Literary Ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism: The by Luke Thurston

By Luke Thurston

This e-book resituates the ghost tale as an issue of literary hospitality and as a part of an essential prehistory of modernism, seeing it no longer as a old fashioned neo-gothic decoration, yet as a robust literary reaction to the technological and mental disturbances that marked the top of the Victorian period. Linking little-studied authors like M. R. James and should Sinclair to such canonical figures as Dickens, Henry James, Woolf, and Joyce, Thurston argues that the literary ghost can be noticeable as no mere relic of gothic sort yet as a portal of discovery, a gap onto the critical modernist challenge of the way to put in writing ‘life itself.’ Ghost tales are break up among an ironic, usually parodic connection with Gothic sort and an evocation of ‘life itself,’ an implicit repudiation of all literary variety. analyzing the ghost tale as either a guest and a host tale, this ebook strains the ghost as a disruptive determine within the ‘hospitable’ house of narrative from Maturin, Poe and Dickens to the fin de siècle, after which on into the 20 th century.

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Medical Imagery and Fragmentation: Modernism, Scientific by Dora Alicia Ramírez

By Dora Alicia Ramírez

This booklet marks a period of time (1870s-1940s) whilst Mexican authors writing in English observed themselves as transnational authors whose function used to be to educate the English talking public approximately Mexico. This e-book takes a glance at 4 inspiring ladies whose rules symbolize the best way drugs and technology permeated the private lives of Mexican and Indigenous peoples whose life didn't take place to satisfy the necessities of an industrialized or sleek citizenry. those girls contain old figures resembling the folkloric healer, Teresa Urrea (1873-1906), and authors, Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton (1872), Maria Cristina Mena (1914), and Josefina Niggli (1947). those girls writers thinking about the modernist development of the physique and taken in features of ways the soul (through racial, gendered, nationwide, political, and socio-economic lenses) used to be reconstructed in order to deal with the overall healthiness and area of the Mexican/Indigenous populations so as to movement into an period of industrialism and positivism. through targeting how industrialism ended in the negation of racialized our bodies, knowledges, and areas, this e-book takes a deeper examine the concept that of the “individual” as a scientific, fiscal, political, and theoretical time period, concentrating on the way in which clinical wisdom, the medical professional, surgical procedure, experimentation, therapeutic, and particularly, the soul, is handled in Latina modernist literature. This publication provides to the modernist discussions of literary figures akin to Bernard Shaw, T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, William Carlos Williams, Frida Kahlo, Ezra Pound, and Gertrude Stein. Urrea, Ruiz de Burton, Mena, and Niggli proceed the critique of a burgeoning clinical method and rhetoric, and so they upload the Mexican/Indigenous perspective and transnational standpoint that's vital to any dialogue.

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The Spanish American Crónica Modernista, Temporality and by Andrew Reynolds

By Andrew Reynolds

This examine explores how Spanish American modernista writers integrated journalistic formalities and versions throughout the crónica style to boost their literary preoccupations. via numerous modernista writers, together with José Martí, Amado Nervo, Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera and Rubén Darío, Reynolds argues that extra-textual components – comparable to temporality, the cloth codecs of the newspaper and publication, and editorial effect – animate the modernista movement’s literary goals and aesthetic ideology. therefore, rather than being stripped of an esteemed position within the literary sphere as a result of participation within the market-based newspaper undefined, journalism really introduced modernismo in the direction of the writers’ wanted inventive autonomy. Reynolds uncovers an unique philosophical and sociological measurement of the literary kinds that govern modernista experiences, situating literary journalism of the stream inside historic, monetary and temporal contexts. moreover, he demonstrates that journalism of the move used to be finally consecrated in e-book shape, revealing modernista intentionality for his or her industrially produced, likely utilitarian journalistic articles. The Spanish American Crónica Modernista, Temporality, and fabric Culture thereby allows a greater realizing of the way the fabric textuality of the crónica affects its interpretation and readership.

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Modernist Literature: Challenging Fictions by Vicki Mahaffey

By Vicki Mahaffey

This inclusive consultant to Modernist literature considers the excessive Modernist writers akin to Eliot, Joyce, Pound and Yeats along ladies writers and writers of the Harlem Renaissance. demanding situations the concept that Modernism was once conservative and reactionary. Relates the modernist impulse to broader cultural and old crises and hobbies. Covers a variety of authors as much as the outbreak of worldwide battle II, between them Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Langston Hughes, Samuel Beckett, HD, Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, and Jean Rhys. comprises assurance of girls writers and homosexual and lesbian writers.

--This textual content refers back to the Paperback edition.

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Latin America at Fin-de-Siècle Universal Exhibitions: Modern by Alejandra Uslenghi

By Alejandra Uslenghi

Spanning from the 1876 exposition in Philadelphia, via Paris 1889, and culminating in Paris 1900, this publication examines how Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico solid clone of a modernizing Latin the USA in the interim in their insertion into the hot visible financial system of capitalism, in addition to how their smooth writers skilled and narrated those occasions by means of introducing new literary kinds and modernizing literary language. Following those itineraries in a foreign country and again, Uslenghi illuminates the contested, political, and transformative family members that emerged as photos and fabric tradition travelled from websites of creation to these of exhibition, alternate, and consumption.

