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Fallen beauty: Aesthetics and ethics in decadent literature
Fallen Beauty presents a genealogy of literary decadence before interpreting the shifting relation between aesthetics and ethics in three representative novels, including Joris-Karl Huysmans’s Against Nature, Oscar Wilde’s ...
Irish modernism and the problem of metaphor: Interactions between the imagination and the materiality of language in the literature of Beckett, Joyce and Yeats
"Irish Modernism and The Problem of Metaphor: Interactions Between the Imagination and the Materiality of Language in the Literature of Beckett, Joyce and Yeats" examines the unconventional role that metaphor plays as an ...
Encounter with alterity: Emmanuel Levinas's ethics and the novels of Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf and Djuna Barnes
This dissertation proposes to conceive a new relation between literary modernism and ethics by addressing three novels from the perspective of Emmanuel Levinas: Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), Virginia ...