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The European Avant-Garde

Text and Image

Editor(s): Selena Daly, Monica Insinga

Book Description

The European Avant-Garde: Text and Image is an interdisciplinary collection of thirteen essays relating to the study of European Avant-Garde movements between 1900 and 1940. The essays cover both literary and artistic subjects, across geographical, linguistic and disciplinary boundaries. Various aspects of the English, Irish, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Polish avant-gardes are explored, examining both diverse literary genres such as prose, poetry and drama, and specific avant-garde movements such as Futurism and Surrealism. The volume includes a lengthy introductory essay by Prof. John J. White, Emeritus Professor of German and Comparative Literature at King’s College London. Avant-garde studies can be enhanced and developed through dialogue with other disciplines, such as translation, gender, exile and comparative studies. Thus, the volume is divided into four sections: Representations of the Body; Translating the Avant-Garde, Identity and Exile; and Comparative Perspectives and the Legacy of the Avant-Garde.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4054-5
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4054-8
Date of Publication: 01/09/2012
Pages / Size: 260 / A5
Price: £44.99


Selena Daly is a Lecturer in Italian at Manchester Metropolitan University. From October 2012, she will be a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of History, University College Dublin, funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. She holds a PhD in Italian Studies from University College Dublin.

Monica Insinga is a PhD candidate at University College Dublin under the Graduate Research and Education Programme in “Gender, Culture and Identities,” funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Her journal publications include “Henry: An Irish-American Adaptation of an Italian Masterpiece, Luigi Pirandello’s Enrico IV (Henry IV)” in Pirandello Studies 30 (2010).