Space, Conrad, and Modernity

Space, Conrad, and Modernity

by Con Coroneos
     
 

ISBN-10: 019818736X

ISBN-13: 9780198187363

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Recent literary and cultural criticism has taken a spatial turn. Nowadays, to speak is to speak from, to, or in; to know something is to have "mapped" its discursive operation. Focusing on the work of Joseph Conrad, in whom the opposition between a space of words and a space of things is strikingly figured, this book locates this development within the

Overview

Recent literary and cultural criticism has taken a spatial turn. Nowadays, to speak is to speak from, to, or in; to know something is to have "mapped" its discursive operation. Focusing on the work of Joseph Conrad, in whom the opposition between a space of words and a space of things is strikingly figured, this book locates this development within the opposition between a space of things and a space of words. Among the figures drawn into dialogue with Conrad are John Buchan, Woolf, Joyce, Peter Kropotkin, René de Saussure (brother of the famous Ferdinand), Henri Bergson, the filmmakers George Méliès and Carol Reed and, in particular, Michel Foucault, whose anxious negotiation with spatial ideas touches the book's deepest understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198187363
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. I: Closed space: Such a cruel knowledge
2. Hearless modernism
3. The idiom of Idiom Neutral
4. II: Language to infinity: Mystical criticism
5. Why Bergson laughs
6. Do the police have dreams?
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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