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What was Modernism?

Synopsis
Explores the concept of modernism in relation to T S Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’ and Virginia Woolf’s ‘Mrs Dalloway’. Looks first at poetry and then the same areas in the novel. The language of modernist poetry and novel writing, the use of allusions in modernist literature, the structure of modernist works and the implications for the reader are all subjects of discussion, as is the idea that modernism arose out of a specific historical context, the first world war.
Series
Literature in the Modern World, Course A319
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1991
Availability
out of distribution; 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
Eliot, Thomas Stearns (1888-1965); Modernism; poetry; Woolf, Virginia

Credits

Producer
G D Jayalakshmi
Cast
Barbara Everett 
Frank Kermode 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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