- Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature
- List of Illustrations
- Editors and Contributors
- Medievalism and Modernity
- Mythology, Empire, and Narrative
- Death Drives: Biology, Decadence, and Psychoanalysis
- Cultures of the Avant-Garde
- Emerging Poetic Forms
- When <i>was</i> Modernism?
- What <i>was</i> the ‘New Drama’?
- Who <i>was</i> the ‘New Woman’?
- Utopian Thought and the Way to Live Now
- Naturalism, Realism, and Impressionism
- The Rise of Short Fiction
- Moon Voyaging, Selenography, and the Scientific Romance
- Super-Niches?: Detection, Adventure, Exploration, and Spy Stories
- Scientific Formations and Transformations
- Spirit Worlds
- Cityscapes: Urban Hyperspaces and the Failure of Matter in Late-Victorian and Edwardian Metropolitan Fictions
- The View from Empire: The Turn-of-the-Century Globalizing World
- Race and Biology
- The will to Forget: Amnesia, the Nation, and Ulysses
- The Post-Human Spirit of the Neopagan Movement
- Theatre and the Sciences of Mind
- The Theatre of Hands: Writing the First World War
- The Cult of the Child Revisited Making Fun of Fauntleroy
- Intersexions: Dandyism, Cross-Dressing, Transgender
- Political formations: Socialism, Feminism, Anarchism
- ‘The End of Laissez-Faire’: Literature, Economics, and the Idea of the Welfare State
- Representing Work
- Reading Aestheticism, Decadence, and Cosmopolitanism
- Parodies, Spoofs, and Satires
- Life writing: Biography, Portraits and Self-Portraits, Masked Authorship, and Autobiografictions
- Journalism and Periodical Culture
- The Illustrated Book
- The Coming Of Cinema
- Literature and Photography
- Electricity, Telephony, and Communications
- The residue of modernity: Technology, Anachronism, and Bric-à-Brac in India
- Actors and Puppets From Henry Irving’s Lyceum To Edward Gordon Craig’s Arena Goldoni
Abstract and Keywords
The introduction to the volume points to the ways in which the chapters that follow address the relationship between late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literature and culture. The intention of the volume has been to point up continuities between the two periods and thus to critique the existing models of radical rupture that have come to characterize modernist studies. The introduction also gives a detailed account of chapter contents within the sections of the volume: ‘Twilights’; ‘Making it New’; ‘Sites and Spaces of Knowledge’; ‘Minds and Bodies’; ‘Political and Social Selves’; ‘Authorship, Aesthetics and Print Cultures’; ‘Technologies’.
Laura Marcus, Professorial Fellow, Goldsmiths’ Professor of English Literature, New College, University of Oxford
Michèle Mendelssohn, Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow, Mansfield College, University of Oxford, UK
Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr, Professor of English and Theatre Studies; Tutorial Fellow, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, UK
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