Modernism Handbook

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Overview

Literature and Culture Handbooks are an innovative series of guides to major periods, topics and authors in British and American literature and culture. Designed to provide a comprehensive, one-stop resource for literature students, each handbook provides the essential information and guidance needed from the beginning of a course through to developing more advanced knowledge and skills. Written in clear language by leading academics, they provide an indispensable introduction to key topics, including:

• Introduction to authors, texts, historical and cultural contexts

• Guides to key critics, concepts and topics

• An overview of major critical approaches, changes in the canon and directions of current and future research

• Case studies in reading literary and critical texts

• Annotated bibliography (including websites), timeline, glossary of critical terms.

The Modernism Handbook is an invaluable introduction edited by Philip tew and Alex Murray to British Modernism as a literary movement.

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Meet the Author

Philip Tew is Professor of English (Post-1900 Literature) at Brunel University, UK, Director of Brunel's Centre for Contemporary Writing and Director of the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies.

Alex Murray is Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Literature at the University of Exeter. He is also founding editor, with Matt Sharpe and Jon Roffe of Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy.

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Table of Contents

General Editors' Introduction Introduction: Beginning with Modernism, Philip Tew (Brunel University) and Alex Murray (University of Exeter)
Timeline, Nicola Allen (University of Central England)
1. The Historical Context of Modernist Literature, Leigh Wilson (University of Westminster)
2. Literary and Cultural Contexts: Major Figures, Institutions, Topics, Events, Emmett Stinson (University of Melbourne)
3. Case Studies in Reading: Key Primary Literary Texts, Jeanette Baxter (University of East Anglia)
4. Case Studies in Reading: Key Theoretical and Critical Texts, Bryony Randell (University of Glasgow)
5. Key Critical Concepts, Topics and Figures, David Ian Paddy (Whittier College)
6. Changes in Critical Responses and Approaches, Gary Day (De Montfort University)
7. Changes in the Canon, Alex Murray (University of Exeter)
8. Gender and Modernism, Deborah Parsons (University of Birmingham)
9. Mapping the Current Critical Landscape, Andrew Thacker (De Montfort University)
Glossary, Philip Tew (Brunel University)

Appendix: A Survey of Modernist Literature Curricula, Steve Barfield (University of Westminster)
Notes on Contributors Annotated Bibliography Index

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