The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms

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 offer the most comprehensive worldwide examination of modernist studies available. 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.show more

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  • Hardback | 750 pages
  • 185.42 x 251.46 x 63.5mm | 1,383.45g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195338901
  • 9780195338904
  • 1,659,652

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a truly remarkable collection of interdisciplinary, scholarly essays that span the globe in reexamining, polemicizing, and generally expanding the critical concept of modernism. * D.C. Maus, CHOICE *show more

About Matt Eatough

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.show more

Table of contents

Introduction 3 ; Mark Wollaeger ; Part I : Opening Places, Opening Methods ; 1. Th e Balkans Uncovered: Towards Historie Croisee 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 : ; Dario'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.show more

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