Avant-Garde & Modernism Collection

General Editors: Marjorie Perloff and Rainer Rumold

Early twentieth-century artistic movements such as Futurism, Dada, Expressionism, Surrealism, Concrete Poetry, and Fluxus continue to preoccupy artists, intellectuals, and scholars. The avant-garde has shaped so much of our thinking and our attitudes toward art that it remains central to literary and art studies; indeed, as the many conferences and journals today attest, avant-garde studies have never been so popular. However, the pivotal roles of the various avant-gardes are now being rethought. The claims made by Dadaists, Surrealists, and their ilk are no longer taken at face value, and we can begin to review their relations to the modernist tradition and to language poetry, forms of visual poetics, intermedia, digital poetics, and agitprop art, among other more recent developments.