Minuet In Modernism

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A Minuet in Modernism: A Study of Modernism as a Radical Form of Literature, superimposed with the exploration of the literary prowesses of Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield in juxtaposition
In his seminal lecture on Modernism in Architecture at McGill University School of Architecture on 21 October 2000, Arthur Erickson espoused Modernism as an artistic movement that “released [society] from the constraints of everything that had gone before with a euphoric sense of freedom” (Erickson, 2000). Modernism, as an artistic movement, is defined as a genre that aimed to transcend and subvert the limitations of traditional literary conventions of the Romantic, Realist and Victorian literary movements, and eagerly championed for new and innovative experimentation in both form and style (Cooper, pg. 9). Flowered into Society by
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150). Defined by Oxford as a “literary style in which a character's thoughts, feelings, and reactions are depicted in a continuous flow uninterrupted by objective description or conventional dialogue”, Prof. John Lye suggests that the vestiges of ‘Impressionism’ in modernist literature contributed significantly to an intimate presentation of “the texture or process of structure of knowing and perceiving” (Lye, 1997). Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity renounced the concept of “universal time” and theorised that experience is both a subjective and an intrapersonal experience. Einstein’s concept of relativity coincided with the Modernist narrative, and helped attribute to new and abundant artistic forms expressed in this new locus of subjectivity (“Modernism Characteristics”,

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