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Feldman, Matthew

Works: 56 works in 237 publications in 2 languages and 8,365 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Audio adaptations  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: PR6003.E282, 848.91409
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Most widely held works by Matthew Feldman
A fascist century by Roger Griffin( Book )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by Roger Griffin on the evolution of fascism since 1919, covering a range of key case-studies and historiographical themes
Beckett's books : a cultural history of Samuel Beckett's "interwar notes" by Matthew Feldman( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Samuel Beckett is a challenging giant of 20th century literature, and Beckett studies increasingly focus on the interwar period for evidence of Beckett's subsequent embrace of an 'art of failure'. This monograph is based on close analysis of the newly-released notebooks and transcriptions compiled by Beckett from 1929-1940, which shed important and unique insight into Beckett's working methods, original sources and literary development. In particular they reveal the central paradox that Beckett's professions of 'ignorance and impotence' were founded upon extensive erudition and academic practices reflecting his interests in philosophy and psychology. This is the first book to offer an extended study of how recent archival discoveries can contribute to the fundamental transformation of Beckett's truly revolutionary literature."--Publisher's website
Beckett and phenomenology by Ulrika Maude( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Existentialism and poststructuralism have provided the two main theoretical approaches to Samuel Beckett's work. These influential philosophical movements, however, owe a great debt to the phenomenological tradition. This volume, with contributions by major international scholars, examines the phenomenal in Beckett's literary worlds, comparing and contrasting his writing with key figures including Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. It advances an analysis of hitherto unexplored phenomenological themes, such as nausea, immaturity and sleep, in Beckett'
Beckett and death( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death is indisputably central to Beckett's writing and reception. This collection of research considers a number of Beckett's poems, novels, plays and short stories through considerations of mortality and death. It includes chapters that explore the theme of deathliness in relation to Beckett's work as a whole, through three main approaches
The international reception of Samuel Beckett( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together essays from critics on Samuel Beckett's international critical reception. Due to his linguistic and artistic abilities, Beckett was intimately involved in the translation and production of his writings in German, French English and Spanish; and consequently countries using these languages have sophisticated critical traditions. However, many other countries have adopted Beckett at their 'own', from places where he lived for lengthy periods of his life (England, France, Ireland and Germany), to those finding directly applicable political messages in his work (such as ex-Soviet states including the Czech Republic and Romania), and those countries whose national literary traditions bear heavily upon his work (e.g. Italy). This volume reveals Beckett's evolving critical reception from contemporary reviews to his present"--Publisher's description
Broadcasting in the modernist era by Matthew Feldman( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The era of literary Modernism coincided with a dramaticexpansion of broadcast media throughout Europe that challenged avant-gardewriters with new modes of writing and provided them with a new global audiencefor their work. Historicizing these developments and drawing on new archivalresearch - including from the BBC archives and other important collections - Broadcasting in the Modernist Eraexplores the ways in which canonical Modernist writers engaged with the newmedia of Radio and Television. Beginning with an overview of the development ofbroadcasting technologies in inter-war Europe, the book goes on to consider theradio writing and broadcasts of such writers as Virginia Woolf, Ezra Pound, George Orwell, Jean-Paul Sartre and Gertrude Stein. With chapters written byleading international scholars, the book's archive-based approach opens up newavenues for our understanding of Modernist literature in the mass-media age
Falsifying Beckett : essays on archives, philosophy, and methodology in Beckett studies by Matthew Feldman( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dozen essays brought together here, alongside a newly-written introduction, contextualize and exemplify the recent 'empirical turn' in Beckett studies. Characterized, above all, by recourse to manuscript materials in constructing revisionist interpretations, this approach has helped to transform the study of Samuel Beckett over the past generation. In addition to focusing upon Beckett's early immersion in philosophy and psychology, other chapters similarly analyze his later collaboration with the BBC through the lens of literary history. Falsifying Beckett thus offers new readings of Beckett by returning to his archive of notebooks, letters, and drafts. In reassessing key aspects of his development as one of the 20th century's leading artists, this collection is of interest to all students of Beckett's writing as well as ' historicist' scholars and critics of modernism more generally
Doublespeak : the rhetoric of the far right since 1945 by Matthew Feldman( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This timely intervention exposes the euphemized language of the extreme right as a deceptive attempt to secure greater influence over public policy. Since the end of World War II, the extreme right has made strategic use of?doublespeak," which apes the language of liberal democracy. Attentive observation and accurate recognition of these tactics means taking the extreme right's deliberately crafted slogans, symbols, and themes seriously. These essays investigate the extreme right's attempts at?repackaging" contemporary ultranationalism to make it more palatable to mainstream European and Ame
Beckett's literary legacies( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring 12 chapters on a range of novelists, poets and dramatists, this text charts the truly global influence of Samuel Beckett upon contemporary literature
Clerical fascism in interwar Europe by Matthew Feldman( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edited volume arose from an international workshop convened in 2006 by Feldman and Turda with Tudor Georgescu, supported by Routledge, and the universities of Oxford, Brookes, Northampton and CEU (Budapest). As the field of fascist studies continues to integrate more fully into pan-European studies of the twentieth century, and given the increasing importance of secular 'political religion' as a taxonomic tool for understanding such revolutionary movements, this collection of essays considers the intersection between institutional Christian faiths, theology and congregations on the one hand, and fascist ideology on the other. In light of recent debates concerning the intersecting secularisation of religion and (usually Christian-based) the sacralisation of politics, 'Clerical Fascism in Interwar Europe' approaches such conundrums from an alternative perspective: How, in Europe between the wars, did Christian clergy, laity and institutions respond to the rise of national fascist movements? In doing so, this volume provides case studies from the vast majority of European countries with analyses that are both original in intent and comprehensive in scope. In dealing with the relationship of various interwar fascist movements and their respective national religious institutions, this edited collection promises to significantly contribute to relevant academic historiographies; and as such, will appeal to a wide readership."--Publisher's description
Fascism : critical concepts in political science( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Beckett and BBC Radio : a reassessment by David Addyman( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first sustained examination of Samuel Beckett's pivotal engagements with post-war BBC radio. The BBC acted as a key interpreter and promoter of Beckett's work during this crucial period of his "getting known" in the Anglophone world in the 1950s and 1960s, especially through the culturally ambitious Third Programme, but also by the intermediary of the house magazine, The Listener. The BBC ensured a sizeable but also informed reception for Beckett's radio plays and various "adaptations" (including his stage plays, prose, and even poetry); the audience that Beckett's works reached by radio almost certainly exceeded in size his readership or theatre audiences at the time. In rethinking several key aspects of his relationship with the BBC, a mix of new and familiar Beckett critics take as their starting point the previously neglected BBC radio archives held at the Written Archive Centre in Caversham, Berkshire. The results of this extended reassessment are timely and, in many cases, quite surprising--for readers of Beckett and for scholars of radio, "late modernism," and post-war British culture more broadly
Against reason : Schopenhauer, Beckett and the aesthetics of irreducibility by Anthony Barron( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Barron explores the relationship between the philosophy of Schopenhauer and the forms and themes of Beckett's critical and creative writings. He shows that Beckett's aesthetic preoccupations are consonant with some of Schopenhauer's seminal arguments regarding the arational basis of artistic composition and appreciation and the impotence of reason in human affairs. While Beckett's critical writings are, in places, formidably opaque, this work examines the ways in which such texts can be elucidated when their intertextual affinities with Schopenhauer's arguments are revealed. Using Schopenhauer's thought as a presiding interpretative framework, Barron demonstrates how the widespread presence of philosophical and theological ideas in Beckett's creative texts signifies less about his personal convictions than it does about his authorial aims. He thereby highlights the ways in which discursive ideas were appropriated and manipulated by Beckett for purely literary ends -- Back cover
'NEW MAN' IN RADICAL RIGHT IDEOLOGY AND PRACTICE, 1919-45 by Matthew Feldman( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together an expert group of established and emerging scholars, this book analyses the pervasive myth of the `new man' in various fascist movements and far-right regimes between 1919 and 1945. Through a series of ground-breaking case studies focusing on countries in Europe, but with additional chapters on Argentina, Brazil and Japan, The "New Man" in Radical Right Ideology and Practice, 1919-45 argues that what many national forms of far-right politics understood at the time as a so-called `anthropological revolution' is essential to understanding this ideology's bio-political, often revolutionary dynamics. It explores how these movements promoted the creation of a new, ideal human, what this ideal looked like and what this things tell us about fascism's emergence in the 20th century. The years after World War One saw the rise of regimes and movements professing totalitarian aims. In the case of revolutionary, radical-right movements, these totalising goals extended to changing the very nature of humanity through modern science, propaganda and conquest. At its most extreme, one of the key aims of fascism - the most extreme manifestation of radical right politics between the wars - was to create a `new man'. Naturally, this manifested itself in different ways in varying national contexts and this volume explores these manifestations in order to better comprehend early 20th-century fascism both within national boundaries and in a broader, transnational context
Modernism, Christianity, and apocalypse by Eric Tonning( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernism, Christianity and apocalypse' stages an encounter between the fields of ‘Modernism and Christianity’ and ‘Apocalypse Studies’. The modernist impulse to ‘make it new’, to transform and reform culture, is an incipiently apocalyptic one, poised between imaginative representations of an Old Era or civilization and the experimental promise of the New. Christianity figures in formative tension with the ‘new’, but its apocalyptic paradigms continued to impact modernist visions of cultural revitalization
Samuel Beckett : debts and legacies by Erik Tonning( Book )

