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Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature

Other Capitals of the Nineteenth Century

An Alternative Mapping of Literary and Cultural Space

Editors: Hibbitt, Richard (Ed.)

  • Questions the time-honoured classification of literature by nation Explores and interrogates the writings of Walter Benjamin, Pierre Bourdieu, and Pascale Casanova Brings together experts on a wide range of cultural capitals, including Brussels, Constantinople, and Munich

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This book rethinks the notion of nineteenth-century capital(s) from geographical, economic and symbolic perspectives, proposing an alternative mapping of the field by focusing on different loci and sources of capital. Walter Benjamin’s essay ‘Paris, the Capital of the Nineteenth Century’ identifies the French capital as the epitome of modernity. His consideration of how literature enters the market as a commodity is developed by Pierre Bourdieu in The Rules of Art, which discusses the late nineteenth-century French literary field in terms of both economic and symbolic capital. This spatio-temporal approach to culture also underpins Pascale Casanova’s The World Republic of Letters, which posits Paris as the capital of the transnational literary field and Greenwich Meridian of literature. This volume brings together essays by specialists on Bayreuth, Brussels, Constantinople, Coppet, Marseilles, Melbourne, Munich and St Petersburg, as well as reflections on local-colour literature, the Symbolist novel and the strategies behind literary translation. Offering a series of innovative perspectives on nineteenth-century capital and cultural output, this study will be invaluable for all upper-levels students and scholars of modern European literature, culture and society.

About the authors

Richard Hibbitt is Senior Lecturer in French and Comparative Literature at the University of Leeds, UK, where he directs the Centre for World Literatures. His publications include the monograph Dilettantism and its Values (2006) and the co-edited volume Saturn’s Moons: W.G. Sebald – A Handbook (with Jo Catling; 2011).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Other Capitals of the Nineteenth Century

    Hibbitt, Richard

    Pages 1-30

  • Local-Colour Literature and Cultural Nations

    Donovan, Josephine

    Pages 33-50

  • They Fluttered like Moths: Exile and Cosmopolitanism in the Work of Germaine de Staël and Georg Brandes

    Wilkinson, Lynn R.

    Pages 51-67

  • Crossing the Bridge: Constantinople Crowds and the Cityscape in Nineteenth-Century Travelogues

    Tekdemir, Hande

    Pages 69-90

  • ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ : Image of a Colonial Metropolis

    Chandler, Timothy

    Pages 91-110

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57085-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57084-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Other Capitals of the Nineteenth Century
Book Subtitle
An Alternative Mapping of Literary and Cultural Space
Editors
  • Richard Hibbitt
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57085-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57085-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57084-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 281
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations
Topics