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Professor Jeremy Tambling - Author

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Dickens' Novels as Poetry Allegory and Literature of the City

Dickens' Novels as Poetry Allegory and Literature of the City

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2017

Focusing on the language, style, and poetry of Dickens' novels, this study breaks new ground in reading Dickens' novels as a unique form of poetry. Dickens' writing disallows the statement of single unambiguous truths and shows unconscious processes burrowing within language, disrupting received ideas and modes of living. Arguing that Dickens, within nineteenth-century modernity, sees language as always double, Tambling draws on a wide range of Victorian texts and current critical theory to explore Dickens' interest in literature and popular song, and what happens in jokes, in caricature, in word-play and punning, and in naming. Working from Dickens' earliest writings to the latest, deftly combining theory with close analysis of texts, the book examines Dickens' key novels, such as Pickwick Papers, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and Son, Bleak House, Little Dorrit, Great Expectations, and Our Mutual Friend. It considers Dickens as constructing an urban poetry, alert to language coming from sources beyond the individual, and relating that to the dream-life of characters, who both can and cannot awake to fuller, different consciousness. Drawing on Walter Benjamin, Lacan, and Derrida, Tambling shows how Dickens writes a new and comic poetry of the city, and that the language constitutes an unconscious and secret autobiography. This volume takes Dickens scholarship in exciting new directions and will be of interest to all readers of nineteenth-century literary and cultural studies, and more widely, to all readers of literature.

Histories of the Devil From Marlowe to Mann and the Manichees

Histories of the Devil From Marlowe to Mann and the Manichees

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2017

This book is about representations of the devil in English and European literature. Tracing the fascination in literature, philosophy, and theology with the irreducible presence of what may be called evil, or comedy, or the carnivalesque, this book surveys the parts played by the devil in the texts derived from the Faustus legend, looks at Marlowe and Shakespeare, Rabelais, Milton, Blake, Hoffmann, Baudelaire, Goethe, Dostoevsky, Bulgakov, and Mann, historically, speculatively, and from the standpoint of critical theory. It asks: Is there a single meaning to be assigned to the idea of the diabolical? What value lies in thinking diabolically? Is it still the definition of a good poet to be of the devil's party, as Blake argued?

The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and the City

The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and the City

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2017

This book is about the impact of literature upon cities world-wide, and cities upon literature. It examines why the city matters so much to contemporary critical theory, and why it has inspired so many forms of writing which have attempted to deal with its challenges to think about it and to represent it. Gathering together 40 contributors who look at different modes of writing and film-making in throughout the world, this handbook asks how the modern city has engendered so much theoretical consideration, and looks at cities and their literature from China to Peru, from New York to Paris, from London to Kinshasa. It looks at some of the ways in which modern cities - whether capitals, shanty-towns, industrial or `rust-belt' - have forced themselves on people's ways of thinking and writing.

Hoelderlin & the Poetry of Tragedy Readings in Sophocles, Shakespeare, Nietzsche & Benjamin

Hoelderlin & the Poetry of Tragedy Readings in Sophocles, Shakespeare, Nietzsche & Benjamin

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Hoelderlin (17701843) is the magnificent writer whom Nietzsche called my favourite poet'. His writings and poetry have been formative throughout the twentieth century, and as influential as those of Hegel, his friend. At the same time, his madness has made his poetry infinitely complex as it engages with tragedy, and irreconcilable breakdown, both political and personal, with anger and with mourning. This study gives a detailed approach to Hoelderlin's writings on Greek tragedy, especially Sophocles, whom he translated into German, and gives close attention to his poetry, which is never far from an engagement with tragedy. Hoelderlin's writings, always fascinating, enable a consideration of the various meanings of tragedy, and provide a new reading of Shakespeare, particularly Julius Caesar, Hamlet and Macbeth; the work proceeds by opening into discussion of Nietzsche, especially The Birth of Tragedy. Since Hoelderlin was such a decisive figure for Modernism, to say nothing of modern Germany, he matters intensely to such differing theorists and philosophers as Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Blanchot and Jacques Derrida, all of whose views are discussed herein. Drawing upon the insights of Hegelian philosophy and psychoanalysis, Hoelderlin and the Poetry of Tragedy gives the English-speaking reader ready access to a magnificent body of poetry and to the poet as a theorist of tragedy and of madness. Hoelderlin's poetry is quoted freely, with translations and commentary provided. This book is the first major account of Hoelderlin in English to offer the student and general reader a critical account of a vital body of work which matters to any study of poetry and to all who are interested in poetry's relationships to madness. It is essential reading in the understanding of how tragedy pervades literature and politics, and how tragedy has been regarded and written about, from Hegel to Walter Benjamin.

