Nationalism Versus Internationalism in Yeats and Eliot This paper serves to examine the relationship between nationalist impulses and a burgeoning understanding of international culture and significance in the poems of W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot. Exploring themes and symbolism in Yeats’ “Sailing to Byzantium” and Eliot’s The Waste Land, the paper will investigate the issues of colonialism and anti-colonialism and these poets’ stances as postcolonial standard-bearers. At the same time, this paper will be focussed on compiling additional research on the relationship between Modernism as a movement and the individual ideologies of both Yeats and Eliot. A considerable part of modernist criticism has read Yeats and Eliot as either revolutionary...The end:
.....P.E. Race, Nationalism and the State in British and American Modernism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Ingelbien, R. ‘Symbolism at the Periphery: Yeats, Maeterlinck and Cultural Nationalism.’ Comparative Literature Studies 42(3) (2005): 183-204. Leavitt, J. Esoteric Symbols: The Tarot in Yeats, Eliot, and Kafka. New York: University Press of America, 2007. Oser, L. The Ethics of Modernism: Moral Ideas in Yeats, Eliot, Joyce, Woolf and Beckett. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Said, E. Orientalism. New York: Vintage, 1979. Williams, L. ‘Overcoming the “Contagion of Mimicry”: The Cosmopolitan Nationalism and Modernist History of Rabindranath Tagore and W. B. Yeats.’ American Historical Review (2007): 69-100.