Literary Research and British Postmodernism

Literary Research and British Postmodernism is a guide for researchers of postwar British literature that defines best practices for scholars conducting research in this period.

Literary Research and British Postmodernism

Author: Bridgit McCafferty

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442254173

Page: 264

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Literary Research and British Postmodernism is a guide for researchers of postwar British literature that defines best practices for scholars conducting research in this period. Individual chapters connect the complex relationships between print and multimedia, technological advancements, and the influence of critical theory that converge in postwar British literature.

Literary Research and American Postmodernism

Additional or alternative chapters might be included to highlight a particular
research problem or to examine other pertinent period or national literary
resources. 1. Literary Research and the British Romantic Era by Peggy Keeran
and Jennifer ...

Literary Research and American Postmodernism

Author: Emily Witsell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810892766

Page: 210

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This book is a guide to scholarly research in the field of American postmodern literature, defined as the period between 1950 and 1990 and provide advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars of literature with a comprehensive view of the print and online resources available in literature and related subject areas

Literary Research and the Anglo Saxon and Medieval Eras

Every literary age presents scholars with both predictable and unique research
challenges. This series fills a gap in the field ... Jennifer Bowers, 2013. 13.
Literary Research and British Postmodernism by Arianne A. HartsellGundy and
Bridgit ...

Literary Research and the Anglo Saxon and Medieval Eras

Author: Dustin Booher

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538138441

Page: 240

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"Literary Research and the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Eras: Strategies and Sources is a guide to scholarly research in the field of medieval English literature covering the period 450 CE to 1500 CE. The volume presents the best practices for building a foundation of sound scholarship practices in the field of medieval English literature"--

English and American Studies

Postmodernism Representation and reality in M. C. Escher's Drawing Hands (
1948) Postmodernism 'Anything goes' British Literary History Postmodernism
Finnegans Wake and. ism, with its ways of making sense of the world and its
specific ...

English and American Studies

Author: Martin Middeke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3476004066

Page: 538

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Das ganze Studium der Anglistik und Amerikanistik in einem Band. Ob englische und amerikanische Literatur, Sprachwissenschaft, Literatur- und Kulturtheorie, Fachdidaktik oder die Analyse von Filmen und kulturellen Phänomenen führende Fachvertreter geben in englischer Sprache einen ausführlichen Überblick über alle relevanten Teildisziplinen. BA- und MA-Studierende finden hier die wichtigsten Grundlagen und Wissensgebiete auf einen Blick. Durch die übersichtliche Darstellung und das Sachregister optimal für das systematische Lernen und zum Nachschlagen geeignet.

Postmodern Literature and Race

He is a renowned critic and founding theorist of postcolonial studies and
coauthor of The Empire Writes Back, the first text to examine ... His main research
interests are in post-1945 British literature and literary and cultural theory,
especially in ...

Postmodern Literature and Race

Author: Len Platt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107042488

Page: 314

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Postmodernism and Race explores the question of how dramatic shifts in conceptions of race in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries have been addressed by writers at the cutting edge of equally dramatic transformations of literary form. An opening section engages with the broad question of how the geographical and political positioning of experimental writing informs its contribution to racial discourses, while later segments focus on central critical domains within this field: race and performativity, race and the contemporary nation, and postracial futures. With essays on a wide range of contemporary writers, including Bernadine Evaristo, Alasdair Gray, Jhumpa Lahiri, Andrea Levy, and Don DeLillo, this volume makes an important contribution to our understanding of the politics and aesthetics of contemporary writing.

English Studies On This Side Post 2007 Reckonings

Pavel Petkov At the root of the paradigm shift discussed in this paper lies
postmodernism: an intellectual phenomenon which has ... two characteristics of
postmodernism which may have facilitated its marked influence on British Studies
, an area of teaching and research ... It implies that literature constitutes only one
discourse, possibly multi-layered itself, among many and partially explains the
orientation ...

English Studies On This Side  Post 2007 Reckonings

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Anthology Issues 6 10

Postmodern theory seemed to capture the spirit of the times , including the
disorientation many people felt as social ... Where literary and cultural studies
had taken a ' linguistic turn ' in previous decades , British applied linguistics took
a ...

Anthology  Issues 6 10

Author: British Council

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 9780863554100

Page: 124

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The Directory of Graduate Studies

24 TRINITY C , CARMARTHEN , Literary Theory , MPhil / PhD ; research areas :
post - structuralism , postmodernism , cultural ... 22 UEA , Literature , MPhil / PhD
; in School of English and American Studies ; research interests range from late ...

The Directory of Graduate Studies

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British Fiction of the 1990s

In the past decade, the postmodernisation of academic literary studies has drawn
literary theory into a complicitous ... Whilst postmodernists continue their
infatuation with cyborgs and Uncertainty whilst waging their wars with actual
science, ...

