Forces in Modern British Literature 1885 1946

Author: William York Tindall

Publisher: Franklin Classics

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Page: 422

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Emergent Nation: Early Modern British Literature in Transition, 1660–1714:

Author: Elizabeth Sauer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

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The years 1660 to 1714 represent a fraught transitional period, one caught between two now dominant periodization rubrics: early modern and the long eighteenth century. Containing narratives of disruption, restoration, and reconfiguration, Emergent Nation: Early Modern British Literature in Transition, 1660–1714 explores the conjunctions and disjunctions between historical and literary developments in this period, when the sociable, rivalrous textual world of letters registered and accelerated changes. Each of the volume's four parts highlights the relationship of various literary forms to a different kind of transformation - generic, ideological, cultural, or local. The five chapters in each section rigorously probe the conditions that affected the period's literary transformations, and interrogate the traditions that canonical and less established writers inherited, adapted, and often challenged. In making a case for an early mimetically produced English nation, this book, through its concentration on literary evidence and transitions also makes innovative contributions to an understanding of nationalism in the period.

Modern British Literature

Author: Frank Kermode

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 713

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Works by such authors as Hardy, Conrad, Eliot, Huxley, and Lawrence focus on man's relation to the intellectual developments and social upheavals of the twentieth century.

Gathering Force: Early Modern British Literature in Transition, 1557–1623:

Author: Kristen Poole

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

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During the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, England grew from a marginal to a major European power, established overseas settlements, and negotiated the Protestant Reformation. The population burgeoned and became increasingly urban. England also saw the meteoric rise of commercial theatre in London, the creation of a vigorous market for printed texts, and the emergence of writing as a viable profession. Literacy rates exploded, and an increasingly diverse audience encountered a profusion of new textual forms. Media, and literary culture, transformed on a scale that would not happen again until television and the Internet. The twenty innovative contributions in Gathering Force: Early Modern Literature in Transition, 1557–1623 trace ways that five different genres both spurred and responded to change. Chapters explore different facets of lyric poetry, romance, commercial drama, masques and pageants, and non-narrative prose. Exciting and accessible, this volume illuminates the dynamic relationships among the period's social, political, and literary transformations.

Political Turmoil: Early Modern British Literature in Transition, 1623–1660:

Author: Stephen B. Dobranski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

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The early modern period in Britain was defined by tremendous upheaval - the upending of monarchy, the unsettling of church doctrine, and the pursuit of a new method of inquiry based on an inductive experimental model. Political Turmoil: Early Modern Literature in Transition, 1623–1660 offers an innovative and ambitious re-appraisal of seventeenth-century British literature and history. Each of the contributors attempts to address the 'how' and 'why' of aesthetic change by focusing on political and cultural transformations. Instead of forging a grand narrative of continuity, the contributors attempt to piece together the often complex web of factors and events that contributed to developments in literary form and matter - as well as the social and religious changes that literature sometimes helped to occasion. These twenty chapters, reading across traditional periodization, demonstrate that early modern literary works - when they were conceived, as they were created, and after they circulated - were, above all, involved in various types of transitions.

Outlaw Fathers in Victorian and Modern British Literature

Queering Patriarchy

Author: Helena Gurfinkel

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Outlaw Fathers provides an innovative reading of fatherhood and father-son relationships in a number of Victorian and modern literary texts. In addition to using a psychoanalytic paradigm for redefining the concept of patriarchy in literary studies and theory, it joins a larger contemporary conversation about changing masculinities and families.

Modern British literature

Author: Ruth Zabriskie Temple

Publisher: Ungar Pub Co

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 441

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Vol. 4, supplement, compiled and edited by M. Tucker and R. Stein; V. 5, compiled and edited by Denis Lane and Rita Stein.

Modern British literature

Author: Ruth Zabriskie Temple

Publisher: Ungar Pub Co

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 510

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Intercultural Voices in Contemporary British Literature

The Implosion of Empire

Author: L. Sauerberg

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 608

During the last decades of the twentieth century it has become increasingly difficult to consider British literature as 'national' or 'mainstream'. The book investigates contemporary fiction and poetry written in, or relating to, Britain and uncovers a distinct sense of a new and different national and social reality. Tracing literary effects of migration, globalization, and regionalization the book focuses on literary tradition as an inspiration or object of hate and frustration for the exploration and expression of post-Imperial experiences.