The Renaissance, English Cultural Nationalism, and Modernism, 1860-1920

The Renaissance, English Cultural Nationalism, and Modernism, 1860-1920

by L Hinojosa

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This valuable study offers new insights and contextualization regarding the relation of nationalism to modernism. Hinojosa shows how many writers and critics in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, using Renaissance historiography as a model, produced cultural, art, and literary history to promote two often-competing goals: national culture and modernist culture. Reading authors such as Ruskin, Symonds, Arnold, Pater, Fry, Berenson, Hulme, Pound, and Saintsbury alongside relevant archival and periodical literature, Hinojosa reveals the structures of modernist historiography, high and low culture, and historical periodization. This book should interest literary and art historians in modernist, Victorian, Shakespeare, and Renaissance studies, as well as scholars of cultural studies and cultural history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349375165
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 05/19/2009
Edition description: 1st ed. 2009
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

LYNNEWALHOUT HINOJOSAis Assistant Professor of English Literature in the Honors Program at Baylor University, USA.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Part I Classical Cultural History-Writing in England

1 Historical and Contemporary Contexts 3

2 The Emergence of the Renaissance Concept in Europe: The Fifteenth through the Mid-Nineteenth Century 29

3 Classical Cultural History and the Periodization of the Renaissance: Ruskin and Burckhardt 45

4 Renaissancism in England: Arnold, Symonds, Pater 63

Part II Renaissance Old Masters and Modernist Art History-Writing

5 The Connoisseur and the Spiritual History or Art: Morelli and Berenson 89

6 The Modernist Rejection of the Renaissance: Fry, Bell, Hulme 113

Part III Shakespeare and National Cultural History-Writing

7 National Cultural History in Public Spaces: The Theater, the Press, the Great War 143

8 The Writing of English Literary History 179

Part IV The Modern Artist

9 Typology and the Modern Artist: Vasari, Burckhardt, Pound 197

Notes 219

Works Cited 229

Index 243

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