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Romances of Free Trade: British Literature, Laissez-Faire, and the Global Nineteenth Century

Ayşe Çelikkol

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199769001
eISBN:
9780199896943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769001.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

THis book offers a new account of the cultural work of romance in nineteenth-century Britain. The book argues that novelists and playwrights employed this genre to represent a radically new ... More


Paradoxical Pastors; or, What the Novelist Imagined

Karin E. Gedge

in Without Benefit of Clergy: Women and the Pastoral Relationship in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195130201
eISBN:
9780199835157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130200.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Nineteenth-century American readers regularly encountered powerful and paradoxical images of clergy and women in many fictive genres, a reflection of the cultural tensions manifested in the ... More


Conclusion

SARAH BILSTON

in The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900: Girls and the Transition to Womanhood

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272617
eISBN:
9780191709685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272617.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book has presented a historical account of the role of the transitional girl in later 19th-century literature. Focusing on the position of the girl in women's writing, it has argued that ... More


The World in Play: Portraits of a Victorian Concept

Matthew Kaiser

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776080
eISBN:
9780804778947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776080.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Nineteenth-century Britain was a world in play. The Victorians invented the weekend and built hundreds of parks and playgrounds. In the wake of Darwin, they re-imagined nature as a contest for ... More


Bodies of Reform: The Rhetoric of Character in Gilded Age America

James B. Salazar

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741306
eISBN:
9780814786536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741306.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

From the patricians of the early republic to post-Reconstruction racial scientists, from fin de siècle progressivist social reformers to post-war sociologists, character, that curiously formable yet ... More


Orphans and American literature: texts, intertexts, and contexts

Maria Holmgren Troy, Elizabeth Kella, and Helena Wahlström

in Making home: Orphanhood, kinship and cultural memory in contemporary American novels

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089596
eISBN:
9781781707289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089596.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter situates the study in both literary and socio-historical contexts, focusing on earlier discussions of the American orphan figure in literary and social history and elaborating especially ... More


Shaping Belief: Culture, Politics, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Victoria Morgan and Clare Williams (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311369
eISBN:
9781846315688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315688
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explores how the energy of belief came to manifest itself in nineteenth–century literature. This manifestation was evident as much in expressions of newly formed personal relations to ... More


Sacrifice and Modern War Literature: The Battle of Waterloo to the War on Terror

Alex Houen and Jan-Melissa Schramm (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198806516
eISBN:
9780191844126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806516.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Sacrifice and Modern War Literature is the first book to explore how writers from the early nineteenth century to the present have addressed the intimacy of sacrifice and war. It has been common for ... More


Irish Women'S Writing, 1878-1922: Advancing the Cause of Liberty

Anna Pilz and Whitney Standlee (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719097584
eISBN:
9781526115225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097584.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Irish women writers entered the international publishing scene in unprecedented numbers in the period between 1878 and 1922. This collection of new essays explores how Irish women, officially ... More


Liffey and Lethe: Paramnesiac History in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-Ireland

Patrick R. O’Malley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198790419
eISBN:
9780191831669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790419.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

Focusing on literary and cultural texts from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth, this book argues that in order to understand both the literature and the varieties of nationalist ... More


Moving Images: Nineteenth-Century Reading and Screen Practices

Helen Groth

in Moving Images: Nineteenth-Century Reading and Screen Practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748669486
eISBN:
9780748695171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669486.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter provides an overview of the ways in which those in the business of both early and pre-cinematic entertainment often combined literary and visual media in an endeavour to align the moving ... More


Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed

Joel Porte

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104462
eISBN:
9780300130577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104462.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Ralp Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are the most celebrated odd couple of nineteenth-century American literature. Appearing to play the roles of benign mentor and eager disciple, they can also ... More


Romanticism, Catholicism, and Oppositional Anticlericalism

Ari Joskowicz

in The Modernity of Others: Jewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804787024
eISBN:
9780804788403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787024.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Between 1800 and 1840, new and competing visions of secularism emerged in Germany and France. In the 1820s, when the first generations of romantics adopted medieval Catholicism as a positive model, ... More


The Melancholy, Long, Withdrawing Roar

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Modes of Faith: Secular Surrogates for Lost Religious Belief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226983639
eISBN:
9780226983660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983660.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The intellectual history of the nineteenth century is in one sense a chronicle of the steadily intensifying contest of faith and reason—a process registered in such contemporary accounts as John W. ... More


The quiet novel

Rachel Sykes

in The Quiet Contemporary American Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526108876
eISBN:
9781526132444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526108876.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter maps the neglected history of quiet fictions and speculates about the potentiality of quiet as a literary aesthetic. It argues that the introvert was a disruptive presence in many ... More


Imperial Babel: Translation, Exoticism, and the Long Nineteenth Century

Padma Rangarajan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263615
eISBN:
9780823266456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263615.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

At the heart of every colonial encounter lies an act of translation. Once dismissed as a derivative process, the new cultural turn in translation studies has opened the field to dynamic ... More


The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic: Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728276
eISBN:
9780191794490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728276.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

How did realist narrative alter in the effort to craft forms and genres receptive to the dynamism of an expanding empire and globalizing world? Do these nineteenth-century variations on the ... More


P.S.: A Coda

Ivy G. Wilson

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/9781479857722.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This concluding chapter cites Haiti—its shadow relationship to the United States; its minor and minoritarian archives; its role as a ligament in the body of hemispheric history—to draw parallels ... More


Emerson's Memory Loss: Originality, Communality, and the Late Style

Christopher Hanlon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190842529
eISBN:
9780190842550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842529.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Emerson’s Memory Loss is about an archive of texts documenting Emerson’s intellectual state during the final phase of his life, as he underwent dementia. It is also about the way these texts provoke ... More


The Comfort of Strangers: Social Life and Literary Form

Gage McWeeny

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199797202
eISBN:
9780190461188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797202.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book argues for a new understanding of the relation between nineteenth-century realist literary form and the socially dense environments of modernity. In a period of vast population increase in ... More


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