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Women's Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture: Sensational Strategies

Beth Palmer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599110
eISBN:
9780191725371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599110.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explores the ways in which women writers utilized the powerful position of author-editor to perform conventions of gender and genre in the Victorian period. It examines Mary Elizabeth ... More


Sensation Fiction

Kate Flint

in The Woman Reader 1837–1914

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121855
eISBN:
9780191671357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121855.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter deals with the phenomenon of sensation fiction in the 1860s: fiction which deliberately catered to compulsive forms of consumption, ... More


Suspense and The Novel of Sensation

Susan Jones

in Conrad and Women

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184485
eISBN:
9780191674273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184485.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Conrad's late works in relation to an earlier popular form of women's writing: the sensation novel of the 1860s and 1870s. By comparing Conrad's final, unfinished novel ... More


The Narrative Tease: Open Secrets in Sensation Fiction

Ruth Rosaler

in Conspicuous Silences: Implicature and Fictionality in the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198769743
eISBN:
9780191822582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769743.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Three examines witty meta-narrative instances of sustained implicatures in sensation fiction. These implicatures encourage the reader not only to grasp unarticulated information but also to ... More


Reform Fiction’s Logic of Belonging

Nathan K. Hensley

in Forms of Empire: The Poetics of Victorian Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198792451
eISBN:
9780191834448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792451.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter shows how Reform-era potboilers about the lost people like No Name (1863), The Woman in White (1860), and Lady Audley’s Secret (1862) tactically reconfigure the mechanism of exclusion ... More


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