The Fin de Si cle World

Schorske, C. E. (1980) Fin-de-siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture. New York: Alfred Knopf. Schuster, E. (1912) Eugenics. ... S. [Alexandru Sutzu] (1874) 'Evoluţiunea şi hereditatea', Gazeta medico-chirurgicală a spitalelor 5: 182–87.


Author: Michael Saler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317604815

Category: History

Page: 784

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This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history, the Fin de Siècle. Featuring contributions from over forty international scholars, this book takes a thematic approach to a period of huge upheaval across all walks of life, and is truly innovative in examining the Fin de Siècle from a global perspective. The volume includes pathbreaking essays on how the period was experienced not only in Europe and North America, but also in China, Japan, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, India, and elsewhere across the globe. Thematic topics covered include new concepts of time and space, globalization, the city, and new political movements including nationalism, the "New Liberalism", and socialism and communism. The volume also looks at the development of mass media over this period and emerging trends in culture, such as advertising and consumption, film and publishing, as well as the technological and scientific changes that shaped the world at the turn of the nineteenth century, such as the invention of the telephone, new transport systems, eugenics and physics. The Fin-de-Siècle World also considers issues such as selfhood through chapters looking at gender, sexuality, adolescence, race and class, and considers the importance of different religions, both old and new, at the turn of the century. Finally the volume examines significant and emerging trends in art, music and literature alongside movements such as realism and aestheticism. This volume conveys a vivid picture of how politics, religion, popular and artistic culture, social practices and scientific endeavours fitted together in an exciting world of change. It will be invaluable reading for all students and scholars of the Fin-de-Siècle period.

Children s Literature and the Fin de Si cle

Three texts that illustrate a similar principle ( though not imitating the actual product ) are Skymaze ( 1989 ) by Gillian Rubenstein , New World ( 1994 ) by Gillian Cross , and The Web Sorceress ( 1998 ) by Maggie Furey .


Author: International Research Society for Children's Literature Congress 1999

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313321205

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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The close of a century invites both retrospection and prognostication. As a period of transition, it also brings a sense of uncertainty, finality, and apocalypticism. This volume examines fin de siecle tensions in 19th- and 20th-century children's literature from around the world. The contributors look back at children's literature of the past and ahead toward children's literature of the future, while probing such issues as literary nonsense and the breakdown of language, the image of the child as redeemer, social engineering in children's literature, the Holocaust in children's fiction, fear in contemporary fantasy, and changing notions of masculinity.

Fin de Si cle and Its Legacy

unconsciousness ' , which provided the masses with hits and shows , transporting the audience to an illusory anti - world , which had little in common with the musical dreams of fin - de - siècle composers like Gustav Mahler .


Author: Mikulas Teich

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052134915X

Category: History

Page: 345

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Contrary to popular conceptions of decadence, this volume of essays argues that the 1900s, otherwise known as la fin de Siecle, were in fact a time of essentially positive and progressive dramatic change.

Robert Louis Stevenson Science and the Fin de Si cle

savagery in the modern world is at the heart of much of his work, forming a unifying thread running through his Scottish and ... he exemplifies the intertwined nature of anthropology and creative literature at the fin de siècle.


Author: J. Reid

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230554849

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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In this fascinating book, Reid examines Robert Louis Stevenson's writings in the context of late-Victorian evolutionist thought, arguing that an interest in 'primitive' life is at the heart of his work. She investigates a wide range of Stevenson's writing, including Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Treasure Island as well as previously unpublished material from the Stevenson archive at Yale. Reid's interpretation offers a new way of understanding the relationship between his Scottish and South Seas work. Her analysis of Stevenson's engagement with anthropological and psychological debate also illuminates the dynamic intersections between literature and science at the fin de siècle.

The Fin de Si cle

Introduction READING THE ' FIN DE SIÈCLE ' Sally Ledger and Roger Luckhurst The Victorian fin de siècle was an epoch of ... and mankind with all its institutions and creations is persisting in the midst of a dying world ' , Britain's ...


Author: Sally Ledger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192640154

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 399

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In an important contribution to the developing field of interdisciplinary studies in the Humanities, Ledger and Luckhurst make available to students and scholars a large body of non-literary texts which richly configure the variegated cultural history of the fin-de-siècle years. That history is here shown to inaugurate many enduring critical and cultural concerns, with sections on Degeneration, Outcast London, The Metropolis, The New Woman, Literary Debates, The New Imperialism, Socialism, Anarchism, Scientific Naturalism, Psychology, Psychical Research, Sexology, Anthropology and Racial Science. Each section begins with an Introduction and closes with Editorial Notes which carefully situate individual texts within a wider cultural landscape.

Current Literature

Fin - de - Siècle is a name covering both what is char- Nations , in which all suns and all stars are gradually ... Ex- tions is perishing in the midst of a dying world . perience has long shown that an idea usually derives its It is ...




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Fin de Si cle

CHAPTER 1 THE FIN DE SIÈCLE PHENOMENON D isasters , catastrophes and fears that the world will come to an end are concerns which have governed human behaviour and have found their expression in art and literature for centuries .


