Geographies of Modernism: Literatures, Cultures, Spaces
Peter Brooker, Andrew Thacker
Taylor & Francis, 2005 - American literature - 181 pages
One of the most pivotal developments in contemporary literary and cultural studies is the investigation of space and geography, a trend which is proving particularly important for modernist studies. This volume explores the interface between modernism and geography in a range of writers, texts and artists across the twentieth century.
Cross-disciplinary essays test and extend a variety of methodological approaches and reveal the reach of this topic into every corner of modernist scholarship. From Imagist poetry and the Orient to teashops and modernism in London, or from mapping and belonging in James Joyce or Joseph Conrad to the space of new media artists, this remarkable volume offers fresh, invigorating research that ranges across the field of modernism. It also serves to identify the many exciting new directions that future studies may take.
With groundbreaking essays from an international team of highly-regarded scholars, Geographies of Modernism is an important step forward in literary and cultural studies.
Russia and the invention of the modernist intelligentsia
Modernism Africa and the myth of continents
Benjaminian arcades Conradian passages and
an urban geography of modernism
the artist as traveller and geographer
African writing and modernity
from Manhattan to the city of exacerbated difference