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Geopolitics and the Anglophone Novel, 1890-2011

Geopolitics and the Anglophone Novel, 1890-2011

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  • John Marx
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Hardcover
  • 9781107020313
  • 9 X 6.1 X 0.8 inches
  • 1.15 pounds
  • Literary Criticism > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • English
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Literary fiction is a powerful cultural tool for criticizing governments and for imagining how better governance and better states would work. Combining political theory with strong readings of a vast range of novels, John Marx shows that fiction over the long twentieth century has often envisioned good government not in Utopian but in pragmatic terms. Early-twentieth-century novels by Joseph Conrad, E. M. Forster and Rabindrananth Tagore helped forecast world government after European imperialism. Twenty-first-century novelists such as Monica Ali, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Michael Ondaatje and Amitav Ghosh have inherited that legacy and continue to criticize existing policies in order to formulate best practices on a global scale. Marx shows how literature can make an important contribution to political and social sciences by creating a space to imagine and experiment with social organization.
Geopolitics and the Anglophone Novel, 1890-2011

Author Bio

John Marx is professor and chair of the English Department at the University of California, Davis. He is an American Council on Education Fellow for 2018-19. He serves as Associate Editor at Novel: A Forum on Fiction had has authored two books from Cambridge University Press as well as numerous articles on contemporary, postcolonial, and modernist novels.

 

Education 

Ph.D. Brown University, English Literature 1999
M.A. Brown University, English Literature 1992
BA New York University, Gallatin School 1989

 

 

Source: University of California Davis 

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