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The Pleasures of MemoryLearning to Read with Charles Dickens

The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Sarah Winter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

What are the sources of the commonly held presumption that reading literature should make people more just, humane, and sophisticated? Rendering literary history responsive to the cultural histories ... More

The Ploy of InstinctVictorian Sciences of Nature and Sexuality in Liberal Governance

The Ploy of Instinct: Victorian Sciences of Nature and Sexuality in Liberal Governance

Kathleen Frederickson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262519
eISBN:
9780823266395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262519.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

It is paradoxical that instinct became a central term for late Victorian sexual sciences as they were elaborated in the medicalized spaces of confession and introspection, given that instinct had ... More

Realizing CapitalFinancial and Psychic Economies in Victorian Form

Realizing Capital: Financial and Psychic Economies in Victorian Form

Anna Kornbluh

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254972
eISBN:
9780823261123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254972.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

During a tumultuous period when financial speculation began rapidly to outpace industrial production and consumption, Victorian financial journalists commonly explained the instability of finance by ... More

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