A History of the Modernist Novel

A background of the Modernist Novel reassesses the modernist canon and produces a wealth of recent comparative analyses that considerably revise the novel's historical past. Drawing on American, English, Irish, Russian, French, and German traditions, top students problem current attitudes approximately realism and modernism and draw new recognition to daily life and daily items. as well as its exploration of latest kinds resembling the modernist style novel and experimental historic novel, this e-book considers the radical in postcolonial, transnational, and cosmopolitan contexts. A heritage of the Modernist Novel additionally considers the novel's worldwide succeed in whereas suggesting that the epoch of modernism isn't but accomplished.

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Key Concepts in Literary Theory

By Julian Wolfreys, Kenneth Womack

Key strategies in Literary thought provides the coed of literary and important stories with a huge variety of obtainable, designated and authoritative definitions of the main major phrases and ideas at the moment utilized in psychoanalytic, poststructuralist, Marxist, feminist, and postcolonial literary studies.The quantity additionally presents transparent and helpful discussions of the most components of literary, severe and cultural thought, supported by way of bibliographies and an increased chronology of significant thinkers. Accompanying the chronology are brief biographies of significant works via each one critic or theorist.The re-creation of this trustworthy reference paintings is either revised and accelerated, including:* greater than 70 extra phrases and ideas outlined, from Absurdism and Aga Saga to Writerly texts and Zeugma.* Newly outlined phrases comprise key words from the social sciences, cultural reviews and psychoanalysis and the addition of a broader choice of classical rhetorical terms.* An elevated chronology, with extra entries and a

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Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History (Topics in the Digital Humanities)

By Matthew L. Jockers

In this quantity, Matthew L. Jockers introduces readers to large-scale literary computing and the progressive strength of macroanalysis--a new method of the research of the literary checklist designed for probing the digital-textual global because it exists at the present time, in electronic shape and in huge amounts. utilizing computational research to retrieve keyword phrases, words, and linguistic styles throughout millions of texts in electronic libraries, researchers can draw conclusions in line with quantifiable facts concerning how literary developments are hired through the years, throughout sessions, inside of areas, or inside of demographic teams, in addition to how cultural, ancient, and societal linkages may possibly bind person authors, texts, and genres into an combination literary culture.
 
Moving past the restrictions of literary interpretation in line with the "close-reading" of person works, Jockers describes how this new approach to learning huge collections of electronic fabric can assist us to raised comprehend and contextualize the person works inside of these collections.

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Behind the Looking Glass

By Sherry L. Ackerman

Behind the having a look Glass deals a clean point of view within the ongoing, modern deconstruction of the Carroll delusion. via rigorous exam of various myths which were hitherto unquestioned, Ackerman skillfully positions Lewis Carroll within the theological and philosophical contexts of his time. She uncovers a Carroll whose radical religio-philosophical counter-response to patriarchal materialism moved his highbrow trip, deliberately or another way, deep into the waters of mysticism. a twin of Carroll as a dreary Victorian conservative offers option to that of a guy with large highbrow parameters, an inquiring brain and ambitious, far-sighted imaginative and prescient.

Behind the having a look Glass demonstrates how 19th century currents of spiritualism, theosophy and occult philosophy co-mingled with Carroll s curiosity in revived Platonism and Neoplatonism, showcasing the Alice and Sylvie and Bruno books as targeted issues of conjunction among Carroll s mind and spirituality. The scholarship during this paintings, whereas rigorous, is softly combined with the type of educational frivolity that Carroll himself may need loved. Ackerman exposes a Carroll who, having misplaced trust within the theological and mythological grasp plots of previous eras, became towards the innovative fiction of wonderlands rife with philosophical content material in keeping with his instinctive starvation for cosmic coherence and existential order.

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Apology for Idlers

By Robert Louis Stevenson

An impossible to resist invitation to reject the paintings ethic and revel in life's uncomplicated pleasures (such as giggling, consuming and mendacity within the open air), Robert Louis Stevenson's witty and seminal essay at the joys of idleness is observed the following through his writings on, between different issues, ageing, traveling disagreeable locations and the overpowering event of falling in love. all through historical past, a few books have replaced the area. they've got remodeled the way in which we see ourselves - and every different. they've got encouraged debate, dissent, conflict and revolution. they've got enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. they've got enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the good thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose rules shook civilization and helped make us who we're.

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The Problem with Gemutlichkeit: (De)Constructing Artificial Places in the Novels of Josef Haslinger, Robert Menasse, and Elfriede Jelinek

By Anna Catherine Souchuk

This dissertation explores the various manifestations of position within the novels of
Josef Haslinger, Robert Menasse,and Elfriede Jelinek, 3 modern Austrian
authors. The learn specializes in the production of inauthentic Austrian locations and the
segmentation of society into the disparate fields of privilege and drawback important
for the development of facilities of tourism. This fragmentation of position posits an
inevitable fight among back and front areas, the end result of that is usually
violence or dying. additionally, the construction of tourist-places necessitates the gathering of
artifacts, moments, and personalities, that are culled from the prior and resurrected in
the current as inauthentic, albeit ecocnomic, place-identity.

