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No. 9 2009Theme: Waiting for the future


Antique ideal

Many think that modernism is the opposite of classicism. But modernists like T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound were disgusted by the excesses of Romanticism and thus sought out more austere, classical forms of expressions.

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Modernism's occult roots

Modernism has its background in theosophy. Understandably, adherents today are not keen to talk about this.

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Modernists were tempted by the totalitarian

Literary scholars often believe that texts can be studied outside their historical context. But in order to comprehend the modernist current, one must understand that its predecessor comprised utopists who wanted to see a new society and a new humankind.

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Editor's Column

Modernism's troublesome heritage

The more significant debates that I have taken part in since becoming editor-in-chief of Axess exactly three years ago could, almost as a rule, be boiled down to a criticism of cultural radicalism in various guises.

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NR 9 2009

Axess Magasin

Är en tidskrift inom området humaniora/samhällsvetenskap och utges av Axess Publishing AB. Tidskriftens målsättning är att fungera som en knutpunkt mellan den akademiska och den publicistiska sfären.


Chefredaktör: PJ Anders Linder
Redaktörer: David Andersson, Mats Wiklund, Jan Söderqvist.
Redaktionssekreterare: Katarina O’Nils Franke
Redaktionsråd: Peter Elmlund, Thomas Gür, Peter Luthersson, Nathan Shachar, Louise Belfrage
Ansvarig utgivare: Peter Elmlund


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