Douglas Mao,Rebecca L. Walkowitz,Heather K. Love,Martin's Bad Modernisms PDF

By Douglas Mao,Rebecca L. Walkowitz,Heather K. Love,Martin Puchner

ISBN-10: 0822337843

ISBN-13: 9780822337843

ISBN-10: 0822337975

ISBN-13: 9780822337973

Modernism is sizzling back. on the sunrise of the twenty-first century, poets and designers, designers and critics, lecturers and artists are rediscovering the virtues of the former century’s such a lot bright cultural constellation. but this frequent include increases questions about modernism’s relation to its personal luck. Modernism’s “badness”—its emphasis on outrageous habit, its elevation of negativity, its refusal to be condoned—seems necessary to its strength. yet as soon as modernism is accredited as “good” or worthwhile (as loads of modernist paintings now is), its prestige as a subversive aesthetic intervention turns out undermined. The individuals to Bad Modernisms tease out the contradictions in modernism’s dedication to badness.

Bad Modernisms therefore builds on and extends the “new modernist studies,” contemporary paintings marked by way of the applying of various equipment and a focus to texts and artists now not frequently categorised as modernist. during this assortment, those advancements are exemplified by means of essays starting from a studying of dandyism in Twenties Harlem as a functionality of a “bad” black modernist imaginary to a attention of Filipino American modernism within the context of anticolonialism. The participants re-examine regular figures—such as Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, Josef von Sternberg, Ludwig Wittgenstein, W. H. Auden, and Wyndham Lewis—and convey to gentle the paintings of lesser-known artists, together with the author Carlos Bulosan and the experimental filmmaker Len Lye. interpreting cultural artifacts starting from novels to manifestos, from philosophical treatises to motion picture musicals, and from anthropological essays to ads campaigns, those essays sign the capaciousness and effort galvanizing the hot modernist studies.

Contributors. Lisa Fluet, Laura Frost, Michael LeMahieu, Heather ok. Love, Douglas Mao, Jesse Matz, Joshua L. Miller, Monica L. Miller, Sianne Ngai, Martin Puchner, Rebecca L. Walkowitz

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