Communication in Postmodern Urban Fiction

Restoring the Mystery of the Rainbow: Literature's Refraction of Science, 2 vols. Amsterdam and New York Brill, 2011. 627-639. Jones, R. Mac. "'Fiction is the Final Draft': Don DeLillo's Advice to Fiction Writers.

Author: Lisann Anders

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527552166

Category: Fiction

Page: 181

View: 804

Download →

We cannot imagine our world without its digital mirror anymore. We communicate to others in mediated ways and even create ourselves through our technological devices, presenting an imagined version of us to the outside world. This book is concerned with precisely this imagination of the self in an increasing digitalized society, going back to the beginning of our digital age, to the peak of postmodernism at the end of the 20th century. Looking at urban fiction from the 1980s to the early 2000s, the journey of fictional protagonists through the streets of (mostly) New York City reveals an anxiety about the loss of self in the virtual, culminating in violence and destruction. From Auster and Ellis to Palahniuk and DeLillo, this book highlights how an increasingly distanced communication triggers the imagination of violence, making it an insightful read for scholars and aficionados of city literature, postmodernism, and communication alike.
Posted in:

Walden s Shore

Restoring the Mystery of the Rainbow: Literature's Refraction of Science, vols. 1–2. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011. Torrey, Bradford. Editor's Introduction to The Journal of Henry D. Thoreau: In Fourteen Volumes Bound as Two, 9–17.

Author: Robert M. Thorson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674728400

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 440

View: 472

Download →

Walden's Shore explores Thoreau's understanding of the "living rock" on which life's complexity depends--not as metaphor but as physical science. Robert Thorson's subject is Thoreau the rock and mineral collector, interpreter of landscapes, and field scientist whose compass and measuring stick were as important to him as his plant press.
Posted in:

Modernism Christianity and Apocalypse

London: Faber, 2009. Grant, Michael (ed.), T.S. Eliot: The Critical Heritage, vol. 2. London: Routledge, 1982. Henry, Hewes. ... Restoring the Mystery of the Rainbow: Literature's Refraction of Science, vol. 2,683–703.

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004282285

Category: Art

Page: 408

View: 314

Download →

Modernism, Christianity and Apocalypse stages an encounter between ‘Modernism and Christianity’ and ‘Apocalypse Studies’. Its nineteen contributions outline a distinct interdisciplinary field of study.
Posted in:

Wordsworth and the Green Romantics

In Restoring the Mystery of the Rainbow: Literature's Refraction of Science, edited by V. Tinkler-Villani and C. C. ... 2 vols. New York: AMS Press, 1974. Derrida, Jacques. The Animal That Therefore I Am. Edited by Marie-Louise Mallet.

Author: Lisa Ottum

Publisher: University of New Hampshire Press

ISBN: 9781611689549

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 684

Download →

Situated at the intersection of ecocriticism, affect studies, and Romantic studies, this collection breaks new ground on the role of emotions in Western environmentalism. Recent scholarship highlights how traffic between Romantic-era literature and science helped to catalyze Green Romanticism. Closer to our own moment, the affective turn reflects similar cross-disciplinary collaboration, as many scholars now see the physiological phenomenon of affect as a force central to how we develop conscious attitudes and commitments. Together, these trends offer suggestive insights for the study of Green Romanticism. While critics have traditionally positioned Romantic Nature as idealized and illusory, Romantic representations of nature are, in fact, ambivalent, scientifically informed, and ethically engaged. They often reflect writers' efforts to capture the fleeting experience of affect, raising urgent questions about how nature evokes feelings, and what demands these sensations place upon the feeling subject. By focusing on the affective dimensions of Green Romanticism, Wordsworth and the Green Romantics advances a vision of Romantic ecology that complicates scholarly perceptions of Romantic Nature, as well as popular caricatures of the Romantics as na•ve nature lovers. This collection will interest scholars and students of Romanticism, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature, ecocriticism, affect studies, and those who work at the intersection of literature and science.
Posted in:

Mary Butts and British Neo Romanticism

Hyder Edward Rollins, 2 vols. ... Science in the Writings of Virginia Woolf and Mary Butts', in Valeria Tinkler-Villani and C. C. Barfoot (eds), Restoring the Mystery of the Rainbow: Literature's Refraction of Science.

