Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism

Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism is the largest and most comprehensive resource available for all those involved in the study of modernism. It is an accessible and intuitive online platform, bringing together a wealth of interdisciplinary content about the Modernist period and is the ideal starting point for any research in modernism.

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Key features

  • Over 2,000 articles from experts in the field, supported by over 130 images.

  • A vital tool for students and researchers.

  • The content is fully cross-referenced, allowing for greater discoverability between fields, and covers eight key subject areas: Literature, Architecture, Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theatre, Film, and Intellectual Currents.  

  • Researchers can browse by subject, movement, or place to discover connections between key topics and fields.

  • Article summaries can be found at the beginning of entry without restriction.

  • Articles can be cited at the click of a button available on every entry.

  • Once logged in, articles can be saved to your personal profile allowing you to find your favorite articles with ease.

  • 25 overview essays provide introductions to the most studied areas of modernism.

  • Includes teaching and learning resources which involve commentary, learning objectives, and questions for self-review.

Product reviews

“Provides academic libraries with an essential resource to support relevant programs in multiple fields of study; there is currently no scholarly online encyclopedia with such an expansive focus.”


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