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Vorlesung The Novel Today: Recent British Fiction, 25. und 26. Stunde

Description Vorlesung im WiSe 2013-2014; Donnerstag, 30. Januar 2014
Creator Christoph Reinfandt (author)
Contributor ZDV Universität Tübingen (producer)
Publisher ZDV Universität Tübingen
Creation Date 2014-01-30
Subjects Novel Today, Recent British Fiction, Lecture, Vorlesung, New Materialism, Tom McCarthy, Remainder, World as Concept and Mediation, Steven Hall, The Raw Shark Texts, Epic, Our Times, David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas, Matters of Facts, Matters of Concern, Bruno Latour
Rights Rechtshinweise
Abstract After a flowering in the 1980s and a comparable lull in the 1990s, British fiction seems to have gathered momentum again with recent works by Zadie Smith, Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and others. Starting with a brief systematic overview of the history of the English novel, this course of lectures will introduce a ‘map’ of the bewildering landscape of ‘contemporary’ fiction from the 1980s to the present. Covering prototypical orientations from documentary through realism and revisionism to implicit and explicit metafiction, the map will provide a systematic focus for selected close readings of recent and not so recent novels from which, it is to be hoped, a stimulating view of our very own present will emerge.