Realism and Consensus in the English Novel
Time, Space and Narrative
By (author) Elizabeth Deeds Ermarth
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Realism and Consensus in the English Novel by Elizabeth Deeds Ermarth
Book DescriptionThis acclaimed study explores how the common denominators of modernity, neutral time and neutral space, were constructed from the Renaissance to the late nineteenth century. Central to this development was the normalizing of a certain grammar of perspective evident across a range of practices from art to politics, from science to philosophy, from mathematics to cartography. In particular, it deals with the construction of historical time in narrative from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with particular case studies of Defoe, Richardson, Austen, Dickens, George Eliot and Henry James.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748610709
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Elizabeth Deeds Ermarth
History in the Discursive Condition, Paperback (March 2011)
"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--T.p. verso.
English Novel in History, Paperback (December 1996)
This invaluable introduction for students examines the Victorian novel in depth, tracing its form and also placing it in its historical context. Key novelists of the period are discussed, including Eliot, Dickens, Thackeray and the Brontes.
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Offers a definition of postmodernism as a reformation of time. This book demonstrates the crisis of our dominant idea of history and its dissolution in the rhythmic time of postmodernism. It discusses several crises of cultural identity: the crisis of the object, the crisis of the subject, and the crisis of the sign.
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Author Biography - Elizabeth Deeds Ermarth
Director, Cultural Studies PhD Program, Traill College, Trent University
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