Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Record:   Prev Next
More Information

Title Henry James in context / edited by David McWhirter.

Publication Info. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2010]

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 492 pages)
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Summary "Long misread as a novelist conspicuously lacking in historical consciousness, Henry James has often been viewed as detached from, and uninterested in, the social, political, and material realities of his time. As this volume demonstrates, however, James was acutely responsive not only to his era's changing attitudes toward gender, sexuality, class, and ethnicity, but also to changing conditions of literary production and reception, the rise of consumerism and mass culture, and the emergence of new technologies and media, of new apprehensions of time and space. These essays portray the author and his works in the context of the modernity that determined, formed, interested, appalled, and/or provoked his always curious mind. With contributions from an international cast of distinguished scholars, Henry James in Context provides a map of leading edge work in contemporary James studies, an invaluable reference work for students and scholars, and a blueprint for possible future directions"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I. Life and Career, Times and Places: 1. Nineteenth-century America (1843-1870) / Andrew Taylor; 2. Nineteenth-century Europe (1843-1900) / Millicent Bell; 3. Victorian England (1870-1890) / Priscilla L. Walton; 4. Fin-de-siècle London (1890-1900)/ Michael Levenson; 5. Twentieth-century world (1901-1916) / Martha Banta; 6. Autobiographies and biographies / Sheila Teahan; 7. Letters and notebooks / Philip Horne; 8. James family / Pierre A. Walker -- Part II. Historical and Cultural Contexts: 9. Aestheticism and decadence / Michèle Mendelssohn; 10. Authorship / Richard Salmon; 11. Children / Kevin Ohi; 12. Consumer culture / Miranda El-Rayess; 13. Cosmopolitanism / Jessica Berman; 14. Courtship, marriage, family . Lynn Wardley; 15. Ethics / Merle A. Williams; 16. Language / Elsa Nettels; 17. Law / Stuart Culver; 18. Manners / Mary Ann O'Farrell; 19. Media and communication technologies / Mark Goble; 20. Modernism / Eric Haralson; 21. Money and class / June Hee Chung; 22. Museums and exhibitions / Tamara L. Follini; 23. Nationalism and imperialism / John Carlos Rowe; 24. Print culture / Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen; 25. Psychology / Sarah Blackwood; 26. Race / Kenneth W. Warren; 27. Realism and naturalism / Phillip Barrish; 28. Sexualities and sexology / Hugh Stevens; 29. Social sciences and the disciplines / Wendy Graham; 30. Things / Victoria Coulson; 31. Time / Deidre Lynch; 32. Travel and tourism / Roslyn Jolly; 33. Urbanity / Eric Savoy; 34. Visual culture / Kendall Johnson; 35. Women and men / Donatella Izzo; 36. Work / Rory Drummond -- Part III. Reception: 37. Publishing history and contemporary reception / Linda Simon; 38. Critical response, 1916-1947 / Michael Anesko; 39. Critical response, 1947-1985 / Jonathan Freedman; 40. Recent criticism (since 1985) / Gert Buelens; 41. Translation and international reception / Annick Duperray and Jeremy Tambling.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject James, Henry, 1843-1916 -- Criticism and interpretation.
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
Criticism and interpretation.
James, Henry, 1843-1916 -- Knowledge and learning.
James, Henry, 1843-1916 -- Homes and haunts.
James, Henry, 1843-1916 -- Appreciation -- History.
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Literature and society.
United States.
Chronological Term 19th century
Subject Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 20th century
Subject Literature and society -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Literature and society -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Civilization, Modern -- Historiography.
Civilization, Modern -- Historiography.
Civilization, Modern.
Culture in literature.
Culture in literature.
Chronological Term 1800-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author McWhirter, David Bruce.
Other Form: Print version: Henry James in context 9780521514613 (DLC) 2010011236 (OCoLC)605012535
ISBN 9781316154595 (electronic book)
1316154599 (electronic book)
9780511763311 (electronic book)
051176331X (electronic book)