The Intelligent Unconscious in Modernist Literature and Science

The Intelligent Unconscious in Modernist Literature and Science
A Book

by Thalia Trigoni

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-11-16
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 100022659X
  • 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.

The Intelligent Unconscious in Modernist Literature and Science

The Intelligent Unconscious in Modernist Literature and Science
A Book

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.

Music and Myth in Modern Literature

Music and Myth in Modern Literature
A Book

by Josh Torabi

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-12-21
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1000294625
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is the first major study that explores the intrinsic connection between music and myth, as Nietzsche conceived of it in The Birth of Tragedy (1872), in three great works of modern literature: Romain Rolland’s Nobel Prize winning novel Jean-Christophe (1904-12), James Joyce’s modernist epic Ulysses (1922) and Thomas Mann’s late masterpiece Doctor Faustus (1947). Juxtaposing Nietzsche’s conception of the Apollonian and Dionysian with narrative depictions of music and myth, Josh Torabi challenges the common view that the latter half of The Birth of Tragedy is of secondary importance to the first. Informed by a deep knowledge of Nietzsche’s early aesthetics, the book goes on to offer a fresh and original perspective on Ulysses and Doctor Faustus, two world-famous novels that are rarely discussed together, and makes the case for the significance of Jean-Christophe, which has been unfairly neglected in the Anglophone world, despite Rolland’s status as a major figure in twentieth-century intellectual and literary history. This unique study reveals new depths to the work of our most enduring writers and thinkers.

Materiality in Modernist Short Fiction

Materiality in Modernist Short Fiction
Lived Things

by Laura Oulanne

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-05-27
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 1000388492
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Materiality in Modernist Short Fiction provides a fresh approach to reading material things in modern fiction, accounting for the interplay of the material and the cultural. This volume investigates how Djuna Barnes, Katherine Mansfield, and Jean Rhys use the short story form to evoke the material world as both living and lived, and how the spaces they create for challenging gendered social norms can also be nonanthropocentric spaces for encounters between the human and the nonhuman. Using the unique knowledge created by literary works to spark new conversations between phenomenology, cognitive studies, and new materialisms, complemented with a feminist perspective, this book explores how literature can touch the basic experience of being in, feeling and making sense of a material world that is itself alive and active. From a sensitive reading of how three women used the material world to make their readers see, feel, and question the norms shaping our experience, this volume draws a theory of reading affective materiality that illuminates modernism and the short story form but also reaches beyond them.

D. H. Lawrence, Technology, and Modernity

D. H. Lawrence, Technology, and Modernity
A Book

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."

Histories of Dreams and Dreaming

Histories of Dreams and Dreaming
An Interdisciplinary Perspective

by Giorgia Morgese,Giovanni Pietro Lombardo,Hendrika Vande Kemp

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2019-06-13
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN : 3030165302
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the late nineteenth century, dreams became the subject of scientific study for the first time, after thousands of years of being considered a primarily spiritual phenomenon. Before Freud and the rise of psychoanalytic interpretation as the dominant mode of studying dreams, an international group of physicians, physiologists, and psychiatrists pioneered scientific models of dreaming. Collecting data from interviews, structured observation, surveys, and their own dream diaries, these scholars produced a large body of early research on the sleeping brain in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book uncovers an array of case studies from this overlooked period of dream scholarship. With contributors working across the disciplines of psychology, history, literature, and cultural studies, it highlights continuities and ruptures in the history of scientific inquiry into dreams.

