New Book - Elsa Högberg (red.): Modernist Intimacies


Illuminates the new and unsettling forms of intimacy explored in modernist literature and art.

  • Opens up fresh perspectives on modernism as central to early twentieth-century explorations of new modes of intimacy,many of which shape today’s social and political life
  • Offers a timely account of modernist intimacies, where experts elucidate a wide spectrum of modernist texts from within the emergent field of intimacy studies
  • Provides original and innovative definitions of intimacy that will be valuable for research and teaching in literary subjects

This compelling book demonstrates the pivotal role of modernist aesthetics in the cultivation of modern intimacies. Ranging widely across media, these essays explore intimacy through the affects, forms, and proximate histories that made private life – for the moderns – a public and deeply political matter. A smart prehistory of the mediated intimacy of the contemporary.

– Justus Nieland, Michigan State University

Read more about the book at the Publisher's website.

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Last modified: 2021-02-12