Commemorative Modernisms

In The Great War and the Language of Modernism (2003), Vincent Sherry locates the development of modernist technique within the changing contemporary political climate, specifically what he identifies as the 'breakdown in the ...

Author: Alice Kelly

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474459921

Category: History

Page: 304

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This book provides the first sustained study of women's literary representations of death and the culture of war commemoration that underlies British and American literary modernism.


This book provides the first sustained study of women's literary representations of death and the culture of war commemoration that underlies British and American literary modernism.



ISBN: 1474459919



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Modernism and Zionism

He ended by levelling the slopes of the Carmel that had been damaged by the 'Nesher' quarry and making a huge area oftheGolan Heightsintoa site commemorating the fallen ofthe Israel Defense Forces:a commemoration not through setting upa ...

Author: D. Ohana

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137264855

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 199

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Part of Palgrave's Modernism and ... series, Modernism and Zionism explores the relationship between modernism and the Jewish national ideology, the Zionist movement, which was operative in all areas of Jewish art and culture.

Modernism Ireland and the Erotics of Memory

The role played by the figure of Cuchulain in this literary version of Irish history is indicative of the extent to which identities, national or personal, are essentially commemorative projections of historicized consciousness.

Author: Nicholas Andrew Miller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139434775

Category: Literary Criticism


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In Modernism, Ireland and the Erotics of Memory Nicholas Miller re-examines memory and its role in modern Irish culture. Arguing that a continuous renegotiation of memory is characteristic of Irish modernist writing, Miller investigates a series of case-studies in modern Irish historical imagination. He reassesses Ireland's self-construction through external or 'foreign' discourses such as the cinema, and proposes readings of Yeats and Joyce as 'counter-memorialists'. Combining theoretical and historical approaches, Miller shows how the modernist handling of history transforms both memory and the story of the past by highlighting readers' investments in histories that are produced, specifically and concretely, through local acts of reading. This original study will attract scholars of Modernism, Irish studies, film and literary theory.

The Discourse of Modernism

Once again we are dealing here with a commemorative effect grounded in the Divine, for Roland's "silent interlocutor" at this moment is Durendal, his sword, given to Charlemagne by God (through an angel) and therefore brilliant "with ...

Author: Timothy J. Reiss

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501723193

Category: History

Page: 411

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Timothy J. Reiss perceives a new mode of discourse emerging in early seventeenth-century Europe; he believes that this form of thought, still our own, may itself soon be giving way. In The Discourse of Modernism, Reiss sets up a theoretical model to describe the process by which one dominant class of discourse is replaced by another. He seeks to demonstrate that each new mode does not constitute a radical break from the past but in fact develops directly from its predecessor.

Dispensational Modernism

“Philadelphia Bethany Church,” postcard, Souvenir Post Card Co., Philadelphia, PA, circa 1912. Commemorative postcards in possession of the author. movements in United States history—including, by 1906, 192,722 schools, ...

Author: B. M. Pietsch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190244095

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Dispensationalism emerged in the twentieth century as a hugely influential force in American religion and soon became one of America's most significant religious exports. By the close of the century it had developed into a global religious phenomenon claiming millions of adherents. As the most common form of contemporary prophecy belief, dispensationalism has played a major role in transforming religion, politics, and pop culture in the U.S. and throughout the world. Despite its importance and continuing appeal, scholars often reduce dispensationalism to an anti-modern, apocalyptic, and literalist branch of Protestant fundamentalism. In Dispensational Modernism, B. M. Pietsch argues that, on the contrary, the allure of dispensational thinking can best be understood through the lens of technological modernism. Pietsch shows that between 1870 and 1920 dispensationalism grew out of the popular fascination with applying engineering methods -- such as quantification and classification -- to the interpretation of texts and time. At the heart of this new network of texts, scholars, institutions, and practices was the lightning-rod Bible teacher C. I. Scofield, whose best-selling Scofield Reference Bible became the canonical formulation of dispensational thought. The first book to contextualize dispensationalism in this provocative way, Dispensational Modernism shows how mainstream Protestant clergy of this time developed new "scientific" methods for interpreting the Bible, and thus new grounds for confidence in religious understandings of time itself.

