Chapter 7. French Visual Humanisms and the American Style

  1. John T. Matthews Professor
  1. Justus Nieland assistant professor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch7

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

How to Cite

Nieland, J. (2009) French Visual Humanisms and the American Style, in A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950 (ed J. T. Matthews), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

Author Information

  1. Michigan State 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:

  • French visual humanisms and American style;
  • association with modernism - perceptual experimentation and radical subjectivity;
  • modernist style and cinematic visuality - sign of a new international humanism;
  • modern - reflecting newly skeptical philosophical discourses of vision;
  • Magny's appeal - “promise of a new humanism”;
  • “Atlantic culture” - indicative of salutary “convergence” between America and Europe;
  • “triple relationship (in novel stem) - psychological, sociological and aesthetic”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Age of the American Novel

  • The Grammar of the Human: Ellipses and Adjectives

  • Le Style Américain and the New Cosmopolitanism

  • References and Further Reading