The Romantic Sublime and Middle-Class Subjectivity in the Victorian Novel

Author: Stephen Hancock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135492999

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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This study follows the aesthetic of the sublime from Burke and Kant, through Wordsworth and the Shelleys, into Thackeray, Dickens, Eliot and Hardy. Exploring the continuities between the romantic and Victorian "periods" that have so often been rather read as differences, the book demonstrates that the sublime mode enables the transition from a paradigm of overwhelming power exemplified by the body of the king to the pervasive power of surveillance utilized by the rising middle classes. While the domestic woman connected with the rise of the middle class is normally seen as beautiful, the book contends that the moral authority given to this icon of depth and interiority is actually sublime. The binary of the beautiful and the sublime seeks to contain the sublimity of womanhood by insisting on sublimity's masculine character. This is the book's most important claim: rather than exemplifying masculine strength, the sublime marks the transition to a system of power gendered as feminine and yet masks that transition because it fears the power it ostensibly accords to the feminine. This aesthetic is both an inheritance the Victorians receive from their romantic predecessors, and, more importantly, a broad historical phenomenon that questions the artificial boundaries between romantic and Victorian.

Der verfasste Mann

Männlichkeiten in der Literatur und Kultur um 1900

Author: Gregor Schuhen

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839427932

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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Aus Sicht der Men's Studies gilt der Übergang vom 19. ins 20. Jahrhundert als besonders folgenreiche Umbruchs- bzw. Krisenzeit - die Fin de Siècle-Stimmung machte vor dem Modell hegemonialer Männlichkeit keinen Halt. Die Beiträge des Bandes zeigen: Mit Krisensymptomen wie Homosexualität, Degeneration, Erschöpfung sowie Bedrohung durch neue Frauenbilder ging eine Pluralisierung von Männerbildern einher. Neben dem Homosexuellen betraten der Dandy, der Sportler, der décadent und der Neurastheniker die Bühne der Männlichkeiten. Dabei lassen sich diese Männlichkeitstypen an den Polen von Krise und Resouveränisierung ansiedeln, wie die literarischen und kulturellen Zeugnisse der Zeit zeigen.

Masculinities

Konzeptionen von Männlichkeit im Werk von Thomas Hardy und D.H. Lawrence

Author: Stefan Horlacher

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823361701

Category: Masculinity in literature

Page: 721

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Thomas Hardy and Empire

The Representation of Imperial Themes in the Work of Thomas Hardy

Author: Dr Jane L Bownas

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409471098

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

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Unlike many of his contemporaries, Thomas Hardy is not generally recognized as an imperial writer, even though he wrote during a period of major expansion of the British Empire and in spite of the many allusions to the Roman Empire and Napoleonic Wars in his writing. Jane L. Bownas examines the context of these references, proposing that Hardy was a writer who not only posed a challenge to the whole of established society, but one whose writings bring into question the very notion of empire. Bownas argues that Hardy takes up ideas of the primitive and civilized that were central to Western thought in the nineteenth century, contesting this opposition and highlighting the effect outsiders have on so-called 'primitive' communities. In her discussion of the oppressions of imperialism, she analyzes the debate surrounding the use of gender as an articulated category, together with race and class, and shows how, in exposing the power structures operating within Britain, Hardy produces a critique of all forms of ideological oppression.

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Doktor Faustus

Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843071861

Category: Drama

Page: 76

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Christopher Marlowe: Doktor Faustus Entstanden um 1592. Erstmals aufgeführt von der Truppe des Earl of Nottingham, Datum unbekannt. Älteste erhaltene Ausgabe: London 1604. Zweite Fassung: London 1616. Hier nach der Übers. v. Wilhelm Müller. Originaltitel: The Tragicall History of D. Faustus Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2014. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Marlowe, Christoph: Doktor Faustus. Übers. v. Wilhelm Müller, München: Eugen Rentsch Verlag, 1911. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Mikhail Vrubel, Faust, 1896. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Necroville

Roman

Author: Ian McDonald

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641173094

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

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Willkommen in Necroville! Im 21. Jahrhundert hat die Nanotechnologie die Welt verändert: Die Gesetze von Geburt und Tod sind außer Kraft gesetzt. Wer stirbt, kann problemlos wiedererweckt werden. Inzwischen machen die Wiedererweckten ein Drittel der Weltbevölkerung aus. Aber sie werden zu Stigmatisierten, zu Bewohnern gigantischer Städte, den Necrovilles, in denen sie unter ihresgleichen leben können. Sie entwickeln ihre ganz eigene, absolut fremdartige Kultur - mit furchtbaren Konsequenzen ...

Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure

A Critical Study

Author: Margaret Elvy

Publisher: Crescent Moon Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 151

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THOMAS HARDY'S JUDE THE OBSCURE A study of the novel Jude the Obscure using contemporary feminist and literary theory. Illustrated, with notes and a bibiography. Jude the Obscure (1895), Thomas Hardy's last novel, is a sister (or brother) book to Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), before he turned to poetry and other forms of writing. The author attacks similar targets: the family, politics, religion, marriage, education and sexuality. Hardy was on fire when he wrote Jude the Obscure - it is a very angry work. Jude the Obscure, though, contains far more polemic and philosophizing than Tess or any of the earlier novels. The preaching and polemic threatens to undo the narrative, which is nevertheless 'realist', like other Thomas Hardy fictions. In Jude the Obscure, Hardy was stretching the novel to the limit, testing the boundaries of what is 'acceptable'. In Jude the Obscure, the things that say 'you shan't' are, variously, God, religion, education, circumstance, chance, nature, and marriage. All of the institutions and 'causes' reside inside the individual, which is what makes the problems they create so difficult to deal with for Sue and Jude. Patriarchy, culture and society are not in some 'out there' space, but in people. Hardy's thoughts on Jude the Obscure, as expressed in the Life and letters, include his desire for a novel about characters 'into whose souls the iron has entered'; a desire to make the story 'grimy' in order to heighten the contrast between the ideal life and the 'squalid real life'; the novel 'makes for morality', Hardy said; and ended up 'a mass of imperfections', a remark many artists have made of their work.

Thomas Hardy

Author: Peter Widdowson

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780746307564

Category: Authors, English

Page: 113

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An up-to-date survey of Thomas Hardy's major works, showing how his works speak to us today, in fiction and in poetry, as a contemporary. From the WRITERS AND THEIR WORK series.

Who's who of Australian writers

Author: D.W. Thorpe Pty,National Centre for Research and Development in Australian Studies

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co

ISBN: 9781875589203

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 822

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Gefangen in New York

Author: Ben Bova

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423078177

Category: Science fiction, American

Page: 138

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A teenage boy explores New York, an obsolete city open only to tourists, and becomes involved with the gangs which fight among themselves for survival.

Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Re-reading Pío Baroja and English Literature

Author: Katharine Murphy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780820472263

Category: English fiction

Page: 270

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This volume investigates a broad range of structural connections between Pio Baroja's early fiction and the novels of his contemporaries in England and Ireland, with prominence given to Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy, E. M. Forster and James Joyce. Starting from the premise that Spain has been neglected in studies which assess the evolution of the European novel at the turn of the twentieth century, and challenging the insular concept of the 'Generation of 1898', the author reassesses the relationship between Baroja and English literature. Particular emphasis is given to renderings of consciousness, the role and identity of the artist, European landscapes, and questions of form, genre and representation in the novels under scrutiny. The book produces new readings of Baroja in the context of early twentieth-century English fiction.

Constructing gender

feminism and literary studies

Author: Hilary Fraser,R. S. White

Publisher: Univ of Western Australia Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

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