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  RECONSIDERING MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM The New Modernist Studies or New Modernisms, a revival of modernist sensibilities in different areas born/acknowledged around the end of the twentieth century, comprises very different perspectives: the reconsideration of definitions, origins, places, locations and artisans of modernism; the application of new critical methodologies and approaches that include interdisciplinary dialogues,…

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DEFINING MODERNITY: FROM THE RESTORATION THROUGH ROMANTICISM Critically at stake here is the crossing of very diverse literary threads definitely propelling our modernity forward during this long key period. Such a diversity is substantiated in new or revisited forms and genres – from the Restoration prose through the Eighteenth Century modern novel and the Romantic…

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THE RENAISSANCE: A BRIDGE BETWEEN TWO WORLDS The Renaissance combined diverse specificities and characteristics, having coincided with a new era of innumerous discoveries in every domain. At such moment of intersection and fusion that, grosso modo, occurred between the 14th and the 16th centuries, tradition was articulated with innovation, the past merged with the present,…

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INTERDISCIPLINARY CROSSWAYS IN MEDIEVAL LITERATURE: TEXT AND IMAGE Medieval literature encompasses numerous literary genres like the chanson de geste, the epic, the fable, the romance or the lyric of the troubadours, which evolved throughout ten centuries (5th to 15th century). Medieval romance written in English, although a latecomer to the medieval literary and cultural scene,…