Landscapes of Realism

Rethinking literary realism in comparative perspectives

Volume II: Pathways through realism

| University of Connecticut
| Aarhus University
| Aarhus University
ISBN 9789027210852 | EUR 190.00 | USD 285.00
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Few literary phenomena are as elusive and yet as persistent as realism. While it responds to the perennial impulse to use literature to reflect on experience, it also designates a specific set of literary and artistic practices that emerged in response to Western modernity. Landscapes of Realism is a two-volume collaborative interdisciplinary investigation of this vast territory, bringing together leading-edge new criticism on the realist paradigms that were first articulated in nineteenth-century Europe but have since gone on globally to transform the literary landscape. Tracing the manifold ways in which these paradigms are developed, discussed and contested across time, space, cultures and media, this second volume shows in its four core essays and twenty-four case studies four major pathways through the landscapes of realism: The psychological pathways focusing on emotion and memory, the referential pathway highlighting the role of materiality, the formal pathway demonstrating the dynamics of formal experiments, and the geographical pathway exploring the worlding of realism through the encounters between European and non-European languages from the nineteenth century to the present.
[Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages, XXXIII]  Expected May 2022.  xv, 766 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
List of illustrations
Editors’ preface and acknowledgments
Note on translations, cross-references and documentation
Svend Erik Larsen, Steen Bille Jørgensen and Margaret R. Higonnet
Chapter 1. Psychological pathways: Emotion and memory
Svend Erik Larsen
Core essay. “Memories inwrought with affection” Emotion and memory in realism
Svend Erik Larsen and Patrizia Lombardo
Case study. The interplay between emotion and memory: Stendhal, Zola, Musil
Patrizia Lombardo
Case study. Situations of sympathy: Eroding emotions and everyday life in the realist novel
Tone Selboe
Case study. The poetics of disgust in realist fiction: Émile Zola and Sofi Oksanen
Riikka Rossi
Case study. Attunement: Mood and memory in Goethe, Flaubert and Dickens
Stefan Hajduk
Case study. Spanish and Latin American memory novels
Hans Lauge Hansen
Case study. History and untold memories: New historical realism in Assia Djebar’s cinema
Maya Boutaghou
Chapter 2. Referential pathways: Objects and bodies
Simon J. James and Svend Erik Larsen
Core essay. Material matters: The surfaces of realist fiction
Simon J. James
Case study. Curating realism in a world of objects: Collecting in Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle
Anthony Walker-Cook
Case study. Caricature and realism
Svend Erik Larsen
Case study. Realism and allegory: Balzac, Dickens and James
Jeremy Tambling
Case study. “Distance avails not” Representing the modern masses
Svend Erik Larsen
Case study. Performing the reverse side of the face: Toward affective realism
Tomáš Jirsa
Case study. Posthumanism and realism
Mads Rosendahl Thomsen
Chapter 3. Formal pathways: Genre and form
Steen Bille Jørgensen and Margaret R. Higonnet
Core essay. Dynamics of realist forms
Steen Bille Jørgensen and Margaret R. Higonnet
Case study. Forms of realism in children’s literature
Margaret R. Higonnet
Case study. Early theatrical realism on page and stage: Zola, Ibsen, Strindberg
Joan Templeton
Case study. Poetry, Pessoa and realism
Jeremy Tambling
Case study. The making of the historical narrative in the Swahili utenzi : The realism of a poetic form
Alena Rettová
Case study. Photography and dissent in John Lewis’s graphic novel March
Katharine Capshaw
Case study. The visions of John Ball: Iain Bell’s opera In Parenthesis
Jennie-Rebecca Falcetta
Chapter 4. Geographical pathways: Worlding realism
Svend Erik Larsen and Margaret R. Higonnet
Core essay. Dialogic encounters
Svend Erik Larsen and Margaret R. Higonnet
Case study. Varieties of theatrical realism after Ibsen
Joan Templeton
Case study. Is there a notion of ‘realism’ in traditional China?
Nicolas Zufferey
Case study. Worlding of realism: The case of Naguib Mahfouz
Wen-chin Ouyang
Case study. The real magic in Miguel Ángel Asturias’s Magical Realism: Legends of Guatemala and The President
Karen-Margrethe Lindskov Simonsen
Case study. Narrate or describe: Documentation and the tasks of realism
Eleni Coundouriotis
Case study. Realism in the colony
Ulka Anjaria
Notes on contributors: Landscapes of realism Volume II
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: DSB – Literary studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT006000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
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