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Cold War ModernistsArt, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy

Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy

Greg Barnhisel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162302
eISBN:
9780231538626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162302.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book reveals how the U.S. government reconfigured modernism as a trans-Atlantic movement, a joint endeavor between American and European artists, and shows that this had profound implications ... More

Killing the MoonlightModernism in Venice

Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice

Jennifer Scappettone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164320
eISBN:
9780231537742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164320.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

As a city that seems to float between Europe and Asia, removed by a lagoon from the tempos of terra firma, Venice has long seduced the Western imagination. Since the 1797 fall of the Venetian ... More

Modernist CommitmentsEthics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism

Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism

Jessica Berman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149518
eISBN:
9780231520393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149518.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book demonstrates how modernist narrative connects ethical attitudes and responsibilities to the active creation of political relationships and the way we imagine justice. It challenges ... More

Planetary ModernismsProvocations on Modernity Across Time

Planetary Modernisms: Provocations on Modernity Across Time

Susan Stanford Friedman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170901
eISBN:
9780231539470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170901.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Drawing on a vast archive of world history, anthropology, geography, cultural theory, postcolonial studies, gender studies, literature, and art, Susan Stanford Friedman recasts modernity as a ... More

The Problem with PleasureModernism and Its Discontents

The Problem with Pleasure: Modernism and Its Discontents

Laura Frost

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152723
eISBN:
9780231526463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152723.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Aldous Huxley decried “the horrors of modern pleasure,” or the proliferation of mass produced, widely accessible entertainment that could degrade or dull the mind. He and his contemporaries, ... More

Prose of the WorldModernism and the Banality of Empire

Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire

Saikat Majumdar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156950
eISBN:
9780231527675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156950.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Everyday life in the far outposts of empire can be static, empty of the excitement of progress. A pervading sense of banality and boredom are, therefore, common elements of the daily experience for ... More

Virginia WoolfA Portrait

Virginia Woolf: A Portrait

Viviane Forrester

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153560
eISBN:
9780231535120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153560.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This portrait sheds new light on Virginia Woolf's relationships with her family and friends and how they shaped her work. The book draws on revelations about Woolf that often remain buried and ... More

When the Future DisappearsThe Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea

When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea

Janet Poole

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165181
eISBN:
9780231538558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165181.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Taking a panoramic view of Korea's dynamic literary production in the final decade of Japanese rule, this book locates the imprint of a new temporal sense in Korean modernism: the impression of time ... More

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