The Contemporaneity of Modernism

The Contemporaneity of Modernism

Author: Michael D'Arcy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138547646

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Page: 248

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At a juncture in which art and culture are saturated with the forces of commodification, this book argues that problems, forms, and positions that defined modernism are crucially relevant to the condition of contemporary art and culture. The volume is attuned to the central concerns of recent scholarship on modernism and contemporary culture: the problems of aesthetic autonomy and the specific role of art in preserving a critical standpoint for cultural production; the relationship between politics and the category of the aesthetic; the problems of temporality and contemporaneity; literary transnationalism; and the questions of medium and medium specificity. Ranging across art forms, mediums, disciplines, and geographical locations, essays address the foundational questions that fuse modernism and the contemporary moment: What is art? What is the relation between art and the economy? How do art and technology interpenetrate and transform each other? What is modernism�s logic of time and contemporaneity, and how might it speak to the problem of thinking genuine novelty, or the possibility of an alternative to the current stage of neo-liberal capitalism? What is modernism, and what is its history? The book is thus committed to revising our understanding of what modernism was in its earlier instantiations, and in accounting for the current moment, addressing the problems raised by modernism's afterlives and reverberations in the 20th and 21st centuries. The volume includes essays that consider literature, sociology, philosophy, visual art, music, architecture, digital culture, television, and other artistic media. It synthesizes the most recent thinking on modernism and contemporary culture and presents a compelling case for what happens to literature, art, and culture in the wake of the exhaustion of postmodernism. This book will be of interest to those studying literature, visual art, media studies, architecture, literary theory, modernism, and twentieth-century and contemporary culture more generally.
The Contemporaneity of Modernism
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Michael D'Arcy, Mathias Nilges
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-12 - Publisher: Routledge

At a juncture in which art and culture are saturated with the forces of commodification, this book argues that problems, forms, and positions that defined modernism are crucially relevant to the condition of contemporary art and culture. The volume is attuned to the central concerns of recent scholarship on modernism
The Contemporaneity of Modernism
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Michael D'Arcy, Mathias Nilges
Categories: Art and society
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-09 - Publisher: Routledge

At a juncture in which art and culture are saturated with the forces of commodification, this book argues that problems, forms, and positions that defined modernism are crucially relevant to the condition of contemporary art and culture. The volume is attuned to the central concerns of recent scholarship on modernism
The Contemporaneity of Modernism
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Michael D'Arcy, Mathias Nilges
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-23 - Publisher: Routledge

At a juncture in which art and culture are saturated with the forces of commodification, this book argues that problems, forms, and positions that defined modernism are crucially relevant to the condition of contemporary art and culture. The volume is attuned to the central concerns of recent scholarship on modernism
Painterly Abstraction in Modernist American Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 529
Authors: Charles Altieri
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Charles Altieri's groundbreaking new book sets modernist American poetry in a precise cultural context by analyzing how major poets reacted to the challenge posed by modernist painting's radical critique of traditional representational models for art. It argues that modernist poets have tended to resist the received values of their contemporary
Philosophy in the Condition of Modernism
Language: en
Pages: 419
Authors: Ana Falcato, Antonio Cardiello
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-03 - Publisher: Springer

Produced on the fringes of philosophy and literary criticism, this book is a pioneering study which aims to explicitly address and thematize what may be called a “critical philosophy in the condition of modernism”. Its most important and original contribution to both disciplines is a self-conscious reflection on possible modes