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Introduction

Josephine M. Guy

in The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter provides an overview of critical histories of the fin de siècle outlining some of the key concepts associated with defining this period in literary history. It explores the relationship ... More


The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Josephine M. Guy (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The 22 newly commissioned essays in this volume re-examine some of the key concepts taken to define the British fin se siècle while also introducing hitherto overlooked cultural phenomena, such as ... More


On the threshold: Female Adolescent Experience in Fiction of the Fin de Siècle

SARAH BILSTON

in The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900: Girls and the Transition to Womanhood

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272617
eISBN:
9780191709685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272617.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the intersections between romance and New Woman fictions on the question of sexual knowledge. It shows that New Woman author and the romance writer may both now be resituated ... More


Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Max Saunders

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book explores how writers from the 1870s to the 1930s experimented with forms of life‐writing — biography, autobiography, memoir, diary, journal — increasingly for the purposes of fiction. It ... More


Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Marilyn Booth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694860
eISBN:
9781474408639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book history scrutinizes the production, advertising, contents, compilation and circulation – locally and globally – of an Arabic-language volume of biographies of world women, al-Durr ... More


First Life—and then Fame: Gendered Cityscapes In

Matthew L. Reznicek

in The European Metropolis: Paris and Nineteenth-Century Irish Women Novelists

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781942954323
eISBN:
9781786944320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954323.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Katherine Cecil Thurston’s 1910 novel, Max, explores the bohemian Paris of the fin-de-siècle through the eyes of a young artist newly arrived from Russia. This young man is, however, actually a young ... More


Auto/biographese and Auto/biografiction in Verse: Ezra Pound and Hugh Selwyn Mauberley

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter suggests a new reading of one of Pound's most contested works in terms of the contexts provided in Part I. In particular, Pound's parody of aestheticism is compared to Beerbohm's in ... More


Introduction

Michela Coletta

in Decadent Modernity: Civilisation and 'Latinidad' in Spanish America, 1880-1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941312
eISBN:
9781789629040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941312.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The introduction starts by defining the theoretical framework in the context of recent and current debates on ‘multiple modernities’, which often fail to include Latin America. This section then ... More


‘In that Egyptian den’: situating The Beetle within the fin-de-siècle fiction of Gothic Egypt

Ailise Bulfin

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915: Rereading the fin de siècle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526124340
eISBN:
9781526136206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124340.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyses the relationship between Marsh’s bestselling novel of Egyptian malevolence, The Beetle: A Mystery (1897), and a subgenre of Gothic Egyptian fiction which developed partially in ... More


Fin-de-siècleFantasies: Elektra and the Culture of Supremacism

Lawrence Kramer

in Opera and Modern Culture: Wagner and Strauss

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241732
eISBN:
9780520940840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241732.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter appraises the second landmark of the Fin-de-Siècle genre, Elektra. A dancer sustaining on fantasies of blood sacrifice, eroticizing her kinship with her sister and brother, raising the ... More


Ubi bene, ibi patria: Nostalgia Fin de Siècle

Thomas Dodman

in What Nostalgia Was: War, Empire, and the Time of a Deadly Emotion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226492803
eISBN:
9780226493138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493138.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

More so than romantic poets, it was fears about “excessive” seasoning, creolization, and racial degeneration in the colonies that helped demedicalize nostalgia in the second half of the nineteenth ... More


The Male Wound in Fin-de-Siècle Poetry

Sarah Parker

in The Male Body in Medicine and Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786940520
eISBN:
9781789629170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940520.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay fixes on the figure of Saint Sebastian as the ‘icon for the literally and metaphorically penetrable male body in the late nineteenth century’. Sarah Parker regards him as a focus for the ... More


The Late-Victorian Little Magazine

Koenraad Claes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474426213
eISBN:
9781474453776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426213.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Fed up with the commercial and moral restrictions of the mainstream press of the late Victorian era, the diverse avant-garde groups of authors and artists of the Aesthetic Movement developed a new ... More


Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915: Rereading the fin de siècle

Victoria Margree, Daniel Orrells, and Minna Vuohelainen (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526124340
eISBN:
9781526136206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124340.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This collection of essays seeks to question the security of our assumptions about the fin de siècle by exploring the fiction of Richard Marsh, an important but neglected professional author. Richard ... More


Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC, 1874-1908

William Oddie

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582013
eISBN:
9780191702303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582013.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

When Orthodoxy was published in 1908, Wilfrid Ward hailed Chesterton as a prophetic figure, whose thought was to be classed with that of Burke, Butler, and Coleridge. This book provides a ... More


Underground Revolutions: Invisible Networks of Terror in Fin-de-Siècle London

Haewon Hwang

in London's Underground Spaces: Representing the Victorian City, 1840-1915

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748676071
eISBN:
9780748693818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676071.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on the most conceptual use of the ‘underground’ that divorces the term from direct spatial connotations. In this ideological framework, Marxism, nationalism and terrorism all ... More


Gender, Technology and the New Woman

Lena Wånggren

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416269
eISBN:
9781474434645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416269.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines late nineteenth-century feminism in relation to technologies of the time, marking the crucial role of technology in social and literary struggles for equality. The New Woman, the ... More


Kingdom of shadows: fin-de-siècle gothic and early cinema

Paul Foster

in Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging gothic fictions from the nineteenth century to the present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089770
eISBN:
9781781708651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089770.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), Dracula visits the cinematograph upon arrival in London, made plausible by setting the scene in the year of the novel's publication, 1897. The ... More


The New Jerusalem and the Rue Vavin: Urban Space, Economic Exchange, and Gendered Modernity in

Matthew L. Reznicek

in The European Metropolis: Paris and Nineteenth-Century Irish Women Novelists

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781942954323
eISBN:
9781786944320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954323.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

It is well known that Somerville and Ross were deeply influenced by the art of fin-de-siècle Paris, but little scholarship explores their representations of that city. This chapter argues that the ... More


Miserrimus Dexter: Monstrous Forms of the Fin de Siècle

Katherine Angell

in The Male Body in Medicine and Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786940520
eISBN:
9781789629170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940520.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay focuses on the ‘monstrous’ deformities of Miserrimus Dexter in Wilkie Collins’s The Law and the Lady (1875) and their framing within the Victorian interest in teratology – the study of ... More


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