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Literature Network » Literary Periods » Modernism The Modernist Period in English Literature occupied the years from shortly after the beginning of the twentieth century through roughly 1965. In broad terms, the period was marked by sudden and unexpected breaks with traditional ways of viewing and interacting with the world. Experimentation and individualism became virtues, where in the past they were often heartily discouraged. In its genesis, the Modernist Period in English literature was first and foremost a visceral reaction against the Victorian culture and aesthetic, which had prevailed for most of the nineteenth century. In the world of art, generally speaking, Modernism was the beginning of the distinction between “high” art and “low” art. The nineteenth century, like the several centuries before it, was a time of privilege for wealthy Caucasian males. No Modernist poet has garnered more praise and attention than Thomas Stearns Eliot. Major Modernist Writers Related:  Modern

BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, The Avant Garde's Decline and Fall in the 20th Century Modern Art - Modern Art Terms and Concepts | The Art Story Modern art represents an evolving set of ideas among a number of painters, sculptors, writers, and performers who - both individually and collectively - sought new approaches to art making. Although modern art began, in retrospect, around 1850 with the arrival of Realism, approaches and styles of art were defined and redefined throughout the twentieth century. Practitioners of each new style were determined to develop a visual language that was both original and representative of the times. Impression, Sunrise (1873) Artist: Claude Monet Artwork description & Analysis: In this seminal work of modern art, Monet's loose handling of paint and his focus on light and atmosphere within the landscape scene are all key characteristics of Impressionism, which is widely considered the first fully modern movement. Read More The Large Bathers (1898-1906) Artist: Paul Cézanne Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) Artist: Pablo Picasso Fountain (1917) Artist: Marcel Duchamp The Persistence of Memory (1931)

Joseph Conrad Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Polish-born English author and master mariner wrote Heart of Darkness (1902); “. . . No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one’s existence—that which makes its truth, its meaning—its subtle and penetrating essence. It is impossible. We live, as we dream—alone. . . .” With haunting verse Conrad has crafted a chilling tale laden with lush imagery and symbolism describing the ambiguity between good and evil. Anything approaching the change that came over his features I have never seen before, and hope never to see again. While it addresses the timeless struggle of man’s self-deception and inner conflicts, influenced by Conrad’s own sense of isolation from his past, the story of Marlow’s journey into the Congo also exposes the clashes, exploitation and barbarity between European and African societies during 19th Century colonial expansionism. On 3 August 1924 Joseph Conrad died at home of a heart attack.

Write a note on English character as discussed by E.M.Forster Write a note on English character as discussed by E.M.Forster It is a true fact that the character of the English is essentially middle-class. It is historically proved that towards the end of the 18th century the middle class started to get the upperhand in the British Community. They achieved wealth by Industrial Revolution and political power by the Reform Bill in 1832. It is the public school system which can be described as the heart of the middle class. After leaving the school the boys may either goes into army or business or continue his study in University and then he takes the service of a doctor or a school teacher or barrister or a journalist. An Englishman can feel but they fear to feel. Another feature of the English is the slowness of their character. The Englishmen are not cold hearted because from them we get one of the richest poetry. The Englishman is not annoyed by criticism. English character is incomplete.

Fall, Mortality, and the Machine: Tolkien and Technology - Alan Jacobs From the beginnings of modern fantasy, in the work of Tolkien, technology has always been the enemy of the good life. But does it have to be that way? Billet Potter Writing to a friend in 1951, when The Lord of the Rings was nearly completed, J. By the last I intend all use of external plans or devices (apparatus) instead of development of the inherent inner powers or talents -- or even the use of these talents with the corrupted motive of dominating: bulldozing the real world, or coercing other wills. The idea that technology ("the Machine") is a kind of magic, or at least deeply related to magic, is one that Tolkien shared with his close friend C. So it makes sense, then, that the chief exponents of technology in The Lord of the Rings are a demonic figure bent on world domination (Sauron) and a wizard (Saruman). Fantasy writers since Tolkien have picked up on this link between technology and dark magic. "I think he's going to get most of the techies," Glen said finally.

BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, Literary Moderism Modernism | art Modernism, “Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash”Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; bequest of A. Conger Goodyear and Gift of George F. Goodyear, 1964in the arts, a radical break with the past and the concurrent search for new forms of expression. Modernism fostered a period of experimentation in the arts from the late 19th to the mid-20th century, particularly in the years following World War I. In an era characterized by industrialization, rapid social change, and advances in science and the social sciences (e.g., Freudian theory), Modernists felt a growing alienation incompatible with Victorian morality, optimism, and convention. Conrad, Joseph© Bettmann/CorbisThe Modernist impulse is fueled in ... (100 of 1,022 words)

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Literary Reference Center - powered by EBSCOhost: Beyond Interpellation: Forster, Connection, and the Queer Invitation Arizonans can explore thousands of online articles and images from popular magazines, scholarly journals, current newspapers and other reference works through their public and school library websites. We encourage you to use your public or school library?s website to access these resources. For more information, to get help or to ask a question, just ask a librarian ! These information resources are provided for Arizonans with funding from the Pima County Public Library and through a grant from the U.S. National Geographic Lord of the Rings -- historical influences World War I and World War II Industrialization and Pollution Tolkien's Linguistic Training The Impact of The Lord of the Rings World War I and World War II World War I broke out while Tolkien was a student at Oxford University. After finishing his degree, Tolkien joined the Lancashire Fusiliers as a second lieutenant. In 1916 Tolkien was sent to France, where he and his fellow soldiers faced the terrifying new mechanisms of modern warfare—machine guns, tanks, and poison gas—fighting in some of the bloodiest battles known to human history. In the trenches of World War I, Tolkien began recording the horrors of war that would later surface in The Lord of the Rings. As professor Daniel Timmons notes, the beginnings, the processes, and the ends of The Lord of the Rings and World War II are wholly different. In the foreword to the second edition of The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien wrote, "By 1918, all but one of my close friends were dead." Return to top J.R.R. Some commentators, such as C.S.

Modernism and Theory: A Critical Debate Modernism and Theory is a timely study which boldly asks what – if any – role Theory has to play in the new modernist studies and investigates the relationship between the two. Separated into three sections, each with a clear introduction, Modernism and Theory looks first at the links between specific modernist producers such as D.H. Lawrence, Bataille and Woolf in relation to theorists such as Deleuze and Guattari, Derrida, Benjamin and Agamben. The contributors use a dialogic format, engaging in debate and opening up the discussion, emphasising the fact that theory enriches and enlivens modernist debates. Contributors include: Stephen Ross, Anneleen Masschelein, Ian Buchanan, Roger Rothman, Allan Stoekl, Thomas S.

Modern Art: History, Characteristics, Movements What were the Origins of Modern Art? To understand how "modern art" began, a little historical background is useful. The 19th century was a time of significant and rapidly increasing change. As a result of the Industrial Revolution (c.1760-1860) enormous changes in manufacturing, transport, and technology began to affect how people lived, worked, and travelled, throughout Europe and America. In addition, two other developments had a direct effect on fine art of the period. As well as affecting how artists created art, 19th century social changes also inspired artists to explore new themes. The 19th century also witnessed a number of philosophical developments which would have a significant effect on art. When Did Modern Art Begin? The date most commonly cited as marking the birth of "modern art" is 1863 - the year that Edouard Manet (1832-83) exhibited his shocking and irreverent painting "Le dejeuner sur l'herbe" in the Salon des Refuses in Paris. In What Ways was Modern Art Different?