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Autor: Jennifer Eimers
ISBN-13: 9781433122897
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 117
Gewicht: 295 g
Format: 231x154x15 mm
Sprache: Englisch

The Continuum of Consciousness

198, American University Studies Series 4: English Language and Literature
Aesthetic Experience and Visual Art in Henry James's Novels
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Jennifer Eimers earned her PhD in English from the University of Georgia, where she specialized in nineteenth-century American literature. She received her MA in English from Creighton University and her BA in English from Grand View University. She is Assistant Professor of English at Missouri Valley College. Her scholarship has been published in The Henry James Review, Searching for America: Essays on American Art and Architecture (2007), and A Companion to Henry James (2008).
The Continuum of Consciousness: Aesthetic Experience and Visual Art in Henry James's Novels examines the transformative experience of art in James's fiction. In a 1915 letter to H. G. Wells, James declares, «It is art that makes life.» This book traces the rich implications of this claim. For James, viewing art transformed the self. Many of his contemporaries, including his famous older brother, William, were deeply interested in the study of perception and individual consciousness. James's fictional use of art reflects these philosophical discussions. Although much valuable scholarship has been devoted to visual art in James's fiction, the guiding role it often plays in his characters' experiences receives fuller exploration in this book. A prolonged look at visual art and consciousness through the lens of nineteenth-century British aestheticism reveals intriguing connections and character responses. By highlighting and analyzing his representations of aesthetic consciousness in four novels at specific moments (such as Basil Ransom's and Verena Tarrant's contrasting responses to Harvard's Memorial Hall in The Bostonians and Milly Theale's identification with a Bronzino painting in The Wings of the Dove), this book ultimately explores the idea that for James art represents «every conscious human activity», as Wells replied to James.
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Contents: The Art in James's Experience - Aesthetic Experience in The Portrait of a Lady - The Influence of Architecture in The Bostonians - (Re)presenting Miriam Rooth in The Tragic Muse - Pater and Ruskin in The Wings of the Dove -.
Autor: Jennifer Eimers
Jennifer Eimers earned her PhD in English from the University of Georgia, where she specialized in nineteenth-century American literature. She received her MA in English from Creighton University and her BA in English from Grand View University. She is Assistant Professor of English at Missouri Valley College. Her scholarship has been published in The Henry James Review, Searching for America: Essays on American Art and Architecture (2007), and A Companion to Henry James (2008).

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Autor: Jennifer Eimers
ISBN-13 :: 9781433122897
ISBN: 1433122898
Erscheinungsjahr: 23.08.2013
Verlag: Lang, Peter
Gewicht: 295g
Seiten: 117
Sprache: Englisch
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Sonstiges: Buch, 231x154x15 mm