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Modernism And Cosmology

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Author: K. Ebury
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN: 1137393750
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 210
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Modernism And Cosmology

by K. Ebury, Modernism And Cosmology Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Modernism And Cosmology books, Through examining the work of W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett, Katherine Ebury shows cosmology had a considerable impact on modernist creative strategies, developing alternative reading models of difficult texts such as Finnegans Wake and 'The Trilogy'.



Modernism And Cosmology

Modernism and Cosmology PDF
Author: K. Ebury
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN: 1137393750
Size: 34.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 210
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Modernism And Cosmology

by K. Ebury, Modernism And Cosmology Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Modernism And Cosmology books, Through examining the work of W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett, Katherine Ebury shows cosmology had a considerable impact on modernist creative strategies, developing alternative reading models of difficult texts such as Finnegans Wake and 'The Trilogy'.



Absurd Lights

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Author: Katherine Ebury
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Release: 2012
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Absurd Lights

by Katherine Ebury, Absurd Lights Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Absurd Lights books, This thesis examines the impact of early twentieth century physics, particularly the sciences of astronomy and cosmology, on the work of W. B. Yeats, James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. I seek to find and make critical use of the traces of Einstein's cosmic revolution in the aesthetic and philosophical trajectory of modernism. In the chapters that follow, I examine Yeats, Joyce and Beckett as test-cases for modernist aesthetic responses to a universe that had been newly imagined by scientists. In different ways the new cosmology offers a rich source of imaginative as well as narrative and poetic possibilities for these writers. Moreover, although I discuss their work in separate chapters, I have found many connections between their responses, particularly in terms of the new idealist philosophy that came out of popularisations of the new physics. In this sense my approach also offers new ways of talking about Yeats, Joyce and Beckett in relation to each other. The opening chapter begins with a history of relativistic science and its popularisation, then moves on to discuss the reception of relativistic science both within modernism and in the wider contemporary culture, reframing modernism in relation to scientific ideas and discourses. I explore aesthetic responses to this science by authors as different as Thomas Hardy and Ezra Pound, with a view to situating Yeats, Joyce and Beckett within this culture and highlighting their greater receptivity to such ideas. The chapter then moves to a specific consideration of the specialised fields of astronomy and cosmology, explaining the major changes wrought by the Einsteinian revolution and preparing the ground for a discussion of their effect on the works of my authors. The second chapter addresses Yeats's complex engagement with the new physics and its cosmology, reading against naive critical portrayals of him as entirely anti-scientific. The chapter also offers an account of science in relation to a narrative of Yeats's whole poetic career, moving from discussions of his longing for an alternative to Newtonian physics in his portrayal of the unpredictable stars in the poems of The Wind Among the Reeds to the strange cosmic, astronomical and occult shapes of A Vision and the later poetry. The third and fourth chapters discuss Joyce's interest in astronomy and cosmology; in chapter three, I focus on the inspirational power of cosmology in relation to the development of his oeuvre from Portrait to Finnegans Wake. The fourth chapter offers an extended close-reading of a passage from II.1 of the Wake, in which the sudden appearance of the cosmic science of spectroscopy transforms the children's game of riddles depicted in the chapter into a much more complex problem. In both these chapters, I suggest the salutary aesthetic potential of the difficulty of the new physics when juxtaposed with the difficulty of Joyce texts; the more complex, contested and puzzling universe of contemporary physics suited Joyce much better than the Newtonian science which he sometimes parodied as imperial and monological. Finally, I turn to Beckett's late modernism in the fifth and sixth chapters. The fifth chapter addresses his novel Murphy in relation to his portrayal of cosmic connections between chaos and absurdity. Beckett's novel seems increasingly unlike a Newtonian world, as realist frameworks are deliberately undermined by a far more relativistic and chaotic narrative technique. By 'The Trilogy', the subject of my sixth and final chapter, which focuses on cosmic and astronomical light in these three novels, Beckett has created a semi-relativistic cosmos in which realist narrative and Newtonian causality are, at first, in Molloy, radically compromised, and finally, in The Unnameable, proved untenable.



