Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary British Fiction: Imagined Identities

Hardcover | August 7, 2012

byFiona McCulloch

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This book is a concise and engaging analysis of contemporary literature viewed through the critical lens of cosmopolitan theory. It covers a wide spectrum of issues including globalization, cosmopolitanism, nationhood, identity, philosophical nomadism, posthumanism, climate change, devolution and love.

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This book is a concise and engaging analysis of contemporary literature viewed through the critical lens of cosmopolitan theory. It covers a wide spectrum of issues including globalization, cosmopolitanism, nationhood, identity, philosophical nomadism, posthumanism, climate change, devolution and love.

FIONA McCULLOCH is Head of English at the University of Bradford, UK. Her publications include The Fictional Role of Childhood in Victorian and Early Twentieth-Century Children's Literature (Edwin Mellen, 2004), and Children's Literature in Context (Continuum, 2011). She is currently working on her fourth book, Mapping Scotland's Futu...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.87 × 5.71 × 0.78 inPublished:August 7, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230234771

ISBN - 13:9780230234772

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: QUEER FRONTIERS"Cross That Bridge:" Journeying Through Zoe Strachan's Negative Space"Boundaries. Desire:" Philosophical Nomadism in The Powerbook and The Stone GodsPART II: COSMOPOLITAN CARTOGRAPHIES"Fellow Humans:" Cosmopolitan Citizens in Nadeem Aslam's Maps for Lost Lovers"The Bridge to the stars:" Travelling Home in His Dark MaterialsPART III: TIME TRAVELLERS "Around We Go:" Transpositional Life Cycles in David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas"Remember You Must Live. Remember You Most Love. Remember You Must Leave:" Passing Through Ali Smith's Hotel WorldConclusionBibliographyIndex

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"This is a fresh and stimulating study which devolves contemporary British fiction in new and insightful directions." - Aaron Kelly, Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, UK