New Versions of Pastoral: Post-Romantic, Modern, and Contemporary Responses to the Tradition (Hardcover)

New Versions of Pastoral: Post-Romantic, Modern, and Contemporary Responses to the Tradition By David James (Editor), Philip Tew (Editor) Cover Image
By David James (Editor), Philip Tew (Editor)
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Bringing together both established and emerging scholars of the long nineteenth century, literary modernism, landscape and hemispheric studies, and contemporary fiction, New Versions of Pastoral offers a historically wide-ranging account of the Bucolic tradition, tracing the formal diversity of pastoral writing up to the present day. Dividing its analytic focus between periods, the volume contextualizes a wide range of exemplary practitioners, genres, and movements: contributors attend to early modernism's vacillation between critiquing and aestheticizing the rise of primitivist nostalgia; the ambiguous mythologization of the English estate by the twentieth-century manor house novel; and the post-national revisiting of the countryside and its sovereign status in contemporary imaginings of regional life.

About the Author


David James is lecturer in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature in the School of English Studies at the University of Nottingham. Philip Tew is professor of English (post-1900 literature) at Brunel University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781611473988
ISBN-10: 1611473985
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2009
Pages: 285
Language: English