Empty houses theatrical failure and the novel

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Kurnick, David 1972-
Corporate Author: IG Publishing
Resource Type: Electronic Resource
Published: Princeton, N.J. Princeton University Press c2012.
Series:IG library
Online Access:Available for University of the Philippines System via IG Library. Click here to access
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction Interiority and Its Discontents 1 Theater Demetaphorized 1 Theater Dethematized: Spatializations of the Novel 10 The Vocation of Failure 24 Chapter One: Acoustics in the Thackeray Theater 29 "The Play" 29 Trivializing History, or, Domesticity 33 Diminishing Returns: Vanity Fair's Theatricality 42 The Box-Opener: A Note on Becky Sharp 50 Empty House Theatricals: The Wolves and the Lamb 53 In the Recess of Consciousness: Lovel the Widower 56 Chapter Two: George Eliot's Lot 67 Theater and Abstraction 67 Romola, Felix Holt, and the Uses of Inwardness 74 The Spanish Gypsy's Universal Theater 82 Middlemarch, Daniel Deronda, and the Cast of Mind 91 Chapter Three: Henry James's Awkward Stage 105 Other Almost Anyhow 105 The Performance Imaginary: The Other House, 1896 113 The Performance Imaginary II: The Other House, 1909 121 In the Sociable Dusk of The Awkward Age 126 James and His Kind 136 What Does Jamesian Style Want? 144 Chapter Four: Joyce Unperformed 153 Joycean Exposures 153 Epiphany and the Obscene Body 158 Ibsen, Exiles, and the Scene of Sex 167 Backstage at the Library: "Scylla and Charybdis" 178 The Ineluctable Modality of the Legible: "Circe" 183 Epilogue In the Kingdom of Whomever: Baldwin's Method 192 Notes 207 Index 245