Bad Modernisms

Bad Modernisms

by Douglas Mao
     
 

Collection of essays on the ways in which modernist literature, film, and art transgressed the artistic and cultural norms we associate we "high" modernism.

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Overview

Collection of essays on the ways in which modernist literature, film, and art transgressed the artistic and cultural norms we associate we "high" modernism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822337973
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Modernisms Bad and New / Douglas Mao and Rebecca L. Walkowitz 1

Forced Exile: Walter Pater’s Queer Modernism / Heather K. Love 19

The Aftershocks of Blast: Manifestos, Satire, and the Rear-Guard of Modernism / Martin Puchner 44

Nonsense Modernism: The Limits of Modernity and the Feelings of Philosophy in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus / Michael LeMahieu 68

The Romance of Cliche: E.M. Hull, D.H. Lawrence, and Interwar Erotic Fiction / Laura Frost 94

Virginia Woolf’s Evasion: Critical Cosmopolitanism and British Modernism / Rebecca L. Walkowitz 119

Black Venus, Blonde Venus / Sianne Ngai 145

The Black Dandy as Bad Modernist / Monica L. Miller 179

A Shaman in Common: Lewis, Auden, and the Queerness of Liberalism / Douglas Mao 206

The Gorgeous Laughter of filipino Modernity: Carlos Bulosan’s The Laughter of My Father / Joshua L. Miller 238

Hit-Man Modernism / Lisa Fluet 269

Cultures of Impression / Jesse Matz 298

Bibliography 331

Notes on Contributors 353

Index 355

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