The period from 1860 to 1914 is one of rampant nationalism, aggressive imperialism, growing militarism, and great changes never before thought possible. From it come many of the trends that made the twentieth century such an exciting and dangerous era, an era of accelerated and stressful change. On the cultural scene, the era of Early Modernism set the stage for our twentieth century. This movement rejected both the Greco-Roman and the Judeo-Christian legacies and tried to forge a new perspective that was true to modern secular experience. Finally, Early Modernism established the emotional and aesthetic climate of this past century with its addition to experimentalism, its obsession with abstraction, its belief in the hidden depths of the human personality, and its willingness to think the unthinkable.
The conference is taking place at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, April 14-15, 2004.
Contact: Giuliana Fazzion, Program Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Giuliana Fazzion
Depat. of Foreign Languages and Literatures
JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
Harrisonburg, Va. 22807
Phone: (540) 568-3511
Fax: (540) 568-6904 Email: email@example.com
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