Cultural Politics at the Fin de Siècle by Sally LedgerCultural Politics at the Fin de Siècle by Sally Ledger

Cultural Politics at the Fin de Siècle

EditorSally Ledger, Scott McCracken

Paperback | February 24, 1995

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The end-of-century experience is generating intense interest among contemporary critics. This collection of essays scrutinizes ways in which current conflicts of race, class and gender have their origins in the cultural politics of the last fin de siècle. The construction of masculinities, feminism and empire, Yeats and Ireland, the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, socialism, psychoanalysis, and the relationship between nascent modernism and postmodernism are all addressed in this radical collaborative venture.
Title:Cultural Politics at the Fin de SiècleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:February 24, 1995Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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Table of Contents

Introduction Sally Ledger and Scott McCracken; 1. The flight to the real Terry Eagleton; 2. The New Woman and the crisis of Victorianism Sally Ledger; 3. Empire, 'race' and feminism in the fin de siècle: the work of George Egerton and Olive Schreiner Laura Chrisman; 4. W. B. Yeats and Irish cultural politics in the 1890s Stephen Regan; 5. The double lives of man: narration and identification in late nineteenth-century representations of eccentric masculinities Ed Cohen; 6. Henry James and the spectacle of loss: psychoanalytical metaphysics Marcia Ian; 7. 'A very curious construction': masculinity and the poetry of A. E. Housman and Oscar Wilde Ruth Robbins; 8. The Pilgrims of Hope: William Morris and the dialectic of romanticism Anne Janowitz; 9. Urban utopias: socialism, religion and the city, 1880-1900 Lynne Hapgood; 10. Vampires and the empire: fears and fictions of the 1890s Alexandra Warwick; 11. Utopia, Limited: nationalism, empire and parody in the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan Carolyn Williams; 12. Technologies of monstrosity: Bram Stoker's Dracula Judith Halberstam; 13. Postmodernism, a chance to re-read? Scott McCracken; 14. Is market society the fin of history? Regina Gagnier.