrong, Jed Rasula, David Richards, Mark Morrisson, Michael Levenson, Leo Mellor, Stephen Kern, Daniel Herwitz, Miles Glendinning, Matthew Beaumont, David James, Rubén Gallo, Lutz Koepnick, Ronald Schleifer, Benjamin Levy, Marina MacKay, Marjorie Perloff, Ben Levitas, Emily Wittman, David Trotter, Nicholas Daly, Amanda Sigler, Andrzej Gasiorek, Cristanne Miller, Colleen Lamos, Mark Whalan, Maud Ellmann, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Catriona Kelly, Jean-Michel Rabaté, Stanley Corngold, Tobias Boes, Willard Bohn, Vicki Mahaffey, Lawrence Rainey, Ronald Bush, Howard Booth, Laura Marcus, Michael North, Nora Alter, Robin Schulze, James Smethurst, C. D. Blanton, Steven Connor
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  • Date Published: January 2017
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107034693

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  • The Cambridge History of Modernism is the first comprehensive history of modernism in the distinguished Cambridge Histories collection. It identifies a distinctive temperament of 'modernism' within the 'modern' period, establishing the circumstances of modernized life as the ground and warrant for an art that becomes 'modernist' by virtue of its demonstrably self-conscious involvement in this modern condition. Following this sensibility from the end of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, tracking its manifestations across pan-European and transatlantic locations, the forty-three chapters offer a remarkable combination of breadth and focus. Prominent scholars of modernism provide analytical narratives of its literature, music, visual arts, architecture, philosophy, and science, offering circumstantial accounts of its diverse personnel in their many settings. These historically informed readings offer definitive accounts of the major work of twentieth-century cultural history and provide a new cornerstone for the study of modernism in the current century.

    • Brings together the most distinguished scholars to write this definitive History
    • Proposes 'Modernism' as a conceptual as well as descriptive term
    • Includes a range of the most important work of the twentieth century in literature, music, visual arts, architecture, philosophy and science
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    'The Cambridge History of Modernism is ambitious, thorough, and will be invaluable for researchers and educators … The volume covers a huge amount of ground, probing modernist sensibilities with attention to time, space, aesthetics, genre, gender, race, technology, and politics in 43 wide-ranging essays. The Cambridge History of Modernism is destined to become a landmark piece of modernist scholarship … Thankfully, Sherry’s editorship has produced a text that earns the status it is destined to achieve. Much care and attention has gone into making this a clear and coherent volume that explains and justifies its choices, rather than taking anything about modernism as a given.' Gemma Moss, Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies

    '… Sherry’s The Cambridge History of Modernism is indispensable and belongs in all serious reference collections.' The Year’s Work in English Studies

