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Cohen, Margaret 1958-

Works: 42 works in 136 publications in 4 languages and 8,224 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Drama  Academic theses  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR830.S4, 823.00932162
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Most widely held works by Margaret Cohen
The novel and the sea by Margaret Cohen( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a century, the history of the novel has been written in terms of nations and territories: the English novel, the French novel, the American novel. But what if novels were viewed in terms of the seas that unite these different lands? Examining works across two centuries, this work recounts the novel's rise, told from the perspective of the ship's deck and the allure of the oceans in the modern cultural imagination. The author moors the novel to overseas exploration and work at sea, framing its emergence as a transatlantic history, steeped in the adventures and risks of the maritime frontier. She explores how Robinson Crusoe competed with the best-selling nautical literature of the time by dramatizing remarkable conditions, from the wonders of unknown lands to storms, shipwrecks, and pirates. She considers James Fenimore Cooper's refashioning of the adventure novel in postcolonial America, and a change in literary poetics toward new frontiers and to the maritime labor and technology of the nineteenth century. She shows how Jules Verne reworked adventures at sea into science fiction; how Melville, Hugo, and Conrad navigated the foggy waters of language and thought; and how detective and spy fiction built on sea fiction's problem-solving devices. She also discusses the transformation of the ocean from a theater of skilled work to an environment of pristine nature and the sublime. This literary history challenges readers to rethink their land-locked assumptions about the novel
Profane illumination : Walter Benjamin and the Paris of surrealist revolution by Margaret Cohen( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Margaret Cohen's encounter with Walter Benjamin, one of the twentieth century's most influential cultural and literary critics, has produced a radically new reading of surrealist thought and practice. Cohen analyzes the links between Breton's surrealist fusion of psychoanalysis and Marxism and Benjamin's post-Enlightenment challenge to Marxist theory. She argues that Breton's surrealist Marxism played a formative role in shaping postwar French intellectual life and is of continued relevance to the contemporary intellectual scene."--Publisher's description
The sentimental education of the novel by Margaret Cohen( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cohen draws on archival research, resurrecting scores of forgotten nineteenth-century novels, to demonstrate that the codes most closely identified with realism were actually the invention of sentimentality, a powerful aesthetic of emerging liberal-democratic society, although Balzac and Stendhal trivialized sentimental works by associating them with "frivolous" women writers and readers."--Jacket
Madame Bovary : contexts, critical reception by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Madame Bovary," his story of a shallow, deluded, unfaithful, but consistently compelling woman living in the provinces of nineteenth-century France, Gustave Flaubert invented not only the modern novel but also a modern attitude toward human character and human experience that remains with us to this day. One of the rare works of art that it would be fair to call perfect, "Madame Bovary" has had an incal-culable influence on the literary culture that followed it. This translation, by Francis Steeg-muller, is acknowledged by common consensus as the definitive English rendition of Flaubert's text
The literary channel : the inter-national invention of the novel by Margaret Cohen( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Literary Channel defines a crucial transnational literary "zone" that shaped the development of the modern novel. During the first two centuries of the genre's history, Britain and France were locked in political, economic, and military struggle. The period also saw British and French writers, critics, and readers enthusiastically exchanging works, codes, and theories of the novel. Building on both nationally based literary history and comparatist work on poetics, this book rethinks the genre's evolution as marking the power and limits of modern cultural nationalism. In the Channel zone, the novel developed through interactions among texts, readers, writers, and translators that inextricably linked national literary cultures. It served as a forum to promote and critique nationalist clichés, whether from the standpoint of Enlightenment cosmopolitanism, the insurgent nationalism of colonized spaces, or the non-nationalized culture of consumption. In the process, the Channel zone promoted codes that became the genre's hallmarks, including the sentimental poetics that would shape fiction through the nineteenth century. Uniting leading critics who bridge literary history and theory, The Literary Channel will appeal to all readers attentive to the future of literary studies, as well as those interested in the novel's development, British and French cultural history, and extra-national patterns of cultural exchange. Contributors include April Alliston, Emily Apter, Margaret Cohen, Joan DeJean, Carolyn Dever, Lynn Festa, Françoise Lionnet, Deidre Shauna Lynch, Sharon Marcus, Richard Maxwell, and Mary Helen McMurran
Spectacles of realism : body, gender, genre by Margaret Cohen( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite rumors of its demise in literary theory and practice, realism persists. Why this is, and how realism is relevant to current interdisciplinary debates in gender studies and cultural studies, are the questions underlying Spectacles of Realism. With particular reference to nineteenth-century French culture, the contributors explore the role realism has played in the social construction of gender and sexuality
Claire d'Albe : an English translation by Cottin( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Both Claire and her husband, M. d'Albe, are virtuous and upstanding, and Frederic, her husband's nineteen-year-old adopted son and factory assistant, is honest and noble-hearted. But in the beautiful and secluded Loire Valley, the friendship between Claire and Frederic gradually develops into a forbidden passion."--Jacket
Claire d'Albe : the original French text by Cottin( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the work of Donald Meltzer : a festschrift by Donald Meltzer( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to Meltzer's extraordinary contribution to psychoanalysis. It provides a unique set of perspectives on his work and influence and the sheer diversity of fields in which his work is now being used. Includes contributions from Meltzer himself and a number of other eminent psychoanalysts and psychotherapists
Sent before my time : a child psychotherapist's view of life on a neonatal intensive care unit by Margaret Cohen( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent Before My Time is an exploration of the workings of a neo natal intensive care unit from a child psychotherapist's point of view. It examines the relationships between the babies, the parents and the staff
Madame Bovary : contexts, criticism by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert with substantially revised and expanded explanations. Includes twenty-one visuals depicting middle-class life in provincial France, early versions of the novel, Flaubert's commentary in letters, and sixteen critical essays from various authors. Features complete trial transcripts from Flaubert's immorality trail of 1857
The Literary Channel The Inter-National Invention of the Novel( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

