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Theodor Adorno and Anglophone modernist literature

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Though studies of Adorno and literature have proliferated over the last 15 years, Adorno’s engagement with Anglophone literature continues to be overlooked. This thesis seeks to remedy such an omission by outlining the importance of four Anglophone writers - Dickens, Joyce, Beckett and Huxley - to Adorno’s wider philosophical project. I show how Adorno drew upon these writers’ works and interpreted them in his own specific way as modernist texts – in other words, as texts that had an especial...

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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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Hertford College and Oxford English Faculty
Programme:
Hertford College - Oxford English Faculty Scholarship in Irish Literature
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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