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Derek Schilling

mise en scène is modern precisely because it is avoids modernism’s excesses in favour of classical equilibrium, and innovative to the extent that, unlike its competitors, it stakes no claim to revolutionising the medium. This enlightened conservatism, tailored to a limited yet discerning public, looks askance at its historical moment, as if to declare its indifference toward the busier, noisier aesthetic that has become the

in Eric Rohmer
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Amy Bryzgel

(ASEEES), San Antonio, Texas, 23 November 2014. Portions of chapter 3 were workshopped in my talk ‘Performing Gender Across Eastern Europe’, at the Sofia Queer Forum, Bulgaria, 27 May 2014 (which was also published as a catalogue essay for the Forum); and in ‘Performance and Gender, East and West: Then and Now’, presented at the conference Performing Arts in the Second Public Sphere , Berlin, 10 May 2014. I presented an outline of this book in the paper ‘Performance Art in Eastern Europe’, at the conference The Paradigm of the Marxist Critique of Modernism and the

in Performance art in Eastern Europe since 1960
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Paul Greenhalgh

representation from Europe. A mold was created there which survived half a century; in the wake of the Columbian an academy system took a grip on training and exhibiting, barely slackening even after the Second World War. When modernism surfaced in painting and sculpture in America it did so largely in the private sector, as in France. Unlike France however, where versions of modernism were embraced offically in

in Ephemeral vistas
James Greenhalgh

different traditions, including familiar domestic takes on Classical and Beaux Arts, most of the illustrations display a recognisably British, moderate version of architectural Modernism.3 The Plans also illustrate their technical expertise through a very large number of information-heavy, often full-colour maps which included redesigned city centres, new housing estates, population distributions, locations of road accidents, bomb damage and land-use zoning proposals. 30 Reconstructing modernity It is hard to do justice to quite how ambitious the Plans seem to a twenty

in Reconstructing modernity
Thomas Osborne

Culturalisms – Truth – Enlightenment and autonomy – Reason – Norms of modernism – Culture, creativity and reflexivity – Institutionalisation versus reflexivity – Simmel: an excursus – The antinomy of culture This chapter seeks to get clear of – if hardly to refute – various understandings of culture so as to make way for the conception of the scope of modern cultural theory which is to animate our treatment here. The first section – Culturalisms – is, then, largely about what modern cultural theory is not. It attempts only to lay the basic

in The structure of modern cultural theory
French fiction and Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood
Avril Horner

city – between 1921 and 1931, a period frequently presented as the defining moment of high modernism. Barnes felt what one biographer has described as ‘an intense alienation from both family and nation’ (Herring 1995 :85) and she looked to English and European culture for intellectual inspiration. Like other American expatriates, such as Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway and

in European Gothic
Leah Modigliani

decades of scholarly research that have revealed the masculinist, racist, and colonialist implications of the confident boosterism that initially accompanied the landscapes of artists like Harris.7 Highlights of such myth-busting include the scholarly resurrection of the real influence of European painting on the Group of Seven, despite their own Theosophy-inspired claims of having developed a ‘native’ style independent of European and American modernism;8 explications of the ways that Canadian painters’ depictions of spiritually pure landscapes were manifestations of

in Engendering an avant-garde
Laura Chrisman

work of Raymond Williams, Spivak is likewise moved to challenge the work of Terry Eagleton for its insularly national account of Jane Eyre’s class dynamics. Jameson writes from a different but equally revisionary impulse: to extend Lukácsian aesthetics to include the impact of empire building on metropolitan art, and to amplify Lenin’s conceptions of imperialism as the last stage of capitalism. Like Jameson, Said and Spivak are also motivated by expressly contemporary political goals. Spivak offers a strategic intervention against contemporary Anglo-European

in Postcolonial contraventions
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Sara Haslam

of shell-shock cases’ (The Edwardian Turn of Mind, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1968, p. 114). 29 See Christopher Butler’s discussion of, and regular reference to, Freud in his study of early modernism: Early Modernism: Literature, Music and Painting in Europe 1900–1916 (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1994). Elizabeth Abel quotes Bronislaw Malinowski on this subject: ‘psychoanalysis has had within the last ten years [1917–27] a truly meteoric rise in popular favour. It has exercised a growing influence over contemporary literature, science and art’ (Virginia

in Fragmenting modernism
Alfred Hitchcock and Anthony Asquith
Tom Ryall

[…] until Peter Greenaway, Derek Jarman and other film-makers emerged in the 1980s.’ 2 During the 1920s, the French, German and Soviet cinemas produced films which formed part of the broader artistic culture of European modernism and had direct links to movements such as expressionism, Dada, surrealism and constructivism. These films are now acknowledged as canonical in the history of art cinema and principal constituents of what Andrew Tudor has called ‘the period of “formation” during which the very status of cinema as art was a central focus for struggle’. 3 In

in British art cinema