Literary Research and British Postmodernism Book

Literary Research and British Postmodernism

  • Author : Bridgit McCafferty
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-09-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442254176

Literary Research and British Postmodernism Excerpt :

Literary Research and British Postmodernism is a guide for researchers of postwar British literature that defines best practices for scholars conducting research in this period. Individual chapters connect the complex relationships between print and multimedia, technological advancements, and the influence of critical theory that converge in postwar British literature.

The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodern Fiction Book
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The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodern Fiction

  • Author : Bran Nicol
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-10-08
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139483117

The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodern Fiction Excerpt :

Postmodern fiction presents a challenge to the reader: instead of enjoying it passively, the reader has to work to understand its meanings, to think about what fiction is, and to question their own responses. Yet this very challenge makes postmodern writing so much fun to read and rewarding to study. Unlike most introductions to postmodernism and fiction, this book places the emphasis on literature rather than theory. It introduces the most prominent British and American novelists associated with postmodernism, from the 'pioneers', Beckett, Borges and Burroughs, to important post-war writers such as Pynchon, Carter, Atwood, Morrison, Gibson, Auster, DeLillo, and Ellis. Designed for students and clearly written, this Introduction explains the preoccupations, styles and techniques that unite postmodern authors. Their work is characterized by a self-reflexive acknowledgement of its status as fiction, and by the various ways in which it challenges readers to question common-sense and commonplace assumptions about literature.

Literary Research and the Anglo Saxon and Medieval Eras Book

Literary Research and the Anglo Saxon and Medieval Eras

  • Author : Dustin Booher
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: English literature
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538138441

Literary Research and the Anglo Saxon and Medieval Eras Excerpt :

"Literary Research and the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Eras: Strategies and Sources is a guide to scholarly research in the field of medieval English literature covering the period 450 CE to 1500 CE. The volume presents the best practices for building a foundation of sound scholarship practices in the field of medieval English literature"--

Postmodern Characters Book
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Postmodern Characters

  • Author : Aleid Fokkema
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: American fiction
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN 10 : 9051832699

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Literary Research and American Postmodernism Book

Literary Research and American Postmodernism

  • Author : Emily Witsell
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-07-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810892767

Literary Research and American Postmodernism Excerpt :

This book is a guide to scholarly research in the field of American postmodern literature, defined as the period between 1950 and 1990 and provide advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars of literature with a comprehensive view of the print and online resources available in literature and related subject areas

Modernism  Postmodernism  and the Short Story in English Book

Modernism Postmodernism and the Short Story in English

  • Author : Jorge Sacido
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401208321

Modernism Postmodernism and the Short Story in English Excerpt :

How can the short story help to redefine modernism, postmodernism and their interrelationship? What is the status of the short story in modern literary history? These are the central questions that the essays collected in this volume try to answer from different perspectives through readings of short fiction in English and accounts of the genre's theorisations. The essays by a group of international scholars tackle theoretical issues that are central in approaches to both "movements" such as periodisation, autonomy, high vs. popular literature, totality vs. fragmentation, surface vs. depth, ot

From Puritanism to Postmodernism Book
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From Puritanism to Postmodernism

  • Author : Richard Ruland
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-14
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317234142

From Puritanism to Postmodernism Excerpt :

Widely acknowledged as a contemporary classic that has introduced thousands of readers to American literature, From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature brilliantly charts the fascinating story of American literature from the Puritan legacy to the advent of postmodernism. From realism and romanticism to modernism and postmodernism it examines and reflects on the work of a rich panoply of writers, including Poe, Melville, Fitzgerald, Pound, Wallace Stevens, Gwendolyn Brooks and Thomas Pynchon. Characterised throughout by a vibrant and engaging style it is a superb introduction to American literature, placing it thoughtfully in its rich social, ideological and historical context. A tour de force of both literary and historical writing, this Routledge Classics edition includes a new preface by co-author Richard Ruland, a new foreword by Linda Wagner-Martin and a fascinating interview with Richard Ruland, in which he reflects on the nature of American fiction and his collaboration with Malclolm Bradbury. It is published here for the first time.

The Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism Book
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The Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism

  • Author : Steven Connor
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-07-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN 10 : 0521648408

The Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism Excerpt :

The Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism offers a comprehensive introduction to postmodernism. The Companion examines the different aspects of postmodernist thought and culture that have had a significant impact on contemporary cultural production and thinking. Topics discussed by experts in the field include postmodernism's relation to modernity, and its significance and relevance to literature, film, law, philosophy, architecture, religion and modern cultural studies. The volume also includes a useful guide to further reading and a chronology. This is an essential aid for students and teachers from a range of disciplines interested in postmodernism in all its incarnations. Accessible and comprehensive, this Companion addresses the many issues surrounding this elusive, enigmatic and often controversial topic.

Postmodernism and After Book

Postmodernism and After

  • Author : Regina Rudaitytė
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-05-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443810326

Postmodernism and After Excerpt :

The present collection of academic articles is an attempt to reflect on new openings and recent developments in literature, literary theory and culture which seem to point beyond postmodernism and register a return to traditional concepts, theoretical premises and authorial practices. Interestingly enough, forty years after the publication of John Barth’s seminal essay “The Literature of Exhaustion” (1967), the book is trying to diagnose the exhaustion of postmodernism, which was predicted by David Lodge already two decades ago. It also attempts to trace the signs in contemporary literature indicating that postmodernism is past its heyday, that it is losing or has lost its shine, fascination and attraction and that writers have been turning to the “old” or pre-modern forms, practices and strategies. Herbert Grabes’ comprehensive and illuminating article “From the Postmodern to the Pre-Modern: More Recent Changes in Literature, Art, and Theory” which opens and sets the tone for this collection of essays is a major assessment of new developments in literary culture, focusing on the evolution of the postmodern to the premodern mode; it also highlights the role and current popularity of cultural studies and cultural history – theoretical movements which have been prevailing for some time now after the end of deconstruction. The articles assembled in this collection are on diverse thematics and written from diverse theoretical perspectives; they differ in scope and methodology, and their focus ranges from the postmodern, intertextual aspect to the open questioning of it and to more recent developments in the literary culture. Focusing on literary icons like A.S. Byatt, John Banville, Margaret Atwood, Umberto Eco, Vladimir Nabokov (but also extending into a less-known regions – geographically as well), they invite reconsideration and reconceptualization of such key notions as “truth”, meaning production, textuality and literary interpretation. This

Nostalgic Postmodernism Book

Nostalgic Postmodernism

  • Author : Christian Gutleben
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2021-10-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004488359

Nostalgic Postmodernism Excerpt :

Why do so many contemporary British novels revert to the Victorian tradition in order to find a new source of inspiration? What does it mean from an ideological point of view to build a modern form of art by resurrecting and recycling an art of the past? From a formal point of view what are the aesthetic priorities established by these postmodernist novels? Those are the main questions tackled by this study intended for anybody interested in the aesthetic and ideological evolution of very recent fiction. What this analysis ultimately proposes is a reevaluation and a redefinition of postmodernism such as it is illustrated by the British novels which paradoxically both praise and mock, honour and debunk, imitate and subvert their Victorian models. Unashamedly opportunistic and deliberately exploiting the spirit of the time, this late form of postmodernism cannibalizes and reshapes not only Victorianism but all the other previous aesthetic movements - including early postmodernism.

Postmodern Literature and Race Book

Postmodern Literature and Race

  • Author : Len Platt
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-19
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107042483

Postmodern Literature and Race Excerpt :

Postmodernism and Race explores the question of how dramatic shifts in conceptions of race in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries have been addressed by writers at the cutting edge of equally dramatic transformations of literary form. An opening section engages with the broad question of how the geographical and political positioning of experimental writing informs its contribution to racial discourses, while later segments focus on central critical domains within this field: race and performativity, race and the contemporary nation, and postracial futures. With essays on a wide range of contemporary writers, including Bernadine Evaristo, Alasdair Gray, Jhumpa Lahiri, Andrea Levy, and Don DeLillo, this volume makes an important contribution to our understanding of the politics and aesthetics of contemporary writing.

