Modernism and...

Modernism and Exile

Liminality and the Utopian Imagination

Authors: Spariosu, M.

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Studying exile and utopia as correlated cultural phenomena, and offering a wealth of historical examples with emphasis on the modern period, Spariosu argues that modernism itself can be seen as a product of an acute exilic consciousness that often seeks to generate utopian social schemes to compensate for its exacerbated sense of existential loss.

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Mihai I. Spariosu is Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Georgia, Athens, in the USA. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, USA, and has taught at several prominent universities around the world. He is the founder of a new field of study and practice, Intercultural Knowledge Management, which he proposed and developed in two books: Global Intelligence and Human Development (2005) and Remapping Knowledge (2006).

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" quite brilliant both in content and in style, which is crisp, confident, and perspicuous. It says a whole lot about modernism and says it in an interesting way." - Hayden White, Professor of History and Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, and author of Metahistory

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Modernity And Modernism: Preliminary Theoretical Considerations

    Spariosu, Mihai I.

    Pages 3-17

  • Play and Liminality in Modernist Cultural Theory

    Spariosu, Mihai I.

    Pages 18-27

  • Exile and Utopia as Playful Liminality

    Spariosu, Mihai I.

    Pages 28-39

  • The Birth of Modernity: The Exilic-Utopian Imagination in Ancient Near-Eastern Narratives (The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Pentateuch)

    Spariosu, Mihai I.

    Pages 43-60

  • Modern Consciousness and the Exilic-Utopian Imagination in the Hellenic World: Sophocles and Plato

    Spariosu, Mihai I.

    Pages 61-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modernism and Exile
Book Subtitle
Liminality and the Utopian Imagination
Authors
Series Title
Modernism and...
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31721-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-31721-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23141-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 209
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