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Writing London: Materiality, Memory, Spectrality by Julian Wolfreys

By Julian Wolfreys

Succeeding Julian Wolfrey's winning Writing London (1998), this moment quantity extends Wolfrey's unique argument new city sensibility within the 19th century have been built which demonstrated new methods of writing approximately and responding to the town. Writing London, quantity 2 explores via more than a few readings of twentieth-century movies and texts the complicated dating among the event of the town, the pleasures of the city textual content and the solitary nature of those pleasures. The ebook has a extensive concentration, partly dictated not just by means of the transformation of literary construction within the twentieth-century, but additionally by means of the necessity to reply to the alterations in either city illustration and London itself. Writers mentioned comprise Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bowen, Maureen Duffy, Peter Ackroyd, Iain Sinclair and Michael Moorcock. the quantity covers texts from the overdue nineteenth-century to the tip of the 20 th, in a severe interpreting that comes with the theoretical insights of Walter Benjamin, man Debord and Jacques Derrida.

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Fictions of British Decadence: High Art, Popular Writing and by Kirsten MacLeod

By Kirsten MacLeod

Fictions of British Decadence is a clean account of the emergence, improvement, and legacy of fiction written within the period of Oscar Wilde. It examines a large diversity of texts by way of a various array of Decadent writers, from well-known figures resembling Ernest Dowson and John Davidson to lesser-known innovators comparable to Arthur Machen and M.P. Shiel. MacLeod fills a wide hole in figuring out the circulate that helped negotiate transition from the Victorian triple-decker to experimental Modernist fiction.

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England's First Family of Writers: Mary Wollstonecraft, by Julie A. Carlson

By Julie A. Carlson

Lifestyles and literature have been inseparable within the day-by-day lives of Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, and Mary Shelley. In England's First kin of Writers, Julie A. Carlson demonstrates how and why the works of those contributors can top be understood in the context of the family during which they have been created.The first to contemplate their writing jointly, Carlson unearths within the Wollstonecraft-Godwin-Shelley dynasty a kinfolk of writers whose works are in intimate discussion with one another. For them, literature made love and produced childrens, in addition to mourned, memorialized, and reanimated the useless. Construing the ways that this family's works reduce the diversities among books and folks, writing and residing, Carlson bargains a nonsentimental account of the level to which books can dwell and tell lifestyles and loss of life. Carlson additionally examines the unorthodox clan's prestige as England's first kinfolk of writers. She explores how, through the years, their reception has evinced ongoing public resistance to those that critique relatives values. (Spring 2009)

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Writing and Political Engagement in Seventeenth-Century by Derek Hirst, Richard Strier

By Derek Hirst, Richard Strier

This quantity explores the connection among writing and public matters in seventeenth-century England ahead of, in the course of, and after the civil wars and revolution of the mid-century. the celebrated members symbolize numerous disciplines and methodologies. They percentage, in spite of the fact that, an excessive drawback with the connection among the act of writing and the political and public problems with this notable interval. The essays recommend that major artwork, even if it sounds as if "private," used to be deeply engaged with public matters, whereas political writing used to be in detail concerned with questions of fashion and inward moral sense.

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British Writers and the Media, 1930–45 by Keith Williams

By Keith Williams

Richly informative a couple of host of writers from Auden to Priestley, and theoretically educated, this wide-ranging new examine demonstrates that the Nineteen Thirties, remembered frequently for basic political engagement, can otherwise be noticeable as beginning the major components of postmodernism, constructing the individual's experience of `elsewhere' via new expertise of illustration and propaganda. Keith Williams analyses the connection among the leftist writers of the last decade and the mass-media, exhibiting how newspapers, radio and movie have been taken care of of their writing and the way they significantly reshaped its types, assumptions and imagery.

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Justice (Oxford Readings in Politics and Government) by Alan Ryan

By Alan Ryan

This number of essays by way of philosophers, political theorists, and social critics levels over millennia--from the tips of Plato and Aristotle to these of latest thinkers reminiscent of John Rawls and Robert Nozick. It examines the character of justice, its value in human existence, and its position one of the different virtues. The scope of the gathering provides a transparent photograph of the diversities and continuities that experience marked the talk: Plato's emphasis at the perfect of "sticking to one's activity" contrasts with the fashionable emphasis on person rights, whereas the account of justice as a part of the legislation of nature provided by means of Aristotle and Cicero contrasts with Hume's research of justice as a man-made advantage. Alan Ryan's introductory essay emphasizes the stringency of justice--showing how its calls for can clash with issues of the final welfare. The ebook concludes with a dialogue of Marx's view that justice is likely to be basically a concession to a global of shortage and selfishness created by means of capitalist must haves. a very good consultant to interpretations of 1 of the imperative values of political existence and proposal, this e-book will curiosity scholars and students of political idea and philosophy.

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Subjectivities: A History of Self-Representation in Britain, by Regenia Gagnier

By Regenia Gagnier

This comparative research attracts on working-class autobiography, public and boarding tuition memoirs, and the canonical autobiographies by way of men and women within the uk to outline subjectivity and price inside social type and gender in 19th- and early twentieth-century Britain. Gagnier reconsiders conventional differences among brain and physique, deepest hope and public reliable, aesthetics and software, and truth and cost within the context of way of life.

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Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing and the 'Scandalous by Caroline Breashears

By Caroline Breashears

This ebook contributes to the literary background of eighteenth-century women’s existence writings, really these classified “scandalous memoirs.” It examines how the evolution of this subgenre was once formed in part via numerous leading edge memoirs that experience obtained in basic terms modest severe realization. Breashears argues that Madame de l. a. Touche’s Apologie and her pal woman Vane’s Memoirs contributed to the crystallization of this sub-genre at mid-century, and that girl Vane’s collaboration with Tobias Smollett in The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle led to an excellent test within the dating among gender and style. It demonstrates that the Memoirs of Catherine Jemmat integrated influential new thoughts for self-justification in line with altering kinship priorities, and that Margaret Coghlan’s Memoirs brought innovative subject matters that created a hybrid: the political scandalous memoir. This ebook will for this reason attract students attracted to existence writing, women’s background, style idea, and eighteenth-century British literature.

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Queer Dickens: Erotics, Families, Masculinities by Holly Furneaux

By Holly Furneaux

This booklet deals a extensively new analyzing of Dickens and his significant works. It demonstrates that, instead of representing a principally traditional, conservative view of sexuality and gender, he offers a particularly queer corpus, all over serious about the range of gender roles, the expandability of notions of the kin, and the advanced multiplicity of sexual hope. The publication examines the lengthy ignored figures of bachelor fathers, martially resistant males, and male nurses. It explores Dickens's recognition to a longing, to not reproduce, yet to nurture, his curiosity in therapeutic contact, and his articulation, over the process his profession, of homoerotic hope. Holly Furneaux locations Dickens's writing in a huge literary and social context, along authors together with Bulwer-Lytton, Tennyson, Braddon, Collins, and Whitman, to make a case for Dickens's principal place in queer literary historical past. studying novels, poetry, life-writing, journalism, and criminal and political debates, Queer Dickens argues that this eminent Victorian can direct us to the ways that his tradition may well, and did, conveniently accommodate homoeroticism and households of selection. additional, it contends that Dickens's portrayals of nurturing masculinity and his trouble with contact and have an effect on among males problem what we've been used to wondering Victorian beliefs of maleness. Queer Dickens intervenes in present debates in regards to the Victorians (neither so punitive nor so prudish as we as soon as imagined) and in regards to the methodologies of the histories of the relations and of sexuality. It makes the case for a extra confident, nurturing, and life-affirming trajectory in queer conception.

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