Novel Politics

Democratic Imaginations in Nineteenth-Century Fiction
Author: Isobel Armstrong
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198793723
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Page: 304
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Novel Politics aims to change the current consensus of thinking about the nineteenth-century novel. This assumes that the novel is structured by bourgeois ideology and morality, so that its default position is conservative and hegemonic. Such critique comes alike from Marxists, readers of nineteenth-century liberalism, and critics making claims for the working-class novel, and systematically under-reads democratic imaginations and social questioning in novels of the period. To undo such readings means evolving a new praxis of critical writing. Rather than addressing the explicitly political and deeply limited accounts of the machinery of franchise and ballot in texts, it is important to create a poetics of the novel that opens up its radical aspects. This can be done partly by taking a new look at some classic nineteenth-century political texts (Mill, De Tocqueville, Hegel), but centrally by exploring four claims: the novel is an open Inquiry (compare philosophical Inquiries of the Enlightenment contemporary with the novel's genesis), a lived interrogation, not a pre-formed political document; radical thinking requires radical formal experiment, creating generic and ideological disruption simultaneously and putting the so-called realist novel and its values under pressure; the poetics of social and phenomenological space reveals an analysis of the dispossessed subject, not the bildung of success or overcoming; the presence of the aesthetic and art works in the novel is a constant source of social questioning. Among texts discussed, six novels of illegitimacy, from Jane Austen to Scott to George Eliot and George Moore, stand out because illegitimacy, with its challenge to social norms, is a test case for the novelist, and a growing point of the democratic imagination.

Democratising Beauty in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Art and the Politics of Public Life
Author: Lucy Hartley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107184088
Category: Art
Page: 350
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Could the self-interested pursuit of beauty actually help to establish the moral and political norms that enable democratic society to flourish? In this book, Lucy Hartley identifies a new language for speaking about beauty, which begins to be articulated from the 1830s in a climate of political reform and becomes linked to emerging ideals of equality, liberty, and individuality. Examining British art and art writing by Charles Lock Eastlake, John Ruskin, Walter Pater, Edward Poynter, William Morris, and John Addington Symonds, Hartley traces a debate about what it means to be interested in beauty and whether this preoccupation is necessary to public political life. Drawing together political history, art history, and theories of society, and supplemented by numerous illustrations, Democratising Beauty in Nineteenth-Century Britain offers a fresh interdisciplinary understanding of the relation of art to its publics.

Commodities and Culture in the Colonial World


Author: Supriya Chaudhuri,Josephine McDonagh,Brian H. Murray,Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351620002
Category: History
Page: 228
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Commodity, culture and colonialism are intimately related and mutually constitutive. The desire for commodities drove colonial expansion at the same time that colonial expansion fuelled technological invention, created new markets for goods, displaced populations and transformed local and indigenous cultures in dramatic and often violent ways. This book analyses the transformation of local cultures in the context of global interaction in the period 1851–1914. By focusing on episodes in the social and cultural lives of commodities, it explores some of the ways in which commodities shaped the colonial cultures of global modernity. Chapters by experts in the field examine the production, circulation, display and representation of commodities in various regional and national contexts, and draw on a range of theoretical and disciplinary approaches. An integrated, coherent and urgent response to a number of key debates in postcolonial and Victorian studies, world literature and imperial history, this book will be of interest to researchers with interests in migration, commodity culture, colonial history and transnational networks of print and ideas.

Über Tyrannei

Zwanzig Lektionen für den Widerstand
Author: Timothy Snyder
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406711472
Category: Political Science
Page: 127
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Wir sind nicht klüger als die Menschen, die erlebt haben, wie überall in Europa die Demokratie unterging und Faschismus, Nationalsozialismus und Kommunismus kamen. Aber einen Vorteil haben wir. Wir können aus ihren Erfahrungen lernen. „Leiste keinen vorauseilenden Gehorsam.“ So lautet die erste von 20 Lektionen für den Widerstand, mit denen Timothy Snyder die Bürger der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika vorbereitet auf das, was gestern noch unvorstellbar zu sein schien: einen Präsidenten, der das Gesicht der Demokratie verstümmelt und eine rechtsradikale Tyrannei errichtet. Doch nicht nur in den USA sind Populismus und autoritäres Führertum auf dem Vormarsch. Auch in Europa rückt die Gefahr von rechts immer näher – als ob es das 20. Jahrhundert und seine blutigen Lehren niemals gegeben hätte. Snyders historische Lektionen, die international Aufsehen erregt haben, sind ein Leitfaden für alle, die jetzt handeln wollen - und nicht erst, wenn es zu spät ist. Lektion 8: „Setze ein Zeichen.“ Dieses Buch tut es. Tun Sie es auch.

