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The Affectionate Modernism of Orhan Gencebay

African-American Modernism, Signifyin(g), and Black Music

Afro-Cuban Modernism

The Afterlife of Diasporic Modernism in Postwar New York

The Age of Modernism

An Alternative to the Classical Form: Neorealism and Modernism

American Indian Poetry at the Dawn of Modernism

American Modernism's Expatriate Scene

Ana Carden-Coyne, Reconstructing the Body: Classicism, Modernism, and the First World War

Ana Carden-Coyne. Reconstructing the Body: Classicism, Modernism, and the First World War. New York: Oxford University Press. 2009. Pp. xiii, 344. $120.00.

Anarchist Modernism: Art, Politics, and the First American Avant-Garde. By Allan Antliff. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001. xiv, 289 pp. $45.00, ISBN 0-226-02103-3.)

Ancestral Modernisms

andrea zemgulys. Modernism and the Locations of Literary Heritage.

andrzej gA̧siorek. Wyndham Lewis and Modernism. Pp. xiv + 176 (Writers and their Work). Tavistock: Northcote House in association with the British Council, 2004. Paper, £10.99.

Angela K. Smith. The Second Battlefield: Women, Modernism, and the First World War. New York: Manchester University Press. 2000. Pp. 214. Cloth $74.95, paper $27.95 and Margaret M. Darrow. French Women and the First World War: War Stories on the Home Front. (The Legacy of the Great War.) New York: Berg. 2000. Pp. ix, 341. Cloth $65.00, paper $19.95

Angels of Modernism: Religion, Culture, Aesthetics 1910–1960. By Suzanne Hobson.

Anglo-Modernism: Gender, Ethnicity and Value

ann ardis and patrick collier (eds.) Transatlantic Print Culture, 1880–1940: Emerging Media, Emerging Modernisms.

Anti-Modernism, Modernism, and Postmodernism: Struggling with the Cultural Significance of New Religious Movements

Antipodean Modernisms

Antisapphic Modernism

The Architect's Intention: Interpreting Post-War Modernism through the Architect Interview

Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya: An Ambivalent Modernism

Are Jews Musical? Historical Notes on the Question of Jewish Musical Modernism and Nationalism

Armstrong, Tim. Modernism. Cambridge UK & Malden MA: Polity, 2005. x + 176 pp. £50/$59.95 (hardback), £15.99/$24.95 (paperback). ISBN 0–7456–2982–2/2983–0

The Arrival of European Modernism

Artificiality, Modernism, and the Sublime

Authoring the Century: J. R. R. Tolkien, the Great War and Modernism

The Balkans Uncovered: Toward Historie Croisée of Modernism

The Battle Against Modernism


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Generally, any movement or climate of ideas, especially in the arts, literature, or architecture, that supports change, the retirement of the old or traditional, and the forward march of the avant-garde. More specificically, adherence to the ideas and ideals of the Enlightenment. This is the sense that gives rise to the contrary movement of postmodernism.

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