Rethinking the Mind-Body Relationship in Early Modern Literature, Philosophy, and Medicine

Rethinking the Mind-Body Relationship in Early Modern Literature, Philosophy, and Medicine
The Renaissance of the Body

by Charis Charalampous

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-08-20
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 1317584201
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores a neglected feature of intellectual history and literature in the early modern period: the ways in which the body was theorized and represented as an intelligent cognitive agent, with desires, appetites, and understandings independent of the mind. It considers the works of early modern physicians, thinkers, and literary writers who explored the phenomenon of the independent and intelligent body. Charalampous rethinks the origin of dualism that is commonly associated with Descartes, uncovering hitherto unknown lines of reception regarding a form of dualism that understands the body as capable of performing complicated forms of cognition independently of the mind. The study examines the consequences of this way of thinking about the body for contemporary philosophy, theology, and medicine, opening up new vistas of thought against which to reassess perceptions of what literature can be thought and felt to do. Sifting and assessing this evidence sheds new light on a range of historical and literary issues relating to the treatment, perception, and representation of the human body. This book examines the notion of the thinking body across a wide range of genres, topics, and authors, including Montaigne’s Essays, Spenser’s allegorical poetry, Donne’s metaphysical poetry, tragic dramaturgy, Shakespeare, and Milton’s epic poetry and shorter poems. It will be essential for those studying early modern literature, cognition, and the body.

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1885
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1858
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science, Art, and Finance

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science, Art, and Finance
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1879
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The American Phrenological Journal and Repository of Science, Literature and General Intelligence

The American Phrenological Journal and Repository of Science, Literature and General Intelligence
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1854
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Philosophy of Pseudoscience

Philosophy of Pseudoscience
Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem

by Massimo Pigliucci,Maarten Boudry

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2013-08-16
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 022605182X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What sets the practice of rigorously tested, sound science apart from pseudoscience? In this volume, the contributors seek to answer this question, known to philosophers of science as “the demarcation problem.” This issue has a long history in philosophy, stretching as far back as the early twentieth century and the work of Karl Popper. But by the late 1980s, scholars in the field began to treat the demarcation problem as impossible to solve and futile to ponder. However, the essays that Massimo Pigliucci and Maarten Boudry have assembled in this volume make a rousing case for the unequivocal importance of reflecting on the separation between pseudoscience and sound science. Moreover, the demarcation problem is not a purely theoretical dilemma of mere academic interest: it affects parents’ decisions to vaccinate children and governments’ willingness to adopt policies that prevent climate change. Pseudoscience often mimics science, using the superficial language and trappings of actual scientific research to seem more respectable. Even a well-informed public can be taken in by such questionable theories dressed up as science. Pseudoscientific beliefs compete with sound science on the health pages of newspapers for media coverage and in laboratories for research funding. Now more than ever the ability to separate genuine scientific findings from spurious ones is vital, and The Philosophy of Pseudoscience provides ground for philosophers, sociologists, historians, and laypeople to make decisions about what science is or isn’t.

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1931
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beyond Physicalism

Beyond Physicalism
Toward Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality

by Edward F. Kelly,Adam Crabtree,Paul Marshall

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2015-02-19
  • Pages : 634
  • ISBN : 1442232404
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The rise of modern science has brought with it increasing acceptance among intellectual elites of a worldview that conflicts sharply both with everyday human experience and with beliefs widely shared among the world’s great cultural traditions. Most contemporary scientists and philosophers believe that reality is at bottom purely physical, and that human beings are nothing more than extremely complicated biological machines. On such views our everyday experiences of conscious decision-making, free will, and the self are illusory by-products of the grinding of our neural machinery. It follows that mind and personality are necessarily extinguished at death, and that there exists no deeper transpersonal or spiritual reality of any sort. Beyond Physicalism is the product of an unusual fellowship of scientists and humanities scholars who dispute these views. In their previous publication, Irreducible Mind, they argued that physicalism cannot accommodate various well-evidenced empirical phenomena including paranormal or psi phenomena, postmortem survival, and mystical experiences. In this new theory-oriented companion volume they go further by attempting to understand how the world must be constituted in order that these “rogue” phenomena can occur. Drawing upon empirical science, metaphysical philosophy, and the mystical traditions, the authors work toward an improved “big picture” of the general character of reality, one which strongly overlaps territory traditionally occupied by the world’s institutional religions, and which attempts to reconcile science and spirituality by finding a middle path between the polarized fundamentalisms, religious and scientific, that have dominated recent public discourse. Contributions by: Harald Atmanspacher, Loriliai Biernacki, Bernard Carr, Wolfgang Fach, Michael Grosso, Michael Murphy, David E. Presti, Gregory Shaw, Henry P. Stapp, Eric M. Weiss, and Ian Whicher