Dickens' Novels as Poetry Allegory and Literature of the City

Dickens' Novels as Poetry Allegory and Literature of the City

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/12/2014

Focusing on the language, style, and poetry of Dickens' novels, this study breaks new ground in reading Dickens' novels as a unique form of poetry. Dickens' writing disallows the statement of single unambiguous truths and shows unconscious processes burrowing within language, disrupting received ideas and modes of living. Arguing that Dickens, within nineteenth-century modernity, sees language as always double, Tambling draws on a wide range of Victorian texts and current critical theory to explore Dickens' interest in literature and popular song, and what happens in jokes, in caricature, in word-play and punning, and in naming. Working from Dickens' earliest writings to the latest, deftly combining theory with close analysis of texts, the book examines Dickens' key novels, such as Pickwick Papers, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and Son, Bleak House, Little Dorrit, Great Expectations, and Our Mutual Friend. It considers Dickens as constructing an urban poetry, alert to language coming from sources beyond the individual, and relating that to the dream-life of characters, who both can and cannot awake to fuller, different consciousness. Drawing on Walter Benjamin, Lacan, and Derrida, Tambling shows how Dickens writes a new and comic poetry of the city, and that the language constitutes an unconscious and secret autobiography. This volume takes Dickens scholarship in exciting new directions and will be of interest to all readers of nineteenth-century literary and cultural studies, and more widely, to all readers of literature.

Hoelderlin & the Poetry of Tragedy Readings in Sophocles, Shakespeare, Nietzsche & Benjamin

Hoelderlin & the Poetry of Tragedy Readings in Sophocles, Shakespeare, Nietzsche & Benjamin

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Holderlin (1770-1843) is the magnificent writer whom Nietzsche called 'my favourite poet'. His writings and poetry have been formative throughout the twentieth century, and as influential as those of Hegel, his friend. At the same time, his madness has made his poetry infinitely complex as it engages with tragedy, and irreconcilable breakdown, both political and personal, with anger and with mourning. This study gives a detailed approach to Holderlins writings on Greek tragedy, especially Sophocles, whom he translated into German, and gives close attention to his poetry, which is never far from an engagement with tragedy. Holderlins writings, always fascinating, enable a consideration of the various meanings of tragedy, and provide a new reading of Shakespeare, particularly Julius Caesar, Hamlet and Macbeth; the work proceeds by opening into discussion of Nietzsche, especially The Birth of Tragedy. Since Holderlin was such a decisive figure for Modernism, to say nothing of modern Germany, he matters intensely to such differing theorists and philosophers as Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Blanchot and Jacques Derrida, all of whose views are discussed herein. Drawing upon the insights of Hegelian philosophy and psychoanalysis, this book gives the English-speaking reader ready access to a magnificent body of poetry and to the poet as a theorist of tragedy and of madness. Holderlins poetry is quoted freely, with translations and commentary provided. This book is the first major account of Holderlin in English to offer the student and general reader a critical account of a vital body of work which matters to any study of poetry and to all who are interested in poetrys relationships to madness. It is essential reading in the understanding of how tragedy pervades literature and politics, and how tragedy has been regarded and written about, from Hegel to Walter Benjamin.

