Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Satiric Modernism$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Kevin Rulo

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781949979893

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781949979893.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM LIVERPOOL SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.liverpool.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Liverpool University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in LSO for personal use.date: 27 June 2022



(p.1) Introduction
Satiric Modernism

Kevin Rulo

Liverpool University Press

The introduction considers satire’s role of mediation between modernism and an ever-shifting modernity. This satiric mediation can be characterized as “antimodern” according to Antoine Compagnon’s use of the term: a paradoxically ambivalent, modernizing critique of modernity. Combative rhetorics, including satire, play a key role in antimodern expression. Several key characteristics of modernist satiric practice encountered in the individual chapters are reviewed, including anti-humanist classicism, travesty, caricature, invective, typing, and the ludic. The introduction situates the argument of the book within a new and growing conversation around satire’s importance to modernism. The book makes a distinctive contribution to this new work, which is focused primarily on marginal and late modernisms, by drawing from a larger temporal and geographical scope in order to show how modernism is shaped centrally by satire from its beginnings to the contemporary moment.

Keywords:   Antoine Compagnon, antimodern, ambivalence, anti-humanist classicism, travesty, caricature, invective, typing, ludic

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.