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The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms expands the scope of modernism beyond its traditional focus to explore the contributions of artists from regions like Spain, the Balkans, China, Japan, India, Vietnam, and Nigeria. Together, these essays present a fresh examination of modernist works from around the world. Topics covered include: Richard Wright and photographic modernism; poetry of the Caribbean; Chinese modernism and Lu Xun's Ah Q-The Real Story; Ben Okri and magical realism; aesthetic autonomy in Paris, Italy, Russia; Cuba's avant-gardes; geography of Hebrew and Yiddish modernism in Europe; Japanese modernism in works by Kitagawa Fuyuhiko and Yokomitsu Riichi; and South African cinema.

About the Author

Mark Wollaeger is Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of Joseph Conrad and the Fictions of Skepticism (1990) and Modernism, Media, and Propaganda: British Narrative from 1900 to 1945 (2006), as well as editor of two collections of essays on Joyce.

Matt Eatough is a doctoral candidate in the English Department at Vanderbilt University.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3

Mark Wollaeger

Part I : Opening Places, Opening Methods

1. Th e Balkans Uncovered: Towards Historie Croisée of Modernism 25

Sanja Bahun

2 . Caribbean Modernism: Plantation to Planetary 48

Mary Lou Emery

Part II : Temporality

3. Berber Poetry and the Issue of Derivation: Alternate Symbolist

Trajectories 81

Edwige Tamalet Talbayev

4. The Temporalities of Modernity in Spanish American M odernismo :

Darío's Bourgeois King 109

Gerard Aching

5. Nation Time: Richard Wright, Black Power , and Photographic

Modernism 129

Sara Blair

6. Chinese Modernism, Mimetic Desire, and European Time 149

Eric Hayot

Part III : Whose Modernism?

7. The Will to Allegory and the Origin of Chinese Modernism:

Rereading Lu Xun's Ah Q-Th e Real Story 173

Xudong Zhang

8. Neither Mirror nor Mimic: Transnational Reading and Indian

Narratives in English 205

Jessica Berman

9. Modernism and African Literature 228

Neil Lazarus

Part IV : Forms and Modes

10. " Petro-Magic Realism": Ben Okri's Infl ationary Modernism 249

Sarah L. Lincoln

11. Little Magazines, World Form 267

Eric Bulson

12. Poetry, Modernity, Globalization 288

Jahan Ramazani

Part V : Comparative Avant-Gardes

13. Futurist Geographies: Uneven Modernities and the Struggle for

Aesthetic Autonomy: Paris, Italy, Russia, 1909-1914 313

Harsha Ram

14. Modernity's Labors in Latin America: Th e Cultural Work of Cuba's


Vicky Unruh

15. Queer Internationalism and Modern Vietnamese Aesthetics 367

Ben Tran

Part VI : Forms of Sociality

16. Cosmopolitanism and Modernism 387

Janet Lyon

17. Jean Rhys: Left Bank Modernist as Postcolonial Intellectual 413

Peter Kalliney

18. The Urban Literary Café and the Geography of Hebrew and Yiddish

Modernism in Europe 433

Shachar Pinsker

Part VII : Locating the Transnational

19. Th e Circulation of Interwar Anglophone and Hispanic

Modernisms 461

Gayle Rogers

20. Scandinavian Modernism: Stories of the Transnational

and the Discontinuous 478

Anna Westerståhl Stenport

21. World Modernisms, World Literature, and Comparativity 499

Susan Stanford Friedman

Part VIII : Translation Zones: Culture, Language, Media

22. Modernism Disfi gured: Turkish Literature and the "Other West" 529

Nergis Ertürk

23. M odernism's Translations 551

Rebecca Beasley

24. Japanese Modernism and "Cine-Text": Fragments and Flows at

Empire's Edge in Kitagawa Fuyuhiko and Yokomitsu Riichi 571

William O. Gardner

Part IX : Film as Vernacular Modernism

25. T racking Cinema on a Global Scale 601

Miriam Bratu Hansen

26. V isions of Modernity in Colonial India: Cinema,

Women, and the City 627

Manishita Dass

27. Vernacular Modernism and South African Cinema: Capitalism,

Crime, and Styles of Desire 646

Rosalind C. Morris

Part X : Afterword

28. Modernist Studies and Inter-Imperiality in the Longue Durée 669

Laura Doyle

Notes on Contributors 697


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Wollaeger, Mark
Oxford University Press, USA
Eatough, Matt
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