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The Literature of Melancholia : Early Modern to Postmodern

By: Middeke, Martin.
Contributor(s): Wald, Christina.
Material type: TextTextSeries: 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.
Contents:
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
Summary: 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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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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SABINE BLACKMORE Humboldt-Universität, Germany TOBIAS DÖRING Professor of English Literature, LMU Munich, GermanyCHRISTOPH EHLAND, Professor of English Literature and Cultural Studies, University of Paderborn, GermanyANNE ENDERWITZ Post-Doctoral Fellow, Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, GermanyPETER FRITZSCHE Professor of History at the University of Illinois, USAJOHAN GEERTSEMA National University of Singapore ANDREW GIBSON Research Professor of Modern Literature and Theory, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK PAUL GILROY Anthony Giddens Professor in Social Theory, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK STEPHAN KOHL Professor Emeritus of English Cultures and Literature, University of Würzburg, GermanyGABRIELE RIPPL Professor of Literatures in English, University of Berne, SwitzerlandJENNIFER RUTHERFORD Associate Professor in Sociology, University of Flinder, AustriaELIZABETH SAKELLARIDOU Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece KIRSTEN SANDROCK Assistant Professor at the Department of English Literature and Cultural Studies, University of Göttingen, Germany JULIANA SCHIESARI Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, University of California, Davis, USA FELIX C. H. SPRANG Assistant Professor of English Literature, University of Hamburg, Germany PIETER VERMEULEN Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Flemish Research Council (FWO), University of Ghent, BelgiumANNE-JULIA ZWIERLEIN Professor of English Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Germany

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