betrayal of the dream of equality and drawing the reader’s attention to the fact that historical truth can easily be distorted and forgotten (see Beeber “John Edgar Wideman”; Eschborn “Democratize”; Gysin; Lewis).
The focus of my discussion will be Wideman’s use of the fragment in his 2010 collection of
democratisation on a higher level. Constitutional politics of democracy are regularly presented as a politically neutral process that tends to infer an obligation to pursue democratic principles. These principles were questioned by political parties and extreme groups on both sides of the divide that were
allusion to Fowler Jr.’s mini-encyclopaedia pays ambivalent tribute to the legacies of the enlightenment era, particularly to the intellectual ambitions and industry of encyclopedias. Fowler Jr.’s book arrives as a manifestation of enlightenment spirit in a popular format, a democratisation of elitist and
’s revolutionary socialism as a gentle call for “equitable development,” that has influenced “social institutions committed to debt relief … reformist bodies that seek to restructure international trade and tariffs, and democratize the governance of global financial institutions”; the legitimate heirs of Fanon
2.0” ventures significantly beyond the kind of democratisation effect which the ubiquitous literary online communities seem ostensibly to suggest for the digital age. In fact, her research reveals that the particular reception patterns privileged by the new medial system foster a digital affect by
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to the present discussion is probably not the most memorable figure, yet still highly significant: Schaub calls this character the “Female Gentleman,” a figure that “unites old ideas about class with new ideas about gender” (2) by democratizing and neutralizing gentlemanliness. This character can be
highlight the complex encoding and decoding strategies at work in the representation of past lives, while also undertaking a crucial dismantling of master narratives.
Arguably, early neo-Victorian biofiction in its modernist incarnations thus foreshadowed the democratising, destabilising, and
political and religious. Referring to the inner voice as Whiggery suggests not only the democratizing element in the English Civil War—as contrasted to the Metaphysical Poets and Dryden—but also to puritanism. A reference to Hudibras earlier in the essay confirms that Eliot intends the collocation.
middlebrow’s democratic impetus.
The heading of this section, middlebrow 2.0, is clearly modelled on Jonathan Franzen’s concept of “technoconsumerism” (72) that Driscoll uses to engage with the writer’s argument against the mass-mediation of literature and highlight the democratizing impact of