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The two-volume work Modernism has been awarded the prestigious 2008 MSA Book Prize!

Modernism has constituted one of the most prominent fields of literary studies for decades. While it was perhaps temporarily overshadowed by postmodernism, recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in modernism on both sides of the Atlantic. These volumes respond to a need for a collective and multifarious view of literary modernism in various genres, locations, and languages. Asking and responding to a wealth of theoretical, aesthetic, and historical questions, 65 scholars from several countries test the usefulness of the concept of modernism as they probe a variety of contexts, from individual texts to national literatures, from specific critical issues to broad cross-cultural concerns. While the chief emphasis of these volumes is on literary modernism, literature is seen as entering into diverse cultural and social contexts. These range from inter-art conjunctions to philosophical, environmental, urban, and political domains, including issues of race and space, gender and fashion, popular culture and trauma, science and exile, ­all of which have an urgent bearing on the poetics of modernity.

[Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages, XXI] 2007.  xii, 1043 pp. (2 vols.)
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Literature & Literary Studies

Comparative literature & literary studies

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DSB: Literary studies: general

Main BISAC Subject

LIT006000: LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
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