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Anticipatory Materialisms in Literature and Philosophy, 1790-1930

Editors: Carruthers, Jo, Dakkak, Nour, Spence, Rebecca (Eds.)

  • Demonstrates that various manifestations of materiality, including embodied and sensory experiences, are explored in complex ways in nineteenth-century writings
  • Studies  writers including George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Charlotte Brontë, Christina Rossetti, Robert Frost, E. M. Forster, and Willa Cather, and highlights the ways in which earlier literatures have been attentive to the generative powers and affective forces of matter
  • Explores marginal, neglected, and yet distinctively material elements within literature that predate the late twentieth-century ‘turn’
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About this book

Anticipatory Materialisms explores nineteenth and early twentieth-century literature thatanticipates and pre-empts the recent philosophical ‘turn’ to materiality and affect. Critical volumes that approach literature via the prism of New Materialism are in the ascendence. This collection stakes a different claim: by engaging with neglected theories of materiality in literary and philosophical works that antedate the twenty-first century ‘turn’ to New Materialism and theories of affect, the project aims to establish a dialogue between recent theoretical considerations of people-world relations in literature and that which has gone before. This project seeks to demonstrate the particular and meaningful ways in which interactions between people and the physical world were being considered in literature between the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The project does not propose an air of finality; indeed, it is our hope that offering provocative and challenging chapters, which approach the subject from various critical and thematic perspectives, the collection will establish a broader dialogue regarding the ways in philosophy and literature have intersected and informed each other over the course of the long nineteenth century.

About the authors

Jo Carruthers has taught at the Universities of Manchester, Bristol and Lancaster and has published widely in the areas of literary studies, aesthetics, and religious and national identities. She has published two monographs, England’s Secular Scripture: Islamophobia and the Protestant Aesthetic (2011), and Esther through the Centuries (2008), the edited collection (with Andrew Tate) Spiritual Identities: Literature and the Post-Secular Imagination (2011), and co-edited with Mark Knight and Andrew Tate Literature and the Bible: A Reader (2014). 
Nour Dakkak is a PhD candidate and associate lecturer in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University. Her research examines human-world relationships in the works of E. M. Forster with a special interest in the representations of mobilities and materialities.
Rebecca Spence is a PhD candidate and associate lecturer in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University, funded by an AHRC NWCDTP +3 full-time award. Her research is driven by an interest in how nineteenth-century authors use auditory processes as both representational and experiential models for exploring the complexities of interpersonal communication in literary works.

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eBook £43.99
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  • Due: December 24, 2019
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Hardcover £79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anticipatory Materialisms in Literature and Philosophy, 1790-1930
Editors
  • Jo Carruthers
  • Nour Dakkak
  • Rebecca Spence
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29817-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29817-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-29816-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 256
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