Geographies of Modernism: Literatures, Cultures, Spaces

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Professorial Fellow the Centre for Modernist Studies Peter Brooker, Peter Brooker, Andrew Thacker, Professor of Twentieth Century Literature School of English Performance and Historical Studies de Montfort University Andrew Thacker
Taylor & Francis, 2005 - Social Science - 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.

 

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Contents

Geographies of modernism in a globalizing world
6
Russia and the invention of the modernist intelligentsia
19
Ezra Pound Imagism and the geography
31
Modernism Africa and the myth of continents
43
Joseph Conrad and James Joyce
54
Benjaminian arcades Conradian passages and
65
Jean Rhys and London
76
an urban geography of modernism
86
the artist as traveller and geographer
99
African writing and modernity
126
from Manhattan to the city of exacerbated difference
146
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