Sketches Of The Nineteenth Century: European Journalism and Its <I>Physiologies</I>, 1830-50

Hardcover | June 15, 2007

byMartina Lauster

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This new study discusses the visual and verbal city sketches which proliferated during the 'journalistic revolution' of the 1830s and 1840s. English, French and German/Austrian illustrated serials illuminate the pivotal position of sketches in the nineteenth-century culture of knowledge and entertainment. Martina Lauster demonstrates how, as a dynamic form of cognition, sketches transformed models of visual and printed media (panorama and encyclopaedia) and of life science (physiology) into a unique kind of sociology, presenting a self-critique of the middle class on the brink of industrial modernity.

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This new study discusses the visual and verbal city sketches which proliferated during the 'journalistic revolution' of the 1830s and 1840s. English, French and German/Austrian illustrated serials illuminate the pivotal position of sketches in the nineteenth-century culture of knowledge and entertainment. Martina Lauster demonstrates h...

MARTINA LAUSTER is Professor of German at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research focuses on comparative literature from the Nineteenth century and she has wide-ranging experience in leading collaborative research projects, such as the internet edition of Karl Gutzkow's works.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.6 × 5.77 × 1.01 inPublished:June 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230518036

ISBN - 13:9780230518032

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations * Acknowledgements and Note on Translations * Introduction: Nineteenth-Century Sketches and the Problem of Walter Benjamin's Legacy * The Dynamic Present: Sketches and Print Media * The Mobile Observer: Sketches and Optical Media * Physiology, Zoology and the Constitution of Social Types * The Devil in Europe: Sketches and the Moralist Tradition * Turning Insides Out: An Anatomy of Observation * The Panoramic Order: Piecing Together the City * The Encyclopaedic Order: Reviewing the Nation and the Century * Conclusion: Sketches as a Grammar of Modernity * Bibliography * Index