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    • Date Published: January 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107034693
    • length: 960 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 162 x 50 mm
    • weight: 1.68kg
    • contains: 30 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction. A history of 'modernism' Vincent Sherry
    Part I. Modernism in Time: Framing essay Vincent Sherry
    1. Modernist temporality: the science and philosophy and aesthetics of temporality from 1880 Tim Armstrong
    2. Ahead of time: the avant-gardes Jed Rasula
    3. At other times: Modernism and the 'primitive' David Richards
    4. The long turn of the century Vincent Sherry
    5. The 1910s and the Great War Mark Morrisson
    6. On or about 1922: annus mirabilis and the other 1920s Michael Levenson
    7. The 1930s, the Second World War, and late Modernism Leo Mellor
    Part II. Modernism in Space: Framing essay Vincent Sherry
    8. Modernist spaces in science, philosophy, the arts, and society Stephen Kern
    9. The new spaces of Modernist painting Daniel Herwitz
    10. Architectures and public spaces of Modernism Miles Glendinning
    11. Modernism and the urban imaginary 1: spectacle and introspection Matthew Beaumont
    12. Modernism and the urban imaginary 2: nationalism, internationalism, and cosmopolitanism David James
    13. Modernism and the new global imaginary: a tale of two Modernisms: from Latin America, to Europe, and back again Rubén Gallo
    Part III. Modernism In and Out of Kind: Genres, Composite Genres, and New Genres: Framing essay Vincent Sherry
    14. Gesamtkunstwerk Lutz Koepnick
    15. 'The condition of music': Modernism and music in the new twentieth century Ronald Schleifer and Benjamin Levy
    16. The Modernist 'novel' Marina MacKay
    17. The Modernist poem Marjorie Perloff
    18. The theatre of modernity Ben Levitas
    19. Translation Emily Wittman
    20. Literature between media David Trotter
    21. Art and its others 1: the aesthetics of technology Nicholas Daly
    22. Art and its others 2: advertisement and the little magazines Amanda Sigler
    23. Art and its others 3: aesthetics as politics Andrzej Gasiorek
    24. The 'new women' of Modernism Cristanne Miller
    25. 'The men of 1914' Colleen Lamos
    26. Modernism and the racial composite: the case of America Mark Whalan
    Part IV. Modernism in Person, Modernism in Community: Framing essay Vincent Sherry
    27. A technique of unsettlement: Freud, Freudianism, and the psychology of Modernism Maud Ellmann
    28. Newer freewomen and Modernism Rachel Blau DuPlessis
    29. Russian Modernism: Kandinsky, Stravinsky, and Mayakovsky Catriona Kelly
    30. French Modernism: Gide, Proust, and Larbaud Jean-Michel Rabaté
    31. Viennese Modernism: Musil, Rilke, Schoenberg Stanley Corngold
    32. The poetics of community: Thomas Mann, Joseph Conrad, Franz Kafka Tobias Boes
    33. Picasso, Stein, Apollinaire Willard Bohn
    34. Darkening freedom: Yeats, Joyce, Beckett Vicki Mahaffey
    35. F. T. Marinetti, Wyndham Lewis, and Tristan Tzara Lawrence Rainey
    36. Pound, Eliot, Hemingway Ronald Bush
    37. Non-metropolitan Modernism: E. M. Forster, D. H. Lawrence, William Faulkner Howard Booth
    38. Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, Rebecca West Laura Marcus
    39. Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Djuna Barnes Michael North
    40. Bertolt Brecht, Sergei Eisenstein, Leni Riefenstahl Nora Alter
    41. Theme and variations in American verse: H. D., Marianne Moore, and Wallace Stevens Robin Schulze
    42. Letters crossing the color-line: Modernist anxiety and the mixed-race figure in the work of Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and William Carlos Williams James Smethurst
    43. Modernism and reification: Lukács, Benjamin, Adorno C. D. Blanton
    Epilogue. Modernism after Postmodernism Steven Connor
    Bibliography.

  • Editor

    Vincent Sherry, Washington University, St Louis
    Vincent Sherry is Howard Nemerov Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English at Washington University in St Louis. A prominent scholar of modernism, he is the author of a number of major books in this field, including The Great War and the Language of Modernism (2003), James Joyce's Ulysses (1995, 2005) and Ezra Pound, Wyndham Lewis, and Radical Modernism (1993). He has also written The Uncommon Tongue: The Poetry and Criticism of Geoffrey Hill (1987) and edited the Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the First World War (2005).

    Contributors

    Vincent Sherry, Tim Armstrong, Jed Rasula, David Richards, Mark Morrisson, Michael Levenson, Leo Mellor, Stephen Kern, Daniel Herwitz, Miles Glendinning, Matthew Beaumont, David James, Rubén Gallo, Lutz Koepnick, Ronald Schleifer, Benjamin Levy, Marina MacKay, Marjorie Perloff, Ben Levitas, Emily Wittman, David Trotter, Nicholas Daly, Amanda Sigler, Andrzej Gasiorek, Cristanne Miller, Colleen Lamos, Mark Whalan, Maud Ellmann, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Catriona Kelly, Jean-Michel Rabaté, Stanley Corngold, Tobias Boes, Willard Bohn, Vicki Mahaffey, Lawrence Rainey, Ronald Bush, Howard Booth, Laura Marcus, Michael North, Nora Alter, Robin Schulze, James Smethurst, C. D. Blanton, Steven Connor

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