Modern Enchantments

Pub Date : 2009-06-30 | Author : Simon DURING | Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780674034396
ISBN 13 : 0674034392

Magic, Simon During suggests, has helped shape modern culture. Devoted to this deceptively simple proposition, During's superlative work, written over the course of a decade, gets ..

As If

Pub Date : 2012-01-09 | Author : Michael T. Saler | Publisher : OUP USA

ISBN 10 : 9780195343168
ISBN 13 : 0195343166

A history of imaginary worlds from the late nineteenth century to the present, from Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes to the virtual worlds of computer games...

Allegory And Enchantment

Pub Date : 2017-01-26 | Author : Assistant Professor of English Jason Crawford | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780198788041
ISBN 13 : 0198788045

Allegory and Enchantment is about the genealogies of modernity, and about the lingering power of some of the cultural forms against which modernity defines itself: religion, magic,..

Unbecoming Modern

Pub Date : 2006-01-01 | Author : Saurabh Dube | Publisher : Berghahn Books

ISBN 10 : 8187358238
ISBN 13 : 9788187358237

Un becoming Modern: Colonialism, Modernity, Colonial Modernities explores the vital impact of the colonial pasts of India, Mexico, China, and even the United States on the processe..

The Enchantment Of Modern Life

Pub Date : 2001 | Author : Jane Bennett | Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 0691088136
ISBN 13 : 9780691088136

It is a commonplace that the modern world cannot be experienced as enchanted--that the very concept of enchantment belongs to past ages of superstition. Jane Bennett challenges tha..

Enchantments Of Modernity

Pub Date : 2012-04-27 | Author : Saurabh Dube | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781136516894
ISBN 13 : 1136516891

The notion of modernity hinges on a break with the past, such as superstitions, medieval worlds, and hierarchical traditions. It follows that modernity suggests the disenchantment ..

Ordinary Enchantments

Pub Date : 2004-01-01 | Author : Wendy B. Faris | Publisher : Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN 10 : 0826514421
ISBN 13 : 9780826514424

Ordinary Enchantments investigates magical realism as the most important trend in contemporary international fiction, defines its characteristics and narrative techniques, and prop..