Journal of Romance Studies

Mapping the avant-gardes

Journal of Romance Studies (2011), 11, (1), 11–19.

Abstract

Starting from the premise that, as a Western cultural concept/construct, ‘avantgarde’ is a twentieth-century phenomenon involving a programmatic break with the dominant norms of a given art or medium or of transmedial cultural practices, mapping the avant-gardes involves dealing primarily with three kinds of relations: (1) those of the post-Second World War avant-gardes to the earlier avant-gardes; (2) those of the peripheral European cultures to those of the centre(s); and (3) those of the avant-gardes in post-colonial cultures to those of the European and, after the Second World War, the European and U.S.-American centres. The article will pay special attention to the third type of relations, and in particular to the conditions governing the transformative reception of models by Latin American avant-gardes after the First World War and the partially changed conditions after the Second World War. In very general terms, one can claim that the earlier Latin American avant-gardes were concerned with achieving cultural independence, whereas the later avant-gardes strove to join and contribute to international avant-garde manifestations, although often still handicapped by socioeconomic conditions and by ignorance and neglect shown by the cultural centres. In many respects, the international scene became for them the Latin American scene. Research here as well as in avant-garde studies in general has been limited and distorting because of its concentration on literature and the visual arts and a neglect of the interaction of all the arts and media.

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