Modernism in Literature
The horrors of World War I (1914-19), with its accompanying atrocities and senselessness became the catalyst for the Modernist movement in literature. Modernist authors felt betrayed by the war, believing that the institutions in which they were taught had led...
The term modernism refers to the radical shift in aesthetic and cultural sensibilities evident in the art and literature of the post-World War One period. The ordered, stable and inherently meaningful worldview of the nineteenth century could not, wrote T.S. Eliot, accord with "the immense panorama...
Modernism and Modernist Literature
Modernism is the movement in visual arts, music, literature, and drama which rejected the old Victorian standards of how art should be made, consumed, and what it should mean. The concept was what is reality? It used art and literature to replicate reality...
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To What Extent is Mrs Dalloway a Modernist Novel?
During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the world of literature was undergoing some changes in style and perspective. Just after the turn of the century – the previous having seen massive changes...
The literary movement that spanned from the late 19th century until roughly 1965 is referred to as modernism. When talking about the movement there must be an understanding of the difference between modernism and the more common word “modern”. The word modern refers to what is new, recent...
I. A BIRD’S EYE VIEW: NOTES ON BRITISH FICTION AT THE TURN OF THE MILLENNIUM
At the beginning of the third millennium, when even the post-modernist trend seems to have exhausted its possibilities, the question that has haunted writer and reader alike ever since the middle of the 20th century,...
The Decline of Literature
J. Hillis Miller discusses the decline of literature in his book, On Literature, and his sentiments echo those of Marjorie Perloff in her essay, Crisis in the Humanities. While both authors construct thesis that assert that there is a modern movement away from reading...
Modernism is a comprehensive term for a movement (or tendency) which began to get under way in the closing years of the nineteenth century and which had a wide influence internationally during much of the twentieth century. In the United States, Modernism spanned roughly from shortly...
Comparative literature (sometimes abbreviated "Comp. lit.") is critical scholarship dealing with the literature of two or more different linguistic, cultural or national groups. While most frequently practiced with works of different languages, it may also be performed on works of the same language if...
, the body of traditional oral and written literatures in Afro-Asiatic and African languages together with works written by Africans in European languages. Traditional written literature, which is limited to a smaller geographic area than is oral literature, is most characteristic...
O‘Sullivan was Professor of English and Director of the Stout Research Centre at Victoria University. He has published extensively on New Zealand literature, especially on Katherine Mansfield, most notably coediting the five volumes of her Collected Letters. He had also published poetry, novels, short...
Modernism was the most influential literary movement in England and America during the first half of the twentieth century. It encompassed such works as The Waste Land (1922), by T. S. Eliot, Ulysses (1922), by James Joyce, and The Great Gatsby (1925), by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Representing...
Question: Write a short note on Modernism with special reference to Literature
Almost every generation of society has a habit of reacting against the past by declaring itself “modern.” This quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns is a cyclical phenomenon. Modernism was a similar trend that spanned...
Paris by advocating and participating in
the occupation of universities and factories. But the Situationists also left their marks on
resistance movements elsewhere in Europe and the United States, including the Provos,
the Black Panthers, and Up Against the Wall/Motherfucker.6 May 1968 was their moment
Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
Modernism is a literary movement in which writers believed new forms of expression were necessary to relay the realities of a modern and fractured world. The modernist movement was concerned with creating works of art relevant to a rapidly changing world in which institutions...
Questions on American Literature
Question 4 on P16 Describe briefly how Poe characterizes Montresor and Fortunato as contrasts.
“The Cask of Amontillado” best explains Poe’s literary theory on short story writing that literature creates beauty and shows intensity of emotion as he characterizes...
Literature Summary: Session IV – Introduction
The paper “A critical success factors model for ERP implementation”, written by Christopher P. Holland and Ben Light in the year 1999, talks about the complexity of the integration of ERP software and tries to find the critical success factors for ERP...
one of the most important tools available to protesting groups was literature. Some of the most famous protest literature in the world has its roots in American history. For example, some great American authors of protest literature include Thomas Paine, Thomas Nast, John C. Calhoun, and Martin Luther...
In English literature, the definition of literature has changed many times, usually in response to historical and cultural realities. It is not surprising that at a time in which the digital has started to eclipse print—the main medium for literature for 400 years—we find the former definitions lacking...
