fin de siecle


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relating to or characteristic of the end of a century (especially the end of the 19th century)

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The cover blurb notes that "the essays included here examine how the fin de siecle reflects the fantastic and its relation to the genesis of aesthetic ideas, to the concepts of terror and horror, the sublime, and evil, to Gothic and sensation fiction, to the Aesthetic Movement and Decadence.
Joan of Arc herself is a sexually ambiguous, cross-dressing heroine, ideal for the fin de siecle, but as Datta points out, Bernhardt is also the ideal actress to portray her: a cross-dresser playing a cross-dresser, a Jew playing a Christian, an icon of the modern commercial age playing the role of beauty, purity, and disinterestedness.
But the fin de siecle tag has also enabled the new museum to capitalise on Brussels' reputation as the capital of art nouveau by incorporating the Gillion Crowet Collection, donated to the Brussels Capital Region in 2006, into its display.
After a quick gloss of Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience, in which the Wilde-inspired "parodic double" Bunthorne is presented as a "going thing," an aspect of fin de siecle (i.
They were all fulcrum figures living in "a moment in flux," the American fin de siecle (p.
Herzog's study provides a well-structured overview of the political and social conditions in four epochs of Austrian history in the twentieth century: the fin de siecle, the interwar years, the founding of the Second Republic, and the more recent decades, shaped by the political scandals of Waldheim and Haider.
This breakdown of the barrier between New Woman and New Realist writers is, indeed, one of Youngkin's central contributions to fin de siecle studies in the novel.
Jewish Women in Fin de Siecle Vienna, by Alison Rose.
The Hysteric's Revenge: French Women Writers at the Fin de Siecle.
Whether critics believe the myth of discontinuity or whether they offer an opposing narrative of continuity and progressive development from the fin de siecle into modernism, both models tend to be based on an assumption of the supremacy of the modernist aesthetic.
After opening with Mother Dear, the first of seven songs from latest album Victory for the Comic Muse, Hannon jumped back and forth through his impressive back catalogue, including a hefty selection from 2001's Regeneration, 1998's Fin de Siecle and 1994's Promenade.
Fin de siecle suspenser has atmosphere and a classy veneer, but is really kind of stagey and musty.
For Gnisci, the model for this paradoxical European identity as a condition of intrinsic plurality and otherness is offered by the general process of metissage and creolization that Edouard Glissant associates with the Caribbean experience and proposes as the cultural paradigm for the world at large in our fin de siecle.
In fin de siecle France, young Florian Rochefort's noble family has fallen on hard times.
HOBERMAN IS SENIOR FILM CRITIC AT THE VILLAGE VOICE AND THE AUTHOR, MOST RECENTLY, OF THE MAGIC HOUR: FILM AT FIN DE SIECLE (TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2003).