The Future of Modernism (Hardback)Hugh Witemeyer (editor)
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The contributors to The Future of Modernism take these sea-changes into account, acknowledging and learning from the developments of recent years. Some interrogate the antithesis between modernism and postmodernism, showing that the former contains many features commonly claimed for the latter. Other essays dissociate modernism from the New Critical formalism with which it is often confused. Still others explore the modernist legacy of engagement with political and social events, challenging characterizations of modernism as an ahistorical, universalistic ideology.
Together, these eleven essays by distinguished scholars contest facile dismissals of modernist writing and affirm an unshakable conviction of its continuing relevance and value. Although they project no unified vision or prophecy, the essays suggest a variety of lively trajectories into the next century.
Hugh Witemeyer is Professor of English, University of New Mexico.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 630 g
Dimensions: 230 x 162 x 31 mm
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