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Crossing boundaries : thinking through literature /
edited by Julie Scanlon and Amy Waste ; with contributions by Terry Eagleton and Sally Shuttleworth.
imprint
Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, c2001.
description
220 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1841272329
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imprint
Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, c2001.
isbn
1841272329
catalogue key
4606914
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Long Description
This eclectic collection interrogates boundaries with reference to nineteenth and twentieth-century literature, performance, music and film from a diverse range of critical and theoretical perspectives. The authors probe the issue of negotiating boundaries in their innovative and imaginative investigations of science in Dickens, Eliot and Pater; narrative in Hawking and Weinberg; Bakhtin and the feminization of translation; lesbian romance by Jeanette Winterson; transitional females in migrant postcolonial fiction; pedagogy in South Africa; materiality and hypertext; the semiotic and money in Jay McInerney; the role of clichT in Beckett; music in Wim Wenders; the 'real' in fiction, theory and performance; creative and academic writing; politics and aesthetics. Original contributions by Terry Eagleton and Sally Shuttleworth support this volume's exciting challenge to established boundaries and help to make it a scintillating and thought-provoking read.>
Main Description
This eclectic collection interrogates boundaries with reference to nineteenth and twentieth-century literature, performance, music and film from a diverse range of critical and theoretical perspectives. The authors probe the issue of negotiating boundaries in their innovative and imaginative investigations of science in Dickens, Eliot and Pater; narrative in Hawking and Weinberg; Bakhtin and the feminization of translation; lesbian romance by Jeanette Winterson; transitional females in migrant postcolonial fiction; pedagogy in South Africa; materiality and hypertext; the semiotic and money in Jay McInerney; the role of clichT in Beckett; music in Wim Wenders; the 'real' in fiction, theory and performance; creative and academic writing; politics and aesthetics. Original contributions by Terry Eagleton and Sally Shuttleworth support this volume's exciting challenge to established boundaries and help to make it a scintillating and thought-provoking read.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. 7
List of Contributorsp. 9
Crossing Boundaries - Delegatesp. 11
Introductionp. 13
'So Childish and So Dreadfully Un-Childlike': Cultural Constructions of Idiocy in the Mid-Nineteenth Centuryp. 17
'Aberrant Passions and Unaccountable Antipathies': Nervous Women, Nineteenth-century Neurology and Literary Textp. 45
X-Club not X-Files: Walter Pater, Spiritualism and Victorian Scientific Naturalismp. 56
Scientific Prophecies and Modern-Day Seers: Prognostication in the Industrial Fiction of Charles Dickens and Elizabeth Gaskellp. 72
Popular Cosmology as Mythic Narrative: A Site for Interdisciplinary Exchangep. 84
Translation as Gay Deceptionp. 98
The Mark of Desire: Rewriting the Romance and Lesbian-Feminist Textual Strategiesp. 112
Constructing the Female Self in Migrant Postcolonial Fictionp. 121
Locating the 'Nigga' in 'The Wood-Pile': Robert Frost, the Academy and Pedagogy in the Context of a South African Tertiary Educationp. 130
Enervation in Language as Innovation in Literature: The Function of Cliche in Samuel Beckett's Trilogyp. 141
Reading Between the Lines: Materiality in the Age of Hypertextp. 150
Music to Desire By: Crossing the Berlin Wall with Wim Wendersp. 161
'Fictional Capital': Economics and Narrative in the Novels of Jay McInerneyp. 169
Bourdieu versus Deconstruction: The Social (Con)Text of Irony and Realityp. 178
Performance Theory, Practice and the Intrusion of the Realp. 189
Writing on Airp. 200
Aesthetics and Politicsp. 210
Index of Authorsp. 218
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