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dc.contributor.authorLovatt, Gabriel Alexander
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:02:40Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:02:40Z
dc.date.issued2013-05
dc.identifier.otherlovatt_gabriel_a_201305_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/lovatt_gabriel_a_201305_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/28809
dc.description.abstractOver the past thirty years, scholarship on the connections between Decadence and modernism has expanded into its own field of inquiry. Despite the publication of cultural studies addressing the international scope of Decadence and theoretical reconsiderations of its aesthetic function, there remains comparatively little work that closely examines the wide-ranging texts of Decadence in relation to these changes. I address this gap by reading the aesthetics of transition in works of Decadence that have been either largely overlooked, like the sensationalist “Keynote Series,” or writing that need to be reconsidered in the context of a modernist vanguard, such as the poetry of Ernest Dowson and Lionel Johnson. I examine how the productive disruptions of Decadence exhibit an aesthetic commitment to destruction that precedes twentieth-century modernism’s obsession with discontinuity. The complex issues that surround Decadence―the slippery aesthetics, the unstable relationship it establishes between cognition, the body, and the manifest artwork―represents the advent of a century of radical works that challenge discrete notions of being, interacting, perceiving and creating.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectDecadence
dc.subjectModernism
dc.subjectAvant-garde
dc.subjectLionel Johnson
dc.subjectAubrey Beardsley
dc.subjectAesthetics
dc.subjectAestheticism
dc.subjectErnest Dowson
dc.subjectArthur Machen
dc.subjectM.P. Shiel
dc.subjectArthur Symons
dc.subjectSurrealism
dc.subjectVorticism
dc.subjectFuturism
dc.subjectDada
dc.subjectExpressionism
dc.titleThe end at the beginning
dc.title.alternativeDecadence and modernist innovation
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.description.majorEnglish
dc.description.advisorJed Rasula
dc.description.committeeJed Rasula
dc.description.committeeAdam Parkes
dc.description.committeeRichard Menke


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