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Centuries' ends, narrative means

Author: Robert D Newman
Publisher: Stanford (Calif.) Stanford University Press 1996
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This work uses the approaching conclusion of the second millennium as a context for discussing questions concerning temporal division and narrative continuity. It explores the ways in which the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Newman
ISBN: 0804726493 9780804726498
OCLC Number: 1014630306
Description: XI, 387 p. 23 cm
Contents: Contributors; Introduction Robert Newman; Part I. Stories of History and Narrative: 1. Games of Chess: A Model of Literary and Cultural Studies Sacvan Bercovitch; 2. Storytelling: historical and ideological Hayden White; 3. Being done with narrative by cubism and Andre Malraux Jean-Francois Lyotard; 4. Traherne's centuries Susan Stewart; Part II. Projections of Nationalism: 5. Turner's 'Frontier Thesis' as a narrative of reconstruction Brook Thomas; 6. Rogue nationalism Jeffrey Knapp; 7. The (lethal) turn of the twentieth century: war and population control Margot Norris; 8. Border INspection: reflections on crossing the U.S. border Ali Behdad; Part III. Fin de Siecle Fates, Mournings, and In-Betweens: 9. Strange cases, common fates: degeneration and the pleasures of professional reading Stephen D. Arata; 10. Neighbors, strangers, corpses: death and sympathy in the early writings of W. E. B. Du Bois - Susan Mizruchi; 11. What's awkward about The Awkward Age? David McWhirter; Part IV. Narrative Embodiment: Gender and Desire in History: 12. Fin de Siecle, Fin de Sexe: transsexuality, postmodernism, and the death of history Rita Felski; 13. Mourning and misogyny: Hamlet, the revenger's tragedy, and the final progress of Elizabeth I, 1600-1607 Steven Mullaney; 14. Once upon a time, not long ago, O Kathy Acker; 14. 'The sex appeal of the inorganic': posthuman narratives and the construction of desire Thomas Foster; 15. Fin de Siecle and the technological sublime Jennifer Wicke; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: [ed. by Robert Newman].


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"This book not only treats an inventive and exciting topic, the impact of centuries' endings on a wide range of discourses and artifacts; it comprises a most exciting exploration of the medium of Read more...

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