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Title Modernist communities across cultures and media / edited by Caroline Pollentier and Sarah Wilson
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 289 pages) : illustrations
Contents Modernist communities: periods and theories / Caroline Pollentier and Sarah Wilson -- Collective experiments -- The scandal of a black Ulysses: Thurman, Nugent, and the Roman-à-clef / Jeremy Braddock -- Avant-garde play: building radical community through games / Irene Gammel -- The common pedagogy of the uncommon: building aesthetic community from the EZUniversity to Black Mountain College / Hélène Aji -- Communal identities -- Virginia Woolf and cohabiting communities / Melba Cuddy-Keane -- Gertrude Stein's autobiographical communities / Christine Savinel -- President Wilson, the war and the formation of modernist dissent / Benoît Tadié -- Cosmopolitan communities -- The "perpetual immunity" of the word: Joyce and world peace / Vassiliki Kolocotroni -- Pueblo cosmopolitanism: modernism and tribal ceremonial dance / Geneva M. Gano -- Modernist literary communities in 1930s Calcutta: the politics of parichay / Supriya Chaudhuri -- Communities across the new media -- Film-going and film-spectatorship: association and solitude / Laura Marcus -- Performing communities: sound alliances, modernist aerialities, and the BBC Home Service, 1940-1945 / Claire Davison -- Catchphrase community: Itma and radiogenic morale / Debra Rae Cohen -- Re-routing community: colonial broadcasting and the aesthetics of relation / Jessica Berman
Summary Marked by a rejection of traditional affiliations such as nation, family, and religion, modernism is often thought to privilege the individual over the community. The contributors to this volume question this assumption, uncovering the communal impulses of the modernist period across genres, cultures, and media. Contributors show how modernist artists and intellectuals reconfigured relations between the individual and the collective. They examine Dada art practices that involve games and play; shared reactions to the post-World War I rhetoric of Woodrow Wilson; the reception of James Joyce's Ulysses in Harlem Renaissance circles; the publishing platform of the Bengali literary review Parichay; popular radio shows and news broadcasts; and the universal aspects of film-viewing. They also explore radical reimaginings of community as seen in the collective cohabiting envisioned by Virginia Woolf, the utopian experiment of Black Mountain College, and the communal autobiographies of Gertrude Stein. The essays demonstrate that these pluralist ecosystems based on participation were open to paradox, dissent, and multiple perspectives. Through a transnational and transmedial lens, this volume argues that the modernist period was a breakthrough in a rethinking of community that continues in the postmodern era
Questioning the assumption that modernism coincided with a loss of community, Modernist Communities Across Cultures and Media seeks to recover modernism's own communal impulses. Through a transnational and transmedial lens, this volume explores the diverse ways in which modernism reconfigured the relationships between the individual and the communal
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Modern movement (Architecture)
Modernism (Art)
Modernism (Literature)
Modern movement (Architecture)
Modernism (Art)
Modernism (Literature)
Form Electronic book
Author Pollentier, Caroline, editor.
Wilson, Sarah, 1973- editor.
ISBN 0813052475