Laurence Sterne in Modernism and Postmodernism

And James Joyce. These influences are traced here by sixteen scholars from Europe and the USA, proof if any were needed that Laurence Sterne today is as rewardingly puzzling as he was in his own century.

Author: David Pierce

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042000023

Category: Social Science

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Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy is the most wayward — and in some respects the most powerful — critique of Locke's theory of knowledge, while his interest in the gulf between biological and clock time makes him a contemporary of Proust and Bergson. In obscuring the fine line between autobiography and fiction, Sterne belongs to the generation of modern writers that includes Joyce and Nabokov. In his deliberate refusal to construct a 'goahead plot' Sterne commends himself to contemporary narratologists. In his concern with personal identity, he anticipates the Derridean stress on 'trace'. In his promiscuous borrowings from past authors, he offers himself as a suitably perverse model for the school of postmodern theory. In his attention to matters of typography and to a visual language, he provides a running commentary on almost every aspect of the relationship between word and image. Himself influenced by Rabelais, Montaigne, Cervantes and Burton, Sterne has influenced writers as diverse as Cabrera Infante, Kundera, Márquez, Rushdie and Beckett. And James Joyce. These influences are traced here by sixteen scholars from Europe and the USA, proof if any were needed that Laurence Sterne today is as rewardingly puzzling as he was in his own century.
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On Second Thought

Harold Bloom, ed., Laurence Sterne's "Tristram Shandy" (New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1 987) , 1 . 7. Luis Pegenaute, "Three Trapped Tigers in Shandy Hall," in Laurence Sterne in Modernism and Postmodernism, ed.

Author: Debra Taylor Bourdeau

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874139759

Category: Literary Criticism

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Every ending marks a potential beginning; every act of reading is, in a very real sense an act of re-writing; and to revise is, literally, to re-see. These bits of conventional wisdom underlie the topic explored in this volume's collection of essays by literary critics who want to know more about the instinct to continue and the impulse to revise an existing text.
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Labyrinth of Digressions

Tristram Shandy as Perceived and Influenced by Sterne's Early Imitators René Bosch, Piet Verhoeff ... “All That Exists Are Islands of Determinism: Shandean Sentiment and the Dilemma Of Postmodern Physics”, in Laurence Sterne ...

Author: René Bosch

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042022911

Category: Literary Criticism

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With their appearance during the 1760s, the five instalments of Laurence Sterne'sThe Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman caused something like a booksellers' hype. Small publishers and anonymous imitators seized on Sterne's success by bringing out great numbers of spurious new volumes, critical or ironic pamphlets, and works that in style and title express a congeniality with Tristram Shandy. This study explores these eighteenth-century imitations as indicators of contemporary assumptions about Sterne's intentions. Comparisons between the original, the first reactions, and a number of late eighteenth-century imitations, show that Tristram Shandy was initially read against the background of Augustan and Grub-street satire. The earliest imitators harked back to traditions of banter and folklore, bawdy and grotesque humour, pathetic stories and orthodox religiosity, reaffirming a pattern of moral and aesthetic values that was conservative for its time. Philosophical Sentimentalism appears to have been a late development.It is also argued that, partly because of their bad reputation, some of the authors of forgeries and parodies had a greater influence on the original than the reviewers to whom Sterne is often said to have listened. The imitators followed leads and themes in the first instalments, developing them according to their own conception of Sterne's project and the reasons for his success. As a consequence, they unintentially put a pressure on Sterne to alter his course, and even to abandon some of the narrative lines and themes he had set out for himself.The literature section contains a chronological checklist of English eighteenth-century Sterneana.
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Postmodern Studies

Sterne , Laurence . 1984 ( 1768 ) . A Sentimental Journey . ... “ The Birth of Tristram Shandy : Sterne and Dr Burton " , in Brissenden , R. F. ( ed . ) . Studies in the Eighteenth Century ... Postmodernist Fiction . London : Methuen .

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The Cervantean Heritage

Laurence Sterne, Tristram Shandy, ed. by Christopher Ricks and Graham Petrie (New York: Penguin, 1967), p. 286. ... Michael Bell, 'Laurence Sterne and the Twentieth Century', in Laurence Sterne in Modernism and Postmodernism, ...

Author: J. A. G. Ardila

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 9781906540036

Category: Literary Criticism

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"The contributors to this volume now offer a comprehensive and innovative picture of this reception history, discussing the English translations of Cervantes's works, the literary genres which developed in his shadow, and the best-known authors who consciously emulated him. Cervantes emerges as perhaps the greatest outside influence on English literature since the Renaissance." --Book Jacket.
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Redefining Modernism and Postmodernism

Postmodern Theology. In The Modern Theologians: An Introduction to Christian Theology Since 1918. Ed. David Ford, 322-337. Oxford: Blackwell, Watts, Carol. 1996. The Modernity of Sterne. In Laurence Sterne in Modernism and Postmodernism ...