British Fiction of the 1990s

Author: Nick Bentley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113429249X

Page: 256

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The 1990s proved to be a particularly rich and fascinating period for British fiction. This book presents a fresh perspective on the diverse writings that appeared over the decade, bringing together leading academics in the field. British Fiction of the 1990s: traces the concerns that emerged as central to 1990s fiction, in sections on millennial anxieties, identity politics, the relationship between the contemporary and the historical, and representations of contemporary space offers distinctive new readings of the most important novelists of the period, including Martin Amis, Beryl Bainbridge, Pat Barker, Julian Barnes, A.S. Byatt, Hanif Kureishi, Ian McEwan, Iain Sinclair, Zadie Smith and Jeanette Winterson shows how British fiction engages with major cultural debates of the time, such as the concern with representing various identities and cultural groups, or theories of ‘the end of history’ discusses 1990s fiction in relation to broader literary and critical theories, including postmodernism, post-feminism and postcolonialism. Together the essays highlight the ways in which the writing of the 1990s represents a development of the themes and styles of the post-war novel generally, yet displays a range of characteristics distinct to the decade.

Postmodernism and After

Literary culture, then, involves people working with and doing things to things
literary in order to produce value. In this essay I look at the work done by writers
and fans, more particularly, by British author Jeanette Winterson and her readers
at ... place so to speak, the activities of producers, mediators, and consumers of
text are acts of work forming a new object of research for the student of literary
culture.

Postmodernism and After

Author: Regina Rudaitytė

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443810320

Page: 220

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The present collection of academic articles is an attempt to reflect on new openings and recent developments in literature, literary theory and culture which seem to point beyond postmodernism and register a return to traditional concepts, theoretical premises and authorial practices. Interestingly enough, forty years after the publication of John Barth’s seminal essay “The Literature of Exhaustion” (1967), the book is trying to diagnose the exhaustion of postmodernism, which was predicted by David Lodge already two decades ago. It also attempts to trace the signs in contemporary literature indicating that postmodernism is past its heyday, that it is losing or has lost its shine, fascination and attraction and that writers have been turning to the “old” or pre-modern forms, practices and strategies. Herbert Grabes’ comprehensive and illuminating article “From the Postmodern to the Pre-Modern: More Recent Changes in Literature, Art, and Theory” which opens and sets the tone for this collection of essays is a major assessment of new developments in literary culture, focusing on the evolution of the postmodern to the premodern mode; it also highlights the role and current popularity of cultural studies and cultural history – theoretical movements which have been prevailing for some time now after the end of deconstruction. The articles assembled in this collection are on diverse thematics and written from diverse theoretical perspectives; they differ in scope and methodology, and their focus ranges from the postmodern, intertextual aspect to the open questioning of it and to more recent developments in the literary culture. Focusing on literary icons like A.S. Byatt, John Banville, Margaret Atwood, Umberto Eco, Vladimir Nabokov (but also extending into a less-known regions – geographically as well), they invite reconsideration and reconceptualization of such key notions as “truth”, meaning production, textuality and literary interpretation. This book aims at opening fresh discussion, debate and reflection on the new age reaching beyond postmodernism, and the budding literary mode, whatever labels we might stick to it.

Postmodern Studies

Fokkema , Postmodern Characters : A Study of Characterization in British and
American Fiction 18. ... analyses of literature , it can be said that in their desire to
carve out a scientific discipline ' of the study of literature they foreboded the more
 ...

Postmodern Studies

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Postmodernism and Popular Culture

... published in Yale French Studies ( hereafter YFS ) and Social Text ( hereafter
ST ) are still a great deal better known among feminists and others working in the
field of literary studies in America , than they are on the British side of the Atlantic
 ...

Postmodernism and Popular Culture

Author: Angela McRobbie

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415077125

Page: 225

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Acknowledgements p. vi Introduction p. 1 Part I Postmodernity and Cultural Studies p. 11 1 Postmodernism and Popular Culture p. 13 2 New Times in Cultural Studies p. 24 3 Post-Marxism and Cultural Studies p. 44 4 Feminism, Postmodernism and the 'Real Me' p. 61 Part II Key Figures in Cultural Theory p. 75 5 The Modernist Style of Susan Sontag p. 77 6 The Passagenwerk and the Place of Walter Benjamin in Cultural Studies p. 96 7 Strategies of Vigilance: an Interview with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak p. 121 Part III Youth, Media, Postmodernity p. 133 8 Second-Hand Dresses and the Role of the Ragmarket p. 135 9 Shut Up and Dance: Youth Culture and Changing Modes of Femininity p. 155 10 Different, Youthful, Subjectivities: Towards a Cultural Sociology of Youth p. 177 11 The Moral Panic in the Age of the Postmodern Mass Media p. 198 Index p. 220.

