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By Melba Cuddy-Keane, Adam Hammond, Alexandra Peat

Guided via the ancient semantics built in Raymond Williams' pioneering examine of cultural vocabulary, Modernism: Keywords provides a sequence of brief entries on phrases used with frequency and urgency in “written modernism,” monitoring cultural and literary debates and transformative moments of change. 

  • Highlights and exposes the salient controversies and altering cultural proposal on the center of modernism
  • Goes past buildings of “plural modernisms” to bare all modernist writing as overlapping and interactive in a simultaneous and interlocking mix
  • Draws from an unlimited compilation of greater than 1000 resources, starting from vernacular prose to experimental literary forms
  • Spans the “long” modernist interval, from its incipient beginnings c.1880 to its post-WWII aftermath
  • Approaches English written modernism in its personal phrases, tempering motives of modernism usually derived from ecu poets and painters
  • Models learn innovations in line with electronic databases and collaborative paintings within the humanities

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