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Modernism. The guiding principles of this movement were: -a break from old traditions , -continual advancement -and the fact that art should be valued for being art . MODERNISM. Period from early 1900s to roughly 1965

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modernism
Modernism

The guiding principles of this movement were:

-a break from old traditions,

-continual advancement

-and the fact that art should be valued for being art

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MODERNISM
  • Period from early 1900s to roughly 1965
  • Sudden and unexpected breaks with traditional ways of viewing and interacting with the world.
  • Experimentation and individualism became virtues
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Modernism was set in motion through a series of cultural shocks

    • Both World Wars shell shocked most of the world
    • People worried about the future of the world
main tenets
Main tenets
  • Concern with the inner self and consciousness
  • Unlike the Romantics, the Modernist cares little for Nature
  • Modernist intelligentsia sees decay and a growing alienation of the individual.
  • Modern society is seen as impersonal, capitalist, and antagonistic to the artistic impulse.
tenets
Tenets
  • In modernism, God became useless.
  • life had lost its mystery. Man, not God, could rule the world.
  • Irving Howe, a literary critic, once talked about modernism as an "unyielding rage against the existing order". (Van Dusen, 1998)
modernism is a rejection of tradition and a hostile attitude toward the past
Modernism is a rejection of tradition and a hostile attitude toward the past.
  • Modernism preoccupied with the meaning and the purpose of existence.
  • They are in search of new values and in something new.
  • Modernism first took place in the Jazz age and/or the roaring twenties
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Art
  • Modernism was the beginning of the distinction between “high” art and “low” art.
  • Pablo Picasso, best known for Cubism
  • Salvador Dali, a surrealist painter,
  • Marcel Duchamp,
  • Pointillist George Seurat,
  • Jackson Pollock
  • Willem de Kooning
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“Kandinsky removed all traces of the physical world from his paintings, to create a nonobjective art that bears no resemblance to the natural world. In suggesting that he "painted . . . subconsciously in a state of strong inner tension," Kandinsky explicitly expressed a distinguishing quality of modern Western art--the artist's private inner experience of the world. Such a theme serves as a working definition of modernism itself.+

  • 2000 Steven Kreis- The History Guide
the imagist poets
The Imagist Poets
  • Sought to boil language down to its absolute essence. They wanted poetry to concentrate entirely upon “the thing itself.”
  • Replaced romantic, pastoral poetry of the previous generation
  • New subject matters…burst poetry open
modernist poets
Modernist Poets
  • T.S. Elliot The Waste land
    • Loss of traditional structure
    • Resembles prose
    • Concern with the individual, not nature
literature
Literature
  • The Lost Generation
  • Lost Generation struggled to find some meaning in the world in the wake of chaos.
  • This was chievedby turning the mind’s eye inward and attempting to record the workings of consciousness.
experimentation with genre and form
Experimentation with genre and form
  • Stream-of-consciousness
  • Writers looking inward, not outward
  • Psyhchology also contributed to the question of what constituted truth and reality
writers
Writers
  • Gertrude Stein,
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald,
  • Joyce
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  • Turn in to turnitin.com
  • 5721087 Hr 1 coco1

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  • 5721096 hr. 6 coco3
  • Today is last day to make up voc quiz
chapter 1
Chapter 1
  • Interplay between external world and characters’ consciousness
  • Style emphasizes importance of the inner life of character
  • Reproducing though process
do we know where we are
Do we know where we are?
  • No….not right away. Internal thoughts take prescendence over external surroundings
what is effective
What is effective
  • How does shifting pov and stream of consciousness contribute to Woolf’s purpose in first chapter?
  • What is effective?
  • What is lost?
homework
Homework
  • CH 9-10
  • Bring in two passages that deal with themes we have discussed today.
  • There is a final on TO The Lighthouse
    • Multiple choice
    • Vocab
    • Modernism
    • characters
write
Write
  • “How then did it work out, all this? How did one judge people, think of them? How did one add up this and that and conclude, that it was liking one felt, or disliking?” Lily p. 22
    • How does this passage relate to a major aspect of this novel?
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'Yes, of course, if it's fine to-morrow,' said Mrs Ramsay. 'But you'll have to be up with the lark'...

  • 'But,' said his father . . . 'it won't be fine.'
  • 'But it may be fine - I expect it will be fine,' said Mrs Ramsay . . .
  • 'It's due west,' said the atheist Tansley . . .
  • 'Nonsense,' said Mrs Ramsay . . .
  • 'There'll be no landing at the Lighthouse to-morrow,' said Charles Tansley . . .
  • 'Would it bore you to come with me, Mrs Tansley?'
  • 'Let us all go!' she cried . . .
  • 'Let's go,' he said.
  • 'Good-bye, Elsie,' she said. (pp.3-16)
themes
Themes
  • Truth (at what cost?)
  • Passing of time (permanence and change)

Perception (views)

    • How the viewer looks at the known
    • How one looks at another
    • How man looks at nature
    • How the artist looks at life
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Ch 4
  • What are Lily’s views of Mrs. Ramsay?
    • Find passages
  • What does Mr. Bank think of Mr. R?
    • Find passages
  • “Somone had blundered”
    • A line from the Tennyson’s Charge of the Light Brigade
    • Did someone blunder? Who?
themes ch 4
Themes ch. 4

p.17 Art?

p. 19 Time?

p. 22 views

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Ch6
  • “What are their opposing views on truth?” p. 29
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Ch 6
  • What is his confidence crisis?
  • What do we learn about their relationship p. 30
    • “She was not good enough to tie his shoe strings.” (she felt)
    • He was safe, he was restored to his privacy. (Mr. R’s thoughts)
slide31
Ch. 6
  • What is with the alphabet?
  • What does Mr. R fear?
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Ch. 7
  • P. 35: So boasting of her capacity to surround and protect, there was scarcely a shell of herself left for her to know herself by…
  • P. 36: “Not being able to tell him the truth.
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Ch 8
  • Art and Time
  • 40-41
  • Double view- his thoughts and their thoughts
ch 8 what is his conflict
Ch 8 What is his conflict?
  • Mr. R worries about his legacy
  • P. 41: IT was his power, his gift, suddenly to shed all superfluities…
today
Today
  • Quiz
  • TOK presentation
  • Discuss 9-10
what two views of marriage do we receive here
What two views of Marriage do we receive here?

What does Lily’s painting symbolize?

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p. 43
  • How are lily’s thoughts different from what she says about Mr. R? (44)
  • What does Lily think about Mrs. R?
ch 10
Ch 10
  • What do we learn about Mrs. R in this chapter?
  • P 55
  • 57
chapters 12 16
Chapters 12-16
  • Writing prompt:
  • What are your views on marriage?
    • What qualities make up a good union?
    • is marriage necessary?
looking at 3 relationships
Looking at 3 relationships
  • Mr. and Mrs. R?
  • Paul and Minta?
  • Lily’s views/
homework1
Homework
  • Read ch. 17
  • Assign sections today for activity