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Modernism and Affect

Julie Taylor


This book contains eleven original multi-disciplinary chapters – and one chapter-length introduction – that explore the affective dimensions of modernism. Modernism has often been characterized by its blunt opposition to both the kitsch sentimentality of mass culture and the expressive emotionality of Romanticism, and so its relationship to affective matters has historically been underexplored. The chapters in this book reconsider the complexity of modernist attitudes towards feeling in the light of theory’s turn to matters of embodiment, materiality, and affect. However, Modernism and Affect ... More

Keywords: Modernism, modernity, affect, emotion, affective turn, materiality, embodiment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748693252
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693252.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julie Taylor, editor
University of Northumbria at Newcastle

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