Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 June 2009

216 Pages

ISBN: 9780748638154

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The Cosmopolitan Novel

Berthold Schoene

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Defines the new genre of the 'cosmopolitan novel' by reading contemporary British fiction as responsive to new global socio-economic formations
  • Expands knowledge of world culture, national identity, literary creativity and political agency by introducing concepts from globalisation and cosmopolitan theory into literary studies
  • Explores debates on Britishness and 'the contemporary' with close reference to the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9/11/1989 and the World Trade Centre attacks on 11/9/2001
  • Introduces a new generation of British writers within a complex global context, drawing on Jean-Luc Nancy's work on community and creative world-formation

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