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The Sexual Politics of Nature Writing and Lepidoptery: ‘The siren song of entomology’

Danielle Sands

in Animal Writing: Storytelling, Selfhood and the Limits of Empathy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439039
eISBN:
9781474476881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439039.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Arguing that the discourse of insect collecting is one of objectification and domination, and that entomological classification and practices continue to reflect concerns about sex and gender which ... More


Historical Fictions – Pastiche, Politics and Pleasure

Cora Kaplan

in Victoriana - Histories, Fictions, Criticism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748611478
eISBN:
9780748651627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611478.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the middlebrow Victoriana, which depends neither on intrusive authorial presence nor on over-elaborate imitation. It covers the shifting history, politics and aesthetics of ... More


Kidnap, Credibility, and The Collector

Saul Levmore

in Fatal Fictions: Crime and Investigation in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190610784
eISBN:
9780190610807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610784.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Drama

Chapter 10 uses John Fowles’s novel The Collector to explore the psychology and strategic dynamics of the crime of kidnapping. Kidnapping occurs for many reasons. In The Collector the kidnapper seeks ... More


Darwinian Theory Comes of Age

Michael Ruse

in Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us about Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190241025
eISBN:
9780190241056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241025.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The 1960s saw an explosion in the development and sophistication of professional (Darwinian) evolutionary studies, together with a concurrent, greatly increased interest in evolution at the popular ... More


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