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America against Itself: The South, Slavery, and Dissociative National Identities

J. Gerald Kennedy

in Strange Nation: Literary Nationalism and Cultural Conflict in the Age of Poe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780195393682
eISBN:
9780190490621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393682.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Slavery formed an egregious contradiction to myths of national virtue, creating a strange, split personality at the core of American identity. This split long manifested itself as sectional ... More


Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Richard J. Walker

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Prominent citizens in nineteenth-century England believed themselves to be living in a time of unstoppable progress. Yet running just beneath Victorian triumphalism were strong undercurrents of chaos ... More


Introduction: Tracing the fragments of modernity

in Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404.001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explores the interaction between crisis and modernity in nineteenth-century England as articulated by Isobel Armstrong in her radical rethinking of the political and subversive elements of ... More


Introduction

in Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404.002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The status of the body and the nature of consciousness and identity emerged as important themes in nineteenth-century England as industrialisation gave rise to an increasingly mechanised way of life. ... More


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