Chapter 17. Ethnic Modernism

  1. John T. Matthews Professor
  1. Rita Keresztesi Associate Professor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch17

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

How to Cite

Keresztesi, R. (2009) Ethnic Modernism, in A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950 (ed J. T. Matthews), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch17

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Oklahoma, 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:

  • “ethnic modernism”;
  • questioning validity of modernism's claim to neutrality of culture;
  • re-evaluating American literary high modernism;
  • effects of specific historical and political events;
  • importance of space or location - as opposed to high modernism's periodization, time, and chronology;
  • “cultural Modernism” - problematic, symptomatic, and inextricably intertwined attributes

Summary

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  • References and Further Reading