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FC: MODERNISM By: Mary Dolmat, Mark Knowles, Travis Wilson

2: -Bold experimentation reflecting the fragmentation of society -Rejection of the traditional themes, subjects, and styles -Loss of faith in the American dream -Rejection of sentimentality and artificiality | CHARACTERISTICS OF MODERNISM

3: -Hero is flawed and shows "grace under pressure" -Interest in the inner working of the mind, expressed through stream of consciousness -Revolt against the spiritual debasement of modern world | CHARACTERISTICS OF MODERNISM CONT.

4: - America is a new Eden (promised land) - Belief in progress, optimism - Triumph of the individual, independent and self-reliant | AMERICAN DREAM

5: During the Modernist period, there were many different types of art forms. The most prominent was music. Jazz and Blues were the two dominant music genres played. The sounds and beats were influenced by the other art forms and the historic events during this time. | INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC

6: -Women were becoming more important in both music and literature -The tone of the works were normally pessimistic | -Showed stream of consciousness -Some of the artist's works were rejected by society | CHARACTERISTICS SHARED WITH LITERATURE

7: -Featured a high upbeat tempo in all the musical works -Music was more of a social event | -Music was more hopeful and joyous tone -Had a brighter outlook on the future | CHARACTERISTICS UNLIKE LITERATURE

8: -Caused a huge migration North -Industrialized many cities causing a growth in economic success | -Art forms portrayed the desire to belong as equals in society -Gave blacks a way to show they were actually equal | SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL EVENTS | CIVIL RIGHTS | WWI

9: -Huge artistic movement, surround daily life -Works were more often published and featured during this time | -Depleted the funds used to support the artist -Created a gloomy outlook and wide spread mood decrease | SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL EVENTS CONT. | HARLEM RENAISSNACE | GREAT DEPRESSION

10: -Main and most influential -Crowded urban area -Mainly a black community -Industrialized from the war time | HARLEM, NEW YORK

11: -Jazz was centered around here more so than other areas -Crowded urban areas -Al Capone was a major public figure -Organized crime ran the city and control the speak easies | CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

12: -Home of the "dance marathons" -Major beer brewing city, suffered during prohibition -Lots of cars, caused street congestion -Home to the first gasoline station -2nd largest in automobile production | ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

13: -In the French Quarter, it was a working lower class slum -Way of life was focused on fishing and the shipyard -Second most important port in America | NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

14: - Celebrated the experiences of African Americans - Used jazz rhythms and blues structures in his poetry - Wanted to explain the Africans' position in America -Founded several black theater companies | LANGSTON HUGHES

15: -"The Empress of the Blues" -One of the most famous black women of her time -Also appeared in some films such as; "St. Louis Blues" -Two major works are " Downhearted Blues" and "Gulf Coast Blues" | BESSIE SMITH

16: - He was a very famous trumpeter and singer - He improvised jazz -He helped start the "swing era" -Centered in Chicago -Greatly skilled in "scat-singing", a style using sounds rather than words to sing | LOUIS ARMSTRONG

17: - Wrote stories and plays the celebrated her heritage - Fictional writer and folklorist -Wrote musical shows about black folk culture | ZORA HURSTON

18: - First person to record the blues in February 1920 - Linked the jazz and blues partnership - Influenced many like Billie Holiday | MAMIE SMITH

19: -Sang at such high pitch levels that it was often painful for her to sing -Inspired by Jazz Instrumentalist -First major hit was "Riffin' the Scotch" -Had 16 best selling songs in 1937 | BILLIE HOLIDAY

20: -One of the best jazz orchestra conductors -He wrote many hit songs during his lifetime - Called his music "American Music" instead of jazz - Inspired many musicians to produce their best work - Duke Ellington Orchestra still preforms to this day | DUKE ELLINGTON

21: -He is known for bringing the piano to jazz songs -Went to Harlem in 1924 were he started his career -Many of his songs featured his "jump" style beat | COUNT BASIE

22: - His life and stories were one - This Side of Paradise defined the Jazz Age -"The Great Gasby" was his most famous piece | F. Scott Fitzgerald

23: - Believed we lived in a corrupt society - Formed a new style of writing, very forceful in its simplicity - His life resembled the lives of his characters | ERNEST HEMINGWAY

24: -Made typography part of the shape and meanings of his poems - His trademark was unusual shifts of syntax and typography -Poetry celebrates love, nature's beauty, and individualism | E.E. Cummings | Edward Estlin Cummings

25: - Known as America's most famous living poet - Born in St. Louis -Though poetry needed to be complex to portray our complex society - The Waste Land was considered one of the most significant poems of the 20th century - Brought rhythms of native speech into his literature | T.S. ELIOT

26: 1. Whose music had the "jump" style beats? 2. Which city relied on the docks as a main source of income? 3. Which writer founded several black theater companies? 4. What were the two most prominent types of music during this time? 5. What city was home of the dance marathons? | PANEL QUESTIONS

27: 6. What historical event caused a huge migration North? 7. Who wrote the Great Gatsby? 8. What two writers lives were similar to the stories they wrote? 9. Who was the first women to record the blues? 10. Which city had organized crime? | PANEL QUESTIONS

28: 1. Count Basie. 2. New Orleans. 3. Langston Hughes. 4. The Blues and Jazz. 5. St. Louis. | ANSWERS 1-5

29: 6. World War 1. 7. F. Scott Fitzgerald. 8. Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. 9. Mamie Smith. 10. Chicago. | ANSWERS 6-10

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  • Title: Modernism
  • Mark Knowles, Mary Dolmat, Travis Wilson
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  • Started: almost 7 years ago
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