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Marcus, Laura

Works: 63 works in 253 publications in 1 language and 10,188 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Motion pictures  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Records and correspondence  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Laura Marcus
Sex and character : an investigation of fundamental principles by Otto Weininger( )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book speaks to issues of gender, race, cultural identity, the roots of Nazism, and the intellectual history of modernism and modern European culture."--Jacket
The tenth muse : writing about cinema in the modernist period by Laura Marcus( )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Tenth Muse explores writings on the cinema in the first decades of the twentieth century. Laura Marcus examines the impact of cinema on early twentieth-century literary and, more broadly, aesthetic and cultural consciousness, by bringing together the study of the terms and strategies of early writings about film with literary engagement with cinema in the same period. She gives a new understanding of the ways in which early writers about film - reviewers, critics, theorists - developed aesthetic categories to define and accommodate what was called 'the seventh art' or 'the tenth muse' and found discursive strategies adequate to the representation of the new art and technology of cinema, with its unprecedented powers of movement."--Jacket
Close up, 1927-33 : cinema and modernism( )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of twentieth-century English literature( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new Cambridge History is the first major history of twentieth-century English literature to cover the full range of writing in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The volume also explores the impact of writing from the former colonies on English literature of the period and analyses the ways in which conventional literary genres were shaped and inflected by the new cultural technologies of radio, cinema and television. In providing an authoritative narrative of literary and cultural production across the century, this History acknowledges the claims for innovation and modernisation that characterise the beginning of the period."--Jacket
Virginia Woolf by Laura Marcus( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laura Marcus examines a wide range of Virginia Woolf's novels, short stories, essays and autobiographical writings in the context of themes and topics of central contemporary relevance and interest: time, history and narrative; modernism and the city; gender, sexuality and identity; art and life-writings. As well as exploring her significance for, and contribution to, feminist debates and to definitions of modernism, the book also includes detailed analyses of all Woolf's novels and of her non-fictional writings, including A Room of One's Own, Three Guineas and the 'biography' Flush. It considers current theoretical approaches to Woolf's work and also engages with Woolf's own cultural contexts, exploring, for example, her response to war, to Freud's theories, and to early twentieth-century theories of sexuality and gender identity, and the transition from Victorianism to modernity."--Jacket
The meaning of the library : a cultural history by Alice Crawford( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tracing what the library has meant since its beginning, examining how its significance has shifted, and pondering its importance in the twenty-first century, significant contributors--including the librarian of the Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust--present a cultural history of the library"--Dust jacket flap
A concise companion to psychoanalysis, literature, and culture by Laura Marcus( )

18 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This concise companion explores the history of psychoanalytic theory and its impact on contemporary literary criticism by tracing its movement across disciplinary and cultural boundaries. Contains original essays by leading scholars, using a wide range of cultural and historical approachesDiscusses key concepts in psychoanalysis, such as the role of dreaming, psychosexuality, the unconscious, and the figure of the double, while considering questions of gender, race, asylum and international law, queer theory, time, and memorySpans the fields of psychoanalysis, literature, cultural theory, fem
Auto/biographical discourses : theory, criticism, practice by Laura Marcus( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernity, culture, and 'the Jew'( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a rich and wide-ranging analysis of Jewish history and culture, relating them to theories of modernity and postmodernity and to recent debates on ethnicity and postcolonialism. Issues addressed include psychoanalysis and gender, literary antisemitism, (post)modernity and 'the Jew', and the memory of the Holocaust. A Foreword by Homi Bhabha and an Afterword by Paul Gilroy place these concerns in an extended multicultural and postcolonial context
Sigmund Freud's The interpretation of dreams : new interdisciplinary essays( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close up, 1927-1933 : cinema and modernism by James Donald( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1927 and 1933, the journal ""Close Up"" championed a European avant-garde in film-making. This volume republishes articles from the journal, with an introduction and a commentary on the lives of, and complex relationships between, its writers and editors
Moving modernisms : motion, technology, and modernity( Book )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book opens up the many dimensions and arenas of modernist movement and movements: spatial, geographical and political: affective and physiological; temporal and epochal; technological, locomotive and metropolitan; aesthetic and representational. Individual essays explore modernism's complex geographies, focusing on Anglo-European modernisms while also engaging with the debates engendered by recent models of world literatures and global modernisms. From questions of space and place, the volume moves to a focus on movement and motion, with topics ranging from modernity and bodily energies to issues of scale and quantity. The final chapters in the volume examine modernist film and the moving image, and travel and transport in the modern metropolis. 'Movement is reality itself', the philosopher Henri Bergson wrote: the original and illuminating essays in this book point in new ways to the realities, and the fantasies, of movement in modernist culture
Late Victorian into modern( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume opens up, in new and innovative ways, a range of dimensions of late Victorian and modern literature and culture. It examines shared developments, points out continuities rather than ruptures, and explores the understanding of this period as a moment in which new knowledges were forming with particular speed and intensity
The actuality of Walter Benjamin by Laura Marcus( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreams of modernity : psychoanalysis, literature, cinema by Laura Marcus( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura Marcus is one of the leading literary critics of modernist literature and culture. Dreams of Modernity: Psychoanalysis, Literature, Cinema covers the period from around 1880 to 1930, when modernity as a form of social and cultural life fed into the beginnings of modernism as a cultural form. Railways, cinema, psychoanalysis and the literature of detection - and their impact on modern sensibility - are four of the chief subjects explored. Marcus also stresses the creativity of modernist women writers, including H.D., Dorothy Richardson and Virginia Woolf. The overriding themes of this work bear on the understanding of the early twentieth century as a transitional age, thus raising the question of how 'the moderns' understood the conditions of their own modernity
12 women detective stories by Laura Marcus( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often driven to detection as a more or less respectable means of earning her living, the female sleuth may be young and celebrated, or widowed and inconspicuous - professional detective or 'petticoated police'. She may be a member of the gentry, or fresh out of college, even a pawn-broker in a seedy area of Victorian London. Whatever her background, the twelve stories in this collection reveal that a woman's powers of observation remain her most useful tool in detecting and resolving a multiplicity of crimes
Translations from the Russian by Virginia Woolf( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Woolf and the art of the novel by Laura Marcus( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass-observation as poetics and science( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying The Police by Mick St. Michael( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sex and character : an investigation of fundamental principles
The tenth muse : writing about cinema in the modernist periodClose up, 1927-33 : cinema and modernismThe Cambridge history of twentieth-century English literatureVirginia WoolfAuto/biographical discourses : theory, criticism, practiceModernity, culture, and 'the Jew'Sigmund Freud's The interpretation of dreams : new interdisciplinary essaysClose up, 1927-1933 : cinema and modernism
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