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Modernism and conception boldly asks what – if any – position idea has to play within the new modernist reports. Separated into 3 sections, each one with a transparent advent, this selection of new essays from best critics outlines ongoing debates at the nature of modernist tradition. This assortment examines aesthetic and methodological hyperlinks among modernist literature and concept. addresses questions of the significance of concept to our realizing of ‘modernism’ and modernism as a literary class. considers intersections of modernism and idea inside ethics, ecocriticism and the avant-garde. Concluding with an afterword from Fredric Jameson, the e-book uses an cutting edge dialogic layout, supplying an immediate and interesting adventure of the present debate in modernist reviews. individuals contain: Charles F. Altieri, C.D. Blanton, Ian Buchanan, Pamela Caughie, Melba Cuddy-Keane, Thomas S. Davis, Oleg Gelikman, Jane Goldman, Ben Highmore, Fredric Jameson, Martin Jay, Bonnie Kime Scott, Neil Levi, Anneleen Masschelein, Scott McCracken, Andrew John Miller, Stephen Ross, Roger Rothman, Morag Shiach, Susan Stanford Friedman, Allan Stoekl, Hilary Thompson and Glenn Willmott.

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Finke, and B. Johnson (eds) The Norton Anthology of Criticism and Theory, New York: W. W. Norton, 2014–21. Woolf, V. (1988 [1924]) “Character in Fiction,” The Essays of Virginia Woolf, Vol. III 1919– 1924, ed. A. McNeillie, London: The Hogarth Press. 420–38. Wordsworth, W. (1979) The Prelude 1799, 1805, 1850, ed. J. Wordsworth, M. H. Abrams, and S. Gill, New York: W. W. Norton. Žižek, S. (1989) The Sublime Object of Ideology, New York: Verso. ——(1993) Tarrying with the Negative: Kant, Hegel, and the Critique of Ideology, Durham: Duke University Press.

Instead, Benjamin sees the Utopian future as a constellation where moments of messianic time coalesce in a fully dialectical leap out of ordinary time to the end of history. Thompson credits Agamben with separating the notion of messianism from this eschatological dimension, allowing us to conceive of messianic time in terms of the lag between our representations of time and the time it takes us to make those representations: the gap between saying “now” and the now that saying was meant to describe.

420–38. Wordsworth, W. (1979) The Prelude 1799, 1805, 1850, ed. J. Wordsworth, M. H. Abrams, and S. Gill, New York: W. W. Norton. Žižek, S. (1989) The Sublime Object of Ideology, New York: Verso. ——(1993) Tarrying with the Negative: Kant, Hegel, and the Critique of Ideology, Durham: Duke University Press. html6/20/2010 6:00:24 PM page_17 next page > page_18 < previous page page_18 next page > page_18 next page > Page 18 This page intentionally left blank. html6/20/2010 6:00:24 PM page_19 < previous page page_19 next page > Page 19 Part I Theory’s modernism Concrete connections Introduction The essays and responses in this section focus on demonstrable links between theory and modernism.

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