The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms

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The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms expands the scope of modernism beyond its traditional focus to explore the contributions of artists from regions like Spain, the Balkans, China, Japan, India, Vietnam, and Nigeria. Together, these essays present a fresh examination of modernist works from around the world. Topics covered include: Richard Wright and photographic modernism; poetry of the Caribbean; Chinese modernism and Lu Xun's Ah Q-The Real Story; Ben Okri and magical realism; aesthetic autonomy in Paris,...
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Overview


The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms expands the scope of modernism beyond its traditional focus to explore the contributions of artists from regions like Spain, the Balkans, China, Japan, India, Vietnam, and Nigeria. Together, these essays present a fresh examination of modernist works from around the world. Topics covered include: Richard Wright and photographic modernism; poetry of the Caribbean; Chinese modernism and Lu Xun's Ah Q-The Real Story; Ben Okri and magical realism; aesthetic autonomy in Paris, Italy, Russia; Cuba's avant-gardes; geography of Hebrew and Yiddish modernism in Europe; Japanese modernism in works by Kitagawa Fuyuhiko and Yokomitsu Riichi; and South African cinema.
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Editorial Reviews

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"A truly remarkable collection of interdisciplinary, scholarly essays...This is manifestly skillful scholarship, and the book will be invaluable to those with an abiding professional interest in modernism, broadly defined...Highly recommended." --Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199324705
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/1/2013
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 752
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Wollaeger is Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of Joseph Conrad and the Fictions of Skepticism (1990) and Modernism, Media, and Propaganda: British Narrative from 1900 to 1945 (2006), as well as editor of two collections of essays on Joyce.

Matt Eatough is a doctoral candidate in the English Department at Vanderbilt University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Mark Wollaeger

Part I : Opening Places, Opening Methods
1. Th e Balkans Uncovered: Towards Historie Croisée of Modernism 25
Sanja Bahun

2 . Caribbean Modernism: Plantation to Planetary 48
Mary Lou Emery

Part II : Temporality
3. Berber Poetry and the Issue of Derivation: Alternate Symbolist
Trajectories 81
Edwige Tamalet Talbayev

4. The Temporalities of Modernity in Spanish American M odernismo :
Darío's Bourgeois King 109
Gerard Aching

5. Nation Time: Richard Wright, Black Power , and Photographic
Modernism 129
Sara Blair

6. Chinese Modernism, Mimetic Desire, and European Time 149
Eric Hayot

Part III : Whose Modernism?
7. The Will to Allegory and the Origin of Chinese Modernism:
Rereading Lu Xun's Ah Q-Th e Real Story 173
Xudong Zhang

8. Neither Mirror nor Mimic: Transnational Reading and Indian
Narratives in English 205
Jessica Berman

9. Modernism and African Literature 228
Neil Lazarus

Part IV : Forms and Modes
10. " Petro-Magic Realism": Ben Okri's Infl ationary Modernism 249
Sarah L. Lincoln

11. Little Magazines, World Form 267
Eric Bulson

12. Poetry, Modernity, Globalization 288
Jahan Ramazani

Part V : Comparative Avant-Gardes
13. Futurist Geographies: Uneven Modernities and the Struggle for
Aesthetic Autonomy: Paris, Italy, Russia, 1909-1914 313
Harsha Ram

14. Modernity's Labors in Latin America: Th e Cultural Work of Cuba's
Avant-Gardes
Vicky Unruh

15. Queer Internationalism and Modern Vietnamese Aesthetics 367
Ben Tran

Part VI : Forms of Sociality
16. Cosmopolitanism and Modernism 387
Janet Lyon

17. Jean Rhys: Left Bank Modernist as Postcolonial Intellectual 413
Peter Kalliney

18. The Urban Literary Café and the Geography of Hebrew and Yiddish
Modernism in Europe 433
Shachar Pinsker

Part VII : Locating the Transnational
19. Th e Circulation of Interwar Anglophone and Hispanic
Modernisms 461
Gayle Rogers

20. Scandinavian Modernism: Stories of the Transnational and the Discontinuous 478
Anna Westerståhl Stenport

21. World Modernisms, World Literature, and Comparativity 499
Susan Stanford Friedman

Part VIII : Translation Zones: Culture, Language, Media
22. Modernism Disfi gured: Turkish Literature and the "Other West" 529
Nergis Ertürk

23. M odernism's Translations 551
Rebecca Beasley

24. Japanese Modernism and "Cine-Text": Fragments and Flows at
Empire's Edge in Kitagawa Fuyuhiko and Yokomitsu Riichi 571
William O. Gardner

Part IX : Film as Vernacular Modernism
25. T racking Cinema on a Global Scale 601
Miriam Bratu Hansen

26. V isions of Modernity in Colonial India: Cinema,
Women, and the City 627
Manishita Dass

27. Vernacular Modernism and South African Cinema: Capitalism,
Crime, and Styles of Desire 646
Rosalind C. Morris

Part X : Afterword
28. Modernist Studies and Inter-Imperiality in the Longue Durée 669
Laura Doyle

Notes on Contributors 697

Index

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