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A foundational examine modern makes use of of the Victorian and the presence of the earlier in postmodern tradition.

Celebrated motion pictures through Francis Ford Coppola, Jane Campion, and Ang Lee; best-selling novels by way of A. S. Byatt and William Gibson; revivals of Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll's Alice, and mawkish images; special effects and cyberpunk performances: modern tradition, low and high, has fallen in love with the 19th century. significant severe thinkers have present in the interval the origins of latest consumerism, sexual technological know-how, homosexual tradition, and feminism. And postmodern thought, which as soon as drove a wedge among modern interpretation and its ancient gadgets, has in recent years displayed a brand new self-consciousness approximately its personal appropriations of the earlier. This diversified selection of essays starts off a long-overdue dialogue of the way postmodernism knows the Victorian as its ancient predecessor.

Contributors: Nancy Armstrong, Brown U; Ian Baucom, Duke U; Jay Clayton, Vanderbilt U; Mary A. Favret, Indiana U; Simon Gikandi, U of Michigan; Jennifer Green-Lewis, George Washington U; Kali Israel, U of Michigan; Laurie Langbauer, U of North Carolina; Susan Lurie, Rice U; John McGowan, U of North Carolina; Judith Roof, Indiana U; Hilary M. Schor, USC; Ronald R. Thomas, Trinity collage; and Shelton Waldrep, U of Southern Maine.

John Kucich is professor of English on the collage of Michigan. Dianne F. Sadoff is chair and professor of English at Miami collage.

Translation Inquiries: collage of Minnesota Press

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