Modernism Terminable and Interminable

Jean-Michel Rabate, University of Pennsylvania

Date
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Time
4:30 p.m.
Location
Description
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...
Contact
217-503-7017, wbroadway@wisc.edu