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Cross-Channel Modernisms

Claire Davison, Derek Ryan, and Jane A. Goldman


Described by Katherine Mansfield in 1921 as ‘a great cold sword between you and your dear love Adventure’, in the early twentieth century the English Channel, or ‘la Manche’ in French, represented both a political and intellectual barrier between European avant-gardism and British restraint, and a bridge for cultural connection and aesthetic innovation. Organised around key terms ‘Translating’, ‘Fashioning’ and ‘Mediating’, this book presents ten original essays by scholars working on both sides of the Channel. Cross-Channel Modernisms historicises artistic exchanges in Britain, France and bey ... More

Keywords: Modernism, Transnational, France, Translation, Mediation, Fashioning, Avant-Garde, Cross-Channel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474441872
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441872.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claire Davison, author
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

Derek Ryan, editor
University of Kent

Jane A. Goldman, editor
University of Glasgow

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