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Scholarly Adventures in Digital Humanities

By Claire Battershill,Helen Southworth,Alice Staveley,Michael Widner,Elizabeth Willson Gordon,Nicola Wilson
  • ISBN Code: : 3319472119
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 182
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book addresses the gap between print and digital scholarly approaches by combining both praxis and theory in a case study of a new international collaborative digital project, the Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP). MAPP is an international collaborative digital project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, that uses digital tools to showcase archival traces of twentieth-century publishing. The twenty-first century has witnessed, and is living through, some of the most dynamic changes ever experienced in the publishing industry, arguably altering our very understanding of what it means to read a book. This book brings to both general readers and scholarly researchers a new way of accessing, and thereby assessing, the historical meanings of change within the twentieth-century publication industry by building a resource which organises, interacts with, and uses historical information about book culture to narrate the continuities and discontinuities in reading and publishing over the last century.

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  • Book Code : 0230282040
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 800
  • Pdf File: katherine-mansfield-and-the-modernist-marketplace.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Katherine Mansfield had a career-long engagement with the literary marketplace from the age of eighteen. This book examines how she developed as a writer within a range of book and periodical publishing contexts, reconsidering her writing's enactment of a commercially viable modern aesthetic in her experimentation with the short story form.

Carnival Culture and the Soviet Modernist Novel

By Craig Brandist
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349251208
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 204
  • Pdf File: carnival-culture-and-the-soviet-modernist-novel.pdf

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This book examines the work of five Soviet prose writers - Olesha, Platonov, Kharms, Bulgakov and Vaginov - in the light of the carnivalesque elements of Russian popular culture. It shows that while Bakhtin's account of carnival culture sheds considerable light on the work of these writers, they need to be considered with reference to both the concrete forms of Russian and Soviet popular culture and the changing institutional framework of Soviet society in the 1920s and 1930s.

In Search of Russian Modernism

By Leonid Livak
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  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Book Code : 1421426420
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 602
  • Pdf File: in-search-of-russian-modernism.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Aiming to open an overdue debate about the academic fields of Russian and transnational modernist studies, this book is intended for an audience of scholars in comparative literary and cultural studies, specialists in Russian and transnational modernism, and researchers engaged with European cultural historiography.

Modernism and Exile

By M. Spariosu
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137317213
  • Total of Pages : 209
  • Category : History
  • Members : 572
  • Pdf File: modernism-and-exile.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Studying exile and utopia as correlated cultural phenomena, and offering a wealth of historical examples with emphasis on the modern period, Spariosu argues that modernism itself can be seen as a product of an acute exilic consciousness that often seeks to generate utopian social schemes to compensate for its exacerbated sense of existential loss.

The Victorian Approach to Modernism in the Fiction of Dorothy L. Sayers

By Aoife Leahy
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443811998
  • Total of Pages : 195
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 554
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Book Short Summary:

Dorothy L. Sayers wrote bestselling detective novels and short stories in the 1920s and 1930s. Working within a popular medium, Sayers promotes nineteenth century and modernist literature with skills learnt during a period of employment in an advertising agency. In much of her fiction she recommends her choice of good books by name. She also suggests that taking Victorian literature as a foundation can bring her reader to a better understanding of literary modernism. With a didactic intent, Sayers shows how Lewis Carroll’s Alice can help us to eventually read Virginia Woolf, for instance. Her approach to educating her readers is always through entertainment. Sayers worked briefly as a teacher before taking up copywriting and retained important insights on how to improve the learning experience for any reader. Sayers’ admiration for the Victorian sensation author Wilkie Collins is widely recognised. This book examines Sayers’ attention to equally important Victorian influences from John Ruskin and George Eliot to Oscar Wilde, particularly in relation to the topic of education. She often questions the boundaries between “popular” and “serious” literature. Sayers’ personal views on the connections between mid-Victorian, late Victorian and high modernist authors are also considered.

Modernist Melancholia

By Anne Enderwitz
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137444320
  • Total of Pages : 229
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 615
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Book Short Summary:

Modernist Melancholia explores modernism's melancholic roots through the detailed discussion of writings by Freud, Conrad and Ford. Melancholia ties modernism to the 19th-century obsession with loss and continuity and, at the same time, constitutes a formative moment in the history of 20th-century literature, modern subjectivity and critical theory

A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture

By David Bradshaw,Kevin J. H. Dettmar
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1405154675
  • Total of Pages : 616
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 857
  • Pdf File: a-companion-to-modernist-literature-and-culture.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Companion combines a broad grounding in the essentialtexts and contexts of the modernist movement with the uniqueinsights of scholars whose careers have been devoted to the studyof modernism. An essential resource for students and teachers of modernistliterature and culture Broad in scope and comprehensive in coverage Includes more than 60 contributions from some of the mostdistinguished modernist scholars on both sides of the Atlantic Brings together entries on elements of modernist culture,contemporary intellectual and aesthetic movements, and all thegenres of modernist writing and art Features 25 essays on the signal texts of modernist literature,from James Joyce’s Ulysses to Zora NealHurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God Pays close attention to both British and Americanmodernism

Modernism and Nostalgia

By T. Clewell
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137326603
  • Total of Pages : 273
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 348
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Book Short Summary:

This book addresses the multiple meanings of nostalgia in the literature of the period. Whether depicted as an emotion, remembrance, or fixation, these essays demonstrate that the nostalgic impulse reveals how deeply rooted in the damaged, the old, and the vanishing, were the variety of efforts to imagine and produce the new—the distinctly modern.