Literature and Psychoanalysis

Literature and Psychoanalysis

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2012

Literature and Psychoanalysis is an exciting, and compulsive working through of what Freud really said, and why it is so important, with a chapter on Melanie Klein and object relations theory, and two chapters on Lacan, and his work on the unconscious as structured like a language. Investigating different forms of literature through a careful examination of Shakespeare, Blake, the Sherlock Holmes stories, and many other examples from literature, the book makes the argument for taking literature and psychoanalysis together, and essential to each other. The book places both literature and psychoanalysis into the context of all that has been said about these subjects in recent debates in the theory of Derrida and Foucault and Zizek, and into the context of gender studies and queer theory. -- .

Literature and Psychoanalysis

Literature and Psychoanalysis

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2012

Literature and Psychoanalysis is an exciting, and compulsive working through of what Freud really said, and why it is so important, with a chapter on Melanie Klein and object relations theory, and two chapters on Lacan, and his work on the unconscious as structured like a language. Investigating different forms of literature through a careful examination of Shakespeare, Blake, the Sherlock Holmes stories, and many other examples from literature, the book makes the argument for taking literature and psychoanalysis together, and essential to each other. The book places both literature and psychoanalysis into the context of all that has been said about these subjects in recent debates in the theory of Derrida and Foucault and Zizek, and into the context of gender studies and queer theory. -- .

Dickens and the City

Dickens and the City

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2012

Dickens's relationship to cities is part of his modernity and his enduring fascination. How he thought about, grasped and conceptualised the rapidly expanding and anonymous urban scene are all fascinating aspects of a critical debate which, starting virtually from Dickens's own time, has become more and more active and questioning of the significance of that new thing, the unknown and unknowable, city. Although Dickens was influenced by several European and American cities, the most significant city for Dickens was London, the city he knew as a boy in the 1820s and which developed in his lifetime to become the finance and imperial capital of the nineteenth-century. His sense of London as monumental and fashionable, modern and anachronistic, has generated a large number of writings and critical approaches: Marxist, sociological, psychoanalytic and deconstructive. Dickens looks at the city from several aspects: as a place bringing together poverty and riches; as the place of the new and of chance and coincidence, and of secret lives exposed by the special figure of the detective. Another crucial area of study is the relationship of the city to women, and women's place in the city, as well as the way Dickens's London matches up with other visual representations. This anthology of criticism surveys the field and is a major contribution to the study of cities, city culture, modernity and Dickens. It brings together key previously published articles and essays and features a comprehensive bibliography of work which scholars can continue to explore.

On Reading the Will Law & Desire in Literature & Music

On Reading the Will Law & Desire in Literature & Music

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/12/2011

This book studies the will, will-power and wilfulness, the will to death or to power, and lack of will. It surveys many texts -- from Augustine, Shakespeare, Dickens, George Eliot and D H Lawrence -- in order to analyse the history of its different concepts: rational/irrational drive, sexual appetite, or just testamentary, so asserting identity beyond death. Drawing on philosophies of the will in Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, the book studies music as the embodied will in Wagner and Verdi. Considering the law and its prohibitions as a form of the will, it sees how these produce a perverse will. Drawing on Freud and Lacan it studies interrelationships between the law which prohibits and the desire which wills, how desire creates the law, and the law desire. What stands out is that the authors studied are fascinated by the will as unknowable and irresistible, as rational and countermanding rationality, as divided and imperious force. Chapters include how wills motivate plots in Shakespeare and the Victorian novel. Discussion of opera and Nietzsche focuses on the will as an unconscious force. With sustained discussion of texts, and supporting arguments through a range of key thinkers in cultural theory, this book is indispensable for readers of literature, law, music and philosophy.

