Theorizing the Avant-garde

Theorizing the Avant-garde

Modernism, Expressionism, and the Problem of Postmodernity

eBook - 1999
Rate this:
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.
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.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; 1999. Cambridge University Press,
ISBN: 9780511483189
051148318X
9780511117121
0511117124
9780511040184
0511040180
0521632919
9780521632911
0521648696
9780521648691
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 325 pages)

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at LCCL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top