Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Oxford University Press
  • erschienen am 29. November 2019
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  • Softcover
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  • 304 Seiten
978-0-19-883378-9 (ISBN)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder examines the place of wonder in eighteenth-century fiction, arguing that wonder was, in fact, integral to¿rather than antithetical to¿the developing techniques of novelistic fiction.
  • Englisch
  • Oxford
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  • Großbritannien
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  • Höhe: 213 mm
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  • Breite: 137 mm
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  • Dicke: 15 mm
  • 386 gr
978-0-19-883378-9 (9780198833789)
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Sarah Tindal Kareem was born in London to an Indian father and a Scottish mother. After reading English at Girton College, Cambridge, she received her PhD from Harvard University's Department of English in 2003. Postdoctoral fellowships took her to the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, to UCLA's Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies, and to the University of Chicago's Society of Fellows. In 2007 she returned to UCLA and is now Associate Professor in the Department of English where she specializes in literature from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth century. Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder is her first book. She lives in Santa Monica, California, with her husband and their two children.
Introduction: Wonder and the Rise of Fiction
1: Wonder in the Age of Enlightenment
2: Rethinking the Real with Robinson Crusoe and David Hume
3: Suspending the Reader in Tom Jones and The Castle of Otranto
4: "Marvelous Tales of Wonders Performed, or Rather, Not Performed" in Baron Munchausen's Narrative
5: "A Little Voyage of Discovery?": Fiction and the Pursuit of Knowledge
Scholars of eighteenth-century literature, natural philosophy, and early thought concerning enchantment will find Eighteenth- Century Fiction & the Reinvention of Wonder provocative, informative, and astutely argued. * Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, SHARP News * Tindal Kareem identifies and investigates textual strategies that helped determine the new contract between reader and text: defamiliarization, estrangement, narrative, suspense, the willing suspension of disbelief, engrossment, and reflection. * Norma Clarke, The Times Literary Supplement * Sarah Tindal Kareem's book is a genuinely original work that displays encyclopedic erudition and comprehensive scholarship encompassing many fields, including cognitive science and traditional history of philosophy. Kareem seems to have read just about everything; the thirty-page list of works cited is exhaustive, worth keeping as an invaluable bibliography. * John Richetti, The Journal of Eighteenth Century Fiction *

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