Literature, Immigration, and Diaspora in Fin-de-Siecle by Glover

By Glover

The 1905 extraterrestrial beings Act was once the 1st glossy legislations to limit immigration to British beaches. during this booklet, David Glover asks the way it used to be attainable for Britain, a state that had prided itself on supplying asylum to refugees, to cross such laws. Tracing the ways in which the felony idea of the 'alien' turned a national-racist epithet indistinguishable from the determine of 'the Jew', Glover argues that the literary and renowned entertainments of fin de siècle Britain perpetuated a tradition of xenophobia. Reconstructing the complicated socio-political box referred to as 'the alien question', Glover examines the paintings of George Eliot, Israel Zangwill, Rudyard Kipling and Joseph Conrad, including forgotten writers like Margaret Harkness, Edgar Wallace and James Blyth. through linking them to the ideals and ideologies that circulated through newspapers, periodicals, political conferences, Royal Commissions, patriotic melodramas and social surveys, Glover sheds new mild on dilemmas approximately nationality, borders and citizenship.

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Home and homelessness in David Greig’s 'Europe' by Christian Schäfer

By Christian Schäfer

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2004 within the topic English Language and Literature experiences - Literature, grade: 1.0, Johannes Gutenberg collage Mainz, direction: modern Scottish Drama, 6 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: Discusses the various suggestions of domestic that the characters have.
They both remain and search to maintain their domestic or they escape and take a look at to discover a brand new domestic someplace else.

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The Novels of Walter Scott and his Literary Relations: Mary by A. Monnickendam

By A. Monnickendam

utilizing a wealth of numerous resource fabric this ebook includes an leading edge severe research which, for the 1st time, examines Scott throughout the clear out of his lady contemporaries. It not just offers thought-provoking rules approximately their dealing with of, for instance, the love-plot, but additionally produces a special, extra sombre Scott.

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Poetry and the Cromwellian Protectorate: Culture, Politics, by Edward Holberton

By Edward Holberton

The Cromwellian Protectorate was once a interval of innovation in poetry and drama, in addition to constitutional debate. This new account of the interval makes a speciality of key cultural associations -- Parliament, an embassy to Sweden, Oxford collage, Cromwell's kingdom funeral -- to envision this poetry's courting with a tradition in transformation and crisis.

Edward Holberton exhibits that the Protectorate's instabilities helped to generate energetic and cutting edge poetry. Protectorate verse explores the faultlines of a tradition which without end contested the authority of its personal associations, together with the place of work of Protector itself. Poetry by means of Andrew Marvell, Edmund Waller, William Davenant, and John Dryden, contributed to a colourful poetic tradition which embraced assorted varieties and events: masques for the weddings of Cromwell's daughters, diplomatic poems to Queen Christina of Sweden, naval victories, civic pageants, and collage anthologies in get together of a peace treaty. lots of those texts turn out tricky to align with demonstrated rules of the political and cultural contests of the age, simply because they turn into entangled with cultural associations which can not be taken without any consideration, and have been in lots of situations reworking quickly, with far-reaching historic consequences.

Poetry and the Cromwellian Protectorate asks how poetry faced questions that have been complex via institutional practices, how poets attempted to sq. their wider cultural sympathies with their pursuits in a selected parliamentary or college predicament, and the way alterations in associations afforded poets severe insights into their society's difficulties and its position on the earth. The readings during this ebook problem prior representations of Protectorate tradition as a part of conservative backsliding, or pragmatic compromise, lower than a quasi-monarchical order. Protectorate verse emerges as nuanced and important writing, which appears past the character of Oliver Cromwell to the tensions that formed his energy. Poetry and the Cromwellian Protectorate argues that it really is accurately via being contingent and compromised that those poems in attaining their energy, and develop into so revealing.

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The Asylum Dance by John Burnside

By John Burnside

Lucid, gentle, and unusually troubling, the poems in The Asylum Dance - which gained the Whitbread Prize for Poetry - are hymns to the stress among the sanctuary of domestic and the trap of get away. this can be territory that Burnside has made his personal: a household global threaded via with fable and longing, past which lies a no man's land - the 'somewhere in among' - of nightfall or sunrise, of mists or surprising gentle, the place the epiphanies are.

Using the framework of 4 lengthy poems, 'Ports', 'Settlements', 'Fields' and 'Roads', the poet balances presence with absence; we're proven the homing intuition - felt within the blood and marrow - as a pull to shelter, simplicity, and a secure haven, whereas while listening to the siren name from the area past: the exciting expectancy of fairground or dancehall, the chances of the open highway. With a convinced open line and entire command of the language, John Burnside writes with grace, agility and profound philosophical objective, confirming his place within the entrance rank of latest poetry.

