Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-10 of 84 items for:

  • 20th-century and Contemporary Literature x
Clear All

View:

Against the EventThe Everyday and Evolution of Modernist Narrative

Against the Event: The Everyday and Evolution of Modernist Narrative

Michael Sayeau

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199681259
eISBN:
9780191766015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681259.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Everyday and the Evolution of Modernist Narrative investigates how a modernity famed for temporal acceleration—from Benjamin’s “shock” and “distraction” to the postmodern loss of ... More

America Is ElsewhereThe Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture

America Is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture

Erik Dussere

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199969913
eISBN:
9780199369027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969913.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The book conceives the literary and cinematic category of “noir” as a way of understanding the defining conflict between authenticity and consumer culture in post–World War II America. It analyzes ... More

American ObscurantismHistory and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

American Obscurantism: History and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

Peter Lurie

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199797318
eISBN:
9780190225735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199797318.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

American Obscurantism argues for a salutary indirection in U.S. culture. From its earliest canonical literary works through films of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the most ... More

The Architecture of Narrative TimeThomas Mann and the Problems of Modern Narrative

The Architecture of Narrative Time: Thomas Mann and the Problems of Modern Narrative

Erica Wickerson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198793274
eISBN:
9780191835162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793274.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

Time matters to all of us. It dominates everyday discourse: diaries, schedules, clocks, working hours, opening times, appointments, weekdays and weekends, national holidays, religious festivals, ... More

At the Violet HourModernism and Violence in England and Ireland

At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland

Sarah Cole

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195389616
eISBN:
9780199979226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389616.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book argues that the literature of the early twentieth-century in England and Ireland was deeply organized around a reckoning with grievous violence, imagined as intimate, direct, and often ... More

Baroque between the WarsAlternative Style in the Arts, 1918-1939

Baroque between the Wars: Alternative Style in the Arts, 1918-1939

Jane Stevenson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198808770
eISBN:
9780191846472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808770.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book re-examines the arts in the 1920s and 1930s, arguing that rather than being dominated by modernism, the period saw a dialogue between modern baroque—eclectic, playful, and open to influence ... More

Bataille, Klossowski, BlanchotWriting at the Limit

Bataille, Klossowski, Blanchot: Writing at the Limit

Leslie Hill

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198159711
eISBN:
9780191716065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159711.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

What happens when philosophy and literature meet? What is at stake when the text of a so-called single author begins to speak in two languages, now the language of theoretical reflexion, now the ... More

Beyond DesireSexuality in Modern Tamil Literature

Beyond Desire: Sexuality in Modern Tamil Literature

Kiran Keshavamurthy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199467457
eISBN:
9780199087365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467457.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

Beyond Desire: Sexuality in Modern Tamil Literature is the first monograph on sexuality in modern Tamil literature. The book offers an interpretation of shifting representations of masculine desire ... More

Beyond the Ancient QuarrelLiterature, Philosophy, and J.M. Coetzee

Beyond the Ancient Quarrel: Literature, Philosophy, and J.M. Coetzee

Patrick Hayes and Jan Wilm (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198805281
eISBN:
9780191852381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805281.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In Plato’s Republic Socrates spoke of an ‘ancient quarrel’ between literature and philosophy, which he offered to resolve by banning the poets from his ideal city. Few philosophers have taken ... More

Blasphemous ModernismThe 20th-Century Word Made Flesh

Blasphemous Modernism: The 20th-Century Word Made Flesh

Steve Pinkerton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190627560
eISBN:
9780190627584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190627560.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In his 1934 book After Strange Gods, T. S. Eliot declared blasphemy “obsolescent” as a viable literary or artistic mode. There could be no blasphemy worth the name, he reasoned, in a world that had ... More

View: