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Literature, Modernism, and Dance

Susan Jones


This book explores the complex relationship between literature and dance in the period of modernism. During this time an unprecedented dialogue between the two art forms took place, based on a common aesthetics initiated by contemporary discussions of the body and gender, language, formal experimentation, primitivism, anthropology, and modern technologies such as photography, film, and mechanization. The book traces the origins of this relationship to the philosophical antecedents of modernism in the nineteenth century and examines experimentation in both art forms. The book investigates dance ... More

Keywords: modernism, dance, literature, experimentation, aesthetics, choreography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199565320
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565320.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Jones, author
Fellow and Tutor, St Hilda's College, Oxford