By Zubin Meer,Nancy Armstrong,Deborah Cook,James Cruise,Lisa Eck,Megan Heffernan,David Jenemann,Nigel Joseph,Tom McCall,Lucy McNeece,JoAnne Myers,Julie Orlemanski,Jonathon Penny,Dale Shin,Vivasvan Soni,Frederick Turner,Philip Weinstein

Individualism: The Cultural good judgment of Modernity explores rules of the trendy sovereign person within the western cultural culture. Divided into sections, this quantity surveys the heritage of western individualism in either its early and later types: mainly from the 16th to the eighteenth centuries, after which individualism within the 20th century. those essays boldly problem not just the exclusionary framework and confident teleology, but additionally the metaphysical walk in the park of that remarkably tenacious narrative on 'the upward thrust of the individual.' a few essays query the correlation of realist characterization to the eighteenth-century British novel, whereas others champion the continued political relevance of selfhood in modernist fiction over and opposed to postmodern nihilism. but others flow to the foreground underappreciated subject matters, similar to the position of courtly cultures within the improvement of individualism. Taken jointly, the essays provocatively revise and increase our knowing of individualism because the generative premise of modernity itself. Authors specially thought of comprise Locke, Defoe, Freud, and Adorno. The essays during this quantity first started as papers offered at a convention of the yank Comparative Literature organization held at Princeton collage. one of the participants are Nancy Armstrong, Deborah cook dinner, James Cruise, David Jenemann, Lucy McNeece, Vivasvan Soni, Frederick Turner, and Philip Weinstein.

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