Modernism Terminable and Interminable
Jean-Michel Rabate, University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, April 12, 2018
6191 Helen C. White Hall
Professor Rabaté will examine the limits or “ends” of modernism, both as an aesthetic movement and as a period. Although as an aesthetic phenomenon modernism is often characterized in terms of formal coherence and completion, he will show how modernism exhibits tendencies towards coherence as well as fragmentation, completion as well as incompletion, comparing the works of authors such as James Joyce, Marcel Proust, and Franz Kafka...