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Old Schools: Modernism, Education, and the Critique of Progress

Ramsey McGlazer


This book marks out a modernist counter-tradition. The book proceeds from an anachronism common to Italian- and English-language literature and cinema: a fascination with outmoded, paradigmatically pre-modern educational forms that persists long after they are displaced in modernizing, reform-minded pedagogical theories. Old Schools shows that these old-school teaching techniques organize key works by Walter Pater, Giovanni Pascoli, James Joyce, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Glauber Rocha. All of these figures oppose ideologies of progress by returning to and creatively reimagining the Latin class ... More

Keywords: aesthetics, critique, education, James Joyce, modernism, Giovanni Pascoli, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Walter Pater, Glauber Rocha, school

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780823286591
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823286591.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ramsey McGlazer, author
University of St. Andrews