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Who's Afraid of James Joyce? (Florida James Joyce)

The improvement of Joycean reports right into a revered and extremely huge subdiscipline of modernist reports should be traced to the paintings of numerous very important students. between those that did the main to record Joyce's paintings, Karen Lawrence can simply be one in all that elite cadre.

A retrospective of many years of labor on Joyce, this assortment comprises released magazine articles, e-book chapters, and choices from her top recognized paintings (all up to date and revised), besides one new essay. that includes enticing shut readings of such Joyce works as Dubliners and Ulysses, will probably be a great addition to any severe Joycean's library and should end up super precious to new generations of Joyce critics trying to construct on Lawrence's expansive scholarship. either readable and vigorous, this paintings may well encourage a life of studying, re-reading, and instructing Joyce.

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Of Mermaids and Others: An Introduction to the Poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill (Modern Poetry)

By Cary A. Shay

This quantity is a severe creation to the poetry of Irish author Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. Writing poetry solely in Irish yet permitting and overseeing translations of her paintings into a number of languages, essentially English, Ní Dhomhnaill is the 1st Irish-language poet to realize a world following. She can also be a pioneer in fostering a renewed dating among the 2 languages of Ireland’s literary traditions. Ní Dhomhnaill is unflinching in her interventions into difficult social, linguistic or even theoretical arenas, and is celebrated for her brutal parodies, ribald sexual situations and chronic debunking and revising of non secular, political and mythological imagery. Her fundamental thematic issues exhibit her commitment to critiquing and eventually altering dominant discourses in order that they account for the presence and contributions of girls writers. This quantity explores the fraught problems with translating and contextualizing Ní Dhomhnaill’s œuvre, her use and revisions of Irish fantasy, folklore and political and non secular iconography, her re-imagining of the mummy in tradition and non secular ideology, and the units of dying, silence and psychoanalytic discourse in her mermaid cycle and different poems. The booklet hails Ní Dhomhnaill, who has now not hitherto bought loads of severe recognition in English, as an immense determine in international literature.

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Drawing the Line: Toward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice (Just Ideas (FUP))

By Carrol Clarkson

Drawing the road examines the ways that cultural, political, and felony strains are imagined, drawn, crossed, erased, and redrawn in post-apartheid South Africa via literary texts, artistic endeavors, and different kinds of cultural creation. less than the rubric of a philosophy of the restrict and near to more than a few signifying acts and occasions, this booklet asks what it takes to recalibrate a sociopolitical scene, moving perceptions of what counts and what issues, of what should be noticeable and heard, of what might be valued or considered as meaningful.

The publication hence argues for an aesthetics of transitional justice and makes an attraction for a postapartheid aesthetic inquiry, in place of easily a political or a felony one. every one bankruptcy brings a South African paintings, textual content, speech, development, or social stumble upon into dialog with debates in severe concept and continental philosophy, asking: What problem do those South African acts of signification and resignification pose to present literary-philosophical debates?

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Poems Containing History: Twentieth-Century American Poetry's Engagement with the Past

By Gary Grieve-Carlson

Ezra Pound’s definition of an epic as “a poem containing historical past” increases questions: how can a poem “contain” background? And if it could possibly, does it support us to contemplate historical past in ways in which traditional historiography can't? Poems Containing background: Twentieth-Century American Poetry’s Engagement with the Past, via Gary Grieve-Carlson, argues that twentieth-century American poetry has “contained” and helped its readers to consider heritage in numerous provocative and robust methods. Tracing the dialogue of the connection among poetry and historical past from Aristotle’s Poetics to Norman Mailer’s The Armiesof the Night and Hayden White’s Metahistory, the publication exhibits that at the same time background evolves right into a specialist, educational self-discipline within the overdue 19th century, and as its practitioners emphasize the medical points in their paintings and reduce its literary points, twentieth-century American poets proceed to take heritage because the topic in their significant poems. occasionally they advise the perspectives of mainstream historians, as Stephen Vincent Benét does in John Brown’s Body, yet extra frequently they problem them, as do Robert Penn Warren in Brother to Dragons, Ezra Pound in TheCantos, or Charles Olson in TheMaximus Poems. In Conquistador, Archibald MacLeish illustrates Aristotle’s declare that poetry tells extra philosophical truths in regards to the prior than heritage does, whereas in Paterson, William Carlos Williams develops a Nietzschean suspicion of history’s worth. 3 significant American poets—T. S. Eliot in Four Quartets, Hart Crane in TheBridge, and Carolyn Forché in The Angel of History—present varied demanding situations to expert historiography’s assumption that the earlier is healthier understood in strictly fabric phrases. Poems Containing History devotes chapters to every of those poets and provides a transparent feel of the seriousness with which American poetry has engaged the previous, in addition to the nice number of these engagements.

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