Note on the Texts.
1. Modernism and Romanticism.
‘Pound/Stevens: Whose Era?’.
2. Realism and Formalism.
The Ideology of Modernisim.
Reconciliation Under Duress.
3. Modernism and the Avant-Garde.
Adorno: A Critical Introduction.
Theory of the Avant-Garde.
4. Modernism, the Masses, and the Culture Industry.
‘Mass Culture as Woman’.
T.S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide: A 'Black and Grinning Music'.
T.S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide: Down at Tom's Place.
T.S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide: An 'Advant-Garde' Program.
5. Modernity and the City.
‘The Metropolis and Mental Life’.
The Mire of Macadam.
‘The Invisible Flâneuse: Women and the Literature of Modernity.
6. Regendering Modernism.
‘A Tangled Mesh of Modernists’ (diagram).
Bonnie Kime Scott.
‘Beyond the Reaches of Feminist Criticism: A Letter from Paris.
‘Modernism and Modernity: Engendering Literary History’.
7. Publishing Modernism.
‘The Price of Modernism.
8. Late Modernism.
‘The Epistemology of Late Modernism.
Late Modernism Poetics.
- A judicious selection of key critical works on literary modernism
- Helps students to engage with the major debates surrounding literary modernism
- Presents a critical history from the earliest reviews to the most recent theoretical assessments
- Shows how modernist writers understood and constructed modernism.
- Shows how succeeding generations have developed those constructions and brought new interpretations to bear on the subject
- Discusses how modernism relates to modernity and odernization, and to other literary and cultural movements
- Texts have been selected for their relevance to the questions surrounding modernism, and for their accessibility to readers with a limited knowledge of the modernist canon
- Includes a glossary and an annotated bibliography.