Re-imagining the 'dark Continent' in Fin de Siècle Literature

Author: Robert McLaughlan

Publisher: Edinbrugh Critical Studies in

ISBN: 9780748647156

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

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Maps the fin de siecle mission to open up the 'Dark Continent.' Although nineteenth-century map-makers imposed topographic definition upon a perceived geographical void, writers of Adventure fiction, and other colonial writers, continued to nourish the idea of a cartographic absence in their work. This study explores the effects of this epistemological blankness in fin de siecle literature, and its impact upon early Modernist culture, through the emerging discipline of psychoanalysis and the debt that Freud owed to African exploration. The chapters examine: representations of Black Africa in missionary writing and Rider Haggard's narratives on Africa; cartographic tradition in Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Jung's Memories, Dreams, Reflections; and mesmeric fiction, such as Richard Marsh's The Beetle, Robert Buchanan's The Charlatan and George du Maurier's Trilby. As Robbie McLaughlan demonstrates, it was the late Victorian 'best-seller' which merged an arcane Central African imagery with an interest in psychic phenomena.
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Literature and Culture at the Fin de Siècle

Author: Talia Schaffer,Susan J. Wolfson

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 606

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This unprecedented comprehensive anthology of short canonical readings on important topics in fin-de-siècle literature offers the most prominent examples of poetry, fiction, prose, and drama for thorough in-depth study. This anticipated collection features non-canonical stories, poems, and articles alongside well-known works by fin-de-siècle authors. By bringing to the forefront the definition and the significance of the fin-de-siècle movement, this anthology involves the reader in a continual scholarly endeavor. Organized into two thematic units, "Aestheticism" and "The New Women," this text includes a range of authors: from Wilde and Kipling to Housman and Pater. Annotations and unit introductions supply brief, informative explanations to aid comprehension.
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Gendered Pathologies

The Female Body and Biomedical Discourse in the Nineteenth-century English Novel

Author: Sondra M. Archimedes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Human, in literature

Page: 524

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Germania in Africa

Germany's Colonial Literature

Author: Joachim Warmbold

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

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Translation of: Ein Steuckchen neudeutsche Erd'--."
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The Victorian Literature Handbook

Author: Alexandra Warwick,Martin Willis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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The Victorian Literature Handbook is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to literature and culture in the Victorian period. It is a one-stop resource for literature students, providing the essential information and guidance needed from introducing the historical and cultural context to key authors, texts and genres. It includes case studies for reading literary and critical texts, a guide to key critical concepts, introductions to key critical approaches, and a timeline of literary and cultural events. Essays on changes in the canon, interdisciplinary research and current and future directions in the field lead into more advanced topics and guided further reading enables further independent work. Written in clear language by leading academics, it is an indispensable starting point for anyone beginning their study of nineteenth century literature.
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