Backgrounds to Modern Literature

Backgrounds to Modern Literature
A Book

by John Oliver Perry

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Humanism, Capitalism, and Rhetoric in Early Modern England

Humanism, Capitalism, and Rhetoric in Early Modern England
The Separation of the Citizen from the Self

by Lynette Hunter

  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2022-01-19
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 1501514245
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to concepts of the self associated with the development of humanism in England, and to strategies for both inclusion and exclusion in structuring the early modern nation state. It addresses writings about rhetoric and behavior from 1495–1660, beginning with Erasmus’ work on sermo or the conversational rhetoric between friends, which considers the reader as an ‘absent audience’, and following the transference of this stance to a politics whose broadening democratic constituency needed a legitimate structure for governance-at-a-distance. Unusually, the book brings together the impact on behavior of these new concepts about rhetoric, with the growth of the publishing industry, and the emergence of capitalism and of modern medicine. It explores the effects on the formation of the ‘subject’ and political legitimation of the early liberal nation state. It also lays new ground for scholarship concerned with what is left out of both selfhood and politics by that state, studying examples of a parallel development of the ‘self’ defined by friendship not only from educated male writers, but also from women writers and writers concerned with socially ‘middling’ and laboring people and the poor.

Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art

Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1871
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Science Fiction and Market Realities

Science Fiction and Market Realities
A Book

by George Edgar Slusser,Gary Westfahl,Eric S. Rabkin

  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9780820317267
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Through case studies, other contributors relate science fiction to other forms of "underground" literature, consider the continual cycle of illegitimate art replacing legitimate art, look at young readers of science fiction, chart the rising and falling "stock" of science fiction writers' reputations, and consider the influence of editors on a writer's work.

Literature, Modernism, and Dance

Literature, Modernism, and Dance
A Book

by Susan Jones

  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2013-08-01
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0191009431
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores the complex relationship between literature and dance in the era of modernism. During this period an unprecedented dialogue between the two art forms took place, based on a common aesthetics initiated by contemporary discussions of the body and gender, language, formal experimentation, primitivism, anthropology, and modern technologies such as photography, film, and mechanisation. The book traces the origins of this relationship to the philosophical antecedents of modernism in the nineteenth century and examines experimentation in both art forms. The book investigates dance's impact on the modernists' critique of language and shows the importance to writers of choreographic innovations by dancers of the fin de siècle, of the Ballets Russes, and of European and American experimentalists in non-balletic forms of modern dance. A reciprocal relationship occurs with choreographic use of literary text. Dance and literature meet at this time at the site of formal experiments in narrative, drama, and poetics, and their relationship contributes to common aesthetic modes such as symbolism, primitivism, expressionism, and constructivism. Focussing on the first half of the twentieth century, the book locates these transactions in a transatlantic field, giving weight to both European and American contexts and illustrating the importance of dance as a conduit of modernist preoccupations in Europe and the US through patterns of influence and exchange. Chapters explore the close interrelationships of writers and choreographers of this period including Mallarmé, Nietzsche, Yeats, Conrad, Woolf, Lawrence, Pound, Eliot, and Beckett, Fuller, Duncan, Fokine, Nijinsky, Massine, Nijinska, Balanchine, Tudor, Laban, Wigman, Graham, and Humphrey, and recover radical experiments by neglected writers and choreographers from David Garnett and Esther Forbes to Andrée Howard and Oskar Schlemmer.

Literary Genius

Literary Genius
25 Classic Writers who Define English & American Literature

by Joseph Epstein

  • Publisher : Paul Dry Books
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 1589880358
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Profiles of 25 great writers whose works help us see the world in new ways.