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Aesthetics and Ethics in Twenty-First Century British by Peter Childs,James Green

By Peter Childs,James Green

A clean set of issues face the twenty-first century British novelist. during this research of the 4 key novelists Zadie Smith, Nadeem Aslam, Hari Kunzru and David Mitchell, the
the alterations in narrative techniques and significant instructions of a brand new post-1989 fiction are explored.

Close readings of the writers are expert by means of a number modern theorists, critics and commentators to bare the emphases of twenty-first century fiction. Terror, worry, consumerism, multinationalism, and corporatism: the phrases circulating in tradition and social networks are obvious in Smith's religion in moral dwelling, Aslam's attention of multiculturalism, the novels Kunzru builds round the politics of id and within the value Mictchell areas at the interconnectedness of human lifestyles. by means of placing the emergence of a brand new British literary dynamic within the context of moral in addition to international contexts, this learn analyzes the remodeled fictional perceptions of an international now not outlined through the stand off of large powers.

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Reading Smell in Eighteenth-Century Fiction (Transits: by Emily C. Friedman

By Emily C. Friedman

Scent is either a vital and likely impossible-to-recover point of fabric tradition. Scent is one in all our most powerful ties to reminiscence, but to recollect a scent with out exterior stimuli is sort of very unlikely for many humans. furthermore, people’ (specifically Western people) skill to sniff has been lowered via a means of elevated emphasis on odor-removal, hygienic practices that emphasize de-odorization (rather than the overlaying of 1 scent by way of another).While different intangibles of the human adventure were positioned into the context of the eighteenth-century novel, odor has to this point remained principally sidelined in desire of discussions of the visible, the aural, contact, and style. The previous decade has noticeable a good growth of our figuring out of ways odor works physiologically, psychologically, and culturally, and there's no greater second than now to try to recuperate the strains of olfactory perceptions, descriptions, and assumptions.

Reading Smell offers versions for a way to include olfactory wisdom into new readings of the literary shape relevant to our realizing of the eighteenth century and modernity often: the unconventional. The multiplication and improvement of the unconventional overlaps strikingly with alterations in own and personal hygienic practices that will regulate the culture’s courting to sniff. This booklet examines how a long way the radical may be understood via a reintroduction of olfactory details. After many years of examining for all types of racial, cultural, gendered, and different kinds of absences again into the radical, this publication takes one step extra: to think about how the restoration of forgotten or neglected olfactory assumptions may reshape our knowing of those texts. Reading Smell comprises wide-scale study and targeted case reports of a few of the main outstanding or commonly used makes use of of olfactory language in eighteenth-century British prose fiction. Highlighting scents with transferring meanings around the interval: our bodies, tobacco, smelling-bottles, and sulfur, Reading Smell not just offers new insights into canonical works by way of authors like speedy, Smollett, Richardson, Burney, Austen, and Lewis, but additionally sheds new gentle at the background of the British novel as a whole.

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Minds, Bodies, Machines, 1770-1930 (Palgrave Studies in by D. Coleman,H. Fraser

By D. Coleman,H. Fraser

it truly is throughout the nineteenth-century, the age of equipment, that we commence to witness a sustained exploration of the literal and discursive entanglements of minds, our bodies, machines. This e-book explores the impression of expertise upon conceptions of language, awareness, human cognition, and the bounds among materialist and esoteric sciences.

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Women Reviewing Women in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The by Joanne Wilkes

By Joanne Wilkes

Focusing really at the serious reception of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot, Joanne Wilkes deals in-depth examinations of stories by means of 8 lady critics: Maria Jane Jewsbury, Sara Coleridge, Hannah Lawrance, Jane Williams, Julia Kavanagh, Anne Mozley, Margaret Oliphant and Mary Augusta Ward. What they wrote approximately ladies writers, and what their writings let us know in regards to the critics' personal feel of themselves as girls writers, exhibit the particular personality of nineteenth-century women's contributions to literary heritage. Wilkes explores the various offerings those critics, writing while ladies needed to grapple with proscribing assumptions approximately girl highbrow capacities, made approximately how one can disseminate their very own writing. whereas numerous publishing in periodicals wrote anonymously, others released books, articles and stories less than their very own names. Wilkes teases out the individuality of nineteenth-century women's frequently neglected contributions to the severe reception of canonical girls authors, and in addition devotes area to the pioneering efforts of Lawrance, Kavanagh and Williams to attract awareness to the lengthy culture of woman literary job as much as the 19th century. She attracts on statement by way of male critics of the interval besides, to supply context for this significant contribution to the restoration of women's serious discourse in nineteenth-century Britain.

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Digressive Voices in Early Modern English Literature by Anne Cotterill

By Anne Cotterill

Cotterill turns feminist sensitivity towards silenced voices to seem afresh at significant nondramatic texts through Donne, Marvell, Browne, Milton, and Dryden. Anne Cotterill examines richly digressive audio system who carve literary mazes via a perilous international for mental, political, and poetic survival--and attack.

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