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Modernism and Exile

Play, Liminality, and the Exilic-Utopian Imagination


Part of the Modernism and … book series (MAND)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Exile, Utopia, and Modernity: A Cultural-Theoretical Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mihai I. Spariosu
      Pages 18-27
    3. Mihai I. Spariosu
      Pages 28-39
  3. Historical Excursus: Modernity and the Exilic-Utopian Imagination in the Ancient World

  4. Exile, Utopia, and Modernism in Literary Discourse

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 187-209

About this book


Studying exile and utopia as correlated cultural phenomena, and offering a wealth of historical examples with emphasis on the modern period, Spariosu argues that modernism itself can be seen as a product of an acute exilic consciousness that often seeks to generate utopian social schemes to compensate for its exacerbated sense of existential loss.


empire exile Imagination Modernism Narrative postmodernism

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of GeorgiaAthensUSA

About the authors

Mihai I. Spariosu is Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Georgia, Athens, in the USA. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, USA, and has taught at several prominent universities around the world. He is the founder of a new field of study and practice, Intercultural Knowledge Management, which he proposed and developed in two books: Global Intelligence and Human Development (2005) and Remapping Knowledge (2006).

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