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‘The Old Superstition about Fiction being “Wicked”’

Roslyn Jolly

in Henry James: History, Narrative, Fiction

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119852
eISBN:
9780191671227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119852.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In all of Henry James's three works, the main characters perpetrate irresponsible and dangerous acts of readership and authorship, in which James's own enterprise is deeply implicated. In each, the ... More


Outcomes and Endings

Gezari Janet

in Last Things: Emily Brontë's Poems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543298
eISBN:
9780191701306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543298.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

That Emily Brontë's career as a poet is framed by poems looking ahead to outcomes that are dazzling and poems looking back on outcomes that are unmitigatedly bleak sketches a progress that we can ... More


Darwinian Theory Comes of Age

Michael Ruse

in Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us about Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190241025
eISBN:
9780190241056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241025.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The 1960s saw an explosion in the development and sophistication of professional (Darwinian) evolutionary studies, together with a concurrent, greatly increased interest in evolution at the popular ... More


Conflicting Visions

Michael Ruse

in Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us about Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190241025
eISBN:
9780190241056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241025.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The terrible events of 9/11 brought a keener and more bitter divide between Darwinians and Christians. English novelist Ian McEwan in his Enduring Love and Saturday argues for a Darwinian vision, ... More


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