A Concise Companion to Modernism (Concise Companions to by David Bradshaw

By David Bradshaw

This concise better half bargains an leading edge method of figuring out the Modernist literary brain in Britain, concentrating on the highbrow and cultural contexts, which formed it. bargains an leading edge method of knowing the Modernist literary brain in Britain. is helping readers to know the highbrow and cultural contexts of literary Modernism. Organised round modern rules similar to Freudianism and eugenics instead of literary genres. Relates literary Modernism to the overarching problems with the interval, equivalent to feminism, imperialism and struggle.

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In extending the dominion of Science over regions of thought into which she has, as yet, hardly penetrated” (1864: 336). Darwin had left his readers with a cliffhanger: “In the distant future I see open fields for far more important researches. Psychology will be based on a 7 Angelique Richardson new foundation, that of the necessary acquirement of each mental power and capacity by gradation. Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history” (Ch. 14). Direct light would be thrown on human origin in Darwin’s The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871).

What does she want to make a beastly man of herself for? . these people are a sex of their own . . They have invented a new gender. ” For Sylvester, the “Advancement of Woman” is the flipside of “the Decay of Man” (Grundy 1894: I, 1). Biological determinism would prove a powerful counter-narrative to the emerging freedoms of the fin de siècle. From the early nineteenth century onward a newly emergent biology allowed pronouncements on sex to be made with greater certainty, and femininity, with its apparent attendant traits – care, maternity, morality – was increasingly biologized.

In the early decades, on the edge of the hungry forties, atheistic revolutionaries were evangelizing bottom-up evolution, and the ideas of the French zoologist Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck (1744–1829) were appearing in the pauper press; the idea that an animal could transform itself into a higher being and pass on all its gains (without godly intervention) appealed to militant members of the working class. Lamarck put forward the idea of the “inheritance of acquired characteristics” or “use-inheritance” in his evolutionary treatise, Philosophie zoologique (1809).

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