Abstract and Keywords
This article presents different definitions of the modernist archive, and some reasons for its contestation and scrutiny. It discusses the role of the archive as a practical resource for scholarship and as a conceptual metaphor for critique. The article suggests that the suspicion and hostility towards the archive may be attributed to its conception as a symptom of modernity, and provides examples of instances within modernist texts where representations of archives indicate different modernist attitudes towards them.
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