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Editor's Introduction: Modernism and the Everyday

Editor's Introduction: Modernism and the Everyday <jats:p> Sitting in the first of the two sessions on the everyday at the fifth Modernist Studies Association conference in Birmingham, England my thoughts, stimulated by three engaging papers, also ranged over more mundane matters. This was no reflection on the papers themselves. For what does modernist prose teach us if not the capacity of consciousness to think of more than one thing at a time. I was momentarily distracted by the sight of a well-known critic's leather jacket and began musing on the symbolism of that familiar item of academic clothing. That worn by a famous Marxist critic, I was once told by my leather-jacketed PhD supervisor, had an audible authority. It creaked. The comment was, I reflected, moving further into my reverie, the kind of sartorial criticism that is sadly absent from contemporary research training programmes. </jats:p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Modernist Cultures Edinburgh University Press

Editor's Introduction: Modernism and the Everyday

Modernist Cultures , Volume 2 (1): 1 – May 1, 2006

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Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
© Edinburgh University Press, 2010
ISSN
2041-1022
eISSN
1753-8629
DOI
10.3366/E2041102209000136
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Abstract

<jats:p> Sitting in the first of the two sessions on the everyday at the fifth Modernist Studies Association conference in Birmingham, England my thoughts, stimulated by three engaging papers, also ranged over more mundane matters. This was no reflection on the papers themselves. For what does modernist prose teach us if not the capacity of consciousness to think of more than one thing at a time. I was momentarily distracted by the sight of a well-known critic's leather jacket and began musing on the symbolism of that familiar item of academic clothing. That worn by a famous Marxist critic, I was once told by my leather-jacketed PhD supervisor, had an audible authority. It creaked. The comment was, I reflected, moving further into my reverie, the kind of sartorial criticism that is sadly absent from contemporary research training programmes. </jats:p>

Journal

Modernist CulturesEdinburgh University Press

Published: May 1, 2006

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