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The Resource Fatal attractions, abjection, and the self in literature from the restoration to the romantics, by Laura Alexander

Fatal attractions, abjection, and the self in literature from the restoration to the romantics, by Laura Alexander

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Fatal attractions, abjection, and the self in literature from the restoration to the romantics
Title
Fatal attractions, abjection, and the self in literature from the restoration to the romantics
Statement of responsibility
by Laura Alexander
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Language
eng
Summary
This book examines Julia Kristeva{u2019}s theory of abjection in several works by early British writers from the Restoration to the Romantic era. This period saw an increased emphasis on understanding the self. Poems with anxious speakers or narratives featuring characters with considerable psychic pressures emerged as writers responded to ideas on consciousness by natural philosophers. The pursuit of self-knowledge also reached greater imaginative depths, inspiring new artistic movements, including sensibility, with its attention to expressions of the suffering self, and the Gothic, a mode of art that examines the self{u2019}s deepest fears. Romantic writers theorized about artistic genius, creating a cult of the self that has never left us. Kristeva offers a more complete psychoanalytic vocabulary for understanding the self{u2019}s unconscious motivations in literature written during this period, and this book provides readers interested in early British literature, philosophy, and literary theory with a constructive perspective for thinking about literary depictions of the self-in-crisis
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Laura
Dewey number
809.93353
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.A23
LC item number
A54 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Abjection in literature
  • Kristeva, Julia
  • Abjection in literature
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • 24.32 history of film art
  • Demut
  • Literatur
  • Psychoanalyse
  • Restauration
  • Romantik
  • England
Label
Fatal attractions, abjection, and the self in literature from the restoration to the romantics, by Laura Alexander
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The 'Darksome Imagination': Walter Charleton's Ephesian Matron -- 2. The 'shameful Feaver' of Love: Aphra Behn's Despairing Nun -- 3. Castrated Love: Tragic Desire in Alexander Pope and Judith Cowper -- 4. A 'Dark and Dreadful' Pleasure: Reading Abjection in Daniel Defoe's Roxana -- 5. Modes of Abjection in Charlotte Smith's Elegiac Sonnets -- 6. Dreaming the Abject: John Keats's Lovers in The Eve of St. Agnes -- Conclusion
Control code
1088534669
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
108 pages
Isbn
9781527528109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088534669
Label
Fatal attractions, abjection, and the self in literature from the restoration to the romantics, by Laura Alexander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The 'Darksome Imagination': Walter Charleton's Ephesian Matron -- 2. The 'shameful Feaver' of Love: Aphra Behn's Despairing Nun -- 3. Castrated Love: Tragic Desire in Alexander Pope and Judith Cowper -- 4. A 'Dark and Dreadful' Pleasure: Reading Abjection in Daniel Defoe's Roxana -- 5. Modes of Abjection in Charlotte Smith's Elegiac Sonnets -- 6. Dreaming the Abject: John Keats's Lovers in The Eve of St. Agnes -- Conclusion
Control code
1088534669
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
108 pages
Isbn
9781527528109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088534669

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