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Literature as History: Essays in Honour of Peter Widdowson

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Literature as History presents a selection of specially commissioned essays by a range of key contemporary thinkers on the interdisciplinary study of literature and history. Chapters include: Catherine Belsey on Historicism, Helen Carr on Modernism, Terry Eagleton on tragedy, John Lucas on the First World War, R. C. Richardson on Servants in the 18th Century, Judy Simons on Rosamund Lehmann, Stan Smith on Edward Thomas.

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Literature as History: Essays in Honour of Peter Widdowson

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Overview

Literature as History presents a selection of specially commissioned essays by a range of key contemporary thinkers on the interdisciplinary study of literature and history. Chapters include: Catherine Belsey on Historicism, Helen Carr on Modernism, Terry Eagleton on tragedy, John Lucas on the First World War, R. C. Richardson on Servants in the 18th Century, Judy Simons on Rosamund Lehmann, Stan Smith on Edward Thomas.

The unifying theme is the interrelationship between literary/cultural production and its historical moment. The essays in the collection are astute and exciting in terms of their engagement with ever-changing developments in critical and theoretical practice while retaining an invaluable focus on familiar and engaging texts and authors. The contributors offer a reappraisal of the nature of literary studies today, looking back over the thirty-five years of Peter Widdowson's career - a career which has coincided with the emergence of, challenges to, and reformulations of critical theory - and ask what the future holds, particularly for the interdisciplinary ways of working which Widdowson pioneered. Bringing together distinguished scholars in the interdisciplinary study of English and History, it seizes the opportunity to take stock of the current field of literary studies and to ask searching questions about its future development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826433855
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 1/26/2010
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Barker is Professor of English Literature in the Department of Humanities at the University of Gloucestershire, UK.

Jo Gill is Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Literature at the University of Exeter, UK.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Simon Barker Jo Gill

List of Contributors

1 The Poverty of (New) Historicism Catherine Belsey

2 Re-reading English, Re-reading Modernism Helen Carr

3 'I would have her whipped': David Copperfield in its historical moment Simon Dentith

4 Hardy's Realism and Hardy-country Tourism Tim Dolin

5 Tragedy and Revolution Terry Eagleton

6 'The Weight of History': Poets and Artists in WWII John Lucas

7 The Plains of War: Byron, Turner and the Bodies of Waterloo Philip W. Martin

8 "Giving Them Back Their History": Peter Widdowson and Literature Martin Randall

9 The 'Servant Problem', Social Class and Literary Representation in Eighteenth-Century England R. C. Richardson

10 'Sway Between a Dance and a Fight': Black Religions in Toni Morrison's Paradise Shelley Saguaro

11 Women, war and the University: Rosamond Lehmann's Dusty Answer Judy Simons

12 Mythological Presents: Modernity Edward Thomas Stan Smith

13 Personalia: sketches of Peter Widdowson Neville Shrimpton Mary Shakeshaft Paul Stigant Mike Walkers Mary De Jong Obuchowski Peter Obuchowski Peter Brooker Stuart Laing Victoria Bazin U.A. Fanthorpe Rosie Bailey James Green Manzu Islam Emily Wroe Neil A. Wynn Charlotte Beyer Sandra Courtman Peter Childs Hilary Hinds Debby Thacker John Hughes.

Index

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