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Background reading


(*Asterisks mark particularly useful general sources)


Albright, Daniel. Untwisting the Serpent: Modernism in Music, Literature, and Other Arts. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1999.

Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. Rev. ed. London and New York: Verso, 2006.

Beaumont, Matthew, ed. Adventures in Realism. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2007.

Baudelaire, Charles. The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays. Trans. Jonathan Mayne. London: Phaidon, 1995.

Benjamin, Walter. The Writer of Modern Life: Essays on Charles Baudelaire. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2006.

*Berman, Marshall. All that is Solid Melts into Air: The Experience of Modernity. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1982.

Brantlinger, Patrick. Rule of Darkness: British Literature and Imperialism, 1830-1914. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1990.

Brooker, Peter et al., eds. The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2010.

*Casanova, Pascale. The World Republic of Letters. Trans. M. B. Debevoise. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2005.

Connell, Liam and Nicky Marsh, eds. Literature and Globalization: A Reader. London: Routledge, 2010.

*Damrosch, David. What is World Literature? Princeton: Princeton UP, 2003.

D’haen, Theo, César Domínguez and Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, eds. World Literature: A Reader. London: Routledge, 2012.

Doyle, Laura and Laura Winkiel, eds. Geomodernisms: Race, Modernism, Modernity. Bloomington: Indiana University P, 2005.

Everdell, William R. The First Moderns: Profiles in the Origins of Twentieth-Century Thought. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1998.

Gilroy, Paul. Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness. London and New York: Verso, 1993.

Harootunian, Harry. History’s Disquiet: Modernity, Cultural Practice, and Everyday Life. New York: Columbia UP, 2002.

*Harvey, David. The Condition of Postmodernity. Oxford: Blackwell, 1989.

Hobsbawm, Eric. The Age of Revolution: Europe, 1789-1848. London: Abacus, 1988.

—, The Age of Capital, 1848-1875. London: Abacus, 1989.

—, The Age of Empire, 1875-1914. London: Abacus, 1989.

—, The Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century, 1914-1991. London: Abacus, 1995.

James, C. L. R. Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. London: Penguin, 2001.

Kolocotroni, Vassiliki, Jane A. Goldman and Olga Taxidou, eds. Modernism: An Anthology of Sources and Documents. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1998.

Lazarus, Neil, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004.

Levenson, Michael, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Modernism. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999.

*Löwy, Michael and Robert Sayre. Romanticism against the Tide of Modernity. Durham: Duke UP, 2001.

Lyon, Janet. Manifestoes: Provocations of the Modern. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1999.

*Moretti, Franco. Modern Epic: The World-System from Goethe to Márquez. Trans. Quintin Hoare. London and New York: Verso, 1996.

*—. “Conjectures on World Literature.” New Left Review 1 (January-February 2000): 54-68.

*—, ed. The Novel. Vols. 1 and 2. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2006.

Nicholls, Peter. Modernisms: A Literary Guide. Oxford: Blackwell, 1995.

Puchner, Martin. Poetry of the Revolution: Marx, Manifestos, and the Avant-Gardes. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2005.

Rainey, Lawrence. Modernism: An Anthology. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.

*Ramazani, Jahan. Transnational Poetics. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2009.

Rothenberg, Jerome and Jeffrey C. Robinson, eds. Poems for the Millennium: The University of California Book of Romantic and Postromantic Poetry. Berkeley: U of California P, 2009.

Said, Edward. Culture and Imperialism. 1993. New York and London: Vintage, 2007.

*Warwick Research Collective (WReC). Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2015.

Williams, Raymond. Culture and Society, 1780-1950. Rev. ed. New York and London: Columbia UP, 1983.

—. The Politics of Modernism. Reprint. London and New York: Verso, 2007.

*—. Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society. Reprint. London: Fontana Press, 2010.

Wollaeger, Mark, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2012.