On Anachronism

On Anachronism

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2010

On Anachronism joins together Shakespeare and Proust as the great writers of love to show that love is always anachronistic, and never more so when it is homosexual. Drawing on Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Derrida, Blanchot and Levinas and Deleuze, difficult but essential theorists of the subject of 'being and time' and 'time and the other' the book examines why speculation on time has become so crucial within modernity. Through the related term 'anachorism', it considers how discussion of time always turns into discussion of space, and how this, too, can never be quite defined. It speculates on chance and thinks of ways in which a quality of difference within time - heterogeneity, anachronicity - is essential to think of what is meant by 'the other'. The book examines how contemporary theory considers the future and its relation to the past as that which is inescapable in the form of trauma. It considers what is meant by 'the event', that which is the theme of all post-Nietzschean theory and which breaks in two conceptions of time as chronological. -- .

Allegory

Allegory

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/08/2009

Indispensable to an understanding of Medieval and Renaissance texts and a topic of controversy for the Romantic poets, allegory remains a site for debate and controversy in the twenty-first-century. In this useful guide, Jeremy Tambling: presents a concise history of allegory, providing numerous examples from Medieval forms to the present day considers the relationship between allegory and symbolism analyses the use of allegory in modernist debate and deconstruction, looking at critics such as Walter Benjamin and Paul de Man provides a full glossary of technical terms and suggestions for further reading. Allegory offers an accessible, clear introduction to the history and use of this complex literary device. It is the ideal tool for all those seeking a greater understanding of texts that make use of allegory and of the significance of allegorical thinking to literature.

Allegory

Allegory

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2009

Indispensable to an understanding of Medieval and Renaissance texts and a topic of controversy for the Romantic poets, allegory remains a site for debate and controversy in the twenty-first-century. In this useful guide, Jeremy Tambling: presents a concise history of allegory, providing numerous examples from Medieval forms to the present day considers the relationship between allegory and symbolism analyses the use of allegory in modernist debate and deconstruction, looking at critics such as Walter Benjamin and Paul de Man provides a full glossary of technical terms and suggestions for further reading. Allegory offers an accessible, clear introduction to the history and use of this complex literary device. It is the ideal tool for all those seeking a greater understanding of texts that make use of allegory and of the significance of allegorical thinking to literature.

Walking Macao, Reading the Baroque

Walking Macao, Reading the Baroque

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling, Louis Lo Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2009

Walking Macao, Reading the Baroque

Walking Macao, Reading the Baroque

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling, Louis Lo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2009

Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature Dante and Difference: Writing in the 'Commedia'

Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature Dante and Difference: Writing in the 'Commedia'

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2007

This book presents an interesting approach to Dante's Divine Comedy, drawing on medieval theories of reading and understanding a text, and comparing them with modern critical theories of hermeneutics and approaches to the text associated with the work of Derrida. Dr Tambling rejects any attempt to identify a fundamental unity of thought in the poem and stresses the importance of opposition and divergence. This leads him to react against reductively 'allegorical' readings, and to ask in what way Christianity can be said to be articulated within the work. This important interpretation will be of value to all students and scholars of Dante, as well as to those whose work lies in the fields of general medieval literature, comparative literature and critical theory.

RE:Verse Turning Towards Poetry

RE:Verse Turning Towards Poetry

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/07/2007

Many people are intimidated by poetry, thinking it difficult and high-brow and not for them. But it is still considered an essential part of art and literature. RE:Verse asks; Why and How should we read poetry? This book, aimed at people just starting with literature, takes nothing for granted but opens poetry up to all in a way that makes it both exciting and fresh. Examples are taken from a balanced combination of traditional writers such as Keats, Wordsworth, Blake and Shakespeare, and modern poets such as Seamus Heaney, Jackie Kay and Benjamin Zephaniah. RE:Verse ranges over all periods of literature, and over the many critical theories that attempt to show why poetry matters. It places poems into their historical context, looks at poetry in translation, and discusses why much poetry is so difficult as to seem almost unreadable. It sets the standard for talking about how to read poetry, and what to do when this seems to be impossibly difficult. Ultimately, it is the essential, easy-to-read guide to the subject.

