The Resource Theorizing the avant-garde : modernism, expressionism, and the problem of postmodernity, Richard Murphy

Theorizing the avant-garde : modernism, expressionism, and the problem of postmodernity, Richard Murphy

Label
Theorizing the avant-garde : modernism, expressionism, and the problem of postmodernity
Title
Theorizing the avant-garde
Title remainder
modernism, expressionism, and the problem of postmodernity
Statement of responsibility
Richard Murphy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Theorizing the Avant-Garde: Modernism, Expressionism, and the Problem of Postmodernity, Richard Murphy mobilizes theories of the postmodern to challenge our understanding of the avant-garde. He assesses the importance of the avant-garde for contemporary culture and for the debates among theorists of postmodernism such as Jameson, Eagleton, Lyotard and Habermas. Murphy reconsiders the classic formulation of the avant-garde in Lukacs, Bloch and Burger, especially their discussion of aesthetic autonomy, and investigates the relationship between art and politics via a discussion of Marcuse, Adorno and Benjamin. Combining close textual readings of a wide range of works of literature as well as films, it draws on a rich array of critical theories, such as those of Bakhtin, Todorov, MacCabe, Belsey and Raymond Williams. This interdisciplinary project will appeal to all those interested in modernist and avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century, and provides a critical rethinking of the present-day controversy regarding postmodernity."--BOOK JACKET.Ü
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 809/.911
  • 809.911
Index
index present
LC call number
PN771
LC item number
.M87 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Literature, culture, theory
Series volume
32
Label
Theorizing the avant-garde : modernism, expressionism, and the problem of postmodernity, Richard Murphy
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-313) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theories of the avant-garde -- Re-writing the discursive world: revolution and the expressionist avant-garde -- Counter-discourses of the avant-garde: Jameson, Bakhtin and the problem of realism -- The poetics of hysteria: expressionist drama and the melodramatic imagination -- Kafka's photograph of the imaginary. Dialogical interplay between realism and the fantastic. (The metamorphosis) -- Weimar silent film and expressionism: representational instability and oppositional discourse in The cabinet of Dr. Caligari -- Conclusion. Postmodernism and the avant-garde
Control code
ocm56211028
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 325 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511483189
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3603440x
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)56211028
  • cbo0511040180

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