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Benjamin Kohlmann, "Proletarian Modernism"

Publié le 13 juillet 2018 Mis à jour le 14 septembre 2018

Rencontre bi-annuelle de la Société d'études modernistes (SEM)

Date(s)

le 12 octobre 2018

16h30-18h30
Lieu(x)
Institut du Monde Anglophone (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3), 5 rue de l'Ecole de Médecine, Paris 75006
Benjamin Kohlmann (University of Freiburg) will present a paper entitled Proletarian Modernism:
This paper identifies a neglected tradition of twentieth-century literary, cultural, and theoretical production that I call "proletarian modernism”. Focusing on Sergey Eisenstein’s early Proletkult films as well as on the retooling of modernist (Joycean, Woolfian) styles in literary fiction of the 1930s and 1940s, my paper shows that proletarian modernists hope to find in modernist formal experimentation elements of a genuinely democratic aesthetic. At the same time, proletarian modernists are divided between a commitment to radical democracy and a political investment in the more ambiguously ‘democratic’ promise of the dictatorship of the proletariat.

Respondant: Benoît Tadié, Université de Rennes 2

Mis à jour le 14 septembre 2018