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The Resource Modernism, mass culture, and the aesthetics of obscenity, Allison Pease

Modernism, mass culture, and the aesthetics of obscenity, Allison Pease

Label
Modernism, mass culture, and the aesthetics of obscenity
Title
Modernism, mass culture, and the aesthetics of obscenity
Statement of responsibility
Allison Pease
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How did explicit sexual representation become acceptable in the twentieth century as art rather than pornography? Allison Pease answers this question by tracing the relationship between aesthetics and obscenity from the 1700s onwards, highlighting the way in which early twentieth-century writers incorporated a sexually explicit discourse into their work. Pease explores how artists such as Swinburne, Aubrey Beardsley, James Joyce, and D. H. Lawrence were responsible for shifting the boundaries between aesthetics and pornography that first became of intellectual interest in the eighteenth century and reinforced class distinctions. Her analysis of canonical works, such as Joyce's Ulysses and Lawrence's Lady Chatterly's Lover, is framed by a wide-ranging examination of the changing conceptions of aesthetics from Shaftesbury, Hutcheson, and Kant to F. R. Leavis, I. A. Richards, and T. S. Eliot. Based on extensive archival work, the book includes examples of period art and illustrations which eloquently demonstrate the shift in public taste and tolerance."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pease, Allison
Dewey number
820.9/3538/0904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR478.E76
LC item number
P43 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lawrence, D. H.
  • Swinburne, Algernon Charles
  • Beardsley, Aubrey
  • Joyce, James
  • English literature
  • Erotic literature, English
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Popular culture
  • Sex in literature
  • Obscenity (Law)
Label
Modernism, mass culture, and the aesthetics of obscenity, Allison Pease
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42882844
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 244 pages
Isbn
9780521780766
Lccn
99056880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Modernism, mass culture, and the aesthetics of obscenity, Allison Pease
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42882844
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 244 pages
Isbn
9780521780766
Lccn
99056880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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