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Moving ModernismsMotion, Technology, and Modernity$
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David Bradshaw, Laura Marcus, and Rebecca Roach

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198714170

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714170.001.0001

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Placing Modernism

Placing Modernism

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Andrew Thacker

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714170.003.0002

This chapter points to some of the problems inherent in recent large-scale constructions of ‘global’, ‘transnational’, and ‘planetary’ modernisms. It strikes a warning note about cultural geography: ‘the globe of a global modernism looks very different depending upon where you are positioned’. In offering alternative mappings, it proposes, firstly, a re-evaluation of ‘modernist internationalism’; secondly, following the lead of Jon Hegglund’s recent study World Views: Metageographies of Modernist Fiction, an attentiveness both to the ‘national dimensions and origins’ of modernism and to ‘intercultural encounters’; thirdly, a focus on the idea of scale and a non-hierarchical spatial layering.

Keywords:   global modernism, modernist internationalism, Jon Hegglund, cultural geography, scale

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