Author: Şebnem Toplu

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443823067

Category: Literary Criticism

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Literary and cultural studies in the later twentieth century were very much shaped by debates about modernism and postmodernism as labels for successive periods, but also for different competing interpretations of recent cultural history. In the twenty-first century, the shock waves that were sent through the global system on political, cultural, economic, and ecological levels by terrorist attacks, regional conflicts, poverty, the financial crisis and the threat of environmental disaster raise anew the question of how and to what extent the tradition of modernity can be newly defined in a situation where the problematic aspects of these ideas have rightly been exposed, but where they nevertheless appear to be crucial for any responsible assessment of contemporary world culture and its future perspectives. Redefining Modernism and Postmodernism offers a collection of critical articles that resulted from the International Cultural Studies Symposium at Ege University, Izmir, Turkey in 2009. Scholars from around the world have contributed to this volume reflecting the current perspective on modernism and postmodernism, shedding new light on literature, literary theory, philosophy, politics, religion, film and art. Providing an account of this field, this book enables readers to navigate the subject by introducing essays on transformations of modernism and postmodernism in the twenty-first century, and the debates beyond the modernism/postmodernism dichotomy.
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The Cambridge Companion to Laurence Sterne

For the broad spectrum of twentieth—century authors interested in Sterne, see the essays collected in Laurence Sterne in Modernism and Postmodernism, eds. David Pierce and Peter de Voogd (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1996); also the bibliography ...

Author: Tom Keymer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521849722

Category: Literary Criticism

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New essays on the author of Tristram Shandy, his eighteenth-century context, his oeuvre and its reception.
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Adaptations of Laurence Sterne s Fiction

... Laurence Sterne in Modernism and Postmodernism (Amsterdam: Rodopoi, 1996) Price, Cecil, Theatre in the Age of Garrick (Oxford: Blackwell, 1973) Rabb, Melinda Alliker, 'Engendering Accounts in Sterne's A Sentimental Journey', ...

Author: Mary-Céline Newbould

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317185499

Category: Literary Criticism

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Exploring how readers received and responded to literary works in the long eighteenth century, M-C. Newbould focuses on the role played by Laurence Sterne’s fiction and its adaptations. Literary adaptation flourished throughout the eighteenth century, encouraging an interactive relationship between writers, readers, and artists when well-known works were transformed into new forms across a variety of media. Laurence Sterne offers a particularly dynamic subject: the immense interest provoked by The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy inspired an unrivalled number and range of adaptations from their initial publication onwards. In placing her examination of Sterneana within the context of its production, Newbould demonstrates how literary adaptation operates across generic and formal boundaries. She breaks new ground by bringing together several potentially disparate aspects of Sterneana belonging to areas of literary studies that include drama, music, travel writing, sentimental fiction and the visual. Her study is a vital resource for Sterne scholars and for readers generally interested in cultural productivity in this period.
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Laurence Sterne s Tristram Shandy

Parnell , J. T. Laurence Sterne : A Literary Life . ... The Winged Skull : Papers from the Laurence Sterne Bicentenary Conference . London : Methuen , 1971 . ... Laurence Sterne in Modernism and Postmodernism .

Author: Thomas Keymer

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195175611

Category: Literary Criticism

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Thomas Keymer's introduction to this casebook examines the historical context and controversial reception of Tristram Shandy, and connects the essays selected for inclusion to the diverse traditions of Sterne Criticism.
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Beschreibung der Welt

Darmstadt 1980 ; Arthur H. Cash : Laurence Sterne . The Later Years . London 1986 ; Laurence Sterne in Modernism and Postmodernism . Hrsg . von David Pierce und Peter de Voogd . Amsterdam 1996 . Der korrekte Titel von Sentimental ...

