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"...the term “modernism” refers to the period generally dating from around the 1860s to the 1970s. This era is defined by an aesthetic, a style, and a political and cultural ideology. It is this more specific use of the concept of modernism that generally applies to discussions of art, literature, and the philosophy that framed these developments. Emerging in part from the Enlightenment ideals of progress, freedom, equality, and the pursuit of reason and truth, modernism influenced nearly all aspects of Western culture well into the twentieth century."
Source: Mercadal, Trudy, PhD. “Modernism (Philosophical Movement).” Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=shib&db=ers&AN=87323262&site=eds-live&scope=site.
General Modernism Resources
Reconstructing modernism : British literature, modern architecture, and the state
Ebook. Drawing upon a wealth of previously unexplored architectural criticism by British authors, this book reveals how arguments about architecture led to innovations in literature, as well as to redesigns in the concept of modernism itself.
Literature, Modernism and Myth : Belief and Responsibility in the Twentieth Century
Ebook. The use of myth in Modernist literature is a misleadingly familiar theme. Joyce's appropriation of Homer's Odyssey and Eliot's of Frazer's Golden Bough are, like Lawrence's primitivism or Yeats's nationalist folklore, attempts to discover an underlying metaphysic in an increasingly fragmented world. In Literature, Modernism and Myth Michael Bell also examines the relationship of myth and modernism to postmodernism. Myth, Bell shows, is inherently flexible; it was used to justify Pound's totalizing vision of society which eventually descended into fascism, and the liberal, ironic vision of human existence Joyce and Mann expressed.