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Milthorpe, N and Moore, R and Murphy, E, Modernism-Adjacent, British Association for Modernist Studies, United Kingdom, 15, pp. 1-9. (2019) [Magazine Article]

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Luke Seaber and Michael Shallcross’s dialogue in issue #10 of the Modernist Review, laid out on a table (Prufrock-style) the various anxieties many scholars are beginning to voice about modernism and the New Modernist Studies. These anxieties are laid out by Seaber and Shallcross in spatial terms. The seemingly welcoming and cosmopolitan expansiveness of the New Modernist Studies is shown to be claustrophobic: its ‘quasi-imperialistic process of assimilation’ (or ‘disciplinary manspreading’) threatening to ‘subsum[e] and dilut[e]’ non-modernists under ‘the lapping tides of expansion’ – even as this imperialistic competition for scarce resources compounds an employment crisis in the university sector, with its ‘institutional model predicated upon contraction.’

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:modernism, precarity, higher education
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:British and Irish literature
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Literature
UTAS Author:Milthorpe, N (Dr Naomi Milthorpe)
UTAS Author:Moore, R (Dr Robbie Moore)
UTAS Author:Murphy, E (Dr Eliza Murphy)
ID Code:137036
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2020-01-29
Last Modified:2020-02-12

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