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THE CONTEMPORANEITY OF MODERNISM: LITERATURE, MEDIA, CULTURE. Ed. by Michael D'Arcy and Mathias Nilges. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2016. Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature, 61. 248 pp. 24 x 16 cm. LC 2015-22274 ISBN 9781138917033 In English.
Publisher's description: At a juncture in which art and culture are saturated with the forces of commodification, this book argues that problems, forms, and positions that defined modernism are crucially relevant to the condition of contemporary art and culture. The volume is attuned to the central concerns of recent scholarship on modernism and contemporary culture: the problems of aesthetic autonomy and the specific role of art in preserving a critical standpoint for cultural production; the relationship between politics and the category of the aesthetic; the problems of temporality and contemporaneity; literary transnationalism; and the questions of medium and medium specificity. Ranging across art forms, mediums, disciplines, and geographical locations, essays address the foundational questions that fuse modernism and the contemporary moment: What is art? What is the relation between art and the economy? How do art and technology interpenetrate and transform each other? What is modernism's logic of time and contemporaneity, and how might it speak to the problem of thinking genuine novelty, or the possibility of an alternative to the current stage of neo-liberal capitalism? What is modernism, and what is its history?
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