Modernism and the culture of efficiency

ideology and fiction
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University of Toronto Press , Toronto, Buffalo
Modernism (Literature), Industrial efficiency -- Social aspects, Technological innovations -- Social aspects, English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism, Technology in liter
StatementEvelyn Cobley.
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LC ClassificationsPN56.M54 C63 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 344 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL23936646M
ISBN 100802099572
ISBN 139780802099570
LC Control Number2009281504

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Modernism and the Culture of Efficiency engages with the idea of efficiency as it emerged at the beginning of the twentieth century.

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At one extreme there is a violent disparagement of culture (the late Rimbaud) and at the other, a quasi-religion of culture (the late Joyce). In much modernist literature one finds a bitter impatience with the whole apparatus of cognition and the limiting assumption of Size: KB.

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As you’d expect, there are tools galore for CRM, ecommerce, email, file sharing, storage, marketing, news and travel. Modernism, in 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 midth century, particularly in the years following World War I.

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Forster identify characters whose attitudes and behaviour patterns indirectly manifest cultural anxieties that. The modernist movement radically transformed the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literary establishment, and its effects are still felt today.

Modernism introduces and analyzes what amounted to nothing less than a literary and cultural this fully updated and revised second edition, charting the movement in its global and local contexts, Peter Childs:details the 2/5(1).

Modernism and the Culture of Ef fi ciency is divided into two parts. “The Culture of Efficiency in Fiction,” in which she traces the response of canonical modernist texts to efficiency as an ideology.

By distinguishing Fordism from Taylorism she Book Reviews. effi ciency (). Most of the writers she analyzes are openly. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. As literature professor Evelyn Cobley explains in Modernism and the Culture of Efficiency, a study of how the pursuit of optimization has.

Henry Ford is often thought of as being the ultimate American folk hero who developed one of the most important changes to 20th-century American society - mass production. With his successive teams of engineers, Ford developed technologies which placed the motor car at the disposal of millions of people, freeing them from previous notions of distance and space, and re-shaping the modern.

Modernist Cultures is the journal of the British Association for Modernist Studies, providing a forum that opens up modernism to new kinds of inquiry and allows scholars to examine the interdisciplinary contexts of modernism and es explore a broad spectrum of disciplines, including: anthropology, art history, cultural studies, ethnography, film studies.

Modernist Literature and Culture publishes the best new work in the rejuvenated field of modernist studies, interdisciplinary books that explore the cultural bearings of literary modernism across multiple fields, geographies, symbolic forms, and media.

This research is conducted in order to describe the modernism and postmodernism in architecture, as well as the characteristics, similarities and differences between these two with each other.

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Book Description. At a juncture in which art and culture are saturated with the forces of commodification, this book argues that problems, forms, and positions that defined modernism are crucially relevant to the condition of contemporary art and culture.

Characteristics of Modernism in Literature With Some Famous Works Often credited with bringing forth a new look to literature, Modernism was born sometime in the late nineteenth century.

In this article, we take a look at some of the most important characteristics of the literary trend and look at some of the most famous works that emerged from it. [Finished on 12/31/] The title of this book is a response to Rookmaaker's Modern Art and the Death of Culture.

The authors believe that Rookmaaker was too negative and too dismissive of modern art as nihilistic and godless. (I have not read Rookmaaker, and one need not have read his book to profit from this one.) /5.

"Tim Amstrong’s Modernism: A Cultural History is a comprehensive and yet original introduction to the culture of modernism, a team Armstrong defines far more widely than previous writers.

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This book covers a wider range of non-literary topics than any other introduction to modernism, taking in mass culture, psychology, the sciences, technology. Modernism/modernity focuses on the methodological, archival, and theoretical approaches particular to modernist studies.

It encourages an interdisciplinary approach linking music, architecture, the visual arts, literature, and social and intellectual history. The journal's broad scope fosters dialogue about the history of modernism and its relations to modernization.

"On or about December human nature changed." The great modernist writer Virginia Woolf wrote this in her essay "Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown" in "All human relations shifted," Woolf continued, "and when human relations change there is at the same time a change in religion, conduct, politics.

Discuss the impact of the digital age on the social, economic and political life of societies today Modernism is a philosophical movement that, along with cultural trends and changes, arose from wide-scale and far-reaching transformations in Western society in.

Modernism and the Modern Novel The term modernism refers to the radical shift in aesthetic and cultural sensibilities evident in the art and literature of the post-World War One period.

The ordered, stable and inherently meaningful world view of the nineteenth century could not, wrote T.S. Eliot, accord with "the immense panorama of futility. LITERARY MODERNISM AND ENGLISH FICTION Modern Western literature commenced from the s.

The high modernism began after the First World War. The architect Sir Edwin Lutyen visited the battlefields of north-eastern France in July in order to investigate the need for permanent memories to the vast number of dead.

The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms expands the scope of modernism beyond its traditional focus to explore the contributions of artists from regions like Spain, the Balkans, China, Japan, India, Vietnam, and Nigeria.

Together, these essays present a fresh examination of modernist works from around the world. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge (French: La condition postmoderne: rapport sur le savoir) is a book by the philosopher Jean-François Lyotard, in which the author analyzes the notion of knowledge in postmodern society as the end of 'grand narratives' or metanarratives, which he considers a quintessential feature of modernity.

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Author: Jean-François Lyotard.Cantor claims that modernism is the chief source of anti-commercialism. Some patronage did not work so well. Mussolini was Ezra Pound’s patron. Pound was later declared insane so he would not have to be imprisoned.

He was the central figure of North American modernism. Lecture 6 of 10 from Paul Cantor's Commerce and Culture.Allen and Wells were created by the modern mass market for literature. Genres like serial detective fiction with recurrent characters, spy fiction, or invasion fantasies were the result of the serial logic of huge selling magazines like the monthly Pearson’s Magazine or the was in the Strand that Arthur Conan Doyle began to publish his Sherlock Holmes short stories from .