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The Resource Rereading the new : a backward glance at modernism, edited by Kevin J.H. Dettmar

Rereading the new : a backward glance at modernism, edited by Kevin J.H. Dettmar

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Rereading the new : a backward glance at modernism
Title
Rereading the new
Title remainder
a backward glance at modernism
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kevin J.H. Dettmar
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The literary world has in the past two decades celebrated the centenaries of Joyce, Eliot, and Pound, the three pillars of Anglo-American modernism. Only now, Kevin J.H. Dettmar contends, are we starting to appreciate "what was apparent to the Modernists all along - that the monuments of High Modernism already contained within them the seeds of their own de(con)struction." The contributors to Rereading the New: A Backward Glance at Modernism argue that we are in the midst of a critical paradigm shift. First literary critics greeted the birth of modernism with outrage, decrying its anarchy; then the New Critics sought to control it with interpretation. Today, critics are beginning to rediscover modernism's inherent anarchy, this time from the postmodernist perspective. The result is the emergence of a new way of reading - and writing about - modernism. The book collects essays by established scholars as well as fresh new voices that provide a variety of perspectives on modernism. The first section, "Inventing Modernism," shows how modernist writers worked together to craft a coherent identity; the second, "Modernist Aesthetics," critiques Lyotard and other theorists on the assumptions underlying modernist texts. In "Modernism and Mass Culture," we see how Stein, Lawrence, and Eliot reacted to a burgeoning mass culture, while "Rereading the New" provides postmodernist readings of Conrad, Woolf, and Djuna Barnes, as well as Joyce's Ulysses and Finnegans Wake
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DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1958-
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Dettmar, Kevin J. H.
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  • English literature
  • American literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Modernism (Literature)
Label
Rereading the new : a backward glance at modernism, edited by Kevin J.H. Dettmar
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fending off the object: criticism, postcriticism, and the Joycean/ Eloise Knowlton -- Hysteria, dreams, and modernity: a reading of the origins of psychoanalysis in Freud's early corpus / Susan Stanford Friedman -- T.S. Eliot's new critical footnotes to modernism / Michael Edward Kaufmann -- The invention of postmodernism: a critical fable / Morton P. Levitt -- Modernism and the end of beauty / Calvin Bedient -- The ethics of abstraction / Anthony J. Cascardi -- "Entering the modern composition": Gertrude Stein and the patterns of modernism / Jonathan Levin -- Modernism/mass culture/postmodernism: the case of Gertrude Stein / Ellen E. Berry -- A horse is being beaten: modernism and popular fiction / David Trotter -- Postmodernism in The Waste Land: women, mass culture, and others / Gregory S. Jay -- Conrad's "fault" / Tom Cohen -- "Working in accord with obstacles": a postmodern perspective on Joyce's "mythical method" / Kevin J.H. Dettmar -- Virginia Woolf and postmodernism: returning to the lighthouse / Pamela L. Caughie -- (En)gendering modernism: Virginia Woolf and Djuna Barnes / Suzette A. Henke
Control code
26306375
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 385 pages
Isbn
9780472102907
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92027427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1494950
Label
Rereading the new : a backward glance at modernism, edited by Kevin J.H. Dettmar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fending off the object: criticism, postcriticism, and the Joycean/ Eloise Knowlton -- Hysteria, dreams, and modernity: a reading of the origins of psychoanalysis in Freud's early corpus / Susan Stanford Friedman -- T.S. Eliot's new critical footnotes to modernism / Michael Edward Kaufmann -- The invention of postmodernism: a critical fable / Morton P. Levitt -- Modernism and the end of beauty / Calvin Bedient -- The ethics of abstraction / Anthony J. Cascardi -- "Entering the modern composition": Gertrude Stein and the patterns of modernism / Jonathan Levin -- Modernism/mass culture/postmodernism: the case of Gertrude Stein / Ellen E. Berry -- A horse is being beaten: modernism and popular fiction / David Trotter -- Postmodernism in The Waste Land: women, mass culture, and others / Gregory S. Jay -- Conrad's "fault" / Tom Cohen -- "Working in accord with obstacles": a postmodern perspective on Joyce's "mythical method" / Kevin J.H. Dettmar -- Virginia Woolf and postmodernism: returning to the lighthouse / Pamela L. Caughie -- (En)gendering modernism: Virginia Woolf and Djuna Barnes / Suzette A. Henke
Control code
26306375
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 385 pages
Isbn
9780472102907
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92027427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1494950

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