Chapter 15. What was High about Modernism? The American Novel and Modernity

  1. John T. Matthews Professor
  1. John T. Matthews Professor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch15

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

How to Cite

Matthews, J. T. (2009) What was High about Modernism? The American Novel and Modernity, in A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950 (ed J. T. Matthews), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch15

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

Author Information

  1. Boston University, 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:

  • high about modernism;
  • forceful emergence of new economic, social, political, and cultural practices;
  • emerging “poststructuralist” theorists in various analytical discourses;
  • taxonomy of postmodernist features;
  • degradations of modern commercial culture - “The Culture Industry”;
  • mass culture - representing empowerment of women;
  • material bases of transformations - distinguishing successive socioeconomic regimes

Summary

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  • References and Further Reading