Mingus, Charles (1922–1979)
This month, REM celebrates the 100th birthday of Charles Mingus. An American jazz bassist, composer, and bandleader, Mingus held strong social and political views and composed songs on civil rights, such as ‘‘Fables of Faubus,’’ from his modern jazz album Mingus Ah Um (1959), and ‘‘Meditations on Integration’’ (1964). Other compositions of Mingus’s musical modernism include the cool jazz-inspired anthem ‘‘Haitian Fight Song’’ (1957). The bassist first gained a reputation for performing on the cool jazz scene of Los Angeles, California in the postwar 1940s. Learn more through the selection of articles below.
Updates to the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism - October 2021
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism is updated on a bi annual basis. The latest update adds 9 new articles across the Film, Intellectual Currents, Music, Visual Arts and Literature subject areas.
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism is developing a collection of teaching and learning materials, including assignments, bibliographies, reading lists, lesson plans, and more. Our goal is to curate dedicated database of resources developed by scholars working across the broad field of Modernist studies.
Visit the Teaching Resources page to view freely accessible, downloadable resources.
View the full list of articles included in our October update:
Lang, Fritz (1890 -1976)| Aaron Gerow
Fabianism | Rachel McArthur
Luxemburg, Rosa (1871-1919) | Irene Gammel
Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur (1854–1891) | Emile de Rosnay
Glatstein, Jacob (1896-1971) | Alexandra Cubbon
Anderson, Margaret (1886-1973) | Cathy Waszczuk
Mahler, Gustav (1860-1911) | Geoffrey S. Cahn
Braque, Georges (1882-1963) | Eva Bezverkhny
KuNgoni Center of Culture and Art | Alexandra Cubbon