Political Monsters and Democratic Imagination

Spinoza, Blake, Hugo, Joyce
Author: Patrick McGee
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501320068
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
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Political Monsters and Democratic Imagination explores the democratic thought of Spinoza and its relation to the thought of William Blake, Victor Hugo, and James Joyce. As a group, these visionaries articulate: a concept of power founded not on strength or might but on social cooperation; a principle of equality based not on the identity of individuals with one another but on the difference between any individual and the intellectual power of society as a whole; an understanding of thought as a process that operates between rather than within individuals; and a theory of infinite truth, something individuals only partially glimpse from their particular cultural situations. For Blake, God is the constellation of individual human beings, whose collective imagination produces revolutionary change. In Hugo's novel, Jean Valjean learns that the greatest truth about humanity lies in the sewer or among the lowest forms of social existence. For Joyce, Leopold and Molly Bloom are everybody and nobody, singular beings whose creative power and truth is beyond categories and social hierarchies.

Blinde Liebe

Krimi-Klassiker
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026841573
Category: Fiction
Page: 125
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Dieses eBook: "Blinde Liebe" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) war ein britischer Schriftsteller und Verfasser der ersten Mystery Thriller. Er sollte zu einem der populärsten Autoren seiner Zeit werden. Seine bekanntesten Werke sind Die Frau in Weiß und Der Monddiamant. Beide Romane würde man heute als Mystery Thriller oder im Fall von The Moonstone als Detective Novel bezeichnen, und man kann Wilkie Collins mit einigem Recht als einen der Begründer dieser Genres sehen. Das Spätwerk The Haunted Hotel stellt einen sich von der Masse durch seinen psychologischen Gehalt und die möglicherweise erste Darstellung von Hirntod in der englischsprachigen Literatur abhebenden Beitrag zur viktorianischen Novel of Sensation dar. Mit seinem Roman Gesetz und Frau schrieb er den ersten Kriminalroman der Literaturgeschichte mit einem weiblichen Detektiv. Aus dem Buch: "Draußen stieg der Sturm immer höher und höher; die beiden Frauen hörten ihn heulen und von entlaubten Bäumen die dürren Aeste herunterreißen und zerknicken; sie hörten das Donnern und Brüllen der Meereswogen, welche die Flut über die gelben Sanddünen trieb."

Liberty of the Imagination

Aesthetic Theory, Literary Form, and Politics in the Early United States
Author: Edward Cahill
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812206193
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 328
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In Liberty of the Imagination, Edward Cahill uncovers the surprisingly powerful impact of eighteenth-century theories of the imagination—philosophical ideas about aesthetic pleasure, taste, genius, the beautiful, and the sublime—on American writing from the Revolutionary era to the early nineteenth century. Far from being too busy with politics and commerce or too anxious about the morality of pleasure, American writers consistently turned to ideas of the imagination in order to comprehend natural and artistic objects, social formations, and political institutions. Cahill argues that conceptual tensions within aesthetic theory rendered it an evocative language for describing the challenges of American political liberty and confronting the many contradictions of nation formation. His analyses reveal the centrality of aesthetics to key political debates during the colonial crisis, the Revolution, Constitutional ratification, and the advent of Jeffersonian democracy. Exploring the relevance of aesthetic ideas to a range of literary genres—poetry, novels, political writing, natural history writing, and literary criticism—Cahill makes illuminating connections between intellectual and political history and the idiosyncratic formal tendencies of early national texts. In doing so, Liberty of the Imagination manifests the linguistic and intellectual richness of an underappreciated literary tradition and offers an original account of the continuity between Revolutionary writing and nineteenth-century literary romanticism.

