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Common Precedents: The Presentness of the Past in Victorian Law and Fiction

Ayelet Ben-Yishai

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937646
eISBN:
9780199333110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937646.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Common Precedents argues that precedent constitutes a sophisticated and powerful mechanism for managing social and cultural change and that this quality accounts for its unacknowledged ... More


Conclusion: To Be Continued …

Michiel Heyns

in Expulsion and the Nineteenth-Century Novel: The Scapegoat in English Realist Fiction

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182702
eISBN:
9780191673870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182702.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The novel shares with all forms of narrative the potential to structure our desires as well as to reflect a reality assumed to be independent of those desires, and the relative contributions of these ... More


Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Walter Cohen

in A History of European Literature: The West and the World from Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198732679
eISBN:
9780191796951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732679.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Whereas Romantic poetry is global in its interests, the opposite position is occupied in nineteenth-century fiction by the high-canonical realist novel, especially in France and England, masters of ... More


Permanent Re-Enchantments: On Some Literary Uses of the Supernatural from Early Empiricism to Modern Aesthetics

Nicholas Paige

in The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752992
eISBN:
9780804787499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752992.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines secular strategies for rediscovering the supernatural. New understandings of fiction permitted Enlightenment-era Europeans to find an acceptable outlet for their fascination ... More


Corruption and Realism in Late Socialist China: The Return of the Political Novel

Jeffrey Kinkley

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754859
eISBN:
9780804768108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754859.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

As China's centrally planned economy and welfare state have given way to a more loosely controlled version of “late socialism,” public concern about economic reform's downside has found expression in ... More


Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work of New England Regionalism

J. Samaine Lockwood

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625362
eISBN:
9781469625386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

In this thought-provoking study of nineteenth-century America, J. Samaine Lockwood offers an important new interpretation of the literary movement known as American regionalism. Lockwood argues that ... More


The Representation of Empire in the Renaissance, 1: Europe and the Mediterranean

Walter Cohen

in A History of European Literature: The West and the World from Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198732679
eISBN:
9780191796951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732679.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The literature of empire in the Renaissance, treated in this chapter and the next, extends from national consolidation to oceanic conquest and colonization. It is marked thematically by discomfort ... More


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