2 editions published between 1905 and 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Henri Ford : between modernism and postmodernism by Alexander Howard( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Water From a Bucket, or, the Hidden Modernist History of Charles Henri Ford -- Chapter 1 Blues and the Belated Renovation of Modernism -- Chapter 2 Community, Circularity, Sociability, Postcards -- Chapter 3 Building Up and Breaking Down: Surrealism, New York, New Criticism -- Chapter 4 Spare Parts, or, Caught Between Pop and a Historical Hard Place -- Chapter 5 Multitudes, Mirrors, Crystals, Haiku, Home -- Conclusion: I Will Be What I Am, or, the Camp Modernist Legacy of Charles Henri Ford -- Bibliography -- Index
Reframing Yeats : Genre, Allusion and History by Matthew Feldman( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reframing Yeats, the first critical study of its kind, uses a focus on genre and allusion to engage with a broad range of W.B. Yeats's writings, examining instances of his poetry, autobiographical writings, criticism, and drama. Identifying a schism in recent Yeatsian criticism between biographical and formalist methodologies, Armstrong's study combines an historicist perspective with close attention to literary form. The result is a flexible approach that casts new light on how Yeats's texts interact with their interpretative frameworks. Cognizant of both literary and political history, thi
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A fascist century
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Feldmann, Matthew

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Beckett's books : a cultural history of Samuel Beckett's "interwar notes"Beckett and phenomenologyBeckett and deathThe international reception of Samuel BeckettClerical fascism in interwar EuropeFascism : critical concepts in political scienceSamuel Beckett : debts and legacies