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Modernism and subjectivity : how modernist fiction invented the postmodern subject, Adam Meehan

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Modernism and subjectivity : how modernist fiction invented the postmodern subject
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Modernism and subjectivity
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how modernist fiction invented the postmodern subject
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Adam Meehan
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eng
Summary
"Modernism and Subjectivity: How Modernist Fiction Invented the Postmodern Subject" argues that theories of subjectivity coming out of psychoanalytic, poststructuralist, and adjacent late-twentieth-century intellectual traditions had already been articulated in modernist fiction before 1945. Adam Meehan finds versions of this postmodern subject embodied in works by authors who intently undermine attempts to stabilize conceptions of identity and who draw attention to the role of language in shaping conceptions of the self. Focusing on the philosophical registers of literary texts, Meehan traces the development of modernist attitudes toward subjectivity, particularly in relation to issues of ideology, spatiality, and violence in a selection of works published between 1904 and 1941. Detailed close readings of novels by Samuel Beckett, Joseph Conrad, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Aldous Huxley, James Joyce, Nathanael West, and Virginia Woolf establish that subjectivity in the modernist novel is conceptualized as an ideological and linguistic construction which reverberates across understandings of consciousness, race, place, and identity. By reconsidering the movement's function and scope, Modernism and Subjectivity charts how profoundly modernist literature shaped the intellectual climate of the twentieth century"--
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Meehan, Adam
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index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
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  • English fiction
  • Subjectivity in literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
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Modernism and subjectivity : how modernist fiction invented the postmodern subject, Adam Meehan
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: THE INTERPELLATED SUBJECT-Specters of Ideology in Joseph Conrad's Nostromo -- Chapter 2: THE VOID OF SUBJECTIVITY-Sublimation and the Artistic Process in Conrad, Joyce, and Woolf -- Chapter 3: THE SUBJECT IN PROCESS-Repetition, Race, and Desire in The Great Gatsby -- Chapter 4: SPATIALIZED SUBJECTIVITY-Los Angeles and the Post/Modern Subject in Fitzgerald, West, and Huxley -- Chapter 5: THE NEGATION OF SUBJECTIVITY-Méconnaissance and the Other in Beckett's Murphy -- CODA -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index
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ybp99984663298
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1 online resource ()
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online
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Limited to one user at a time
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9780807173596
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2019040539
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations
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Modernism and subjectivity : how modernist fiction invented the postmodern subject, Adam Meehan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: THE INTERPELLATED SUBJECT-Specters of Ideology in Joseph Conrad's Nostromo -- Chapter 2: THE VOID OF SUBJECTIVITY-Sublimation and the Artistic Process in Conrad, Joyce, and Woolf -- Chapter 3: THE SUBJECT IN PROCESS-Repetition, Race, and Desire in The Great Gatsby -- Chapter 4: SPATIALIZED SUBJECTIVITY-Los Angeles and the Post/Modern Subject in Fitzgerald, West, and Huxley -- Chapter 5: THE NEGATION OF SUBJECTIVITY-Méconnaissance and the Other in Beckett's Murphy -- CODA -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index
Control code
ybp99984663298
Extent
1 online resource ()
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Limited to one user at a time
Isbn
9780807173596
Lccn
2019040539
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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