Author: Shearer West

Publisher: Overlook Books

ISBN: UOM:39076001338461

Category: Art

Page: 152

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""Fin de siècle" is a term that represents a cultural malaise deriving from the anxiety and uncertainty of a society approaching the end of a century and based on a belief that this transitional time will bring decay, decline and ultimate disaster. From the basis of the art of the late nineteenth century, Shearer West examines the fin de siècle as a cultural phenomenon throughout the Western world."--Dust jacket.

Monsters and Monstrosity from the Fin de Si cle to the Millennium

... simultaneously simulacra and “originals” due to their socio-cultural and scientific resonances with fin de siècle ... resurgence of interest in the years following the global upheaval of World War II, years marked by civil, social, ...


Author: Sharla Hutchison

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786495061

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Zombies, vampires and ghosts feature prominently in nearly all forms of entertainment in the 21st century, including popular fiction, film, comics, television and computer games. But these creatures have been vital to the entertainment industry since the best-seller books of a century and half ago. Monsters don't just invade popular culture, they help sell popular culture. This collection of new essays covers 150 years of enduringly popular Gothic monsters who have shocked and horrified audiences in literature, film and comics. The contributors unearth forgotten monsters and reconsider familiar ones, examining the audience taboos and fears they embody.

Fin de Si cle Beirut

German flags and Ottoman ribbons notwithstanding, the real subject of commemoration was fin de siècle Beirut. ... The final period of Ottoman rule in the Arab world, the Hamidian and Young Turk era, was an age of extraordinary urban ...


Author: Jens Hanssen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191557729

Category: History


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Postwar Beirut conjures up contradictory images of remarkable openness and inconceivable violence, of great antiquity and a bright future. The Lebanese capital stands for Arab cosmopolitanism and cultural effervescence but also for its tragedies of destruction. This book examines the historical formation of Beirut as a multiply contested Mediterranean city. Fin de Siècle Beirut is a landmark contribution to the growing literature in Ottoman studies, in Arab cultural history and on Mediterranean cities. Combining urban theory, particularly Henri Lefebvre's work on cities and capitalism, with postcolonial methodology, the central thesis of this book is that modern Beirut is the outcome of persistent social and intellectual struggles over the production of space. The city of Beirut was at once the product, the object, and the project of imperial and urban politics of difference: overlapping European, Ottoman, and municipal civilising missions competed in the political fields of administration, infrastructure, urban planning, public health, education, public morality, journalism, and architecture. Jens Hanssen offers a comprehensive, original account of the emergence of modern Beirut out of an economic shift away from Acre in the wake of the Napoleonic wars. He argues that the Ottoman government's decision to heed calls for the creation of a new province around Beirut and grant it provincial capital status in 1888 paved the way for fundamental urban and regional reconfigurations long before colonial policies during the French Mandate period. This new Ottoman province came to constitute the territorial embodiment of regional self-determination for Arab nationalists in Beirut until the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire after World War I. Drawing on published and unpublished Ottoman government documents, Arabic sources, and European archival material, Hanssen's book traces the urban experience of modernity in the Ottoman Empire. The transformation of everyday life in late nineteenth-century Beirut and the concomitant policies of urban management is vividly set against the devastating civil war in Mount Lebanon and Damascus in 1860.

Evolution in H G Wells s The Time Machine

The late 19th century, also known as “Fin de siècle”, refers to a period of change and crisis. “For many of those who lived through it, whether they were cultural pessimists (...), or the avant-gardists and prophets of a new world order ...


Author: Anonym

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640469154


Page: 52

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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Erfurt, course: Dystopia: Wells and Huxley, language: English, abstract: H.G. Wells had been intrigued by speculations about the future progress of humanity towards a more equal society since his youth. (RUDDICK, 2007: 198) Studying at the Normal School of Science he came into contact with the mind-set of Thomas Henry Huxley who militated against the Social Darwinist thoughts which used evolutionary theories and were present in the late-Victorian society at the end of the 19th century. Huxley became an adored men-tor and friend for Wells who transferred and enhanced his ideas in his literature. (JANSING, 1977: 54) The scientific romance The Time Machine, which was Wells's first novel (GLENDENING, 2007: 7), explores the adventures of a respectable late-Victorian scientist within this evolutionary and Social Darwinist context. The scientist travels with his own created time machine into the year 802,701 where he finds the world of Eloi and Morlocks. These two species represent a degen-erated form of man whose retrogression results from socio-economic condi-tions. An additional journey 30 million years forward in time adds to the image of degeneration in the evolutionary process. This research paper concentrates on the evolutionary and Social Darwinist theme of The Time Machine. First, an introduction to Social Darwinist thoughts in the end of the 19th century is given in order to set the context for this scien-tific romance. Secondly, the cognition process of the Time Traveller is analysed as this will make clear Wells's examination with the social theories of his time. Studying selected symbols and images finally shows a detailed insight into the evolutionary subject of The Time Machine.