Late Victorian into Modern by Laura MarcusLate Victorian into Modern by Laura Marcus

Late Victorian into Modern

EditorLaura Marcus, Michele Mendelssohn, Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr

Hardcover | November 12, 2016

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The original essays in Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature mean to provoke rather than reassure, to challenge rather than codify. Instead of summarizing existing knowledge scholars working in the field aim at opening fresh discussion; instead of emphasizing settled consensusthey direct their readers to areas of enlivened and unresolved debate.This volume opens up, in new and innovative ways, a range of dimensions, some familiar and some more obscure, of late Victorian and modern literature and culture, primarily in British contexts. Late Victorian into Modern emphasises the in-between: the gradual changeover from one period to the next.The volume examines shared developments, points out continuities rather than ruptures, and explores and exploits an understanding of the late nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries as a cultural moment in which new knowledges were forming with particular speed and intensity. The organisingprinciple of this book is to retain a key focus on literary texts, broadly understood to include familiar categories of genre as well as extra-textual elements such as press and publishing history, performance events and visual culture, while remaining keenly attentive to the inter-relations betweentext and context in the period. Individual chapters explore such topics as Celticism, the New Woman, popular fictions, literatures of empire, aestheticism, periodical culture, political formations, avant-garde poetics, and theatricality.
Laura Marcus is Goldsmiths' Professor of English at the University of Oxford, where she is a Professorial Fellow of New College. Her book publications include Auto/biographical Discourses: Theory, Criticism, Practice (1994), Virginia Woolf: Writers and their Work (1997/2004), The Tenth Muse: Writing about Cinema in the Modernist Period...
Title:Late Victorian into ModernFormat:HardcoverDimensions:672 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.03 inPublished:November 12, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198704399

ISBN - 13:9780198704393


Table of Contents

IntroductionTwilights1. Marcus Waithe: Medievalism and Modernity2. Jarad Zimbler: Mythology, Empire, and Narrative3. Stefano Evangelista: Death Drives: Biology, Decadence, and Psychoanalysis4. Daniel Williams: CelticismMaking it New5. Christos Hadjiyiannis: Cultures of the Avant-Garde6. Hannah Sullivan: Hannah Sullivan7. Michael H. Whitworth: When was Modernism?8. Sos Eltis and Kirsten Shepherd-Barr: What was the 'New Drama'?9. Angelique Richardson: Who was the New Woman?10. Anne Fernihough: Utopian Thought and the Way to Live NowModes and Genres11. Adam Parkes: Naturalism, Realism, and Impressionism12. Adrian Hunter: Naturalism, Realism, and Impressionism13. Matthew Taunton: Moon Voyaging, Selenography and the Scientific Romance14. David Glover: Super-niches?: Detection, Adventure, Exploration and Spy StoriesSites and Spaces of Knowledge15. Rachel Crossland: Scientific Formations16. Tatiana Kontou: Spirit Worlds17. Laurence Scott: Cityscapes18. Penny Fielding: Regionalisms19. Elleke Boehmer: The View from Empire: the Turn-of-the-Century Globalizing WorldMinds and Bodies20. William Greenslade: Race and Biology21. Vincent J. Cheng: The Will to Forget: Amnesia, the Nation, and Ulysses22. Dennis Denisoff: The Posthuman Spirit of the Neo-Pagan Movement23. Tiffany Watt-Smith: Theatre and the Sciences of Mind24. Santanu Das: The Theatre of Hands: Writing the First World War25. Marah Gubar: Children's Literature and Literatures of Childhood26. Jana Funke: Intersexions: Dandyism, Cross-Dressing, TransgenderPolitical and Social Selves27. Ruth Livesey: Political Formations: Anarchism, Feminism, Socialism28. Benjamin Kohlmann: 'The End of Laissez-Faire': Literature, Economics, and the Idea of the Welfare State29. Sos Eltis: Representing WorkAuthorship, Aesthetics, and Print Cultures30. Michele Mendelssohn: Reading Aestheticism, Decadence, and Cosmopolitanism31. James Williams: Parodies, Spoofs, and Satires32. Max Saunders: Life-Writing: Biography, Portraits and Self-portraits, Masked Authorship and Autobiografictions33. Faith Binckes: Journalism and Periodical Culture34. Kamilla Elliott: The Illustrated BookTechnologies35. Laura Marcus: The Coming of Cinema36. Kate Flint: Literature and Photography37. Sam Halliday: Electricity, Telephony, and Communications38. Alexander Bubb: The Residue of Modernity: Technology, Anachronism, and Bric-a-Brac in India39. Olga Taxidou: Stagecraft: Puppets, Masks, and Machines