Romanticism began in Europe in the eighteenth century as an artistic and intellectual movement. "It was characterized by a heightened interest in nature, emphasis on the individual's expression of emotion and imagination, departure from the attitudes and forms of classicism, and rebellion against established...
between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He had published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.
From almost the beginning of his writing career, Hemingway's distinctive...
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AESTHETIC (also ESTHETIC) suggests an appreciation of that which is
beautiful; sensitive to beauty. Literature, drama, music, and ballet are
termed aesthetic arts.
ALLEGORY is a derivative of the Greek allegoria, meaning to imply something
else . Thus an...
Modernistic literature is the expression of the modern era (1901-45). It tends to revolve around themes of individuality, the randomness of life, mistrust of government and religion and the disbelief in absolute truth.
Literature scholars classify the years from 1900 to about 1965 as the Modernist period...
The Modernist Period in English Literature occupied the years from shortly after the beginning of the twentieth century through roughly 1965. In broad terms, the period was marked by sudden and unexpected breaks with traditional ways of viewing and interacting with the world. Experimentation and individualism...
to contemporary Indian examples
by Tara Books, India’s well-known avant-garde publisher to explore how expressive type can convey
sound, texture, movement, colour, atmosphere and emotion. Associative typography can allow
children (and adults) to discover unexpected meanings and associations in language...
James Joyce is one of the prevailing modernist writers of the canon. The modernist movement sought to offer insight into consciousness, through a narrative aligned with character’s inner thoughts, often using free indirect discourse to do so. Reflecting on how Joyce convinces his reader to sympathise...
Letter from Birmingham Jail a Timeless Piece of literature?
The Letter from Birmingham Jail is a timeless piece of literature because it is a revolutionary letter that changed America forever. It was written at a peak in the civil rights movement when racism and segregation were a big problem...
Elementarnych * Józef Maksymilian Ossoliński, Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich * Andrzej Stanisław Załuski and Józef Załuski, Biblioteka Załuskich |
The literature in the period of Polish Baroque, between 1620 and 1764, was significantly influenced by the great popularization of Jesuit high school, which...
Elements of Modernism in American Literature
by Audrey Farley, Demand Media
Modernism in American literature was greatly inspired by the avant-garde trends in art.
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African-American Literary Traditions
The Literary Forms in Philippine Literature
Pre Colonial Literature in the Philippines showcased the rich and civilized history of the Philippines. Most Filipino literature is handed down orally from one generation to another – reflecting the daily activities in the life of the primitive Filipinos...
Postcolonial Novels and Theories
Postcolonial literature often focuses on race relations and the effects of racism and usually indicts white and/or colonial societies. Despite a basic consensus on the general themes of postcolonial writing, however, there is ongoing debate regarding the...
The Revolution of Modern Art
The Modernist revolution had a main ideal in which traditional forms of art, literature, and social culture were deemed outdated. Modernists advocated a complete reexamination of every aspect of existence, and in the case of art they decided that the previous method...
by then an expatriate in Paris, published Three Lives, an innovative work of fiction influenced by her familiarity with cubism, jazz, and other movements in contemporary art and music. Stein labeled a group of American literary notables who lived in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s as the "Lost Generation"...
With the dawning of the twentieth century, a literary movement emerged. That movement would come to be known as modernism. “On or about December, 1910, human character changed . . . All human relations have shifted— those between masters and servants, husbands and wives, parents and children. And when...
Theoretical Framework of Standardized Testing
Once the literature review was engineered, it was determined that there was sufficient research provided on differentiated instruction and standardized test outcomes. The theoretical framework...
impact of the economic development, has been far from what modernists expected and that it exacerbated poverty and strengthened gender stereotypes in the Third World. Globalisation has brought advanced technology, which enabled rapid movement of capital and labour. In addition, in the process of globalisation...
the internal world of the mind, both the pathological and the “normal”
* Emergent film technologies
* Revolution in physics
* Movements: Realism, Romanism- trying to depict a picture in everyday life; WWI, industrialization, political divides- capitalism/communism
Ex. of realism...
British Modern Fiction
Modern Science-Fiction in Britain started in the early 20th century. The modernism is the name of Europe movement that predominated to the art and cultural since 1890 -1930. It has captivated a lot of people from the time it started up to this point. It has certain...
what extent does modernist and/or postmodernist literature and/or film confirm or question the dominant ideologies of womanhood and femininity? How does it do this?
Postmodernism is the reaction of the development of the modernism movement, it consists after the modernism movement from a literal point...
Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock’, an example of modernist writing? Discuss this in relationship to form as well as content.
Although TS Eliot’s The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock contains many of the stylistic conventions that are now associated with modernist poetry, TS Eliot’s position on the established...
The focus of this article is on literature in the English language from anywhere, not just the literature of England, so that it includes writers from Scotland, the whole of Ireland, Wales, as well as literature in English from former British colonies, including the US. However, up until the early 19th...
Changing Women Through Literature
The 20th Century brought about many changes for writers. It was during this time that the war along with the feminist movement began to come forward. These two issues began changing the way women were viewed in society. Writers had the option of whether or not to keep...
a clash between a society in which sex sells and the old-fashioned religious principles of fundamentalist Christianity. In both eras, we see huge movements to limit immigration due to the fear that the arrival of immigrants would do harm to this nation and could damage or alter American society and culture...
20th century women were starting to become more liberal. And the Women’s movement was born of that age. So, much of the literature of that time was about the consequences of too much liberty.
The text is written in a modernist mode, without a set structure, and with many shifts in the narrative. The...
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Two-Term Survey of American Literature
Term One Authors
The Colonial Period (before 1750)
1) Selected Legends, Tales, and Poetry of the Indigenous Americans
2) Christopher Columbus (1451-1506): “Letter to Luis Santangel Regarding the
postcolonial literature since the 1970s is the most dramatic and significant manifestation of the de-centering and de-marginalization defining both postmodernity and postmodernism
7. Postmodern literature arose after World War II as a series of reactions against the perceived norms of modernist literature...
Modernist literature was formed in the United States of America and the United Kingdom in the late nineteenth and twentieth century as the decline of religions, among other factors, caused writers to feel like the world was too confusing and too complicated to make sense of. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott...
the field of science. At the time, the view of the majority was Aristotelian, regardless of what others may prove. Shelley, however, sided with the modernists, who were able to disprove Aristotle but were not taken seriously, and were thought to be theologically backward. An example of the science entering...
taking place in the art and architecture? (pp.575)
A revolution began in the arts and architecture that aimed to replace Renaissance ideals with modernist principles.
10. Know the goals and characteristics of impressionism, post-impressionism, fauvism, and cubism. (pp.576)
Impressionism: An attempt...
two pieces of modernist literature “Mrs Dalloway”, by Virginia Woolf and “The Short Happy Life of Francis McComber” by Ernest Hemingway in the light of point of view and experimentation. Both stories are important references to the movement they belong to, and share the same modernist characteristics...
American literature, Brazilian literature and the Modernist literature movement, his story The Third Bank of the River, a literature gem, needs to be included in the IB cannon. Rosa is known for his, “innovations he introduced into Brazilian narrative language…a landmark in the country’s literature.”(Coutinho...
As the movement’s name show the Futurists wanted a new futuristic concept in arts and philosophy they didn’t want to look at the past anymore but turned their attention on futuristic ideas, technology, industry and new thinking. Paintings and sculptures done with the futurist ideals...
changed literature, art, music, and drama forever by giving people change (Fitzpatrick 1). This revolution is called the Romantic Movement or Romanticism. Romanticism is literature, art, music, and drama that depict emotional matter in an imaginative state (Fitzpatrick 1).
Romanticism in literature started...
thinking and a new way of life. The beat generation grew to have an impact on American society, especially in literature and politics that still lasts today. They started a new style of American literature but ignited the rebellion against social conformity in the 1950's through their poems of social and political...
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Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: A
Quintessential of Modernism
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Department of English, Obafemi...
Although generally called a movement, it is more valid to see modernism as an international body of literature characterized by a new self-consciousness about modernity and by radical formal experimentation. Several literary movements and styles, notably Imagism and Vorticism, were fostered...
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revealed that human behaviour was in accordance with universal patterns. This gave modernists something to hold on to in the chaos and irrationality of modern life.
The term "modernism" indicates 20th-century literature and art, developed as a reaction against 19th-century ideals. The most important characteristics...
Literature is a mirror of its time of creation. The characters depicted in the literature are the sample pieces of real human beings of its time. To get the unique features and common manners of a community at a particular time, go through the literature of its era.
In “The Lesson,” Miss Moore has...
formal equality; faith in inevitable social, scientific and technological progress and human perfectibility; rationalization and professionalization; a movement from feudalism (or agrarianism) toward capitalism and the market economy; industrialization, urbanization and secularization; the development of the...