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Invalid modernism : disability and the missing body of the aesthetic

Author: Michael Davidson
Publisher: new York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Invalid Modernism contributes to an intersectional moment in disability studies by looking at modernist aesthetics through a 'defamiliar body'. It also offers an intersectional understanding of modernism by studying the representation of physical and cognitive difference during a period marked by progressive reforms in health, labor, and welfare. Readings of texts by Henry James, Samuel Beckett, Virginia Woolf,  Read more...
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DAVIDSON, MICHAEL.
INVALID MODERNISM.
[Place of publication not identified], OXFORD UNIV Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1055264628
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Davidson
ISBN: 9780192569189 019256918X 9780191880476 0191880477
OCLC Number: 1086210633
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Contents: Cover; Invalid Modernism: Disability and the Missing Body of the Aesthetic; Copyright; Dedication; Preface: Disorientations; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Figures; Introduction: Disability, Modernism, and the Embodied Aesthetic; MEETING HAROLD RUSSELL; INVALID MODERNISM: AESTHETICS, DISABILITY, DIFFERENCE; BIOFUTURITIES; NEGATIVE INTERSECTIONALITY; CONCLUSION; 1: Invalid Modernism: A Diseased Aesthetic; THE PHARMAKON OF CONTAGION; AESTHETIC INVALIDISM: THE UNPRODUCTIVE LIFE; SIGNIFYING NOTHING; THE CONVALESCENT SUBLIME: THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN; ANAESTHETIC MODERNISM 2: "The Rage of Caliban": The Mirror of RecognitionTHE INFANTA VARIATIONS; THE TRAGEDY OF THE UGLY MAN; THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE; 3: Exquisite Corporeality: Detachable Bodies of the Avant-Garde; HEADLESSNESS; "AN END-RUN AROUND OEDIPUS": MARINETTI AND MAFARKA; DETACHABLE SENSATIONS: TRISTAN TZARA; FRIDA KAHLO: DETESTING SURREALISM; CONCLUSION: BECOMING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT; 4: "Every Man his Specialty": Beckett and the Dialectics of Dependency; "TO DECOMPOSE IS TO LIVE, TOO"; "WHAT A CURSE, MOBILITY!"; "NO MORE NATURE"; DEPENDENT RATIONAL ANIMALS 5: Pregnant Men: Biofuturity in Djuna Barnes and Virginia WoolfQUEER FUTURES AND THE REPRODUCTIVE HORIZON; "IMPERMISSIBLE BLOOD": NIGHTWOOD AND THE GENEALOGICAL IMPERATIVE; NAMING SICKNESS; LEGAL FICTIONS; 6: Uncanny Encounters: Dramas of Contingency in Modernism; FACES IN THE CROWD; AESTHETIC INVESTIGATIONS; EPIC IDENTIFICATIONS: FRANK NORRIS; THE "GHOST OF REASON": HENRY JAMES; AFFECTIVE HAUNTING: VIRGINIA WOOLF AND JEAN TOOMER; FEELING MODERN; 7: Missing Bodies: Disappearances in the Aesthetic; BECOMING ANIMAL: INDRA SINHA'SA NIMAL'S PEOPLE; MISSING PERSONS: AMANDA BAGGS' "IN MY LANGUAGE" EXTENDING HOSPITALITY: RACHEL ZOLF, NEIGHBOUR PROCEDURELIVING SOCIAL DEATH: M. NOURBESE PHILIP, ZONG!; MISSING BODIES; 8: Cleavings: Critical Losses in the Politics of Deaf Gain; "I COULD NOT SEE TO SEE-"; "A PLANK IN REASON"; "INTERNAL DIFFERENCE"; SIDE EFFECTS; Works Cited; Index
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This volume studies a range of modernist works by writers such as Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, and James Joyce to explore what Modernism looks like when viewed through the lens of  Read more...

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