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Cultural Politics at the Fin de Siecle - Sally Ledger

Cultural Politics at the Fin de Siecle

By: Sally Ledger (Editor), Scott McCracken (Editor)

Paperback Published: 3rd April 1995
ISBN: 9780521484992
Number Of Pages: 348

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The end-of-century experience is generating intense interest among contemporary critics. This collection of essays scrutinizes ways in which current conflicts of race, class and gender have their origins in the cultural politics of the last fin de siecle. The construction of masculinities, feminism and empire, Yeats and Ireland, the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, socialism, psychoanalysis, and the relationship between nascent modernism and postmodernism are all addressed in this radical collaborative venture.

The flight to the real
The New Woman and the crisis of Victorianism
Empire, 'race' and feminism in the fin de siecle: the work
W. B. Yeats and Irish cultural politics in the 1890s
The double lives of man: narration and identification in late nineteenth-century representations of eccentric masculinities
Henry James and the spectacle of loss: psychoanalytical metaphysics
'A very curious construction': masculinity and the poetry
The Pilgrims of Hope: William Morris and the dialectic of romanticism
Urban utopias: socialism, religion and the city, 1880-1900
Vampires and the empire: fears and fictions of the 1890s
Utopia, Limited: nationalism, empire and parody in the comic operas
Technologies of monstrosity: Bram Stoker's Dracula
Postmodernism, a chance to re-read?
Is market society the fin of history?
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ISBN: 9780521484992
ISBN-10: 0521484995
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 3rd April 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.27  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.45