The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature

The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature

by Laura Marcus, Peter Nicholls
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521820774

ISBN-13: 9780521820776

Pub. Date: 12/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Covering the complete range of writing in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, this volume also explores the impact of writing from the former colonies on English literature of the period. It analyzes the ways in which conventional literary genres were influenced by the cultural technologies of radio, cinema and television. This work is of major importance to

Overview

Covering the complete range of writing in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, this volume also explores the impact of writing from the former colonies on English literature of the period. It analyzes the ways in which conventional literary genres were influenced by the cultural technologies of radio, cinema and television. This work is of major importance to anyone concerned with twentieth-century literature, its cultural context and its relation to the contemporary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521820776
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2004
Series:
New Cambridge History of English Literature Series
Pages:
900
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Laura Marcus and Peter Nicholls; Part I. Before Modernism: 1. Science and knowledge at the beginning of the twentieth century Patrick Parrinder; 2. The Victorian Fin de Siècle and the decadence century: versions of the modern Enlightenment Regenia Gagnier; 3. Empire and modern writing Elleke Boehmer; 4. The gender of modernity Ann Ardis; Part II. The Emerging Avant-Garde: 5. Edwardians to Georgians Robert Caserio; 6. The avant-garde, Bohemia, and mainstream culture Tyrus Miller; 7. 'Our London, my London, your London': the modernist moment in the metropolis Peter Brooker; 8. Futurism, literature and the market Paul Edwards; 9. Literature and the First World War Vincent Sherry; Part III. Modernism and its Aftermath, 1918–1945: 10. Trauma and war memory Deborah Parsons; 11. The time-mind of the nineteen-twenties Michael Levenson; 12. Modern life: fiction and satire David Bradshaw; 13. Modernist poetry and poetics Ronald Bush; 14. Modernity and myth Steven Connor; 15. Psychoanalysis and literature Lyndsey Stonebridge; 16. Biography and autobiography: 1918–45 Max Saunders; 17. 'Speed, violence, women, America': popular fictions, 1918–1945 David Glover; 18. Theatre and drama between the wars 1918–1939 Maggie Gale; 19. Literature and cinema Laura Marcus; 20. The 1930s Rod Mengham; 21. Literary criticism and cultural politics David Ayers; 22. Surrealism in England Peter Nicholls; 23. World War Two: Contested Europe Adam Piette; 24. World War Two: the city in ruins Michael North; Part IV. 1945–1970: Postwar Cultures: 25. Culture, class and education, 1945–70 Ken Hirschkop; 26. Post-War broadcast drama Keith Williams; 27. Drama and the new theatre companies Trevor Griffiths; 28. British poetry 1945–1970: Modernism and anti-modernism Keith Tuma and Nate Dorward; 29. Nation, region, place: devolving cultures Morag Shiach; 30. The nineteen-sixties: Realism and experiment John Lucas; 31.'Voyaging in': colonialism and migration 1945–70 Susheila Nasta; Part V. 1970–2000: 32. The seventies and the cult of culture Tim Armstrong; 33. Feminism and writing: the politics of culture Patricia Waugh; 34. The half-lives of literary fictions: genre fictions in the twentieth century Scott McCracken; 35. Theatre and politics 1970–2002 Simon Shepherd; 36. Tradition and modernity: Irish literature since 1970 Ronan McDonald; 37. Second Renaissance: Scottish literature since 1968 Gerry Carruthers; 38. Towards devolution: Welsh writing since 1970 Jane Aaron; 39. British-Jewish writing and the turn towards diaspora Bryan Cheyette; 40. Fiction and postmodernity Julian Murphet; 41. Postcolonial fictions Tim Woods; 42. Writing lives: biography and autobiography 1970–2000 Alison Light; 43. Poetry since 1970 Peter Middleton; 44. Ending the century: literature and digital technology Roger Luckhurst.

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