British Identities and English Renaissance Literature

She is John Nichols Research Fellow in the AHRB Centre for the Study of
Renaissance Elites and Court Cultures in the ... interdisciplinary research in
English and European Renaissance culture with work on feminist and
postmodern theory .

British Identities and English Renaissance Literature

Author: David J. Baker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521782005

Page: 297

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Scholars examine the role of literature in the construction of 'Britishness'.

Modern North American Criticism and Theory A Critical Guide

The recent incarnation of ethical criticism in literary studies functions both as a
response to the alleged nihilism of poststructuralist theoretical concerns such as
deconstruction and postmodernism, as well as to the return to humanistic
interpretation. ... While some British critics ± Christopher Ricks, for example ±
have sporadically challenged the place of theory in literary studies, many
European scholars ...

Modern North American Criticism and Theory  A Critical Guide

Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748626786

Page: 236

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Modern North American Criticism and Theory presents the reader with a comprehensive and critical introduction to the development and institutionalization of literary and cultural studies throughout the twentieth century and at the beginning of the twenty-first. Focusing on the growth and expansion of critical trends and methodologies, with particular essays addressing key figures in their historical and cultural contexts, the book offers a narrative of change, transformation, and the continuous quest for and affirmation of multiple cultural voices and identities. From semiotics and the New Criticism to the identity politics of whiteness studies and the cultural study of masculinity, this book provides an overview of literary and cultural study in North America as a history of questioning, debate, and exploration.

Ethics and Trauma in Contemporary British Fiction

He has published articles on postmodern and postcolonial literature, urban
studies, popular culture, holocaust studies, ... while completing her BA and MA in
literature and is now a Research Associate at the School of Nursing, Midwifery
and ...

Ethics and Trauma in Contemporary British Fiction

Author: Susana Onega

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401200084

Page: 332

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This volume is the first book of criticism to provide a systematic analysis of a corpus of emblematic contemporary British fictions from the combined perspective of trauma theory and ethics. Although the fictional work of writers such as Graham Swift has already been approached from this perspective, none of the individual works or authors under analysis in the twelve essays collected in this volume has been given such a systematic and in-depth scrutiny to date. This study, which is addressed to academics and university students of British literature and culture, focuses on the literary representation of trauma in key works by Martin Amis, J. G. Ballard, Pat Barker, John Boyne, Angela Carter, Eva Figes, Alan Hollinghurst, Delia Jarrett-Macauley, A.L. Kennedy, Ian McEwan, Michael Moorcock, Fay Weldon and Jeanette Winterson, within the context of the “ethical turn” in the related fields of literary theory and moral philosophy that has influenced literary criticism over the last three decades, with a special focus on the ethics of alterity, the ethics of truths, and deconstructive ethics.

An Historical Study of English

... context of the wider discipline of 'English studies': in the world of
postmodernism even literary research is no longer (if it ever was) something to be
pursued in one's bath. It is true, moreover, that the aims and terminology of the
discipline can ...

An Historical Study of English

Author: Jeremy Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134787324

Page: 248

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Through his analysis of selected major developments in the history of English, Jeremy Smith argues that the history of the language can only be understood from a dynamic perspective. He proposes that internal linguistic mechanisms for language change cannot be meaningfully explained in isolation or without reference to external linguistic factors. Smith provides the reader with an accessible synthesis of recent developments in English historical linguistics. His book: Looks at the theory and methodology of linguistic historiography . Considers the major changes in writing systems, pronunciation and grammar. Provides examples of these changes, such as the standardisation of spellings and accent and the origins of the Great Vowel Shift Focuses on the origins of two non-standard varieties; eighteenth century Scots and twentieth century British Black English.This book makes fascinating reading for students of English Historical linguistics, and is an original, important and above all, lively contribution to the field.

Andrea Levy

David James is Reader in modern and contemporary literature at Queen Mary,
University of London. ... and research interests include contemporary British
literature and culture, modernist and postmodernist literature, and postcolonial
studies.

Andrea Levy

Author: Jeannette Baxter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441147586

Page: 208

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Andrea Levy has emerged as one of the most significant and popular voices in contemporary black British writing both in the UK and abroad. Drawing on a familial history of emigration, her critically-acclaimed novels - including the multiple award-winning Small Island - attempt to bring a variety of voices to the representation of black experience in post-war Britain. This book is the first of its kind to be devoted to Levy's work. Combining historical, theoretical and textual perspectives, the volume hosts a wide range of current critical approaches to Levy's fiction. With chapters written by leading established and emerging scholars, the book explores issues of literary form, diasporic literature and cultural value, the BBC TV adaptation of Small Island, while also shedding fresh light on Levy's critically neglected early works. The book also includes a new interview with Levy herself, a timeline of her life, chapter summaries, as well as guides to further reading and online resources, making this an essential companion to the writings of one of the most exciting voices in contemporary fiction.