Wounds and Words Book

Wounds and Words

  • Author : Christa Schönfelder
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release Date : 2014-04-30
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 9783839423783

Wounds and Words Excerpt :

Trauma has become a hotly contested topic in literary studies. But interest in trauma is not new; its roots extend to the Romantic period, when novelists and the first psychiatrists influenced each others' investigations of the »wounded mind«. This book looks back to these early attempts to understand trauma, reading a selection of Romantic novels in dialogue with Romantic and contemporary psychiatry. It then carries that dialogue forward to postmodern fiction, examining further how empirical approaches can deepen our theorizations of trauma. Within an interdisciplinary framework, this study reveals fresh insights into the poetics, politics, and ethics of trauma fiction.

Gothic postmodernism Book

Gothic postmodernism

  • Author : Maria Beville
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 2009-01
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 9789042026643

Gothic postmodernism Excerpt :

Being the first to outline the literary genre, Gothic-postmodernism, this book articulates the psychological and philosophical implications of terror in postmodernist literature, analogous to the terror of the Gothic novel, uncovering the significance of postmodern recurrences of the Gothic, and identifying new historical and philosophical aspects of the genre.While many critics propose that the Gothic has been exhausted, and that its significance is depleted by consumer society's obsession with instantaneous horror, analyses of a number of terror-based postmodernist novels here suggest that the Gothic is still very much animated in Gothic-postmodernism. These analyses observe the spectral characters,doppelgangers, hellish waste lands and the demonised or possessed that inhabit texts such as Paul Auster'sCity of Glass, Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses and Bret Easton Ellis'sLunar Park.However, it is the deeper issue of the lingering emotion of terror as it relates to loss of reality and self, and to death, that is central to the study; a notion of 'terror' formulated from the theories of continental philosophers and contemporary cultural theorists. With a firm emphasis on the sublime and the unrepresentable as fundamental to this experience of terror; vital to the Gothic genre; and central to the postmodern experience, this study offers an insightful and concise definition of Gothic-postmodernism. It firmly argues that 'terror' (with all that it involves) remains a connecting and potent link between the Gothic and postmodernism: two modes of literature that together offer a unique voicing of the unspeakable terrors of postmodernity.

Transcending the Postmodern Book

Transcending the Postmodern

  • Author : Susana Onega
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-03-04
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000060140

Transcending the Postmodern Excerpt :

Transcending the Postmodern: The Singular Response of Literature to the Transmodern Paradigm gathers an introduction and ten chapters concerned with the issue of Transmodernity as addressed by and presented in contemporary novels hailing from various parts of the English-speaking world. Building on the theories of Transmodernity propounded by Rosa María Rodríguez Magda, Enrique Dussel, Marc Luyckx Ghisi and Irena Ateljevic, inter alia, it investigates the links between Transmodernity and such categories as Postmodernity, Postcolonialism and Transculturalism with a view to help define a new current in contemporary literary production. The chapters either follow the main theoretical drives of the transmodern paradigm or problematise them. In so doing, they branch out towards various issues that have come to inspire contemporary novelists, among which: the presence of the past, the ascendance of new technologies, multiculturalism, terrorism, and also vulnerability, interdependence, solidarity and ecology in a globalised context. In so doing, it interrogates the ethics, aesthetics and politics of the contemporary novel in English.

The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater Book

The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater

  • Author : Fran Mason
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-23
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810870215

The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater Excerpt :

Postmodernist literature embraces a wide range of forms and perspectives, including texts that are primarily self-reflexive; texts that use pastiche, burlesque, parody, intertextuality and hybrid forms to create textual realities that either run in opposition to or in parallel with an external reality; fabulations that develop both of these strategies; texts that ironize their relationship to reality; works that use the aspects already noted to more fully engage with political or cultural realities; texts that deal with history as a fiction; and texts that elude categorization even within the variety already explored. For example, in fiction, a postmodernist novel might tell a story about a writer struggling with writing (only, perhaps, to find that he is a character in a book by another writer struggling to write a book). The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater examines the different areas of postmodernist literature and the variety of forms that have been produced. This is accomplished through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on individual postmodernist writers, the important postmodernist aesthetic practices, significant texts produced throughout the history of postmodernist writing, and important movements and ideas that have created a variety of literary approaches within the form. By placing these concerns within the historical, philosophical, and cultural contexts of postmodernism, this reference explores the frameworks within which postmodernist literature of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century operates.