Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Classics in International Modernism and the Avant-Garde examines how the writers and artists who lived from roughly the last quarter of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth sought to build a new world from the ashes of one marked by two world wars, global economic depression, the rise of nationalism, and the collapse of empires. By surveying the modernist appropriation of Ancient Greece and Rome, the fourteen chapters in this volume demonstrate how the Classics, as foundational texts of the old order, were nevertheless adapted to suit the stylistic innovation and formal experimentation that characterized modernist and avant-garde literature and art.
Adam J. Goldwyn received his Ph.D. in 2010 from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and is currently Assistant Professor of English at North Dakota State University.
James Nikopoulos received his Ph.D. in 2010 from the Graduate Center of the City Univeristy of New York, and is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages, Linguistics and Literatures at Nazerbayev University in Kazakhstan.
Contributors are: William H.F. Altman, Samuel Baker, Bartholomew Brinkman, Bryan Brinkman, Tyler Fisher, Adam J. Goldwyn, David Hammerbeck, Juan Herrero-Senés, Kenneth David Jackson, Anett Jessop, Bojan Jović, Jenni Lehtinen, Ernesto Livorni, James Nikopoulos, Matthew Sharpe and Polina Tambakaki.
All interested in Classics, Classical Reception, International Modernism and avant-garde movements, or individual national languages (i.e. Italianists, Hispanists) or those interested in particular authors (i.e. T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, etc.).