Madmen and Other Survivors - Reading Lu Xun's Fiction

Madmen and Other Survivors - Reading Lu Xun's Fiction

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2007

Blake's Night Thoughts

Blake's Night Thoughts

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2005

Blake's Night Thoughts discusses Blake as a poet and artist of night, considering night through graveyard poetry and Young in the eighteenth-century, urbanism in the nineteenth and Levinas and Blanchot's writings in the twentieth. Taking 'night' as the breakdown of rational progressive thought and of thought based on concepts of identity, the book reads the lyric poetry, some Prophetic works, including a chapter on The Four Zoas , the illustrations to Young, and Dante, and look's at Blake's writing of madness.

Blake's Night Thoughts

Blake's Night Thoughts

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2004

Blake's Night Thoughts discusses Blake as a poet and artist of night, considering night through graveyard poetry and Young in the eighteenth-century, urbanism in the nineteenth and Levinas and Blanchot's writings in the twentieth. Taking 'night' as the breakdown of rational progressive thought and of thought based on concepts of identity, the book reads the lyric poetry, some Prophetic works, including a chapter on The Four Zoas , the illustrations to Young, and Dante, and look's at Blake's writing of madness.

Wong Kar-wai's Happy Together

Wong Kar-wai's Happy Together

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2003

Wong Kar-wai's Happy Together

Wong Kar-wai's Happy Together

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2003

Lost in the American City Dickens, James, and Kafka

Lost in the American City Dickens, James, and Kafka

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2001

In Lost in the American City , Jeremy Tambling looks at European reactions to America and American cities in the nineteenth-century. Dickens visited America in 1842 and his American Notes and Martin Chuzzlewit set the agenda for future discussions of America. Lost in the American City looks at the Dickens legacy through Henry James in The American Scene , through H.G. Wells in The Future in America , and through Kafka, whose novel America (or The Man Who Was Never Heard of Again ) tried to re-write Dickens. Lost in the American City explores the changes in American nineteenth century urban culture which made America so different and so impossible to map for the European, and which made American modernity so unreadable and challenging.

Becoming Posthumous Life and Death in Literary and Cultural Studies

Becoming Posthumous Life and Death in Literary and Cultural Studies

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2001

Set against a backdrop of debates about the so-called 'end of history', 'the death of the subject' and 'the end of art', as well as the various forms of the 'post' that became prevalent in the late twentieth century, Jeremy Tambling introduces the idea of 'the posthumous' as a means of thinking about our relationship to the past, to death and to history. The trope of the posthumous is played out in a pattern of four deftly argued 'case-chapters' devoted to Shakespeare's Cymbeline (where the hero is Posthumus), Dickens's David Copperfield (a 'posthumous child'), Nietzsche's Ecce Homo (the record of a posthumous life) and Benjamin's 'Theses on the Philosophy of History' (where history comes into being posthumously). Using these texts as a launching point Professor Tambling provides readings concerned with the question of why we should give attention to history, and to past texts, if there has been an irretrievable 'break' with history, and where history has turned into the heritage industry. Discussing why many writers - Dante, Shakespeare, Jonson, Keats, Dickens, Nietzsche - have been fascinated by the idea of 'posthumous' existence and why post-Nietzschean critics such as Foucault, Derrida and de Man have thought in terms of the death of the subject, Professor Tambling sets out to discover whether the past is dead in relation to the present, or the present in relation to the past. Rigorous and astute in its critical insights, Becoming Posthumous also provides introductory readings of the critical theory of Walter Benjamin, Maurice Blanchot, Gilles Deleuze, Pierre Klossowski and Jacques Derrida. In showing how the idea of posthumous existence runs right through literary and cultural theory as well as major literary works, the book will be relevant to those who are interested in literature, history, and cultural studies, in theories of modernity, or the idea of 'living on', being a ghost, or just thinking about death and its relationship to life.

