Modernism and Race

Platt, Len, ed. 2011. Modernism and Race. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-51944-1 [Edited Book]

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The ‘transnational’ turn has transformed modernist studies, positioning race and raciologies, as opposed to ‘the West’, at the very centre of how we now understand modern literature. Modernism and Race is a major contribution to this important theoretical development. It includes an introduction by Len Platt which synthesises in a clear way why and how the idea of race has shaped critical understanding of modernism since the 1950s. The following essays, by leading scholars in the field, includes historical outlines, revaluations of canonical modernist figures like Joyce, Ford, Lewis and Eliot, and accounts of writers sometimes positioned at the margins of modernism — such as Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay and the Holocaust writers Solomon Perel and Gisella Perl.

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Edited Book

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Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS)
Research Office > REF2014


February 2011

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01 Apr 2011 05:14

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27 Jun 2017 09:45


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