D. H. Lawrence, Technology, and Modernity

D. H. Lawrence, Technology, and Modernity
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by Indrek Männiste

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2019-02-07
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1501340034
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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While the dehumanizing effects of technology, modernity, and industrialization have been widely recognized in D. H. Lawrence's works, no book-length study has been dedicated to this topic. This collection of newly commissioned essays by a cast of international scholars fills a genuine void and investigates Lawrence's peculiar relationship with modern technology and modernity in its many and varied aspects. Addressing themes such as pastoral vs. industrial, mining, war, robots, ecocriticism, technologies of the self, film, poetic devices of technology, entertainment, and many others, these essays help to reevaluate Lawrence's complicated standing within the modernist literary tradition and reveal the true theoretical wealth of a writer whose whole life and work, according to T.S. Eliot, "was an assertion of what the modern world has lost."

D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence
New Critical Perspectives and Cultural Translation

by Simonetta de Filippis

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2016-08-17
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 1443898058
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In recent decades, critical and theoretical debate in the field of culture and literature has called into question many literary categories, has re-discussed the literary canon, and has totally renovated critical approaches in the wake of major changes in western society such as the irruption of new cultural identities, the disruption of the well-established Euro-centric conception, and the need to establish new world visions. D. H. Lawrence has been a focus for critical debate since his early publications in the first decades of the 20th century. The force of his thought, his courageous challenge against the most important values of western industrial society, his rejection of England and its bourgeois values, his choice to live in exile, his never-ending quest for lost vital meanings, his open-mindedness in coming into contact with different worlds and cultures, and the revolutionary impact of his writing have all provided critics with important issues for discussion. Most of Lawrence’s works are still being read and analysed through ever-new critical lenses and approaches. This volume brings together a selection of papers delivered at the 13th International D. H. Lawrence Conference, D. H. Lawrence: New Life, New Utterance, New Perspectives held in Gargnano in 2014, on Lake Garda: the place of Lawrence’s first Italian sojourn, where he started a “new life” with Frieda and a new phase as a writer. The essays selected for Part I of this volume offer new readings of Lawrence’s work and ideology through various theoretical and philosophical approaches, drawing comparisons with philosophers and thinkers such as Bataille, Darwin, Derrida, Heidegger, and Benjamin, among others. Part II focuses on translation, a concept which can be extended to cultural mediation, as it can be applied not only to the proper translation of texts from one language into another, but also to travel writing and to transcodification, as is the case of film versions of Lawrence’s novels.

The Intelligent Unconscious in Modernist Literature and Science

The Intelligent Unconscious in Modernist Literature and Science
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by Thalia Trigoni

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-10-17
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1000226719
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book reassesses the philosophical, psychological and, above all, the literary representations of the unconscious in the early twentieth century. This period is distinctive in the history of responses to the unconscious because it gave rise to a line of thought according to which the unconscious is an intelligent agent able to perform judgements and formulate its own thoughts. The roots of this theory stretch back to nineteenth-century British physiologists. Despite the production of a number of studies on modernist theories of the relation of the unconscious to conscious cognition, the degree to which the notion of the intelligent unconscious influenced modernist thinkers and writers remains understudied. This study seeks to look back at modernism from beyond the Freudian model. It is striking that although we tend not to explore the importance of this way of thinking about the unconscious and its relationship to consciousness during this period, modernist writers adopted it widely. The intelligent unconscious was particularly appealing to literary authors as it is intertwined with creativity and artistic novelty through its ability to move beyond discursive logic. The book concentrates primarily on the works of D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf and T.S. Eliot, authors who engaged the notion of the intelligent unconscious, reworked it and offered it for the consumption of the general populace in varied ways and for different purposes, whether aesthetic, philosophical, societal or ideological.

