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The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume I: Britain and Ireland 1880-1955

Peter Brooker and Andrew Thacker

Abstract

The first of three volumes charting the history of the modernist magazine in Britain, North America, and Europe, this book studies the wide and varied range of ‘little magazines’ which were so instrumental in introducing the new writing and ideas that came to constitute literary and artistic modernism in the UK and Ireland. Thirty-seven chapters investigate the inner dynamics and economic and intellectual conditions that governed the life of these fugitive but vibrant publications. The book shows the role of editors and sponsors, the relation of the arts to contemporary philosophy and politics ... More

Keywords: modernist magazine, little magazines, new writing, modernism, editors, sponsors, contemporary philosophy, innovation, radical ideas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199654291
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199654291.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Brooker, editor
Professorial Fellow, The Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex

Andrew Thacker, editor
Professor of Twentieth Century Literature, School of English Performance and Historical Studies, De Montfort University

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General Introduction

Peter Brooker and Andrew Thacker

I Victorian Precursors

Introduction

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1 The Pre-History of the ‘Little Magazine’

Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi and John Plunkett

II Fin De Siècle Ventures (1884–1906)

Introduction

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III Early Statements (1899–1915)

Introduction

Peter Brooker, and Andrew Thacker

IV Transitions

Introduction

Peter Brooker, and Andrew Thacker

V Interventions

Introduction

Peter Brooker, and Andrew Thacker

11 Gender and Modernism

Jean-Michel Rabaté

VI Editors and Programmes

Introduction

Peter Brooker, and Andrew Thacker

15 Enemies of Cant

Michael H. Whitworth

17 The Cause of Poetry

Mark S. Morrisson

VII Into The 1920s: Dispersal and Difference

Introduction

Peter Brooker, and Andrew Thacker

19 Aftermath of War

Andrew Thacker

24 Nostalgia and Reaction

Stephen Rogers

VIII Commitment to The New

Introduction

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27 Poetry Then

Stan Smith

28 A New Prose

Françoise Bort

IX Beyond The Metropolis

Introduction

Peter Brooker, and Andrew Thacker

X The Call to Criticism and Modernist Destinies

Introduction

Peter Brooker, and Andrew Thacker

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