Geomodernisms : Race, Modernism, Modernity

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Modernism as a global phenomenon is the focus of the essays gathered in this book. The term "geomodernisms" indicates their subjects' continuity with and divergence from commonly understood notions of modernism. The contributors consider modernism as it was expressed in the non-Western world; the contradictions at the heart of modernization (in revolutionary and nationalist settings, and with respect to race and nativism); and modernism's imagined geographies, "pyschogeographies" of distance and desire as viewed by the subaltern, the caste-bound, the racially mixed, the more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 154.9 x 233.7 x 20.3mm | 453.6g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1 bibliog., 1 index
  • 0253217784
  • 9780253217783
  • 1,479,263

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...Highly recommended. * Choice * . . . [these] contributors seek to de-Westernize concepts of modernity and modernism and to give voice to that' domain of the other' that was either appropriated by the European avant-garde for whom 'primitivists are modern while natives are not' . . . or simply regarded as falling altogether outside the modernist paradigm. Vol. 103.1 (Jan. 2008) -- Peter Nicholls * University of Sussex *show more

About Department of English Laura Doyle

Laura Doyle is Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her book Bordering on the Body: The Racial Matrix of Modern Fiction and Culture won the Barbara and George Perkins Award from the Narrative Society. She is author of Liberty's Empire: Race and the Force of Freedom in Atlantic Modernity.Laura Winkiel is Assistant Professor of English at Iowa State University. She has published articles on Djuna Barnes, Elizabeth Robins, and Valerie Solanas. She is completing a book project on manifestos, modernism, and more

Table of contents

ContentsIntroduction: The Global Horizons of Modernism Laura Doyle and Laura WinkielI. Modernisms' Alternative Genealogies1. The Future of an Allusion: The Color of Modernity Aldon Lynn Nielsen2. Africa and the Epiphany of Modernism Simon Gikandi3. Liberty, Race, and Larsen in Atlantic Modernity: A New World Genealogy Laura Doyle4. The Geopolitics of Affect in the Poetry of Brazilian Modernism Fernando J. Rosenberg5. Ongoing War and Arab Humanism Ken Seigneurie6. On the Ganges Side of Modernism: Raghubir Singh, Amitav Ghosh, and the Postcolonial Modern Ariela FreedmanII. Modernisms' Contested States7. Twentieth-Century Chinese Modernism and Globalizing Modernity: Three Auteur Directors of Taiwan New Cinema Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang8. Against "Library-Shelf Races": Jose Marti's Critique of Excessive Imitation Gerard Aching9. Modernist (Pre)Occupations: Haiti, Primitivism, and Anticolonial Nationalism Patricia E. Chu10. Gadze Modernism Janet Lyon11. Cabaret Modernism: Vorticism and Racial Spectacle Laura WinkielIII. Modernisms' Imagined Geographies12. Township Modernism Ian Baucom13. Paranoia, Pollution, and Sexuality: Affiliations between E. M. Forster's A Passage to India and Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things Susan Stanford Friedman14. Unreal City and Dream Deferred: Psychogeographies of Modernism in T. S. Eliot and Langston Hughes Eluned Summers-Bremner15. Modernism's Possible Geographies Jessica Berman16. Modernism(s) Inside Out: History, Space, and Modern American Indian Subjectivity in Cogewea: The Half-Blood Justine DymondWorks CitedContributorsIndexshow more

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