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The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Josephine M. Guy

Abstract

The 22 newly commissioned essays in this volume re-examine some of the key concepts taken to define the British fin se siècle while also introducing hitherto overlooked cultural phenomena, such as humanitarianism. The impact of research into material culture is explored; specifically, how the history of the book and of performance culture is changing our understanding of this period. A wide range of activities is discussed, from participation in avant-garde theatre to interior decoration, and from the publishing of poetry to forms of political and religious activism. Attention is also given to ... More

Keywords: Fin de siècle, Cultural Exchange, National, Regional, Global, Material Culture, Performance Culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474408912
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Josephine M. Guy, editor

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Introduction

Josephine M. Guy

I. Concepts

4 Gothic Aesthetics

Andrew Smith

5 Catholicism and the Fin de Siècle

Miriam Elizabeth Burstein

II. Places

9 Fin-de-Siècle Scotland

Caroline McCracken-Flesher

III. Identities: Female

15 The 1890s Woman

Jad Adams

IV. Identities: Male