False trails and funny matches: The unresolved marriage plot in colonial literatures of the North Atlantic by Jacquelyn Walsh( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While recent work on the rise of the novel stresses the consolidation effected by the traditional sentimental marriage, I took at novels where this model fails to apply. In literatures of emerging nations with a conflicted relationship to England, I argue, marital plots and subplots challenge conventional allegories of national reconciliation. Examining four novels that illuminate how the poetics of the marriage plot operate under the pressures of imperialism, I suggest that the problems posed by geographical expansion make for messy marriage plots, ones that push at the seams of the Bildungsroman and its compulsion to sew up conflict
Performing virtue: Politics, sentimentality, and the revolutionary stage, 1789--1799 by Cecilia Ann Feilla( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation is concerned with the transformation in the notion of virtue that occurred in France and England during the second half of the eighteenth century, from a social ideal governed by new notions of moral sentiment at mid-century to a political imperative during the years of the French Revolution. In particular, I focus on the relationship between politics and sentimentality in the 1790s, concentrating on sentimental and civic representations of virtue in dramatic performances of the revolutionary decade. I argue that the Revolution provides a paradigmatic moment in which an essentially private and aesthetic notion of virtue, developed most evidently in the novel, moved into the public sphere of performance (social, political, and theatrical)
Translation and the novel, 1660-1800 by Mary Helen McMurran( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation is a study of the influential role of translation in the emergence of the novel. Recent histories of the novel have ascribed the rise of the novel to broad cultural shifts within a national framework. I show that the consolidation of the novel took place within an international exchange of fiction. The novel has also been associated with the nation-state and nationalism, I demonstrate that prose fictions not only circulated freely and widely in Europe before 1800, but that the genre was understood as transnational
Penelope's retreat: Dialogic authorship in early eighteenth-century novels by Marylou Gramm( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation addresses the complexities of early eighteenth-century collaborative authorship. It examines practices and fictional representations of collective writers in literary circles in London and Paris of the 1720s and 30s, a turbulent period in which authors hovered between waning court patronage and a precarious commercial market. The groups investigated are the Quaker community of the English preacher and novelist, Penelope Aubin (1685-1731), and the salon of novelist Madame de Tencin (1685-1749). Aubin and Tencin retreated from claims of individual authorship because they opposed the emerging ideologies of individual genius and possessive individualism and believed that composition could not be marked as an individual commodity, separate from the surrounding landscape of thought and tradition. Aubin's and Tencin's novels represent their commitment to collaboration, as do extant records of the exchanges within their circles. Their activities are considered in conjunction with early modern conduct books by the Abbe de Bellegarde and the third Earl of Shaftesbury designed for collaborative authors
Capital and the imaginary: A study on the commodity as a poetical object by Margherita Pascucci( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving from the contemporary transformations of labor as form of production, this dissertation tries to question the role that 'knowledge' has, both as element of capitalist production and as its subverting tool. By setting a parallelism between Capital's mechanism and the workings of the Imagination, this study tracks the genealogy of 'Immaterial labor', main figure of this transformation, back to Marx's notion of phantasmagoria and to the reading that Walter Benjamin gave of it (M. Lazzarato). It develops a path still latent in Benjamin's work but already by him indicated--whose importance has been neglected by the critical work of the last twenty years--, of a positive role of the image within the event of phantasmagoria. Such positive role of the image is detected by this study as knowledge that occurs, in contemporaneity, mainly through images. It is so defined a first feature of this knowledge, common to both capital and imagination
Spectacles of realism : Gender, body, genre( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame Bovary : adaptación by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Política social internacional : consequências sociais da globalização( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Portuguese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The novel and the sea
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Cohen, M.

Profane illumination : Walter Benjamin and the Paris of surrealist revolutionThe sentimental education of the novelMadame Bovary : contexts, critical receptionThe literary channel : the inter-national invention of the novelSpectacles of realism : body, gender, genreClaire d'Albe : an English translationClaire d'Albe : the original French textExploring the work of Donald Meltzer : a festschrift