Science Technology And Irish Modernism

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Author: Kathryn Conrad
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN: 0815654480
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 405
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Science Technology And Irish Modernism

by Kathryn Conrad, Science Technology And Irish Modernism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Science Technology And Irish Modernism books, Since W. B. Yeats wrote in 1890 that "the man of science is too often a person who has exchanged his soul for a formula," the anti-scientific bent of Irish literature has often been taken as a given. Science, Technology, and Irish Modernism brings together leading and emerging scholars of Irish modernism to challenge the stereotype that Irish literature has been unconcerned with scientific and technological change. The collection spotlights authors ranging from James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, Flann O’Brien, and Samuel Beckett to less-studied writers like Emily Lawless, John Eglinton, Denis Johnston, and Lennox Robinson. With chapters on naturalism, futurism, dynamite, gramophones, uncertainty, astronomy, automobiles, and more, this book showcases the far-reaching scope and complexity of Irish writers’ engagement with innovations in science and technology. Taken together, the fifteen original essays in Science, Technology, and Irish Modernism map a new literary landscape of Ireland in the twentieth century. By focusing on writers’ often-ignored interest in science and technology, this book uncovers shared concerns between revivalists, modernists, and late modernists that challenge us to rethink how we categorize and periodize Irish literature.



Seizing The Essence

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Author: Hamilton Priday
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release: 2007-12-20
ISBN: 9781462827824
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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by Hamilton Priday, Seizing The Essence Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Seizing The Essence books, SEIZING THE ESSENCE is about the dynamics of Value that form man ́s concept of reality. Human beings don’t just passively experience the things and events that represent this journey through life, they construct them intellectually from the sense of value that is intrinsic to all cognizant individuals. We don’t simply enjoy the finer things in life, we aspire to them; and when awed by the experience of great beauty or magnificence, we want to identify with its source. As the created agents of this source, we intellectualize its value by experiencing it as differentiated reality. Making value aware as representational objects in a relational world affirms the absolute value of our uncreated Essence. The author believes that one of the tragedies of our materialistic age is that we have mistaken our differentiated, amoral existence for ultimate reality, with the result that we have lost much of our value-sensibility. With the possible exception of artists and musicians, the mindset of most people today has been shaped by objectivists who insist that man is totally a product of biological and cultural evolution. Although fueled by Darwin’s Origin of the Species, in truth this ideology is the outcome of a 2000-year battle between Aristotelian empiricism and Platonic idealism that scientists claim to have won only in the last century. In their zeal to renounce religion and spirituality, the objectivists have thrown the baby out with the bathwater. “Selfness” is today regarded as a myth of dubious origin, and material reality is believed to be primary to one’s awareness of it. In SEIZING THE ESSENCE, the author makes the case that the mind/matter duality of Descartes and Kant has not been overcome by Science, that all knowledge is proprietary to the self, and that physical reality is an intellectual construct of Value which is the individual ́s perspective of Essence. Since traditional logic is relational by fiat, the author bases his cosmology on a principle first postulated by the 15th century logician Nicholas of Cusa which deals with a "not-other" that is the coincidence of all otherness. Instead of trying to describe the ineffable, Cusa ́s theory affords the philosopher a dialectic handle by which to relate finite experience to the Oneness of Essence. This leads logically to a cosmology in which physical existence is a virtual reality created largely by man, who is the cognizant agent of his estranged Essence. Contrary to previous theories of "nature ́s essences", there is but one Essence, and it is the uncreated source of differentiated experience. Starting with the fundamental premise that Essence is absolute and immutable, the book unfolds an ontology whereby value can be understood as the essential link between the autonomous self and its uncreated source. The central message of this book is that, although values drive mankind, it is man ́s free choices that determine the course of history. Essentialism is a new and original philosophy that embraces the spirituality of Judeo-Christianity and Eastern mysticism, yet is grounded in a metaphysical cosmology that is non-dogmatic, logically plausible, and far more vital to contemporary man. In addition to chapters describing our “real world” mentality, man’s historical search for the “stuff of reality”, a Cosmology of Essence, and the autonomous self, the author offers "A Modernist ́s Guide to Values" complete with a strategy for achieving an “authentic society”. Included in the Appendix is an extended glossary of names and special terms that are relevant to the Philosophy of Essence.



Sociology Of Postmodernism

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Author: Dr Scott Lash
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-01-21
ISBN: 1317858522
Size: 17.54 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 316
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by Dr Scott Lash, Sociology Of Postmodernism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sociology Of Postmodernism books, First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Values And Perceptions Of The Islamic And Middle Eastern Publics

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Author: M. Moaddel
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2007-02-05
ISBN: 0230603335
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 355
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Values And Perceptions Of The Islamic And Middle Eastern Publics

by M. Moaddel, Values And Perceptions Of The Islamic And Middle Eastern Publics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Values And Perceptions Of The Islamic And Middle Eastern Publics books, Addressing values and politics in the Muslim world, this pioneering volume examines attitudes towards democracy and politics, self-expression and traditional values, convergence and divergence of values between the elite and the publics of Islamic and European countries.



Anti Modernism

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Author: Boyan Manchev
Publisher: Central European University Press
Release: 2018-09-19
ISBN: 9633860954
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 454
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Anti Modernism

by Boyan Manchev, Anti Modernism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Anti Modernism books, The last volume of the series presents 46 texts under the heading of “anti-modernism”. Formed in a dynamic relationship with modernism, from the 1880s to the 1940s, and especially during the interwar period, the anti-modernist ideological constructions of national identification had a considerable impact on the political culture of our region. These texts rejected the linear vision of modernization as well as the liberal democratic institutional frameworks and searched instead for alternative models of politics. The Second World War and the communist takeover in most of these countries seemingly erased these ideological subcultures, who were often engaged in war-time pro-Nazi collaboration. However, their intellectual heritage proved more resilient and influenced the formation of “national communist” narratives in the 1960-70s, while after 1989 many of these references became actualized in the context of the post-communist search for ideological predecessors. “This volume, as the entire series, is a challenging collection of essential primary sources, accompanied by introductory essays and contextual analyses in the best senses of the term: their high level of scholarship demands the intelligent engagement of the reader throughout; it invites the educated elites of Eastern Europe to throw away the crutch of myth and half-truth when promoting or interrogating their unique national identity; it demands that scholars working in the Western humanities rethink widely-held assumptions about ‘Eastern Europe, what constitutes conservatism and progressiveness, and the idea of a ‘normal' path to a liberal modernity. The introduction proposes a concept of ‘anti-modernism' to categorize phenomena in Eastern Europe that may be difficult to grasp for those whose path to liberal democracy has not been blocked by decades of totalitarianism, since they evoke an atavistic rootedness (conservativism) but in a paradoxically futural spirit (modernism). As a result, the reader of whatever cultural background emerges with a more lucid feel for what it means to be Eastern European, modern, and human after the End of History.” - Professor Roger Griffin, Oxford Brookes University



Modernism And The Occult

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Author: John Bramble
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2015-03-04
ISBN: 1137465786
Size: 60.94 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 178
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Modernism And The Occult

by John Bramble, Modernism And The Occult Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Modernism And The Occult books, This study of modernism's high imperial, occult-exotic affiliations presents many well-known figures from the period 1880-1960 in a new light. Modernism and the Occult traces the history of modernist engagement with 'irregular', heterodox and imported knowledge.



The Social Life Of Dreams

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Author: Adriënne Heijnen
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
Release: 2013
ISBN: 3643902387
Size: 39.37 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 290
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The Social Life Of Dreams

by Adriënne Heijnen, The Social Life Of Dreams Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Social Life Of Dreams books, This book explores how dreams, remembered upon awakening, are turned into social action in a European society. Supported by ethnographic research of modern Iceland and examples from the historical literature, the book argues that the social meaning ascribed to the Icelandic dream has been a continuous part of Icelandic everyday life for a thousand years and is still being adapted today. (Series: European Studies in Culture and Policy - Vol. 12)