Author: Andrew Radford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441181343

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 289

Download →

Mary Butts was an important figure in inter-war modernist circles and one who reviewed and associated with some of the major literary figures of the era, from T.S. Eliot to Gertrude Stein. Despite her importance and the varied nature of her writing, she has been a neglected figure in modernist scholarship. Providing a new analysis of the interwar literary period, Mary Butts and British Neo-Romanticism revisits her work - vividly experimental writings spanning memoir, poetry, polemic and fiction - through the lens of mid-20th-century British neo-Romanticism. The book argues that behind Butts's eco-feminist writings lies an intricate political and philosophical commentary.
Posted in:

Magic Science and Empire in Postcolonial Literature

... Clarke ̄ in the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literature, vol. 13. 1 (Fall 2006): 33¥52; and a portion of chapter 2 originally appeared in Restoring the Mystery of the Rainbow: Literature's Refraction of Science, ed.

Author: Kathleen Renk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136582318

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

View: 616

Download →

This book examines the ways in which contemporary British and British postcolonial writers in the after-empire era draw connections between magic (defined here as Renaissance Hermetic philosophy) and science. Writers such as Tom Stoppard, Zadie Smith, and Margaret Atwood critique both imperial science, or science used in service to empire, and what Renk calls "imperical science," a distortion of rational science which denies that reality is holistic and claims that nature can and should be conquered. In warning of the dangers of imperical science, these writers restore the connection between magic and science as they examine major shifts in scientific thinking across the centuries. They reflect on the Copernican Revolution and the historic split between magic and science, scrutinize Darwinism, consider the relationship between Victorian science and pseudo-science, analyze twentieth-century Uncertainty theories, reject bio/genetic engineering, call for a new approach to science that reconnects science and art, and ultimately endeavor to bring an end to the imperial age. Overall, these writers forge a new discourse that merges science with the arts and emphasizes a holistic philosophy, a view shared by both Hermetic philosophy and recent scientific theories, such as chaos or complexity theory. Along with recent books that focus on the relationship between contemporary literature and science, this work focuses on contemporary British literature’s critique of science and the ways in which postcolonial literature addresses the relationship between magic, science, and empire.
Posted in:

Science dramatic

Restoring the Mystery of the Rainbow : Literature's Refraction of Science . 2 Vols . Eds . Valeria Tinkler - Villani , Cedric C. Barfoot . Amsterdam / New York : Rodopi , 2010. 551-566 . “ Djerassi's Seed . ” Critical Survey 20.1 ( 2008 ) ...

Author: Eva-Sabine Zehelein

Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131270444

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 380

View: 299

Download →

Science Plays form a flourishing dramatic sub-genre. The present study provides an informative overview shedding light on the diversity of ways in which the natural sciences and/or scientists are put on stage. Detailed text-based analyses of eighteen plays, many of them previously unexamined elsewhere, exemplify the genre's remarkable variety. "Classics" such as 'Copenhagen' and 'Arcadia' are discussed, as well as e.g. 'Proof', 'QED', 'Taboos', 'Remembering Miss Meitner', 'An Experiment With an Air Pump', 'Blinded by the Sun' and 'Einstein's Gift'. All plays look critically at scientific progress or promise, pointing at socio-political and ethical challenges for today as well as the future. The plays' analyses are embedded into discussions of two vital discourses, the Two Cultures and the Science Wars, as well as the drama vs. performance studies paradigm. Together with background material on various themes, events and personae, 'Science: Dramatic' broadens into a comprehensive work on the science-drama-society interface.
Posted in:

Modernism and Cosmology

'“Withinthe Rayof Light” and Without: The NewPhysics andModernist Simultaneity', Restoringthe Mystery TinklerVillani and Barfoot), vol.2, of theRainbow: Literature's Refractionof Science(ed. Amsterdam andNew York: Rodopi, 2011: 683–703.

Author: K. Ebury

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137393753

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

View: 653

Download →

Through examining the work of W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett, Katherine Ebury shows cosmology had a considerable impact on modernist creative strategies, developing alternative reading models of difficult texts such as Finnegans Wake and 'The Trilogy'.
Posted in:

Memoirs illustrative of the life and writings

293 , 629 . 348. 487. 524. 551. ii . 53. architecture of , i . Price , Sir Herbert , i . 334 . 177. his burial - place , 157 . Dr. John , his “ History and Mystery of Rainbow , Dr. sermon by , i . 327 . Charles II.'s restoration , " i .

Author: John Evelyn

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10887479

Category:

Page: 678

View: 757

Download →

Posted in:

Drink in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

N. Armstrong, 'The Occidental Alice', Differences, 2 (1990), pp. 3–40. ... in V. Tinkler-Villani and C. C. Barfoot (eds), Restoring the Mystery of the Rainbow: Literature's Refractions of Science (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011), pp.

Author: Susanne Schmid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317318941

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 611

Download →

This collection of essays covers the representation and practice of drinking a variety of beverages across eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain and North America. The case studies in this volume cover drinking culture from a variety of perspectives, including literature, history, anthropology and the history of medicine.
Posted in: