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Romantic Toryism: Scott, Disraeli, and Others

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter discusses how historical romance emerged. Eighteenth-century fiction was mostly focused on the relationship between the gentry and other social classes. This chapter provides an analysis ... More


Huju: Traditional Opera in Modern Shanghai

Jonathan P. J. Stock

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262733
eISBN:
9780191734502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262733.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

China has over three hundred distinct styles of music drama, from exorcism theatre to farce, historical romance, and shadow puppetry. This study considers one of the newer operatic forms. Established ... More


Postscript

Andrew Lincoln

in Walter Scott and Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626069
eISBN:
9780748651870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626069.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter reviews some aspects of Scott's fiction, specifically its historical perspective and accuracy, and discusses the concept of the romance of disinterested virtue, as well as Scott's ... More


Magical Vanishing Point: Missing People in the Revolutionary Romance

Michelle Sizemore

in American Enchantment: Rituals of the People in the Post-Revolutionary World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190627539
eISBN:
9780190627553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190627539.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter advances a new understanding of the historical romance as a medium for constituting the people via the readerly experience of enchantment. The motif of vanishing in the revolutionary ... More


Nation and Regionalism in Walter Scott and James Fenimore Cooper

Gretchen J. Woertendyke

in Hemispheric Regionalism: Romance and the Geography of Genre

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190212278
eISBN:
9780190212292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212278.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

In the first decades of the nineteenth century, venues such as the North American Review repeatedly called for a writer who could do justice to the nation through literature. It was not until Walter ... More


Historical Romance

Ina Ferris

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199574803
eISBN:
9780191869747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199574803.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at historical romance. Late eighteenth-century historiography began to expand its purview to unofficial spheres of social, cultural, and private life typically cultivated by ... More


America’s Blackbeard: Piracy and Colonial Life

Sharada Balachandran Orihuela

in Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves: Piracy and Personhood in American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640921
eISBN:
9781469640938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640921.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the ways early nineteenth century authors framed piracy as an instrument of state growth, anti-colonial resistance, as well as a rationale for imperial expansion and ... More


Unsettling Subjects: Citizenship and Squatting in Historical Romances of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Sharada Balachandran Orihuela

in Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves: Piracy and Personhood in American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640921
eISBN:
9781469640938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640921.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Though the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) ostensibly extended American citizenship to the Mexican landed class at the conclusion of the Mexican American War and ensured their property rights ... More


A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of Wu Chih Tien: Imperial Romance and Chinese Modernization

Hsuan L. Hsu

in Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain's Asia and Comparative Racialization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880416
eISBN:
9781479843404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880416.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Mark Twain's imagined encounter with modernized Chinese missionaries to the United States by reading his writings alongside the antiracist and anti-imperialist discourses ... More


Historical Totality and the African American Archive

Lloyd Pratt

in Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479857722
eISBN:
9781479818334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857722.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter uses Edward P. Jones' The Known World—a twenty-first-century novel about slave ownership among African Americans—as a launching pad in discussing the possibilities of historical ... More


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