Author: Xenja von Ertzdorff

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042004800

Category: History

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Die Vorträge dieses Bandes gewähren mit Herodot einen Blick auf die Anfänge der antiken Berichte über außergriechische Völker und Länder, lassen teilhaben an der Reise eines Römers in die Vergangenheit und an den legendären Reisen Brendans zur “terra repromissionis” und der Isländer nach “Vinland”. Untersucht werden Erscheinungsformen des Raumes im Pilgerbericht des chinesischen Mönches Xuanzang, Strukturen und Topoi arabischer Reiseberichte und die Sinaibeschreibung des Metropoliten von Rhodos von 1577/92. Ein Forschungsbericht über Palästrina-Pilgerberichte der deutschen Literatur des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit im allgemeinen fehlt genausowenig wie der über dasEvagatorium des Dominikanermönchs Felix Fabri im speziellen. Die Orientreise des Joos van Ghistele, Ludovico de VarthemasItinerar und die wundersamen Reisen des Portugiesen Mendes Pinto im Fernen Osten sind ebenso Themen dieses faszinierenden Tagungsbandes eines interdisziplinären Symposiums aus dem Jahre 1998 wie dieMuscowitische vnd Persische Reise von Olearius und Fleming, ein Kabinettstück des Hofjuweliers Dinglinger aus Gold, Edelsteinen und Perlen, die Weltumsegelung Bougainvilles, SternesSentimental Journey oder Stil und Beobachtung beim reisenden Alexander von Humboldt. Die Untersuchung der Poetik früher chinesischer Berichte von Reisen in den Westen und ein Ausblick in Form von Wünschen an den Reisebericht 2000 schließen den Band, der mit umfangreichem Namen- und Werktitelregister vesehen ist, ab. Die Beiträge dieses Buches verstehen sich als Beisteine zu einer Literaturgeschichte der Reiseberichte und Länderbeschreibungen.
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Laurence Sterne s A Sentimental Journey

“Sex, Death and the Aposiopesis: Two Early Attempts to Fill the Gaps of Laurence Sterne's A Sentimental Journey. ... Postmodernism. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1996. Plotz, John. “Can the Sofa Speak? A Look at Thing Theory.” Criticism 47, no.

Author: W. B. Gerard

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781684482788

Category: Literary Criticism

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Laurence Sterne’s A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy continues to be as widely read and admired as upon its first appearance. Deemed more accessible than Sterne’s Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, and often assigned as a college text, A Sentimental Journey has received its share of critical attention, but—unlike Tristram Shandy—to date it has not been the subject of a dedicated anthology of critical essays. This volume fills that gap with fresh perspectives on Sterne’s novel that will appeal to students and critics alike. Together with an introduction that situates each essay within A Sentimental Journey’s reception history, and a tailpiece detailing the culmination of Sterne’s career and his death, this volume presents a cohesive approach to this significant text that is simultaneously grounded and revelatory.
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The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660 1789 Set

Laurence Sterne in Modernism and Postmodernism. Amsterdam: Rodopi. Ross, Ian Campbell. 2001. Laurence Sterne: A Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Voogd, Peter de, and John Neubauer, eds. 2004. The Reception of Laurence Sterne in ...

Author: Gary Day

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444330205

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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"Presents a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the poetry, drama, fiction, and literary and cultural criticism produced from the Restoration of the English monarchy to the onset of the French Revolution"--
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Joyce and Company

In this way, Joyce is seen anew in relation to other writers and contexts. The book is organised in four parts: Joyce and History, Joyce and Language, Joyce and the City, and Joyce and the Contemporary World.

Author: David Pierce

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441109286

Category: Literary Criticism

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Joyce and Company is a comparative study which encourages a way of thinking about Joyce not as an isolated figure but as someone who is best understood in the company of others whether from the past, the present or, indeed, the imagined future. Throughout, Pierce places Joyce and his time in dialogue with other figures or different historical periods or languages other than English. In this way, Joyce is seen anew in relation to other writers and contexts. The book is organised in four parts: Joyce and History, Joyce and Language, Joyce and the City, and Joyce and the Contemporary World. Pierce emphasises Joyce's position as both an Irish and a European writer and shows Joyce's continuing relevance to the twenty-first century, not least in his commitment to language, culture and a discourse on freedom.
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Fifty Key Postmodern Thinkers

(This is not too surprising a historical reach, given that authors as far back as Laurence Sterne have been claimed for the postmodern by some commentators (see, for example, Pierce and de Voogd, Laurence Sterne in Modernism and ...

Author: Stuart Sim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135052904

Category: Literary Criticism

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Postmodernism is an important part of the cultural landscape which continues to evolve, yet the ideas and theories surrounding the subject can be diverse and difficult to understand. Fifty Postmodern Thinkers critically examines the work of fifty of the most important theorists within the postmodern movement who have defined and shaped the field, bringing together their key ideas in an accessible format. Drawing on figures from a wide range of subject areas including literature, cultural theory, philosophy, sociology and architecture those covered include: John Barth Umberto Eco Slavoj Zizek Cindy Sherman John Cage Jean-Francois Lyotard Charles Jencks Jacques Derrida Homi K. Bhabha Quentin Tarantino Each entry examines the thinkers’ career, key contributions and theories and refers to their major works. A valuable resource for those studying postmodern ideas at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, this text will appeal across the humanities and social sciences.
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The Cambridge Companion to European Novelists

9 Cf. Michael Bell, 'Laurence Sterne and the Twentieth Century', in Laurence Sterne in Modernism and Postmodernism, ed. David Pierce and Peter de Voogd (Amsterdam/Atlanta, GA: Rodopi, 1996), pp. 39-54. 10 Cf. T. Keymer, ed., ...