Moving Modernisms

Moving Modernisms
Motion, Technology, and Modernity

by Professor of English Literature Hawthornden Fellow and Tutor in English Literature David Bradshaw, Etc,Professor of English Literature Laura Marcus,Rebecca Roach,Postdoctoral Research Associate Rebecca Roach

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-09-17
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0198714173
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The essays in Moving Modernisms: Motion, Technology, and Modernity, written by renowned international scholars, open up the many dimensions and arenas of modernist movement and movements: spatial, geographical and political: affective and physiological; temporal and epochal; technological, locomotive and metropolitan; aesthetic and representational. Individual essays explore modernism's complex geographies, focusing on Anglo-European modernisms while also engaging with the debates engendered by recent models of world literatures and global modernisms. From questions of space and place, the volume moves to a focus on movement and motion, with topics ranging from modernity and bodily energies to issues of scale and quantity. The final chapters in the volume examine modernist film and the moving image, and travel and transport in the modern metropolis. "Movement is reality itself," the philosopher Henri Bergson wrote: the original and illuminating essays in Moving Modernisms point in new ways to the realities, and the fantasies, of movement in modernist culture.

Novel Theory and Technology in Modernist Britain

Novel Theory and Technology in Modernist Britain
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by Heather Fielding

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2018-04-26
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1108426042
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reveals that technology played a major role in modernism's theory of the novel.

D. H. Lawrence, Transport and Cultural Transition

D. H. Lawrence, Transport and Cultural Transition
'A Great Sense of Journeying'

by Andrew F. Humphries

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-04-07
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN : 3319508113
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book discusses D. H. Lawrence’s interest in, and engagement with, transport as a literal and metaphorical focal point for his ontological concerns. Focusing on five key novels, this book explores issues of mobility, modernity and gender. First exploring how mechanized transportation reflects industry and patriarchy in Sons and Lovers, the book then considers issues of female mobility in The Rainbow, the signifying of war transport in Women in Love, revolution and the meeting of primitive and modern in The Plumed Serpent, and the reflection of dystopian post-war concerns in Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Appealing to Lawrence, modernist, and mobilities researchers, this book is also of interest to readers interested in early twentieth century society, the First World War and transport history.

The British Aristocracy in Popular Culture

The British Aristocracy in Popular Culture
Essays on 200 Years of Representations

by Stefania Michelucci,,Ian Duncan,Luisa Villa

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2020-04-29
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 1476639051
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As traditional social hierarchies fall away, ever steeper levels of economic inequality and the entrenchment of new class distinctions lend a new glamor to the idea of aristocracy: witness the worldwide popularity of Downton Abbey, or the seemingly insatiable public fascination with the private lives of the British royal family. This collection of new essays investigates the enduring attraction to the icon of the aristocrat and the spectacle of aristocratic society. It traces the ambivalent reactions the aristocracy provokes and the needs (political, ideological, psychological, and otherwise) it caters to in modern times when the economic power of the landed classes have been eroded and their political role curtailed. In this interdisciplinary collection, aristocracy is considered from multiple viewpoints, including British and American literature, European history and politics, cultural studies, linguistics, visual arts, music, and media studies.

A study guide for D. H. Lawrence's "The Horse Dealer's Daughter"

A study guide for D. H. Lawrence's 'The Horse Dealer's Daughter'
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by Gale, Cengage Learning

  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2015-03-13
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN : 1410319903
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A study guide for D. H. Lawrence's "The Horse Dealer's Daughter", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

New Literary Hybrids in the Age of Multimedia Expression

New Literary Hybrids in the Age of Multimedia Expression
Crossing borders, crossing genres

by Marcel Cornis-Pope

  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Release : 2014-11-15
  • Pages : 455
  • ISBN : 9027269335
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Begun in 2010 as part of the “Histories of Literatures in European Languages” series sponsored by the International Comparative Literature Association, the current project on New Literary Hybrids in the Age of Multimedia Expression recognizes the global shift toward the visual and the virtual in all areas of textuality: the printed, verbal text is increasingly joined with the visual, often electronic, text. This shift has opened up new domains of human achievement in art and culture. The international roster of 24 contributors to this volume pursue a broad range of issues under four sets of questions that allow a larger conversation to emerge, both inside the volume’s sections and between them. The four sections cover, 1) Multimedia Productions in Theoretical and Historical Perspective; 2) Regional and Intercultural Projects; 3) Forms and Genres; and, 4) Readers and Rewriters in Multimedia Environments. The essays included in this volume are examples of the kinds of projects and inquiries that have become possible at the interface between literature and other media, new and old. They emphasize the extent to which hypertextual, multimedia, and virtual reality technologies have enhanced the sociality of reading and writing, enabling more people to interact than ever before. At the same time, however, they warn that, as long as these technologies are used to reinforce old habits of reading/ writing, they will deliver modest results. One of the major tasks pursued by the contributors to this volume is to integrate literature in the global informational environment where it can function as an imaginative partner, teaching its interpretive competencies to other components of the cultural landscape.

