Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 March 2015

368 Pages | 8 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190200947

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Tense Future

Modernism, Total War, Encyclopedic Form

Paul K. Saint-Amour

  • Pays long-overdue attention to the role of anticipation in trauma, as against the nearly exclusive focus in trauma studies on post-traumatic syndromes
  • Challenges the traditional view that the 1920s and '30s were an "interwar" period only from the retrospective vantage of World War II and after
  • Unsettles the scholarly consensus around "modern epic" by tracing long-form modernist fiction's debt to the French Encyclopédie