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Henry James in Context

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Christopher Carmona, Andrew Taylor, Millicent Bell, Priscilla L. Walton, Michael Levenson, Martha Banta, Sheila Teahan, Philip Horne, Pierre A. Walker, Michèle Mendelssohn, Richard Salmon, Kevin Ohi, Miranda El-Rayess, Jessica Berman, Lynn Wardley, Merle A. Williams, Elsa Nettels, Stuart Culver, Mary Ann O'Farrell, Mark Goble, Eric Haralson, June Hee Chung, Tamara L. Follini, John Carlos Rowe, Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen, Sarah Blackwood, Kenneth W. Warren, Phillip Barrish, Hugh Stevens, Wendy Graham, Victoria Coulson, Deidre Lynch, Roslyn Jolly, Eric Savoy, Kendall Johnson, Donatella Izzo, Rory Drummond, Linda Simon, Michael Anesko, Jonathan Freedman, Gert Buelens, Annick Duperray, Jeremy Tambling
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  • Date Published: December 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107456853

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  • Long misread as a novelist conspicuously lacking in historical consciousness, Henry James has often been viewed as detached from, and uninterested in, the social, political, and material realities of his time. As this volume demonstrates, however, James was acutely responsive not only to his era's changing attitudes toward gender, sexuality, class, and ethnicity, but also to changing conditions of literary production and reception, the rise of consumerism and mass culture, and the emergence of new technologies and media, of new apprehensions of time and space. These essays portray the author and his works in the context of the modernity that determined, formed, interested, appalled, and/or provoked his always curious mind. With contributions from an international cast of distinguished scholars, Henry James in Context provides a map of leading edge work in contemporary James studies, an invaluable reference work for students and scholars, and a blueprint for possible future directions.

    • Packed with information on James's life, career, social and artistic contexts, and reception
    • Includes a chronology of James's lifetime and a guide to further reading
    • Of great value for scholars of early modernism as well as James specialists
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    'Not only a sober, practical guide to the requirements of James studies in the twenty-first century, Henry James in Context also displays abundant examples of elegant writing, trenchant reading, and playful thinking.' Dennis Flannery, The Henry James Review

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    • Date Published: December 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107456853
    • length: 528 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 152 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Chronology Christopher Carmona
    Part I. Life and Career, Times and Places:
    1. Nineteenth-century America (1843–70) Andrew Taylor
    2. Nineteenth-century Europe (1843–1900) Millicent Bell
    3. Victorian England (1870–90) Priscilla L. Walton
    4. Fin-de-siècle London (1890–1900) Michael Levenson
    5. The twentieth-century world (1901–16) Martha Banta
    6. Autobiographies and biographies Sheila Teahan
    7. Letters and notebooks Philip Horne
    8. The James family Pierre A. Walker
    Part II. Historical and Cultural Contexts:
    9. Aestheticism and decadence Michèle Mendelssohn
    10. Authorship Richard Salmon
    11. Children Kevin Ohi
    12. Consumer culture Miranda El-Rayess
    13. Cosmopolitanism Jessica Berman
    14. Courtship, marriage, family Lynn Wardley
    15. Ethics Merle A. Williams
    16. Language Elsa Nettels
    17. Law Stuart Culver
    18. Manners Mary Ann O'Farrell
    19. Media and communication technologies Mark Goble
    20. Modernism Eric Haralson
    21. Money and class June Hee Chung
    22. Museums and exhibitions Tamara L. Follini
    23. Nationalism and imperialism John Carlos Rowe
    24. Print culture Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
    25. Psychology Sarah Blackwood
    26. Race Kenneth W. Warren
    27. Realism and naturalism Phillip Barrish
    28. Sexualities and sexology Hugh Stevens
    29. Social sciences and the disciplines Wendy Graham
    30. Things Victoria Coulson
    31. Time Deidre Lynch
    32. Travel and tourism Roslyn Jolly
    33. Urbanity Eric Savoy
    34. Visual culture Kendall Johnson
    35. Women and men Donatella Izzo
    36. Work Rory Drummond
    Part III. Reception:
    37. Publishing history and contemporary reception Linda Simon
    38. Critical response, 1916–47 Michael Anesko
    39. Critical response, 1947–85 Jonathan Freedman
    40. Recent criticism (since 1985) Gert Buelens
    41. Translation and international reception Annick Duperray and Jeremy Tambling
    Further reading
    Index.

  • Editor

    David McWhirter, Texas A & M University
    David McWhirter is Associate Professor of English at Texas A & M University.

    Contributors

    Christopher Carmona, Andrew Taylor, Millicent Bell, Priscilla L. Walton, Michael Levenson, Martha Banta, Sheila Teahan, Philip Horne, Pierre A. Walker, Michèle Mendelssohn, Richard Salmon, Kevin Ohi, Miranda El-Rayess, Jessica Berman, Lynn Wardley, Merle A. Williams, Elsa Nettels, Stuart Culver, Mary Ann O'Farrell, Mark Goble, Eric Haralson, June Hee Chung, Tamara L. Follini, John Carlos Rowe, Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen, Sarah Blackwood, Kenneth W. Warren, Phillip Barrish, Hugh Stevens, Wendy Graham, Victoria Coulson, Deidre Lynch, Roslyn Jolly, Eric Savoy, Kendall Johnson, Donatella Izzo, Rory Drummond, Linda Simon, Michael Anesko, Jonathan Freedman, Gert Buelens, Annick Duperray, Jeremy Tambling

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