Novel Theory and Technology in Modernist Britain

Novel Theory and Technology in Modernist Britain
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by Heather Fielding

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2018-04-26
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1108672256
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Modernism reshaped novel theory, shifting criticism away from readers' experiences and toward the work as an object autonomous from any reader. Novel Theory and Technology in Modernist Britain excavates technology's crucial role in this evolution and offers a new history of modernism's vision of the novel. To many modernists, both novel and machine increasingly seemed to merge into the experiences of readers or users. But modernists also saw potential for a different understanding of technology - in pre-modern machines, or the technical functioning of technologies stripped of their current social roles. With chapters on Henry James, Ford Madox Ford, Wyndham Lewis, and Rebecca West, Novel Theory argues that in these alternative visions of technology, modernists found models for how the novel might become an autonomous, intellectual object rather than a familiar experience, and articulated a future for the novel by imagining it as a new kind of machine.

Modernism à la Mode

Modernism à la Mode
Fashion and the Ends of Literature

by Elizabeth M. Sheehan

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2018-10-15
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 1501728156
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Modernism à la Mode argues that fashion describes why and how literary modernism matters in its own historical moment and ours. Bringing together texts, textiles, and theories of dress, Elizabeth Sheehan shows that writers, including Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, W.E.B. Du Bois, Nella Larsen, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, turned to fashion to understand what their own stylized works could do in the context of global capital, systemic violence, and social transformation. Modernists engage with fashion as a mood, a set of material objects, and a target of critique, and, in doing so, anticipate and address contemporary debates centered on the uses of literature and literary criticism amidst the supposed crisis in the humanities. A modernist affect with a purpose, no less. By engaging modernism à la mode—that is, contingently, contextually, and in light of contemporary concerns—this book offers an alternative to the often-untenable distinctions between strong or weak, suspicious or reparative, and politically activist or quietist approaches to literature, which frame current debates about literary methodology. As fashion helps us to describe what modernist texts do, it enables us to do more with modernism as a form of inquiry, perception, and critique. Fashion and modernism are interwoven forms of inquiry, perception, and critique, writes Sheehan. It is fashion that puts the work of early twentieth-century writers in conversation with twenty-first century theories of emotion, materiality, animality, beauty, and history.

Technology, Literature and Culture

Technology, Literature and Culture
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by Alex Goody

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2013-04-25
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0745637280
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Technology, Literature and Culture provides a detailed and accessible exploration of the ways in which literature across the twentieth century has represented the inescapable presence and progress of technology. As this study argues, from the Fordist revolution in manufacturing to computers and the internet, technology has reconfigured our relationship to ourselves, each other, and to the tools and material we use. The book considers such key topics as the legacy of late-nineteenth century technology, the literary engagement with cinema and radio, the place of typewriters and computers in formal and thematic literary innovations, the representations of technology in spy fiction and the figures of the robot and the cyborg. It considers the importance of broadcast technology and the internet in literature and covers major literary movements including modernism, cold war writing, postmodernism and the emergence of new textualities at the end of the century. An insightful and wide-ranging study, Technology, Literature and Culture offers close readings of writers such as Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, Ian Fleming, Kurt Vonnegut, Don DeLillo, Jeanette Winterson and Shelley Jackson. It is an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike in literary and cultural studies, and also introduces the topic to a general reader interested in the role of technology in the twentieth century.

Machinic Modernism

Machinic Modernism
The Deleuzian Literary Machines of Woolf, Lawrence and Joyce

by B. Monaco

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2008-10-23
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN : 0230228321
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How can the concepts of Deleuze and Guattari be used to unearth the 'metaphysics' of modernist literature? This intersection of philosophy and key literary works uses their radical concepts to draw a dynamic map of modernism that explores the confrontation of each writer with the non-human machine age of the early twentieth-century.

