Middeke, Martin

The Literature of Melancholia

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Table of contents

1. Melancholia as a Sense of Loss: An Introduction

1. Melancholia as a Sense of Loss: An Introduction
Martin Middeke, Christina Wald

Part I. The Melancholic Tradition, Creativity and Gender: Early Modern to Eighteenth Century

2. Yet Once More: Melancholia and Amnesia in Milton’s Lycidas
Tobias Döring

3. Male Pregnancies, Virgin Births, Monsters of the Mind: Early Modern Melancholia and (Cross-)Gendered Constructions of Creativity
Anne-Julia Zwierlein

4. Mourning and Melancholia in England and Its Transatlantic Colonies: Examples of Seventeenth-Century Female Appropriations
Gabriele Rippl

5. ‘To pictur’d Regions and imagin’d Worlds’: Female Melancholic Writing and the Poems of Mary Leapor
Sabine Blackmore

Part II. Nature, History and Nostalgia: The Melancholia of Romanticism and Beyond

6. ‘The dark bottomless Abyss, that lies under our feet, had yawned open’: The Recision of the Male Melancholic Genius in Carlyle’s Sartor Resartus
Felix Sprang

7. ‘They Came, They Cut Away My Tallest Pines’: Tennyson and the Melancholy of Modernity
Andrew Gibson

8. The Melancholy of History: The French Revolution and European Historiography
Peter Fritzsche

9. Commercializing Melancholy: The National Trust
Christoph Ehland, Stephan Kohl

Part III. Melancholia and (Post-)Colonialism: From the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century

10. Melancholia in the South Pacific: The Strange Case of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Travel Writing
Kirsten Sandrock

11. The Secret of the Father in the Colonial Secret: Rosa Praed’s ‘Weird Melancholy’
Jennifer Rutherford

12. Modernist Melancholia and Time: The Synchronicity of the Non-Synchronic in Freud, Tylor and Conrad
Anne Enderwitz

13. The Closed Circle of Britain’s Postcolonial Melancholia
Paul Gilroy

Part IV. Postmodernism and Post-Melancholia? Ethics and Aesthetics in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

14. Working at the Seams: Howard Barker’s Tragic Trauerspiel
Elizabeth Sakellaridou

15. Melancholia and Mourning Animals
Juliana Schiesari

16. Melancholic Consolation? J. M. Coetzee, Irony and the Aesthetics of the Sublime
Johan Geertsema

17. The Novel after Melancholia: On Tom McCarthy’s Remainder and David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten
Pieter Vermeulen

Keywords: Literature, Literary Theory, Cultural Theory, European Literature, British and Irish Literature

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Litterary Studies
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