Chapter 11. Chronic Modernism

  1. John T. Matthews Professor
  1. Leigh Anne Duck Associate Professor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch11

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

How to Cite

Duck, L. A. (2009) Chronic Modernism, in A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950 (ed J. T. Matthews), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Memphis, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631206873

Online ISBN: 9781444310726

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Keywords:

  • chronic modernism;
  • several stylistic and philosophical traits, associating with transition to postmodernism;
  • transformative ideologies and projects of the sort;
  • anxiety and cognitive difficulty - combination of folkloric tropes and dadaistic nonsense;
  • space, culture, bodies - chronic development;
  • micromapping - chronic anxiety

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Space, Culture, Bodies: Chronic Development

  • Micromapping: Chronic Anxiety

  • Conclusion: Chronic Politics

  • References and Further Reading