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Marcus, Laura

Works: 60 works in 247 publications in 1 language and 10,332 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Motion pictures  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Records and correspondence  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Laura Marcus
The Cambridge history of twentieth-century English literature( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 755 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
Sex and character : an investigation of fundamental principles by Otto Weininger( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 450 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
Virginia Woolf by Laura Marcus( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 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
Auto/biographical discourses : theory, criticism, practice by Laura Marcus( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tenth muse : writing about cinema in the modernist period by Laura Marcus( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 391 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
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 297 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 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The actuality of Walter Benjamin by Laura Marcus( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late Victorian into modern( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 145 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
Dreams of modernity : psychoanalysis, literature, cinema by Laura Marcus( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 132 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 explores gender and sexuality in the period, and the work 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, raising the question of how 'the moderns' understood the conditions of their own modernity. --Book Jacket
Close up, 1927-33 : cinema and modernism( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 women detective stories by Laura Marcus( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 92 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 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass-observation as poetics and science( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city by Deborah Stevenson( )

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

This book is a fresh and engaging analysis of the city as a central concept in contemporary social thought. It probes the contested and negotiated ways in which cities are built, understood, lived and imagined. Taking a thematic approach and drawing on a range of theoretical, methodological and empirical points of reference, it examines such subjects as urban inequality, public space, creative cities, globalization, the night-time economy, suburbia, and memory and emotion. In The City Deborah Stevenson argues that, as theories and concepts shape what is known about cities and urban life, it is necessary to build conceptual frameworks that engage with the intersections and tensions between urban processes and trends, as well as with the complexities of everyday urban life. This book's combination of original insight and critical synthesis will make it an invaluable contribution for an international, interdisciplinary readership of students and scholars in sociology, geography, urban studies and wider social science and the humanities
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The Cambridge history of twentieth-century English literature
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Sex and character : an investigation of fundamental principlesVirginia WoolfAuto/biographical discourses : theory, criticism, practiceThe tenth muse : writing about cinema in the modernist periodModernity, culture, and 'the Jew'Sigmund Freud's The interpretation of dreams : new interdisciplinary essaysClose up, 1927-1933 : cinema and modernismThe actuality of Walter Benjamin