The Literature of Melancholia : Early Modern to Postmodern
By: Middeke, Martin.
Contributor(s): Wald, Christina.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011Description: 1 online resource (286 p.).ISBN: 9780230336988.Subject(s): English literature - History and criticism | English literature -- History and criticism | Literary criticism -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh | Literary criticism -- European -- General | LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh | LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General | LITERARY CRITICISM / General | Melancholy | Melancholy in literature | Melancholy in literature | MelancholyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Literature of Melancholia : Early Modern to PostmodernDDC classification: 820.9353 | 820.93561 LOC classification: PN56.M4 .M588 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; 1 Melancholia as a Sense of Loss: An Introduction; Part I: The Melancholic Tradition, Creativity and Gender: Early Modern to Eighteenth Century; 2 Yet Once More: Melancholia and Amnesia in Milton's Lycidas; 3 Male Pregnancies, Virgin Births, Monsters of the Mind: Early Modern Melancholia and (Cross-)Gendered Constructions of Creativity; 4 Mourning and Melancholia in England and Its Transatlantic Colonies: Examples of Seventeenth-Century Female Appropriations
5 'To pictur'd Regions and imagin'd Worlds': Female Melancholic Writing and the Poems of Mary LeaporPart II: Nature, History and Nostalgia: The Melancholia of Romanticism and Beyond; 6 'The dark bottomless Abyss, that lies under our feet, had yawned open': The Recision of the Male Melancholic Genius in Carlyle's Sartor Resartus; 7 'They Came, They Cut Away My Tallest Pines': Tennyson and the Melancholy of Modernity; 8 The Melancholy of History: The French Revolution and European Historiography; 9 Commercializing Melancholy: The National Trust
Part III: Melancholia and (Post-)Colonialism: From the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century10 Melancholia in the South Pacific: The Strange Case of Robert Louis Stevenson's Travel Writing; 11 The Secret of the Father in the Colonial Secret: Rosa Praed's' Weird Melancholy'; 12 Modernist Melancholia and Time: The Synchronicity of the Non-Synchronic in Freud, Tylor and Conrad; 13 The Closed Circle of Britain's Postcolonial Melancholia; Part IV: Postmodernism and Post-Melancholia? Ethics and Aesthetics in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
14 Working at the Seams: Howard Barker's Tragic Trauerspiel15 Melancholia and Mourning Animals; 16 Melancholic Consolation? J. M. Coetzee, Irony and the Aesthetics of the Sublime; 17 The Novel after Melancholia: On Tom McCarthy's Remainder and David Mitchell's Ghostwritten; Index
This collection analyzes philosophical, psycho-analytic and aesthetic contexts of the discourse of melancholia in British and postcolonial literature and culture and seeks to trace the multi-faceted phenomenon of melancholia from the early modern period to the present. Texts discussed range from Shakespeare and Milton to Coetzee and Barker.
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