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Literary Cosmopolitanism in the English Fin de SiècleCitizens of Nowhere

Literary Cosmopolitanism in the English Fin de Siècle: Citizens of Nowhere

Stefano Evangelista

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198864240
eISBN:
9780191896422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864240.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

Derived from the ancient Greek for ‘world citizenship’, cosmopolitanism offers a radical alternative to identities and cultural practices built on the idea of the nation: cosmopolitans imagine ... More

The Pace of FictionNarrative Movement and the Novel

The Pace of Fiction: Narrative Movement and the Novel

Brian Gingrich

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198858287
eISBN:
9780191890659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858287.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

We talk about pace, often: the pace of history, modern life, everyday movement. And, really, we have talked about pace for centuries. But we hardly know what it means or how one might analyze it. The ... More

Plotting the News in the Victorian Novel

Plotting the News in the Victorian Novel

Jessica R. Valdez

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474474344
eISBN:
9781474484732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474474344.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Newspapers are constantly lying in the worlds of Victorian novels, from the false report of John Harmon’s death in Our Mutual Friend (1864-1865) to allegations of extramarital affairs in Phineas Finn ... More

The poems of Elizabeth Siddal in context

The poems of Elizabeth Siddal in context

Anne Woolley

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781526143846
eISBN:
9781526161116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526143853
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The book considers all of Elizabeth Siddal’s poems in the contemporary critical context of the ongoing retrieval and re-evaluation of nineteenth-century women’s poetry. More significantly, it close ... More

Reading Ideas in Victorian LiteratureLiterary Content as Artistic Experience

Reading Ideas in Victorian Literature: Literary Content as Artistic Experience

Patrick Fessenbecker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474460606
eISBN:
9781474484817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460606.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book makes a new case for “reading for content,” fleshing out its theoretical claims via readings of Victorian fiction. Questioning the academic assumption that an emphasis on content is ... More

The Sculptural Body in Victorian LiteratureEncrypted Sexualities

The Sculptural Body in Victorian Literature: Encrypted Sexualities

Patricia Pulham

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780748693429
eISBN:
9781474495783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693429.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book contends that, in Victorian literature, transgressive desires that cannot be openly acknowledged – whether these be homosexuality, pygmalionism, necrophilia, or paedophilia – are often ... More

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