Return of the century: Time, modernity and the end of history in Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/96378
Title:
Return of the century: Time, modernity and the end of history in Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus
Authors:
Carroll, R. (Rachel)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside
Citation:
Carroll, R. (2000) 'Return of the century: Time, modernity and the end of history in Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus', Yearbook of English Studies, 30, pp.187-201.
Publisher:
Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA)
Journal:
Yearbook of English Studies
Issue Date:
Jan-2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/96378
Additional Links:
http://www.jstor.org/stable/3509252
Abstract:
Set at the 'cusp of the modern age, the hinge of the nineteenth century', Nights at the Circus, Angela Carter's fin de siecle fantasy anticipates the new century as an era of radical transformation and change. However, it is also a text fascinated with modernist myths of origin: from the threshold of the twentieth century it returns to the 'prehistory' of the modern, as constructed by modernism, represened by such motifs as animals, folk and peasant culture, childhood, the wilderness of Siberia, and the colonial 'others' of empire. In The End of Modernity, Gianni Vattimo argues that modernity is 'dominated by the idea that the history of thought is a progressive "enlightenment" which develops through an ever more complete appropriation and reappropriation of it's own foundations.'
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
Carter, Angela; Night at the Circus; history; modernity
ISSN:
0306-2473
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive publisher's version/PDF. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 14/04/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 13/04/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCarroll, R. (Rachel)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-13T10:37:18Zen
dc.date.available2010-04-13T10:37:18Zen
dc.date.issued2000-01en
dc.identifier.citationYearbook of English Studies; 30: 187-201en
dc.identifier.issn0306-2473en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/96378en
dc.description.abstractSet at the 'cusp of the modern age, the hinge of the nineteenth century', Nights at the Circus, Angela Carter's fin de siecle fantasy anticipates the new century as an era of radical transformation and change. However, it is also a text fascinated with modernist myths of origin: from the threshold of the twentieth century it returns to the 'prehistory' of the modern, as constructed by modernism, represened by such motifs as animals, folk and peasant culture, childhood, the wilderness of Siberia, and the colonial 'others' of empire. In The End of Modernity, Gianni Vattimo argues that modernity is 'dominated by the idea that the history of thought is a progressive "enlightenment" which develops through an ever more complete appropriation and reappropriation of it's own foundations.'en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherModern Humanities Research Association (MHRA)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/3509252en
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive publisher's version/PDF. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 14/04/2010]en
dc.subjectCarter, Angelaen
dc.subjectNight at the Circusen
dc.subjecthistoryen
dc.subjectmodernityen
dc.titleReturn of the century: Time, modernity and the end of history in Angela Carter's Nights at the Circusen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teessideen
dc.identifier.journalYearbook of English Studiesen
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 13/04/2010]en
or.citation.harvardCarroll, R. (2000) 'Return of the century: Time, modernity and the end of history in Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus', Yearbook of English Studies, 30, pp.187-201.en
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