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Unmaking Love: The Contemporary Novel and the Impossibility by Ashley T Shelden

By Ashley T Shelden

The modern novel does greater than revise our notion of love—it explodes it, queers it, and makes it unrecognizable. instead of offering union, connection, and of entirety, love in modern fiction destroys the potential for solidarity, harbors negativity, and foregrounds distinction. Unmaking Love explores the novelistic techniques that Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith, Hanif Kureshi, Alan Hollinghurst, and Hari Kunzru have used to fracture the correct of romantic fusion. operating in the emergent box of affection reviews, Unmaking Love attracts on state-of-the-art theories in psychoanalysis and gender and sexuality reports to learn love’s function in modern literature and its relation to queer negativity. It additionally compares modern day and modernist depictions of affection to delineate severe continuities and innovations.

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Interventions into Modernist Cultures: Poetry from Beyond by Amie Elizabeth Parry

By Amie Elizabeth Parry

Interventions into Modernist Cultures is a comparative research of the cultural politics of modernist writing within the usa and Taiwan. Amie Elizabeth Parry argues that the 2 websites of modernism are associated via their illustration or suppression of histories of U.S. imperialist enlargement, chilly warfare neocolonial army presence, and monetary impression in Asia. concentrating on poetry, a style frequently neglected in postcolonial thought, she contends that the considerably fragmented type of modernist poetic texts is very well matched to representing U.S. imperialism and neocolonial modernities.

Reading a number of works by way of U.S. expatriates Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein, Parry compares the cultural politics of U.S. canonical modernism with replacement representations of temporality, hybridity, erasure, and sexuality within the paintings of the Taiwanese writers Yü Kwang-chung and Hsia Yü and the Asian American immigrant writer Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. Juxtaposing poems via Pound and Yü Kwang-chung, Parry exhibits how Yü’s fragmented, ambivalent modernist shape finds the consequences of neocolonialism whereas Pound denies and obscures U.S. imperialism in Asia, announcing a kind of nondevelopmental universalism via either shape and subject matter. Stein appropriates discourses of yankee modernity and id to symbolize nonnormative wish and sexuality, and Parry contrasts this tendency with representations of sexuality within the modern experimental poetry of Hsia Yü. ultimately, Parry highlights the various makes use of of modernist types by way of Pound in his Cantos—which comprise a multiplicity of decontextualized and ahistorical voices—and by means of Cha in her 1982 novel Dictee, a historicized, multilingual paintings. Parry’s subtle readings supply an invaluable serious framework for apprehending how “minor modernisms” light up the histories erased by way of yes canonical modernist texts.

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Djuna Barnes, T. S. Eliot and the Gender Dynamics of by Monika Faltejskova

By Monika Faltejskova


    This examine seems to be on the origins of the modernist stream, linking gender, modernism and the literary, earlier than contemplating the bearing those discourses had on Djuna Barnes's writing. the most contribution of this cutting edge and scholarly paintings is the exploration of the editorial adjustments that T. S. Eliot made to the manuscript of Nightwood, in addition to the revisions of the early drafts initiated via Emily Holmes Coleman. The archival learn awarded here's a major boost within the scholarship, making this quantity beneficial to either lecturers and scholars of recent literature and Barnesian students.

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Grotesque Relations: Modernist Domestic Fiction and the U.S. by Susan Edmunds

By Susan Edmunds

during this e-book, Susan Edmunds explores he courting among modernist family fiction and the increase of the U.S. welfare nation. This dating, which all started within the revolutionary period, emerged as maternalist reformers constructed an inverted discourse of social housework as a way to demand country safeguard and law of the house. Modernists go well with, turning the style of household fiction inside of out to be able to characterize new struggles at the border among domestic, marketplace and country. Edmunds makes use of the paintings of Djuna Barnes, Jean Toomer, Tillie Olsen, Edna Ferber, Nathanael West, and Flannery O'Connor to track the importance of modernists' radical reconstitution of the style of household fiction. utilizing a ugly aesthetic of innovative inversion, those writers looped their depictions of the household sphere via innovative discourses linked to socialism, consumerism and the avant-garde. those authors used their ugly discourses to accommodate problems with social clash starting from household abuse and racial violence to academic reform, public well-being care, eugenics, and social protection. With the recent Deal, the U.S. welfare country discovered maternalist pursuits to disseminate a contemporary sentimental model of the house to all white electorate, effectively translating radical bids for collective social safeguard right into a racialized order of selective and indifferent household safety. The e-book argues that modernists engaged and contested this historic trajectory from the beginning. within the strategy, they solid a permanent set of phrases for knowing and negotiating the systemic kinds of ambivalence, alienation and clash that accompany american citizens' modern investments in "family values."

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Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politics of Birth by Aimee Armande Wilson

By Aimee Armande Wilson

present debates approximately contraception may be strangely unstable, specially given the near-universal use of birth control between American and British women. Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politics of contraception offers a brand new point of view on those debates by means of demonstrating that the political positions surrounding contraception have roots in literary matters, in particular these of modernist writers. while such a lot scholarship treats modernism and contraception activism as parallel, yet eventually separate, hobbies, Conceived in Modernism shows that they have been deeply intertwined. This booklet argues not just that literary matters exerted an enduring effect at the means activists framed the rising politics of birth control, yet that contraception activism assisted in shaping a few of modernism's so much leading edge innovations. by means of revealing the presence of literary aesthetics within the discourse surrounding start control, Conceived in Modernism helps us see this discourse as a variable side instead of an everlasting bulwark of reproductive rights debates.

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