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The Resource Comparative literature and the historical imaginary : reading Conrad, Weiss, Sebald, Kaisa Kaakinen

Comparative literature and the historical imaginary : reading Conrad, Weiss, Sebald, Kaisa Kaakinen

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Comparative literature and the historical imaginary : reading Conrad, Weiss, Sebald
Title
Comparative literature and the historical imaginary
Title remainder
reading Conrad, Weiss, Sebald
Statement of responsibility
Kaisa Kaakinen
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Language
eng
Summary
This book argues that increasingly transnational reading contexts of the twenty-first century place new pressures on fundamental questions about how we read literary fiction. Prompted by the stylistic strategies of three European émigré writers of the twentieth century — Conrad, Weiss and Sebald — it demonstrates the need to pose more differentiated questions about specific effects that occur when literary narratives meet a readership with a heterogeneous historical imaginary. In conversation with reception theory, trauma theory and transnational and postcolonial studies, the study shows how historical pressures in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries require comparative literature to address not only implied but also various unimplied reading positions that engage history in displaced yet material ways. This book opens new analytical paths for thinking about literary texts as media of historical imagination and conceiving relations between incommensurable historical events and contexts. Challenging overly global and overly local readings alike, the book presents a sophisticated contribution to discussions on how to reform the discipline of comparative literature in the twenty-first century
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Kaakinen, Kaisa
Dewey number
809
Index
index present
LC call number
PN870.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in modern European literature
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  • Comparative literature
  • Literature and history
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Weiss, Peter
  • Sebald, W. G.
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Comparative literature and the historical imaginary : reading Conrad, Weiss, Sebald, Kaisa Kaakinen
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Comparative Readings in the Twenty-First Century -- PART I: OUTLINING THE FUTURE: PETER WEISS'S DIE ÄSTHETIK DES WIDERSTANDS AND THE PARATAXIS OF HISTORY -- 2. Sensory Representations and Untimely Reference in Die Ästhetik des Widerstands -- 3. Coordinates of Comparison: Weiss’s Poetics of Historical Relation -- PART II: "I WOULD NOT EVEN INVENT A TRANSITION." (RE-) CONTEXTUALIZING JOSEPH CONRAD -- 4. Imperial Comparison and Postcolonial Reading -- 5. Conrad as a Bridge -- PART III: ANALOGY AND THE NARRATION OF TRAUMA IN W. G. SEBALD'S AUSTERLITZ AND DIE RINGE DES SATURN -- 6. Repetition and Digression: Sebald's Narratives of Trauma -- 7. Configurations of the Present in Sebald -- 8. Conclusion: Present Futures -- Bibliography.-
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SPR990142099
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1 online resource (xv, 261 pages)
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online
Isbn
9783319518206
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • ocn990142099
  • (OCoLC)990142099
Label
Comparative literature and the historical imaginary : reading Conrad, Weiss, Sebald, Kaisa Kaakinen
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Comparative Readings in the Twenty-First Century -- PART I: OUTLINING THE FUTURE: PETER WEISS'S DIE ÄSTHETIK DES WIDERSTANDS AND THE PARATAXIS OF HISTORY -- 2. Sensory Representations and Untimely Reference in Die Ästhetik des Widerstands -- 3. Coordinates of Comparison: Weiss’s Poetics of Historical Relation -- PART II: "I WOULD NOT EVEN INVENT A TRANSITION." (RE-) CONTEXTUALIZING JOSEPH CONRAD -- 4. Imperial Comparison and Postcolonial Reading -- 5. Conrad as a Bridge -- PART III: ANALOGY AND THE NARRATION OF TRAUMA IN W. G. SEBALD'S AUSTERLITZ AND DIE RINGE DES SATURN -- 6. Repetition and Digression: Sebald's Narratives of Trauma -- 7. Configurations of the Present in Sebald -- 8. Conclusion: Present Futures -- Bibliography.-
Control code
SPR990142099
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 261 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319518206
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn990142099
  • (OCoLC)990142099

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