From Decadent to Modernist
And Other Essays

Edited by John Batchelor

Yearbook of English Studies 37.1

Maney Publishing for the Modern Humanities Research Association

1 January 2007  •  262pp

ISBN: 978-1-905981-31-1 (paperback)

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This collection comprises twelve essays offering new research on literature within the period 1880–1939 followed by two essays on later literature which take us to the present day. Within the group of themed essays are included studies of such celebrated literary milieux as the fin de siècle and Bloomsbury, and of major individual writers such as Oscar Wilde, H. G. Wells, Henry James, Virginia Woolf and Edith Wharton, as well as lesser-known and under- explored figures from the period including Theodore Watts-Dunton, Olive Custance and Mary Elizabeth Coleridge.

Contents:

v-vi
Editor's Preface
John Batchelor
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1-21
Theodore Watts-Dunton's 'Aylwin (1898)' and the Reduplications of Romanticism
Catherine Maxwell
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22-40
Modernist 'Homage' to the 'Fin de siècle'
Marion Thain
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41-57
'Lane, You're a Perfect Pessimist': Pessimism and the English 'Fin de siècle'
Nicholas Shrimpton
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58-74
Primitive Modernity: H. G. Wells and the Prehistoric Man of the 1890s
Richard Pearson
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75-88
Lessons of the Master: The Henry James Novel
John Harvey
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89-106
Henry James's 'Brooksmith': Devotion and Its Discontents
Denis Flannery
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107-125
Bloomsbury's Beasts: The Presence of Animals in the Texts and Lives of Bloomsbury
Wendy B. Faris
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126-144
Socialism in Bloomsbury: Virginia Woolf and the Political Aesthetics of the 1880s
Ruth Livesey
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145-160
Mary Elizabeth Coleridge and the Flight to Lyric
Alison Chapman
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161-176
Tinted and Tainted Love: The Sculptural Body in Olive Custance's Poetry
Patricia Pulham
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177-192
Wharton the 'Renovator': 'Twilight Sleep' as Gothic Satire
Janet Beer, Avril Horner
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193-208
Sinful Cities and Ecclesiastical Excuses: The 'Churches for Art's Sake' Movement from the Century Guild to Eliot
Matthew Bradley
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209-226
Doomed to Smallness: Violence, V. S. Naipaul, and the Global South
Pablo Mukherjee
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227-244
The Abandoned Church and the Contemporary British Novel
Colin Hutchinson
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245-246
Review of J. B. Bullen, Continental Crosscurrents: British Criticism and European Art 1810-1910
Leonee Ormond
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246-247
Review of Chris Baldick, The Oxford English Literary History, Volume X: 1910-1940: The Modern Movement
Jeremy Hawthorn
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247-248
Review of Kevin McLaughlin, Paperwork: Fiction and Mass Mediacy in the Paper Age
Roger Ebbatson
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248-249
Review of Thomas J. Cousineau, Ritual Unbound: Reading Sacrifice in Modernist Fiction
Robert Hampson
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249-250
Review of Margaret Buckley, Brian Buckley, Challenge and Continuity: Aspects of the Thematic Novel 1830-1950
Philip Tew
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Bibliography entry:

Batchelor, John (ed.), From Decadent to Modernist: And Other Essays (= Yearbook of English Studies, 37.1 (2007))

First footnote reference: 35 From Decadent to Modernist: And Other Essays, ed. by John Batchelor (= Yearbook of English Studies, 37.1 (2007)), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Batchelor, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Batchelor, John (ed.). 2007. From Decadent to Modernist: And Other Essays (= Yearbook of English Studies, 37.1)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Batchelor 2007: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Batchelor 2007: 21.

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