Modernism

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This introductory guide to Modernism and its contexts from 1890-1939 includes: an overview of the historical, cultural and intellectual background including arts, science and philosophy; a survey of the developments in key genres including discussion of major writers and groups including Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, James Joyce and the Bloomsbury group; concise explanations of key terms needed to understand the literature and criticism; a guide to key critical approaches to Modernism from early twentieth-century ...

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Overview

This introductory guide to Modernism and its contexts from 1890-1939 includes: an overview of the historical, cultural and intellectual background including arts, science and philosophy; a survey of the developments in key genres including discussion of major writers and groups including Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, James Joyce and the Bloomsbury group; concise explanations of key terms needed to understand the literature and criticism; a guide to key critical approaches to Modernism from early twentieth-century critics to the present; a chronology mapping historical events and literary works from this era; and a guide to further reading, including websites and electronic resources.

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Leigh Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Westminster, UK.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction
1. Historical, Cultural and Intellectual Context
Arts and culture Philosophy and religion Politics and economics Developments in science and technology
2. Modernist Literature
Major genres Poetry The novel Drama The short story The essay Movements and literary groups:
The Bloomsbury Group Imagism Vorticism The European avant-gardes: Futurism, Dada and Surrealism The 'little magazines'
3. Critical Approaches
Historical overview Key Issues and debates
4. Resources for Independent Study
Chronology of key historical and cultural events Glossary of key terms and concepts Further reading and resources Works Cited Index

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