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Gothic Literary Studies: Servants and the Gothic, 1764-1831 - A Half-Told Tale by Servants and the Gothic, 1764-1831 provides a comprehensive literary and historical basis for understanding the servant characters and servant narratives that shaped the early Gothic mode. Engaging closely with a wide range of important eighteenth and nineteenth century novels, plays, and bluebooks, Kathleen Hudson redefines servants as an important means of exploring narrative in Gothic literature and illuminates their profound impact on discourses about identity, imagination, and the self.
Call Number: 658.26 Z61
Publication Date: 2019
James Joyce's America by James Joyce's America is the first study to address the nature of Joyce's relation to the United States. It challenges the prevalent views of Joyce as merely indifferent or hostile towards America, and argues that his works show an increasing level of engagement with American history, culture,and politics that culminates in the abundance of allusions to the US in Finnegans Wake, the very title of which comes from an Irish-American song and signals the importance of America to that work.The volume focuses on Joyce's concept of America within the framework of an Irish history that his works obsessively return to. It concentrates on Joyce's thematic preoccupation with Ireland and its history and America's relation to Irish post-Famine history. Within that context, it explores firstJoyce's relation to Irish America and how post-Famine Irish history, as Joyce saw it, transformed the country from a nation of invasions and settlements to one spreading out across the globe, ultimately connecting Joyce's response to this historical phenomenon to the diffusive styles of FinnegansWake. It then discusses American popular and literary cultures in terms of how they appear in relation to, or as a function of, the British-Irish colonial context in the post-Famine era, and concludes with a consideration of how Joyce represented his American reception in the Wake.
Call Number: 629.23 In8
Publication Date: 2019
Dickens and the Stenographic Mind by Initially described by Dickens as a "savage stenographic mystery", shorthand was to become an essential and influential part of his toolkit as a writer. In this ground-breaking interdisciplinary study, Hugo Bowles tells the story of Dickens's stenographic journey from his early encounters withthe "despotic" shorthand symbols of Gurney's Brachygraphy in 1828 to his lifelong commitment to shorthand for reporting, letter writing, copying, and note-taking.Drawing on empirical evidence from Dickens's shorthand notebooks, Dickens and the Stenographic Mind forensically explores Dickens's unique ability to write in two graphic codes, offering an original critique of the impact of shorthand on Dickens's mental processing of language. The author usesinsights from morphology, phonetics, and the psychology of reading to show how Dickens's biscriptal habits created a unique stenographic mindset that was then translated into novel forms of creative writing. The volume argues that these new scriptal arrangements, which include phonetic speech,stenographic patterns of letters in individual words, phonaesthemes, and literary representations of shorthand-related acts of reading and writing, created reading puzzles that bound Dickens and his readers together in a new form of stenographic literacy.Clearly written and cogently argued, Dickens and the Stenographic Mind not only opens up new evidence from a little known area of Dickens's professional life to expert scrutiny, but is highly relevant to a number of important debates in Victorian studies including orality and literacy in thenineteenth century, the role of voice and voicing in Dickens's writing process, his relationship with his readers, and his various writing personae as law reporter, sketch-writer, journalist, and novelist.
Call Number: 621.4022 R162
Publication Date: 2019
Invalid Modernism by Invalid Modernism contributes to an intersectional moment in disability studies by looking at modernist aesthetics through a "defamiliar body". It also offers an intersectional understanding of modernism by studying the representation of physical and cognitive difference during a period markedby progressive reforms in health, labor, and welfare. Readings of texts by Henry James, Samuel Beckett, Virginia Woolf, William Carlos Williams, James Joyce, Djuna Barnes, Oscar Wilde, F.T. Marinetti, Jean Toomer, an opera by Alexander Zemlinsky, and paintings and constructions by dadaists andsurrealists are set against the historical developments in sexology, medical discourse, and the pseudo-sciences of eugenics and anthropometry.Modernist works are well known for challenging formal features of narration and representation, but it is seldom observed that this challenge has often been enabled by figures of shell-shocked veterans, tubercular heroines, blind soothsayers, invalid aesthetes, and neurasthenic women. Such figurescomplicate an aesthetics of autonomy by which modernism is often understood. Since its evolution in the eighteenth century, aesthetics has been seen in terms of judgments based on detached appreciation. What begins as a highly privative, sensate response to an object or natural formation results ina disinterested judgment about the value of that response. By looking at modernist aesthetics through a disability optic, Invalid Modernism attempts to restore the missing body to aesthetics by disclosing a structure of feeling around dramatic changes in modernity. These changes are registered onand through the bodies and minds of figures considered in medical discourse of the period as "invalid" citizens and subjects.
Call Number: 621.381 C813
Publication Date: 2019
Youth Culture and the Post-War British Novel by From the Teddy Boys of the post-war decade to the heroin chic of "Cool Britannia," the many subcultures of Britain's teenagers have often been at the forefront of social change. Youth Culture and the Post-War British Novel is the first book to chart that history through the work of some of the most influential contemporary British writers. In this vivid work of cultural history, Stephen Ross explores: ¿ The manic teenage vision of Absolute Beginners ¿ The Angry Young Men of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning ¿ Skinheads and Burgess's A Clockwork Orange ¿ Irony and authenticity in the 1980s - from Amis to Kureishi ¿ Heroin chic, disaffection and Trainspotting Examining the cultural contexts of some of the most important and popular post-1945 British novels, the book covers such themes as crises of masculinity, multiculturalism and inter-generational conflict, and in doing so casts new light on British writing today.
Call Number: 620.5 K848
Publication Date: 2018
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