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Cohen, Margaret 1958-

Works: 37 works in 127 publications in 4 languages and 7,652 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Drama  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction, Other
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 496 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 )

19 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 485 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 441 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 )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 395 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 )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 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 t
Spectacles of realism : body, gender, genre by Margare Cohen( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 316 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 162 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 )

2 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 156 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 49 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 )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 44 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
The Literary Channel The Inter-National Invention of the Novel( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 8 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

The queer chronotope the confessional return in the nineteenth-century fantastic by William Dennis Jones( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rousseau claims that in writing The Confessions, he seeks to make himself completely transparent to his reader. And indeed, recourse to the confessional mode in eighteenth-century sentimentality often points to sympathy with another, or the desire for thoroughly open communication. With the turn to the nineteenth century, literary historians argue that psychological realism supplants the affective charge of sympathetic discourse all the while retaining the (now implicit) claim to total transparency. In other words, where the diarist once confessed, now the panoptic gaze of the dispassionate realist narrator unearths. But effusive expressions of love, care, and admiration between men, uneasily coexisting with paranoias born of fretful musings and intractable jealousies, continue to haunt the literature of terror in the nineteenth-century. And those expressions are still inscribed in a confessional mode. Therefore, this dissertation sets out to track the persistence of this discursive mode in the traditions of the fantastic in the British, French, and German novels. This dissertation examines how confession flows into a generic configuration called the queer chronotope, which replaces eighteenth-century sentimentality. But distinct to the male confessional plots of the queer chronotope is the denial of sympathy. The texts in question betray the affective mark of being cut off from the sympathetic other of sentimentality. Unlike their literary fathers, the neurotic heroes of male confessional plots no longer delight in unburdening through narrative. Instead, they find themselves trapped in a morose narrative body. The confessional mode in the queer chronotope, as this dissertation argues, becomes a solipsistic prison in which a weakened narrative ego confesses before an omnipotent super ego, deriving from the fear of losing paternal love. And therefore the male confessional plot rehearses the same frustration of satisfaction of the ego ideal, which means narrativizing hypochondria, melancholy, narcissism, self-loathing, and other male obsessional disorders. As a narrative poetics, confession turns into the repetition of an unpleasure
Performing virtue : politics, sentimentality, and the Revolutionary stage, 1789-1799 by Cecilia Ann Feilla( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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)
Group home parents assess their job : an exploratory study by Margaret Cohen( )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The most suffering class" : gender, class, and consciousness in pre-marxist France by Margaret Cohen( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Translation & the novel, 1660-1800 by Mary Helen McMurran( )

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

In the first chapter, I establish that translation was embedded in the novel long before the eighteenth century. I use a large corpus of histories of the romance and novel written in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to show that the novel was transnational, and a genre that sustained itself through translation and imitation. Then, in the next two chapters, primary sources on language pedagogy and rhetoric, from the Renaissance through the eighteenth century show that most translators may have worked quickly, and took liberties with their fictional texts, but they consistently employed the same rhetorical techniques, and were primarily interested in developing affectivity in prose fiction. The result was the establishment of common ground in the novel, formally and thematically. The last three chapters are studies of prose fiction translation in eighteenth-century England and France; I show that the field of translating was marked by tensions between a national and a transnational conception of the novel
Madame Bovary contexts, critical reception by Gustave Flaubert( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[This volume]: readers glimpse middle-class life in provincial France through twenty-one accompanying visuals, carefully selected from popular publications of the time. -Back cover
The cost and availability of residential land; policy implications by Margaret Cohen( )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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