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A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction: Mapping History's Nightmares

Robert Mighall

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199262182
eISBN:
9780191698835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262182.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is a full-length study of Victorian Gothic fiction. Combining original readings of familiar texts with historical sources, this book is a historicist survey of 19th-century Gothic ... More


Dickens and the Spirit of the Age

Andrew Sanders

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183549
eISBN:
9780191674068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183549.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book considers the extent to which Dickens and his work reflects the vibrant novelty of the middle third of the 19th century, an age in which the modern world was shaped and determined. It looks ... More


Overwhelmed: Literature, Aesthetics, and the Nineteenth-Century Information Revolution

Maurice S. Lee

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691192925
eISBN:
9780691194219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192925.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

What happens to literature during an information revolution? How do readers and writers adapt to proliferating data and texts? These questions appear uniquely urgent today in a world of information ... More


Dickens and Mass Culture

Juliet John

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199257928
eISBN:
9780191594854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257928.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

That the idea of Dickens and the adjective ‘Dickensian’ continue to have a cultural resonance which extends beyond the book‐buying public almost two centuries after Dickens's birth is testimony to ... More


Contested Liberalisms: Martineau, Dickens and the Victorian Press

Iain Crawford

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474453134
eISBN:
9781474481182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474453134.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Contested Liberalisms corrects a long-standing critical narrative of the relationship between Harriet Martineau and Charles Dickens. That narrative has occluded the importance of Martineau’s ... More


Reaping Something New: African American Transformations of Victorian Literature

Daniel Hack

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196930
eISBN:
9781400883745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196930.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Tackling fraught but fascinating issues of cultural borrowing and appropriation, this book reveals that Victorian literature was put to use in African American literature and print culture in the ... More


A Plague upon Your House

Nicholas P. Money

in Carpet Monsters and Killer Spores: A Natural History of Toxic Mold

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172270
eISBN:
9780199790258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172270.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter considers other fungi that grow in buildings. Meruliporia incrassata has become a frequent problem in California, where its massive rootlike organs, called rhizomorphs, snake into homes ... More


Network

Caroline Levine

in Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160627
eISBN:
9781400852604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160627.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins with an investigation of encounters between unified wholes and networked connections, a set of relations that has been absolutely fundamental to cultural studies, from early ... More


The Secret Vice: Masturbation in Victorian Fiction and Medical Culture

Diane Mason

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077142
eISBN:
9781781701089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077142.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book provides a reading of both fictional and medical writings concerned with auto-erotic sexuality in the long nineteenth century. It examines the discourse on masturbation in medical works by ... More


Fugitive Plots in Great Expectations

Julia Sun-Joo Lee

in The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390322
eISBN:
9780199776207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390322.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter investigates the influence of the slave narrative in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations (1860-61). Dickens read Douglass’ 1845 slave narrative and devoted an entire chapter of his 1842 ... More


The Bellwether; or, What the Traveler Saw

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:
10.1093/0195130200.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

European travelers to the early republic published numerous accounts that often expressed alarm and dismay at the reciprocal devotion of women and ministers, seeing in it a threat to families, ... More


Kathleen Mary Tillotson 1906–2001

MICHAEL SLATER

in Proceedings of the British Academy, 138 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, V

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263938
eISBN:
9780191734236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263938.003.0018
Subject:
History, Historiography

Kathleen Tillotson served as a member of the Council of the British Academy from 1968 to 1971, and as Vice-President from 1968 to 1969. Her work with John Butt on the Clarendon Dickens proceeded ... More


A Child of One's Own: Parental Stories

Rachel Bowlby

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199607945
eISBN:
9780191760518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607945.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Among the elementary human stories, parenthood has tended to go untold. Compared to the spectacular attachments of romantic love, it is only the predictable sequel. Compared to the passions of ... More


‘The Most Dreadful Visitation’: Male Madness in Victorian Fiction

Valerie Pedlar

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238393
eISBN:
9781846314186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314186
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Victorian literature is rife with scenes of madness, with mental disorder functioning as everything from a simple plot device to a commentary on the foundations of Victorian society. But while ... More


Victorian Soundscapes

John M. Picker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195151916
eISBN:
9780199787944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151916.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book shows how, in more ways than one, Victorians were hearing things. The chapters cover the railway that tore with a shriek, roar, and rattle through an eminent novelist's city and ... More


Dickens and Demolition: Literary Afterlives and Mid-Nineteenth Century Urban Development

Joanna Hofer-Robinson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420983
eISBN:
9781474453738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420983.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Dickens and Demolition is the first study to trace and measure the material impact of Charles Dickens’s fiction in London’s built environment. The book analyses debates surrounding large-scale ... More


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

Michiel Heyns

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182702
eISBN:
9780191673870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182702.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines the notion that the realist novel reinforces existing social structures through its techniques of representation. It depicts the 19th-century literary scapegoat — the ostensible ... More


Childless Mother: The Disfigurations of Eva Trout or Changing Scenes (1968)

Neil Corcoran

in Elizabeth Bowen: The Enforced Return

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198186908
eISBN:
9780191719011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186908.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Bowen's last, problematical novel, Eva Trout, which has polarized critical opinion. It explains this opinion and reasons for it, then proposes a new reading of it as the ... More


Love's Madness: Medicine, the Novel, and Female Insanity, 1800-1865

Helen Small

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184911
eISBN:
9780191674396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184911.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book contributes to the interdisciplinary study of insanity. Focusing on the figure of the love-mad woman, the author presents a significant reassessment of the ways in which British medical ... More


Dickens's Originality: Serial Fiction, Celebrity, and The Pickwick Papers

Sarah Winter

in The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter delineates the place of Dickens's serial fiction in the early Victorian literary field by charting the history of the critical reception of Dickens's first serial novel and his emergence ... More


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