Matthew Beaumont Adventures in Realism

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Adventures in Realism

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Adventures in Realism offers an accessible introduction to realism as it has evolved since the 19th century. Though focused on literature and literary theory, the significance of technology and the visual arts is also addressed.


  • Comprises 16 newly-commissioned essays written by a distinguished group of contributors, including Slavoj Zizek and Frederic Jameson
  • Provides the historical, cultural, intellectual, and literary contexts necessary to understand developments in realism
  • Addresses the artistic mediums and technologies such as painting and film that have helped shape the way we perceive reality
  • Explores literary and pictorial sub-genres, such as naturalism and socialist realism
  • Includes a brief bibliography and suggestions for further reading at the end of each section

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Adventures in Realism offers a scholarly yet accessible introduction to realism as it has evolved since the 19th century. Comprising 16 newly-commissioned essays written by a distinguished group of contributors, including Slavoj Žižek and Fredric Jameson, this wide-ranging volume: bull; bull;Provides the historical, cultural, intellectual, and literary contexts necessary to understand developments in realism bull;Addresses the artistic mediums and technologies such as painting and film that have helped shape the way we perceive reality bull;Explores literary and pictorial sub-genres such as naturalism and socialist realism. Each section concludes with a short bibliography and a guide to further reading.

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Matthew Beaumont is Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature in the Department of English at University College, London. He is the author of Utopia Ltd.: Ideologies of Social Dreaming in England 1870-1900 (2005), and has edited Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward for Oxford World’s Classics.

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