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Cultural Politics at the Fin de Siècle

Cultural Politics at the Fin de Siècle

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Sally Ledger, Scott McCracken, Terry Eagleton, Laura Chrisman, Stephen Regan, Ed Cohen, Marcia Ian, Ruth Robbins, Anne Janowitz, Lynne Hapgood, Alexandra Warwick, Carolyn Williams, Judith Halberstam, Regina Gagnier
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  • Date Published: February 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521484992

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  • The end-of-century experience is generating intense interest among contemporary critics. This collection of essays scrutinizes ways in which current conflicts of race, class and gender have their origins in the cultural politics of the last fin de siècle. The construction of masculinities, feminism and empire, Yeats and Ireland, the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, socialism, psychoanalysis, and the relationship between nascent modernism and postmodernism are all addressed in this radical collaborative venture.

    • Highly topical exploration of end-of-century phenomenon
    • First full study of the relationship between the literary and cultural politics of the 1890s and the 1990s
    • Radical volume of essays by mostly new scholars, with preface by Terry Eagleton
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    • Date Published: February 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521484992
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Sally Ledger and Scott McCracken
    1. The flight to the real Terry Eagleton
    2. The New Woman and the crisis of Victorianism Sally Ledger
    3. Empire, 'race' and feminism in the fin de siècle: the work of George Egerton and Olive Schreiner Laura Chrisman
    4. W. B. Yeats and Irish cultural politics in the 1890s Stephen Regan
    5. The double lives of man: narration and identification in late nineteenth-century representations of eccentric masculinities Ed Cohen
    6. Henry James and the spectacle of loss: psychoanalytical metaphysics Marcia Ian
    7. 'A very curious construction': masculinity and the poetry of A. E. Housman and Oscar Wilde Ruth Robbins
    8. The Pilgrims of Hope: William Morris and the dialectic of romanticism Anne Janowitz
    9. Urban utopias: socialism, religion and the city, 1880–1900 Lynne Hapgood
    10. Vampires and the empire: fears and fictions of the 1890s Alexandra Warwick
    11. Utopia, Limited: nationalism, empire and parody in the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan Carolyn Williams
    12. Technologies of monstrosity: Bram Stoker's Dracula Judith Halberstam
    13. Postmodernism, a chance to re-read? Scott McCracken
    14. Is market society the fin of history? Regina Gagnier.

  • Editors

    Sally Ledger, University of the West of England, Bristol

    Scott McCracken, University of Salford


    Sally Ledger, Scott McCracken, Terry Eagleton, Laura Chrisman, Stephen Regan, Ed Cohen, Marcia Ian, Ruth Robbins, Anne Janowitz, Lynne Hapgood, Alexandra Warwick, Carolyn Williams, Judith Halberstam, Regina Gagnier

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