Politics of Nostalgia in the Arabic Novel


Author: Wen-chin Ouyang
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748655727
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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Explores the work of novelists including Naguib Mahfouz, 'Abd al-Khaliq al-Rikabi, Jamal al-Ghitani, Ben Salem Himmich, Ali Mubarak, Adonis, Mahmoud Darwish and Nizar Qabbani to show how the development of the Arabic novel has created a politics of nostal

Postkapitalismus

Grundrisse einer kommenden Ökonomie
Author: Paul Mason
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 351874478X
Category: Political Science
Page: 500
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Drei Dinge wissen wir: Der Kapitalismus hat den Feudalismus abgelöst; seither durchlief er zyklische Tiefs, spätestens seit 2008 stottert der Motor. Was wir nicht wissen: Erleben wir eine der üblichen Krisen oder den Anbruch einer postkapitalistischen Ordnung? Paul Mason blickt auf die Daten, sichtet Krisentheorien – und sagt: Wir stehen am Anfang von etwas Neuem. Er nimmt dabei Überlegungen auf, die vor über 150 Jahren in einer Londoner Bibliothek entwickelt wurden und laut denen Wissen und intelligente Maschinen den Kapitalismus eines Tages »in die Luft sprengen« könnten. Im Zeitalter des Stahls und der Schrauben, der Hierarchien und der Knappheit war diese Vision so radikal, dass Marx sie schnell in der Schublade verschwinden ließ. In der Welt der Netzwerke, der Kooperation und des digitalen Überflusses ist sie aktueller denn je. In seinem atemberaubenden Buch führt Paul Mason durch Schreibstuben, Gefängniszellen, Flugzeugfabriken und an die Orte, an denen sich der Widerstand Bahn bricht. Mason verknüpft das Abstrakte mit dem Konkreten, bündelt die Überlegungen von Autoren wie Thomas Piketty, David Graeber, Jeremy Rifkin und Antonio Negri und zeigt, wie wir aus den Trümmern des Neoliberalismus eine gerechtere und nachhaltigere Gesellschaft errichten können.

Nineteenth-century Literature


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English fiction
Page: N.A
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Contains articles which focus on a broad spectrum of significant figures in fiction, philosophy, and criticism such as Austen, Carlyle, Dickens,Thackeray, the Brontes, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, Twain, and Henry James.

Norden und Süden

Illustrierte Sonderausgabe inkl. der Analyse "Wer war der echte John Thornton?
Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 3732356523
Category: Fiction
Page: 548
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Der wunderschöne viktorianische Klassiker liebevoll und zeitgemäß übersetzt: Nachdem ihr Vater der Kirche Englands aus Gewissensgründen den Rücken gekehrt hat, ist die junge und behütet aufgewachsene Margaret Hale gezwungen, mit ihrer Familie vom idyllischen Süden in den industriell geprägten Norden des Landes zu übersiedeln. Sie freundet sich rasch mit dem gewerkschaftlich engagierten Weber Nicholas Higgins an und ist zutiefst schockiert ob des ständig schwelenden Konflikts zwischen den ausgebeuteten Industriearbeitern und den wohlhabenden Baumwollfabrikanten. Schon bald gerät die dickköpfige Margaret mit dem jungen und charismatischen Spinnereibesitzer John Thornton aneinander, der all das verkörpert, was sie abgrundtief verabscheut: die Industrie, die Macht des Geldes und das aufstrebende Händlertum. Trotz ihrer spröden Art verliebt er sich in sie. Als im August ein Generalstreik die Stadt lahmlegt und Margarets Mutter schwer erkrankt, werden sie hineingezogen in den Strudel der Ereignisse... Wird es ihnen gelingen, über ihren eigenen Schatten zu springen und zueinanderzufinden? Inklusive der Antwort auf die wohl brennendste aller Fragen: Wer war der echte John Thornton und wie verlief sein Leben?

