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The politics of necessity: Negotiating the future in American literary naturalism
This dissertation explores the representation of time as an inscrutable force in turn-of-the-century American literary naturalism. It addresses how naturalist authors manipulate the tropes of fate, accident and the machine ...
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 ...