This book series takes an interdisciplinary approach, examining the literature of modernity through consideration of its diverse phenomena and contexts. While the Early Modern Era was marked in cultural-historical terms by the Renaissance, economically by the Industrial Revolution and politically by the French Revolution as well as nationalism, a first high point in modern literature was achieved by insights drawn from the natural and human sciences, foremost the fields of psychoanalysis, the quantum hypothesis, and the theory of relativity. A necessary condition for the interdisciplinary approach, therefore, in addition to the consideration of socio-cultural implications, is engagement with the history of thought, which makes the development of the Modern Era comprehensible. This premise provides the basis for the examination of the numerous phenomena of modernity through the lens of literary texts, stemming from all applicable national literatures.
Prof. William Egginton,
Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, USA Prof. Patrick Fortmann,
University of Illinois, USA Prof. Roland Innerhofer,
University of Vienna, Austria Dr. Cindy K. Renker,
University of North Texas, USA Prof. Simonetta Sanna,
Università degli Studi di Sassari, Italy Prof. Andrew J. Webber,
Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK