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This is a one-stop resource containing introductory material through to practical case studies in reading primary and secondary texts to introducing criticism and new directions in research."The Modernism Handbook" is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to British Modernism as a literary movement, providing a one-stop resource for literature students, with the essential information and guidance needed at the beginning of a course through to developing more advanced knowledge and skills. It includes: introductions to authors, texts and contexts; guides to key critics, concepts and topics; an overview of major critical approaches, changes in the canon and directions of current and future research; case studies in reading primary and secondary texts; and, annotated further reading (including websites), timeline, glossary of critical terms.Written in clear language by leading academics, it is an indispensable starting point for anyone beginning their study of Modernism."Literature and Culture Handbooks" are an innovative series of guides to major periods, topics and authors in British and American literature and culture. Designed to provide a comprehensive, one-stop resource for literature students, each handbook provides the essential information and guidance needed from the beginning of a course through to developing more advanced knowledge and skills.

Table of Contents

General Editors' Introduction; Introduction: Beginning with Modernism, Philip Tew (Brunel University) and Alex Murray (University of Exeter); Timeline, Nicola Allen (University of Central England); 1. The Historical Context of Modernist Literature, Leigh Wilson (University of Westminster); 2. Literary and Cultural Contexts: Major Figures, Institutions, Topics, Events, Emmett Stinson (University of Melbourne); 3. Case Studies in Reading: Key Primary Literary Texts, Jeanette Baxter (University of East Anglia); 4. Case Studies in Reading: Key Theoretical and Critical Texts, Bryony Randell (University of Glasgow); 5. Key Critical Concepts, Topics and Figures, David Ian Paddy (Whittier College); 6. Changes in Critical Responses and Approaches, Gary Day (De Montfort University); 7. Changes in the Canon, Alex Murray (University of Exeter); 8. Gender and Modernism, Deborah Parsons (University of Birmingham); 9. Mapping the Current Critical Landscape, Andrew Thacker (De Montfort University); Glossary, Philip Tew (Brunel University); Appendix: A Survey of Modernist Literature Curricula, Steve Barfield (University of Westminster); Notes on Contributors; Annotated Bibliography; Index.

Author Biography

Philip Tew is Professor of English (Post-1900 Literature) at Brunel University, UK, Director of Brunel's Centre for Contemporary Writing and Director of the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies. Alex Murray is Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Literature at the University of Exeter. He is also founding editor, with Matt Sharpe and Jon Roffe of Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy.
Release date NZ
June 4th, 2009
Edited by Alex Murray Edited by Philip Tew
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
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