Henry James

Henry James

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/02/2000

In this new study of Henry James, which draws on novels and short stories from throughout his career, Jeremy Tambling discusses James's importance as a theorist of the novel and argues for his importance as an American. He sees all James's work as a complex engagement with America and an attempt to find something in textual form that has been missed in the actual experience of America, in comparison with what he has imagined he has found in Europe. Tambling makes use of current critical theory, but his aim is to elucidate what it was that drove this writer to more and more difficulty in writing. This book provides the newcomer to James with a comprehensive introduction and also gives a new set of commanding arguments for re-reading and re-situating the work.

Henry James

Henry James

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2000

In this new study of Henry James, which draws on novels and short stories from throughout his career, Jeremy Tambling discusses James's importance as a theorist of the novel and argues for his importance as an American. He sees all James's work as a complex engagement with America and an attempt to find something in textual form that has been missed in the actual experience of America, in comparison with what he has imagined he has found in Europe. Tambling makes use of current critical theory, but his aim is to elucidate what it was that drove this writer to more and more difficulty in writing. This book provides the newcomer to James with a comprehensive introduction and also gives a new set of commanding arguments for re-reading and re-situating the work.

Bleak House Charles Dickens

Bleak House Charles Dickens

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/1998

It is in Bleak House that Dickens the realist and Dickens the modernist are often thought to meet. In the two intertwined but separate narratives, one from a woman's perspective and the other forming, arguably, the first detective novel in English, Dickens confronts modern England and modernity itself. The essays collected in this New Casebook embody some of the most exciting and challenging approaches to Dickens, using deconstructive, feminist, Marxist and post-structuralist methods. The Introduction places the various essays in the context of current critical thinking, while itself suggesting an alternative viewpoint and the potential direction of future analysis of this most rewarding and stimulating text.

Opera and the Culture of Fascism

Opera and the Culture of Fascism

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/1996

This study looks at nineteenth - and early twentieth-century opera as part of a culture which produced fascism as a crisis-state, and threatened to extinguish the genre as an influential and contemporary high form of art altogether. Jeremy Tambling highlights the themes of the cultural crisis through a detailed discussion of some dozen operas and a general overview of the works of Wagner, Verdi, Puccini, Strauss, and others, drawing on the writings of Nietzsche, Adorno, Benjamin, and Heidegger, for an understanding of the ideological background. Reading fascism as a political, intellectual, and psychological phenomenon, the author draws on the works of Bataille, Theweleit, and Kristeva, for discussion of proto-fascist and fascist thought, and for its relation to gender-politics. Resisting the cliches about Wagner or Strauss's relationship to the Third Reich, Tambling takes the opera out the hermetically sealed-off state in which it is normally discussed, and presents it as both complicit in, and in opposition to, the reactionary and regressive pressures that made up the `culture of fascism', and those that tried to make opera part of the `fascism of culture'.

Dickens, Violence and the Modern State Dreams of the Scaffold

Dickens, Violence and the Modern State Dreams of the Scaffold

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/1995

In a radical reassessment of one of the greatest writers of all time, Dickens, Violence and the Modern State draws on the theories of Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari, in addition to Julia Kristeva and Edward Said, to situate Dickens within the discourses circulating within his society - in particular those associated with modernity. Focussing on Dickens's novels written after 1848, his relationship to modernity can be seen in his treatment of violence, seen in two forms in his writing: that of the state (in the rationalising powers of Victorian bourgeois modernisation), and physical violence, as portrayed in Dickens's criminals and interest in masochism and corpses.

E.M. Forster Contemporary Critical Essays

E.M. Forster Contemporary Critical Essays

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/1995

This anthology of essays on E.M. Forster's major novels draws together approaches from many aspects of new critical theory. As well as essays on The Longest Journey, A Room With a View, Maurice, Howards End and A Passage to India, the volume includes a specially-commissioned essay on the recent spate of Forster films. The casebook establishes a new case for Forster as a figure of more than merely conventional interest with a central place in twentieth-century literature.

Narrative and Ideology

Narrative and Ideology

Author: Professor Jeremy Tambling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/1991

The author explores why it matters that texts exist in the form of stories, and how they rest upon cultural and social assumptions (how narratives are always ideological).

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