Bürgerrechte und soziale Klassen

zur Soziologie des Wohlfahrtsstaates
Author: Thomas Humphrey Marshall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783593346601
Category:
Page: 202
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Imagining Nabokov

Russia Between Art and Politics
Author: Nina L. Khrushcheva
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300148244
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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div Vladimir Nabokov’s “Western choice”—his exile to the West after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution—allowed him to take a crucial literary journey, leaving the closed nineteenth-century Russian culture behind and arriving in the extreme openness of twentieth-century America. In Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics, Nina L. Khrushcheva offers the novel hypothesis that because of this journey, the works of Russian-turned-American Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977) are highly relevant to the political transformation under way in Russia today. Khrushcheva, a Russian living in America, finds in Nabokov’s novels a useful guide for Russia’s integration into the globalized world. Now one of Nabokov’s “Western” characters herself, she discusses the cultural and social realities of contemporary Russia that he foresaw a half-century earlier. In Pale Fire; Ada, or Ardor; Pnin; and other works, Nabokov reinterpreted the traditions of Russian fiction, shifting emphasis from personal misery and communal life to the notion of forging one’s own “happy” destiny. In the twenty-first century Russia faces a similar challenge, Khrushcheva contends, and Nabokov’s work reveals how skills may be acquired to cope with the advent of democracy, capitalism, and open borders. /DIV

Fantasies of the New Class

Ideologies of Professionalism in Post–World War II American Fiction
Author: Stephen Schryer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231527470
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
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America's post–World War II prosperity created a boom in higher education, expanding the number of university-educated readers and making a new literary politics possible. Writers began to direct their work toward the growing professional class, and the American public in turn became more open to literary culture. This relationship imbued fiction with a new social and cultural import, allowing authors to envision themselves as unique cultural educators. It also changed the nature of literary representation: writers came to depict social reality as a tissue of ideas produced by knowledge elites. Linking literary and historical trends, Stephen Schryer underscores the exalted fantasies that arose from postwar American writers' new sense of their cultural mission. Hoping to transform capitalism from within, writers and critics tried to cultivate aesthetically attuned professionals who could disrupt the narrow materialism of the bourgeoisie. Reading Don DeLillo, Marge Piercy, Mary McCarthy, Saul Bellow, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ralph Ellison, and Lionel Trilling, among others, Schryer unravels the postwar idea of American literature as a vehicle for instruction, while highlighting both the promise and flaws inherent in this vision.

Friendship's Bonds

Democracy and the Novel in Victorian England
Author: Richard Dellamora
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812238133
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 252
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"Systematically bringing together discourses on queer identities in Victorian England, Jewish identities in nineteenth-century literary and political culture, and the ways these powerful forms of otherness intersect, Friendship's Bonds offers an analysis of how the dream of a perfect sympathy between friends continually challenged Victorians' capacity to imagine into existence a world not of strangers or enemies but of fellow citizens."--BOOK JACKET.

Politik der Literatur


Author: Jacques Rancière
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783851659788
Category:
Page: 258
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Religious Liberties

Anti-Catholicism and Liberal Democracy in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature and Culture
Author: Elizabeth Fenton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199838394
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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In the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Catholicism was often presented in the U.S. not only as a threat to Protestantism but also as an enemy of democracy. Focusing on literary and cultural representations of Catholics as a political force, Elizabeth Fenton argues that the U.S. perception of religious freedom grew partly, and paradoxically, out of a sometimes virulent but often genteel anti-Catholicism. Depictions of Catholicism's imagined intolerance and cruelty allowed writers time and again to depict their nation as tolerant and free. As Religious Liberties shows, anti-Catholic sentiment particularly shaped U.S. conceptions of pluralism and its relationship to issues as diverse as religious privacy, territorial expansion, female citizenship, political representation, chattel slavery, and governmental partisanship. Drawing on a wide range of materials--from the Federalist Papers to antebellum biographies of Toussaint Louverture; from nativist treatises to Margaret Fuller's journalism; from convent expos?s to novels by Catharine Sedgwick, Augusta J. Evans, Nathanial Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Herman Melville, and Mark Twain--Fenton's study excavates the influence of anti-Catholic sentiment on both the liberal tradition and early U.S. culture more generally. In concert, these texts suggest how the prejudice against Catholicism facilitated an alignment of U.S. nationalism with Protestantism, thus ensuring the mutual dependence, rather than the putative "separation" of church and state.

Nineteenth-century Literature Criticism


Author: Laurie Lanzen Harris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literature, Modern
Page: N.A
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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1800 and 1900, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.

Der Report der Magd

Roman
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492970591
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.