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Handbook of the English Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Ed. by Reinfandt, Christoph

Series:Handbooks of English and American Studies 5

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    June 2017
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    Aims and Scope

    The Handbook systematically charts the trajectory of the English novel from its emergence as the foremost literary genre in the early twentieth century to its early twenty-first century status of eccentric eminence in new media environments. Systematic chapters address ̒The English Novel as a Distinctly Modern Genreʼ, ̒The Novel in the Economy’, ̒Genres’, ̒Gender’ (performativity, masculinities, feminism, queer), and ̒The Burden of Representationʼ (class and ethnicity). Extended contextualized close readings of more than twenty key texts from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (1899) to Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island (2015) supplement the systematic approach and encourage future research by providing overviews of reception and theoretical perspectives.


    ix, 604 pages
    25 Fig.
    Type of Publication:
    Reference Work
    History of the English Novel (1900-); Cultural History; Politics; Media; Contemporary Literature
    Academics (Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies), Students (BA, MA and PhD level), Libraries, Institutes.

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    Christoph Reinfandt, University of Tübingen, Germany.

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