Author: Michael Bell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521515047

Category: Literary Criticism

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A survey of 25 major European novelists from Cervantes to Kundera, highlighting their contributions to the genre.
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The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature

Laurence Sterne in Modernism and Postmodernism (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1996), 87–98; 147–56; 123–32; 179–96; 109–21. 7 Pierce and de Voogd (eds.), Laurence Sterne, 14. 8 Larry McCaffery, Postmodern Fiction: A BioBibliographical Guide ...

Author: Brian McHale

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316495605

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature offers a comprehensive survey of the field, from its emergence in the mid-twentieth century to the present day. It offers an unparalleled examination of all facets of postmodern writing that helps readers to understand how fiction and poetry, literary criticism, feminist theory, mass media, and the visual and fine arts have characterized the historical development of postmodernism. Covering subjects from the Cold War and countercultures to the Latin American Boom and magic realism, this History traces the genealogy of a literary tradition while remaining grounded in current scholarship. It also presents new critical approaches to postmodern literature that will serve the needs of students and specialists alike. Written by a host of leading scholars, this History will not only engage readers in contemporary debates but also serve as a definitive reference for years to come.
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Master Narratives

See for example L. McCaffery, ed., Postmodern Fiction: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide (New York: Greenwood Press, ... Numerous essays take up the question of Sterne's postmodernism in Laurence Sterne in Modernism and Postmodernism, ed.

Author: Richard Gravil

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351919241

Category: Literary Criticism

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Authors whose works are discussed in this collaborative book, covering a 'long' nineteenth century, include Sterne, Fielding, Scott, Austen, Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, Gaskell, Dickens, George Eliot, Conrad, Woolf, and Lawrence. Most of the chapters focus on a single work, among them Tristram Shandy, Wuthering Heights, Bleak House, Middlemarch and Lord Jim, asking why, in the end, does this novel matter, and what does it invite us to 'see'. The contributors examine aspects of narrative technique which are crucial to interpretation, and which bring something new or distinctive into fiction. The introduction asks whether such experimentation may be driven by challenges to society's 'master narratives' - for instance, by a desire to circumvent the reader's ideological defences - and whether, in a radical model of canon-formation, such narrative innovation may be an aspect of canonicity.
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The Practice of Reading

Maclean, Ian, 'Reading and Interpretation', in Ann Jefferson and David Robey (eds), Modern Literary Theory: A ... unpublished paper given at the Laurence Sterne in Modernism and Postmodernism conference, University of York, April 1993.

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Eighteenth Century Novel and Contemporary Social Issues An Introduction

Modern Psychoanalytic Couch', in Pierce and de Voogd, eds, Laurence Sterne in Modernism and Postmodernism, pp. 179–95 (p. 179). Tristram Shandy, p. 53. Carol Watts, “The Modernity of Sterne', in Pierce and de Voogd, eds, Laurence Sterne ...

Author: Stuart Sim

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748631315

Category: Literary Criticism

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This study introduces readers to the eighteenth-century novel through a consideration of contemporary social issues. Eighteenth-century authors grappled with very similar problems to the ones we face today such as: what motivates a fundamentalist terrorist? What are the justifiable limits of state power? What dangers lie in wait for us when we create life artificially?The book discusses key authors from Aphra Behn in the late seventeenth century to James Hogg in the 1820s, covering the 'long' eighteenth century. It guides readers through the main genres of the period from Realism, Gothic romance and historical romance to proto-science fiction. It also introduces a range of debates around race relations, anti-social behaviour, family values and born-again theology as well as the power of the media, surveillance, political sovereignty and fundamentalist terrorism. Each novel is shown to be directly relevant to some of the most urgent moral issues of our own time.
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The Reception of Laurence Sterne in Europe

It all but disappeared during the period of Realism and Naturalism but came to full vigour in Modernism and Postmodernism, though the Sternean subtext now becomes mingled and merged with many others. Nevertheless, Sterne was often ...

Author: Peter de Voogd

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847145994

Category: Literary Criticism

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A comprehensive volume of international research on the European reception of Laurence Sterne.
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