Post/modern Dracula

Post/modern Dracula
From Victorian Themes to Postmodern Praxis

by John S. Bak

  • Publisher : John S Bak
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Post/modern Dracula explores the postmodern in Bram Stoker's Victorian novel and the Victorian in Francis Ford Coppola's postmodern film to demonstrate how the century that separates the two artists binds them more than it divides them. What are the postmodern elements of Stoker's novel? Where are the Victorian traits in Coppola's film? Is there a postmodern gloss on those Victorian traits? And can there be a Victorian directive behind postmodernism in general? The nine essays compiled in this collection address these and other relevant questions per the novel and the film at three distinct periods: (post)modern Victorianism, post/modernism, and finally postmodernism. Part I on (post)modernist issues in Stoker's novel establishes the link between Victorian themes and postmodern praxes that begins with colonialist concerns and ends with poststructuralist signification. Part II looks at the post/modernist traits in Stoker's Dracula, those obviously influenced by modernism but also, with the help of the novel's plasticity vis-a-vis the media over the last century, by postmodernism. Part III examines more closely the novel's postmodern characteristics, particularly with respect to Coppola's 1992 film, Bram Stoker's Dracula. Dracula defies time and promises to undermine any critical study of it that precisely tries to situate it within a given epoch, including a postmodernist one. Given its relationship to late-capitalist economy, to post-Marxist politics, and to commodity culture, and given its universal appeal to human fears and anxieties, fetishes and fantasies, lusts and desires, Stoker's novel will forever remain post/modern-always haunting our future, as it has repeatedly done so our past. Though scholars of Dracula and Gothic literature in general will find some of the essays innovative and engaging per today's literary criticism, the book is also intended for both an informed general reader and a novice student of the novel and of the film. As such, a few essays are highly specialized in postmodern theory, whereas others are more centered around the sociohistorical context of the novel and film and use various postmodern theories as inroads into the novel's or the film's study.

D.H. Lawrence and Germany

D.H. Lawrence and Germany
The Politics of Influence

by Carl Krockel

  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release : 2007-01
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 9042021268
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"D. H. Lawrence has suffered criticism for the emotional excess of his language, and for a suspected leaning towards right-wing politics. This book contextualises his style and political values in German culture, especially its Romantic tradition which has been subjected to the same criticism as himself. In his writing Lawrence struggles between opposing German cultural elements from the Eighteenth century onwards, to dramatise the conflicts in Modern European culture and history in the first half of the Twentieth century. The book demonstrates how his failures are integral to his achievements, and how the self-contradictory nature of his art is actually its saving grace." "This volume surveys the whole span of Lawrence's career; it is intended for both students and teachers of the author, and for those interested in the cross cultural relations of European Modernism. Previous studies have tended to outline references in Lawrence's work to Germany without focusing on the historical, cultural and ideological issues at stake. These issues are the subject of this book."--BOOK JACKET.

D. H. Lawrence and Pre-Einsteinian Modernist Relativity

D. H. Lawrence and Pre-Einsteinian Modernist Relativity
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by Kumiko Hoshi

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2019-01-08
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN : 1527524574
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On the 15th of June 1921, during his stay in Baden-Baden, Germany, British novelist D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) encountered the German physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955). Lawrence read an English translation of Relativity: The Special and General Theory, which had been published in the previous year. The very next day he wrote: “Einstein isn’t so metaphysically marvellous, but I like him for taking out the pin which fixed down our fluttering little physical universe” (4L 37). Lawrence’s first response to Einstein is ambivalent, for his reading of works by Victorian relativists such as Charles Darwin, T. H. Huxley, William James, Herbert Spencer and Ernst Haeckel had helped him foster his own concept of relativity, while his representations of relativity had interacted with modern artists including Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp and Umberto Boccioni. This book shows Lawrence’s exploration of relativity in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European cultural climate of Modernism and examines his representation of relativity in Women in Love (1920), The Lost Girl (1920), Aaron’s Rod (1922) and The Fox (original version, 1920; revised version, 1922).

The Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel
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by Morag Shiach

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2007-04-19
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 1107495180
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The novel is modernism's most vital and experimental genre. In this 2007 Companion leading critics explore the very significant pleasures of reading modernist novels, but also demonstrate how and why reading modernist fiction can be difficult. No one technique or style defines a novel as modernist. Instead, these essays explain the formal innovations, stylistic preferences and thematic concerns which unite modernist fiction. They also show how modernist novels relate to other forms of art, and to the social and cultural context from which they emerged. Alongside chapters on prominent novelists such as James Joyce and Virginia Woolf, as well as lesser-known authors such as Dorothy Richardson and Djuna Barnes, themes such as genre and geography, time and consciousness are discussed in detail. With a chronology and guide to further reading, this is the most accessible and informative overview of the genre available.

Marconi's Wireless and the Rhetoric of a New Technology

Marconi's Wireless and the Rhetoric of a New Technology
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by Aaron A. Toscano

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-02-09
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN : 9400739761
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines the discourse surrounding the wireless, created by the Anglo-Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi. The wireless excited early twentieth-century audiences before it even became a viable black box technology. The wireless adhered to modernist values—speed, efficiency, militarization, and progress. Language surrounding the wireless is a form of technical communication, overlooked by today’s practitioners. This book establishes a broader definition for technical communication by examining a selection of the discourse surrounding Marconi's wireless. The book’s main themes are the following: 1) technical communication is all discourse surrounding technology, 2) the field of technical communication (or technical writing) should incorporate analyses of discourse surrounding technologies into its epistemology, 3) the wireless is a product of the society from which it comes (early twentieth-century Western civilization), and 4) the discourse surrounding the wireless is infused with tropes of progress—speed, efficiency, evolution, and ahistoricity.

Conversations on Modernism

Conversations on Modernism
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by Coversations on Modernism

  • Publisher : Vani Prakashan
  • Release : 2020-11-23
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9389915244
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This volume engages with pertinent questions that the literary historians, theorists, young scholars and academics have asked : How indigenous was literary modernism in India? Did alien ideas fill the vacuum created by a kind of disinheritance of tradition? Did the Partition of the subcontinent trigger off a cultural collapse and a creative resurgence simultaneously? The emergence of the ʻnew storyʼ called for an understanding of the specific socio-political context within which literary modernism flourished. The dynamics of the new consciousness, post the progressive writers, is the focus of these discussions. Sukrita Paul Kumar's conversations with some major Hindi-Urdu writers, critics and philosophers in this book have the potential to build larger debates on modernism in Indian literature, specially with reference to Hindi and Urdu, / The conversations with some eminent Indian writers, critics and philosophers in this volume are exploratory, evocative and pertinent. Inspired by the rich body of fiction that emerged as ʻʻNai Kahaniʼʼ in Hindi and ʻʻNaya Afsanaʼʼ in Urdu in the post-Independence India, many intriguing questions on literary modernism in India are raised and discussed here. These dialogues map the new dynamics of consciousness robustly found in the stories of the iconic Hindi and Urdu writers who appeared soon after the formidable generation of avowedly progressive writers such as Krishan Chander, Yashpal and Rajendra Singh Bedi. These insightful conversations aim at creating a better understanding of literary modernism in India, specially with reference to Hindi and Urdu literature. In Conversations on Modernism, Sukrita Paul Kumar, literary critic and poet, is in dialogue with : • Qurratulain Hyder • Nirmal Verma • Jeelani Bano • Joginder Paul • Namwar Singh • Muhammad Ali Siddiqui • Wazir Agha • Kathleen Raine • Margaret Chatterjee • M. M. Agrawal • Ramesh Chandra Shah • Krishna Sobti "

D.H. Lawrence, Science and the Posthuman

D.H. Lawrence, Science and the Posthuman
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by J. Wallace

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2005-06-28
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0230287638
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why was D.H. Lawrence preoccupied with the enigma of the human as thinking matter? This first sustained study of Lawrence and science shows how 'posthuman' conceptions of a material kinship between humans, animals and machines can transform our understanding of Lawrence's work and of its complex relationship with scientific epistemologies. Through detailed readings of evolutionary philosophy, and of the 'new Bergsonism' of Deleuze and others, Wallace provides a radical reappraisal of Lawrence in terms of an 'antihumanist (or posthumanist) humanism' (Hardt and Negri).