A Handbook of Modernism Studies

A Handbook of Modernism Studies

by Jean-Michel Rabate
     
 

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Featuring the latest research findings and exploring the fascinating interplay of modernist authors and intellectual luminaries, from Beckett and Kafka to Derrida and Adorno, this bold new collection of essays gives students a deeper grasp of key texts in modernist literature.

  • Provides a wealth of fresh perspectives on canonical modernist texts, featuring

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Featuring the latest research findings and exploring the fascinating interplay of modernist authors and intellectual luminaries, from Beckett and Kafka to Derrida and Adorno, this bold new collection of essays gives students a deeper grasp of key texts in modernist literature.

  • Provides a wealth of fresh perspectives on canonical modernist texts, featuring the latest research data
  • Adopts an original and creative thematic approach to the subject, with concepts such as race, law, gender, class, time, and ideology forming the structure of the collection
  • Explores current and ongoing debates on the links between the aesthetics and praxis of authors and modernist theoreticians
  • Reveals the profound ways in which modernist authors have influenced key thinkers, and vice versa

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“An invaluable resource for literary theorists and modernism scholars.  Summing Up: Highly recommended.  Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.”  (Choice, 1 December 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470658734
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/20/2013
Series:
Critical Theory Handbooks Series, #3
Pages:
474
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"A handbook, yes, but so much more: an inspiriting demonstration of the divergent, energetic, and innovative approaches that are transforming our sense of how modernism was, is, and one day might be understood. Indispensable, whatever your level of engagement with modernist studies."—Maria DiBattista, Princeton University

“Jean-Michel Rabaté’s expertly assembled Handbook of Modernist Studies rereads Modernist literary texts through the lens of the most recent and up-to-date Continental theory. The 25 essays included here are as comprehensive and authoritative as they are sophisticated: studies making use of the New Marxisms, cognitive science, queer theory, phenomenology and Rancière’s “aesthetic regime” are ingeniously flanked, in Rabaté’s Introduction and the concluding essay by Jonathan Loesberg, by reconsiderations of Clement Greenberg’s formalism and its important version of Modernism as we now understand it.”—Marjorie Perloff

“This superb collection of new essays by leading figures in the field provides the reader with a satisfyingly complete yet also excitingly cutting-edge introduction to the study of Modernism in our time. Focusing on the productive tensions between art and theory as they informed the cultural movements of the period, A Handbook of Modernist Studies will prove indispensible for both experts and newcomers to the field.”—Sianne Ngai, Stanford University

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Meet the Author

Jean-Michel Rabaté is Vartan Gregorian Professor in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Co-founder and curator of the Slought Foundation, which supports initiatives at the nexus of cultural and socio-political change, he has authored and edited more than thirty volumes on modernism, psychoanalysis, contemporary art, and philosophy. His recent books include 1913: The Cradle of Modernism (2007), The Ethic of the Lie (2008) and Étant Donnés: 1) L’Art, 2) Le Crime (2010). The current president of the Samuel Beckett Society, he is working on books on psychoanalysis and literature, the future of literary theory and Samuel Beckett.

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