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Britain versus Modernism

Sara Crangle

England v Europe At the tail end of the summer of 2016, in a village about forty minutes’ drive from Dijon, I sat on the stone patio of a small farmhouse with a faded copy of Gabriel Josipovici's The Lessons of Modernism in hand. The intense

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Refiguring Modernism in European Comics

'New Seeing' in the Works of Lorenzo Mattotti and Nicolas de Crécy

Barbara Uhlig

Both in literature and art, exponents of modernism sought new forms of expression that took into account changes in the social, economic, technical and political conditions of the time. A similar trend towards questioning outmoded forms of representation and establishing new ways of seeing has become apparent in European comics since the 1980s, a development that was initiated primarily in Italy and France. In Murmure (1989), Lorenzo Mattotti invokes expressionism and centres his mystical tale on the individual's inner being. In rejecting the representational norms traditionally applied to comics, Nicolas de Crécy also shows his allegiance to modernism yet reflects in his absurdly hyperrealist work, Foligatto (1991), the grotesque images of Otto Dix. The following article demonstrates how the two artists, despite the deliberate reversion to early twentieth-century art common to both, have, each in his own way, established a new approach to seeing in comics.

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Mindfulness and Hasidic Modernism

Toward a Contemplative Ethnography

Don Seeman and Michael Karlin

have begun to make explicit use of mindfulness terminology in their promotion of what they take to be traditional Chabad Hasidic teachings. Our approach is indebted to the extensive critical literature on ‘Buddhist modernism’ ( Garfield 2015

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Expanding the Map of Sapphic Modernism(s)

A Transnational Approach to Queer Women's Writings in Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian Literature

Anna Dżabagina

phenomenon of sapphic modernism within the Russian Empire's territory—with its unique conditions, interconnections, tendencies, and tensions, which cross national cultural frameworks and remain invisible within the traditional scope of national literary

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Putting the Culture into Bioculturalism

A Naturalized Aesthetics and the Challenge of Modernism

Dominic Topp

Alfred Hitchcock and Otto Preminger with the Soviet montage films of Sergei Eisenstein and Alexander Dovzhenko and the modernism of Robert Bresson, Luis Buñuel, and Raúl Ruiz, and this “comparative approach” ( Smith 2017: 9 ) has continued in his

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The Significance of Shakespeare in Gabriel Josipovici's Work

Dan Gunn

Shakespeare rather complexifies the chronology intimated by Gabriel's first book of criticism, The World and the Book , where the Middle Ages seem to talk directly to Modernism, with most that goes between practically getting in the way of that conversation

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The Ill-Equipped Modernist

Historicizing Édouard Dujardin’s Les Lauriers Sont Coupés

Kelly J. Maynard

in its own right, analyzing its interiority as an innovative product of overlapping aesthetic milieus symptomatic of the French fin de siècle, including symbolism, Wagnerism, modernism, and subjectivism. 2 In this article, I explore Les Lauriers

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Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950-1980

Hubert I. Cohen

Review of András Bálint Kovács, SCREENING MODERNISM: EUROPEAN ART CINEMA, 1950–1980

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Traveling to Modernism's Other Worlds

Huxley's Brave New World and Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

Alexandra Peat

This article discusses two popular late modernist works, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. It argues that the formal and thematic complexity of both works has been overlooked because of an understandable, but ultimately rather myopic fixation on their gripping ideas and frightening political messages, and puts them back in the context of modernism, seeing them as part of a body of late modernist works engaged in questions of travel and transnational encounter. The article situates Huxley and Orwell's novels in the socio-cultural context of the 1930s and 1940s, figuring the dystopian impulse as a reaction to a time of global upheaval and uncertainty. By understanding these novels as examples of travel fiction, we become more attuned to the kinds of complex ethical questions they ask regarding how to view both other worlds and other people.

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Culture Trumps Scientific Fact

‘Race’ in US American Language

Augustine Agwuele

Africa as the panacea for all things. Formal education, it was said, produces literacy: it heralds modernism, that is, the idea of progress ( Habermas 1984 ), and brings enlightenment and freedom from anachronistic habits in thought and practices ( Wiredu