[Msa-discuss] Fwd: New Publication: Archaeologies of Modernity. Avant-garde Bildung

Alex Christie achris at uvic.ca
Wed Dec 16 00:45:42 EST 2015

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> From: Rainer Rumold <r-rumold at northwestern.edu>
> Date: December 14, 2015 at 10:30:54 AM PST
> To: achris at uvic.ca
> Subject: Fwd: New Publication: Archaeologies of Modernity. Avant-garde Bildung
>> FYI: new publication on visual turn of  Expressionist and Surrealist avant-garde
>> Rainer Rumold
>> Archeologies of Modernity. Avant-garde Bildung
>> Northwestern University Press
>> Evanston, Il  2015
>> Archaeologies of Modernity is the first study to explore the shift from the idealist tradition of literary forms of Bildung—the education of self—to heterogeneous visual forms (from Bild as image) that characterize German modernism and the European avant-garde. Rainer Rumold reviews the work of writers Franz Kafka, Jean/Hans Arp, Walter Benjamin, Carl Einstein, and of artists such as Oskar Kokoschka and Kurt Schwitters, in light of an expressionist and surrealist physiology of aesthetics. In his focus on the entwinement of conceptual modernity with the auto-formations and informes (Bataille) of the archaic, the author resituates the art theorist Einstein’s critique of a nonmetaphorical language of primitivism and the imagination vis-à-vis Benjamin’s. 
>> Rainer Rumold
>> Professor Emeritus of German Literature and Critical Thought; Northwestern University

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