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Title Late Victorian into Modern / edited by Laura Marcus, Michèle Mendelssohn and Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr
Edition First edition
Published Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 656 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford twenty-first century approaches to literature
Oxford twenty-first century approaches to literature.
Contents Twilights -- 1. Medievalism and modernity / Marcus Waithe -- 2. Mythology, empire, and narrative / Jarad Zimbler -- 3. Death drives : biology, decadence, and psychoanalysis / Stefano Evangelista -- 4. Celticism / Daniel G. Williams -- Making it New -- 5. Cultures of the avant-garde / Christos Hadjiyiannis -- 6. Emerging poetic forms / Hannah Sullivan -- 7. When was modernism? / Michael H. Whitworth -- 8. What was the 'new drama'? / Sos Eltis and Kirsten Shepherd-Barr -- 9. Who was the new woman? / Angelique Richardson -- 10. Utopian thought and the way to live now / Anne Fernihough -- Modes and Genres -- 11. Naturalism, realism, and impressionism / Adam Parkes -- 12. The rise of short fiction / Adrian Hunter -- 13. Moon voyaging, selenography and the scientific romance / Matthew Taunton -- 14. Super-niches? : detection, adventure, exploration and spy stories / David Glover -- Sites and Spaces of Knowledge -- 15. Scientific formations and transformations / Rachel Crossland -- 16. Spirit worlds / Tatiana Kontou -- 17. Cityscapes : urban hyperspaces and the failure of matter in the late-Victorian and Edwardian metropolitan fictions / Laurence Scott -- 18. Regionalisms / Penny Fielding -- 19. The view from empire : the turn-of-the-century globalizing world / Elleke Boehmer -- Minds and Bodies -- 20. Race and biology / William Greenslade -- 21. The will to forget : amnesia, the nation, and Ulysses / Vincent J. Cheng -- 22. The posthuman spirit of the neo-pagan movement / Dennis Denisoff -- 23. Theatre and the sciences of mind / Tiffany Watt-Smith -- 24. The theatre of hands : writing the First World War / Santanu Das -- 25. The cult of the child revisited : making fun of Fauntleroy / Marah Gubar -- 26. Intersexions : dandyism, cross-dressing, transgender / Jana Funke -- Political and Social Selves -- 27. Political formations : socialism, feminism, anarchism / Ruth Livesey -- 28. 'The end of laissez-faire' : literature, economics, and the idea of the welfare state / Benjamin Kohlmann -- 29. Representing work / Sos Eltis -- Authorship, aesthetics, and print cultures -- 30. Reading aestheticism, decadence, and cosmopolitanism / Michèle Mendelssohn -- 31. Parodies, spoofs, and satires / James Williams -- 32. Life-writing : biography, portraits and self-portraits, masked authorship and autobiografictions / Max Saunders -- 33. Journalism and periodical culture / Faith Binckes -- 34. The illustrated book / Kamilla Elliott -- Technologies -- 35. The coming of cinema / Laura Marcus -- 36. Literature and photography / Kate Flint -- 37. Electricity, telephony, and communications / Sam Halliday -- 38. The residue of modernity : technology, anachronism, and bric-a-brac in India / Alexander Bubb -- 39. Actors and puppets : from Henry Irving's Lyceum to Edward Gordon Craig's Arena Goldoni / Olga Taxidou
Summary This volume opens up, in new and innovative ways, a range of dimensions of late Victorian and modern literature and culture. It examines shared developments, points out continuities rather than ruptures, and explores the understanding of this period as a moment in which new knowledges were forming with particular speed and intensity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain
Modernism (Aesthetics) -- Great Britain
English literature.
Modernism (Aesthetics)
Modernism (Literature)
Literatur
Englisch
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Marcus, Laura, editor.
Mendelssohn, Michèle, editor.
Shepherd-Barr, Kirsten, 1966- editor.
ISBN 9780191837005
0191837008