Postmodernism and the Fin de Siècle

1. Edition, 2002
291 Pages

ISBN: 978-3-8253-1044-8
Product: Book
Edition: Hardcover
Subject: Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Series: American Studies – A Monograph Series, Volume No.: 81
Available: 09.11.2001

Keywords: Literaturgeschichte, Jahrhundertwende /i. d. Literatur, Postmoderne /i. d. Literatur, USA /Literatur

This volume, the fourth in a series of publications concerned with the analysis of postmodern American culture, takes up the issue of postmodernism, its functions and meanings, at the threshold to a new century and millennium. Critics from Europe and the United States, all of them specialists in postmodern criticism, examine various approaches to the emotionally charged fin-de-siècle and millennial sentiments from the perspectives of various disciplines such as literary and cultural criticism, history, feminism, religious studies, philosophy, sociology, and theater- and media sciences. The articles represent the broad spectrum of postmodern strategies of suvival in the confrontation with millennarian anxieties, fears, and panic.

Frank Kearful in: American Literary Scholarship, 2001, 480