Modernism : representations of national culture / edited by Ahmet Ersoy, Maciej Górny and Vangelis Kechriotis.
- Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press 2010
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Print version record.
- Cultural modernization: Institutionalization of "national sciences" -- The "Critical turns": Subverting the Romantic narratives -- Literary representations of the "national character" -- Aesthetic modernism and collective identities -- Regionalism, autonomism and the minority identity-building narratives.
- Electronic books.
- Fifty-one texts illustrate the evolution of modernism in Eastern Europe. Essays, articles, poems, or excerpts from longer works offer new opportunities of possible comparisons of the respective national cultures. The volume focuses on the literary and scientific attempts at squaring the circle of individual and collective identities. Often outspokenly critical of the romantic episteme, these texts reflect a more sophisticated and critical stance than in the preceding periods. At the same time, rather than representing a complete rupture, they often continue and confirm the romantic identity narratives, albeit with "other means". The volume also presents the ways national minorities sought to legitimize their existence with reference to their cultural and institutional peculiarity.
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