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Caribbean Modernism  

Dave Gunning

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines the history of modernism in the Caribbean region. It explains that the distinctive features of the early twentieth-century response to encroaching modernity can be ... More

Caribbean Modernism: Plantation to Planetary  

Mary Lou Emery

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
The concept of the planetary appears frequently in appeals for newer models of modernism, often with different meanings and implications. The planetary registers possibilities of multiple ... More

Colonial Encounters  

Laura Doyle

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article suggests that the beginnings of modernism can be traced to colonial encounters which long pre-date modernism itself. It explains that the fundamental conditions for, at least ... More

Irish Modernism  

Carol Taaffe

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines the history of Irish modernism. It argues that the contested position of modernism in Irish culture might be dramatized by a tale of two James Joyces. One is the ... More

Jean Rhys: Left Bank Modernist as Postcolonial Intellectual  

Peter Kalliney

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article uses the strange case of Jean Rhys to examine the durability of the author-dissident figure. It aims to show the degree to which modernism and postcolonialism depend upon one ... More

Late Virginia Woolf  

Anna Snaith

This article considers Virginia Woolf’s late writing—The Years, Three Guineas, and Between the Acts—in the context of recent shifts within modernist studies. It examines a range of ... More

Modernism and African Literature  

Neil Lazarus

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
Looking at African literature, this article focuses on the fierce dispute that erupted between Chinweizu, Onwuchekwa Jemie, and Ihechukwu Madubuike, on the one hand, and Wole Soyinka, on ... More

Modernism and African Literature  

Tim Woods

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines the complex and often contradictory relationship of African culture to modernism and its cultural effects. It aims to address the ways in which African writers have ... More

Modernism and Colonial Modernity in Early Twentieth‐Century Japan  

Vera Mackie

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines the history of modernism and colonial modernity in Japan during the twentieth century. It suggests that elements of Japanese culture could serve as resources and ... More

Modernisms in English Canada  

Dean Irvine

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines the history of modernism in English Canada. It discusses the role of immigration in modernism, and suggests that the patterns of migration from colony to imperial ... More

Modernisms in India  

Supriya Chaudhuri

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines the history of modernism in India. It suggests that though the distinctions between modernity, modernization, and modernism are particularly complicated in the case ... More

The Modernist Atlantic: New York, Chicago, and Europe  

Martin Halliwell

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines the trend in recent scholarship to look beyond the borders of nation states to consider the ways in which American and European versions of modernism were intertwined ... More

The Psychology of Colonialism and Postcolonialism: Cognitive Approaches to Identity and Empathy  

Patrick Colm Hogan

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Jan 2015
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Mar 2015
This chapter begins by outlining Frederick Aldama’s cognitive and Marxist critique of mainstream postcolonial theory. From here, it turns to a consideration of identity, comparing and ... More

South African Ecocriticism: Landscapes, Animals, and Environmental Justice  

Brooke Stanley and Walter Dana Phillips

This essay surveys South African ecocriticism, scaling it alongside African and postcolonial ecocriticisms. The authors praise critics who use local specificities to disrupt the ... More

Theatricality in Contemporary Visual and Performance Art on New World Slavery  

Ilka Saal

This article examines forms and uses of theatricality in recent African American productions on slavery in the performing and the visual arts. It argues that by deploying modes of the ... More

World Modernisms, World Literature, and Comparativity  

Susan Stanford Friedman

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
What should modernist studies do to adapt to the growing globalization of the field? This article reviews the new paradigms for studying world literature and the debates about ... More

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