Pioneers of Modernism

S 7 THE BEAUTY OF LIFE ' : RELIGIOUS AND COMMEMORATIVE ARCHITECTURE Pioneers of Modernism 184 C RELIGIOUS AND COMMEMORATIVE ARCHITECTURE ,. 'The Beauty of Life': Religious and Commemorative Architecture.

Author: Harriet Edquist

Publisher: Miegunyah Press

ISBN: UCSD:31822035566058

Category: Art

Page: 296

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Remedying a neglected part of architectural history, this volume presents the work of four of Australia's most innovative arts and crafts architects—Walter Butler, Harold Desbrowe-Annear, Walter Liberty Vernon, and Robin Dods. The influence of the arts-and-crafts movement in Australia has long been lost between the far better known Gothic and classical revivals and the modernist movement, and obscured by the chronological construction of "federation" architecture, but this study, along with the accompanying photographs and plans, brings to life the simple lines of their design and illustrates why it is so deserving of further recognition.

Die Revision der Postmoderne

Wir orientieren uns aber an den InhalTwo years ago , when the idea of staging a commemorative exhibition entitled “ Post - Modernism Revisited ” was born , opinions differed about what a project of this kind should seek to achieve .

Author: Ingeborg Flagge


ISBN: UVA:X004843552

Category: Architecture, Modern

Page: 296

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Zur Feier seines zwanzigjährigen Bestehens und zwanzig Jahre nach der legendären Ausstellung >Die Revision der Moderne widmet sich das Deutsche Architektur Museum mit der Revision der Postmoderne

English and Nordic Modernisms

... dangerous and farfetched personal attempt to turn poetry into religion and to recreate new meanings and myths in the face of the deterioration of Christian and classical tradition . In his commemorative lecture on Yeats at the Abbey ...

Author: Bjørn J. Tysdahl


ISBN: UOM:39015056895587

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

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This collection of essays by distinguished scholars from six countries traces the criss-crossing of influence between the English-speaking and Nordic world during the Modernist period. It demonstrates how authors like Ibsen and Hamsun contribute to t

Metamorphosis in Russian Modernism

come equal , if not superior , 15 to the celestial body of the sun , Mayakovsky had no problems outshining the “ sun of Russian poetry " , Pushkin , as ' Commemorative Poem ' ( Iubileinoe , 1924 ) indicates . In ' Commemorative Poem ...

Author: Peter I. Barta


ISBN: STANFORD:36105110332827

Category: History

Page: 186

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Modern Russia has been shaped by Peter the Great's sudden attempt to transform it into a European country. Since shapeshifting and identity are so closely linked in Russian history, it is hardly surprising that metamorphosis is a prevalent - albeit hitherto neglected - theme in Russian literature. Metamorphoses in Russian Modernism provides the first detailed account of metamorphosis as a Russian theme, structuring principle, and source of artistic identity. Barta examines how the magical transformations depicted in the ancient classics and in the oral epic heritage resonate in Russian literature and film at the fin de siècle and the early decades of the twentieth century - a period of dynamic change in Russian culture. Two hundred years after Peter's forceful westernization and facing its second crucial transformation in 1917, Russia witnessed the decay of classic realism and positivism and the rise of irrational philosophies, psychoanalysis, artistic experimentation, Marxism, as well as the birth of the new genre of film. This in-depth volume examines metamorphosis in the works of prominent representatives of the divided Russian intelligentsia: the Symbolists; the most famous émigré writer, Nabokov; Olesha, the 'fellow traveller' attempting to find his place in the Soviet state; the enthusiastic poet of the Bolshevik movement, Maiakovskii; and finally, Russia's greatest film director, Sergei Eisenstein. The volume directs attention to the fact that Russia itself is a metamorph. The shapeshifter always retains features of previous identities and is sometimes capable of returning into previous forms; whether today's Russia will want to, or be able to do so, remains to be seen. It is futile to attempt to try to understand this civilisation - let alone predict its future - without considering the intellectual, social and emotional reasons why it is not at rest with itself. It is to this end that this volume hopes to make a contribution.