Modernism (A Comparative History of Literatures in European by Astradur Eysteinsson, Vivian Liska

By Astradur Eysteinsson, Vivian Liska

Modernism has constituted the most sought after fields of literary reports for many years. whereas it used to be might be quickly overshadowed by means of postmodernism, fresh years have visible a resurgence of curiosity in modernism on either side of the Atlantic. those volumes reply to a necessity for a collective and multifarious view of literary modernism in quite a few genres, destinations, and languages.

Asking and responding to a wealth of theoretical, aesthetic, and old questions, sixty five students from numerous international locations attempt the usefulness of the idea that of modernism as they probe a number of contexts, from person texts to nationwide literatures, from particular serious matters to wide cross-cultural matters. whereas the executive emphasis of those volumes is on literary modernism, literature is obvious as moving into various cultural and social contexts. those variety from inter-art conjunctions to philosophical, environmental, city, and political domain names, together with problems with race and house, gender and style, pop culture and trauma, technology and exile, ­all of that have an pressing referring to the poetics of modernity.

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In place of such approaches to modernism’s internationalism, I want to suggest the development of transnational strategies for reading a global landscape of interlocking and mutually constitutive centers that are influenced by and that in turn influence others. Such a geography of modernism requires the recognition of heterogeneous and multiple sites around the globe that produce their own modernities and modernisms at different points in time, each with its own hegemonies and internal divisions and each placed in some sort of changing but hierarchical relation to others.

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