Popular modernism and its legacies : from pop literature to video games / edited by Scott Ortolano ; with an afterword by Faye Hammill.

Popular Modernism and Its Legacies reconfigures modernist studies to investigate how modernist concepts, figures, and aesthetics continue to play essential - though often undetected - roles across an array of contemporary works, genres, and mediums. Featuring both established and emerging scholars,...

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Other Authors: Ortolano, Scott (Editor)
Format: Book
Published: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 2018.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Of titanics, wars, downturns, and downtons : popular modernism and its legacies / Scott Ortolano
  • New visions of popular modernism
  • Gentry modernism : cultural connoisseurship and midcentury masculinity, 1951-1957 / Marsha Bryant
  • Modernism, operetta and ruritania : Ivor Novello's glamorous night / Nicholas Daly
  • Fine art on the airwaves : radio drama and modern(ist) mass culture / Adam Nemmers
  • "I'm gonna be somebody," 1930 : gangsters and modernist celebrity / Jonathan Goldman
  • Charlie Chaplin, Walter Benjamin, and the redemption of the city / Barry Faulk
  • Legacies of popular modernism
  • "Catch a wave" : surf noir and modernist nostalgia / Kirk Curnutt
  • Alien pleasures : modernism/hybridity/science fiction / Paul March-Russell
  • Josephine Baker's contemporary afterlives : black female identity, modernist performance, and popular legacies of the jazz age / Asimina Ino Nikolopoulou
  • A hitchhiker's guide to modernism : the futurist fordisms of Aldous Huxley, Brian O'Nolan, and Douglas Adams / Andrew McFeaters
  • Resonances of popular modernism in the twenty-first century
  • Smokescreens to smokestacks : true detective and the American sublime / Caroline Blinder
  • Of modernist second acts and African American lives : F. Scott Fitzgerald, the wire, and the struggle against lockdown / Walter Bosse
  • Don draper's identity crisis and mad men's modernist masculinity / Camelia Raghinaru
  • A century of reading time : Don Draper's identity crisis / Aimee Armande Wilson
  • Hemingway's console : memory and ethics in the modernist video game / Dustin Anderson
  • Afterword faye hammill
  • Notes on contributors
  • Index.