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George Eliot’s Lot

David Kurnick

in Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151519
eISBN:
9781400840090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151519.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on George Eliot's tangled engagement with the drama. It begins with an analysis of the mutual constitution of theatricalized space and characterological interiority in Romola ... More


Vividness in Mathematics and Narrative

Timothy Gowers

in Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149042
eISBN:
9781400842681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149042.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter examines vividness in mathematics and narrative. It first gives two presentations of the mathematical notion of a group before explaining how to calculate highest common factors. It then ... More


Epilogue: Radio-Free Middlemarch

Ned Schantz

in Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335910
eISBN:
9780199868902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335910.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Women's Literature

This thought experiment attempts to liberate Middlemarch from a predictable place in the novelistic culture of gossip, mobilizing the question of anachronism to locate the novel on the threshold of ... More


Classics and the Family in the Victorian Novel

Isobel Hurst

in Victorian Women Writers and the Classics: The Feminine of Homer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283514
eISBN:
9780191712715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283514.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The varied accounts of classical studies in fiction deserve a more prominent place in the analysis of 19th-century reception of the classics. This chapter discusses fictions about women studying the ... More


“There Is No Friend like a Sister”: Sisterhood as Sexual difference

Helena Michie

in Sororophobia: Differences Among Women in Literature and Culture

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073874
eISBN:
9780199855223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073874.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The chapter begins with a recounting of Willing and Rae's dramatization of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, which contains a subplot with sororophobic themes that is common in the literature of the era. ... More


AFTERWORD

Janice Carlisle

in Common Scents: Comparative Encounters in High-Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165098
eISBN:
9780199787685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165098.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This afterword comments briefly on Eliot's Middlemarch to indicate the political conclusion to which the argument of this study leads. Although the preceding chapters analyze the plots of the fiction ... More


An Anatomy of Emotion

David Pugmire

in Sound Sentiments: Integrity in the Emotions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199276899
eISBN:
9780191602689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276897.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Emotions can involve various levels of thought about the objects that attract them. They also involve (at least a disposition to) aroused feeling—affective response to perceived affective qualities. ... More


Scenes from Professional Life: Medicine, Moral Conduct, and Interconnectedness in Middlemarch

Margaret Pelling

in Politics and Culture in Victorian Britain: Essays in Memory of Colin Matthew

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253456
eISBN:
9780191698149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253456.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the contemporary significance of Middlemarch, a book written by George Eliot. The main focus has been on scientific ideas or research, or medicine in its public aspect. Still in ... More


Self-Betrayal

Mike W. Martin

in Meaningful Work: Rethinking Professional Ethics

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195133257
eISBN:
9780199848706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133257.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Self-betrayal might be a single self-destructive act, perhaps a white-collar crime, that is easily describable in a case-study vignette of the sort familiar in professional ethics. More often, it is ... More


The Experimental Province of Democracy Determined

Allan C. Hutchinson

in The Province of Jurisprudence Democratized

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195343250
eISBN:
9780199867752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343250.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter pulls together the main threads of the argument presented in the book and defends this proposed revitalization of legal theory as an adjunct location of democratic politics more ... More


George Eliot’s Science Fiction

Ian Duncan

in Human Forms: The Novel in the Age of Evolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691175072
eISBN:
9780691194189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175072.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This concluding chapter focuses on George Eliot's Middlemarch. The main business of Middlemarch, formulated as the premise of its opening rhetorical question, is with a scientific project, “the ... More


The Practice and Poetics of Serial Fiction

Thomas Keymer

in Sterne, the Moderns, and the Novel

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245925
eISBN:
9780191715341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245925.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

No less significant than Sterne's experiments with the material resources of print technology were his use of, and play on, a commercial innovation that had been fuelling book-trade expansion since ... More


Aliveness: Middlemarch, Joseph, Heimann, Ogden

Alicia Mireles Christoff

in Novel Relations: Victorian Fiction and British Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691193106
eISBN:
9780691194202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193106.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on Middlemarch and Betty Joseph and Paula Heimann that are concerned with how people fend off feelings of weariness in order to make the world, closest relationships, and long ... More


A Comeuppance Theory of Narrative and the Emotions

Blakey Vermeule

in Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812042
eISBN:
9780199315888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812042.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the ways in which ideas of punishment and retribution—often involving the defeat of a rebellious woman—are woven into the plot structure of many nineteenth-century novels. ... More


Middlemarch’s Brute Life

Ivan Kreilkamp

in Minor Creatures: Persons, Animals, and the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226576237
eISBN:
9780226576404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226576404.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter reads Middlemarch, alongside George Eliot’s partner George Henry Lewes’ accounts of his natural history researches, as deeply interested in the representation of a biological concept of ... More


Our ignorance of others: Middlemarch and Great Expectations

Andrew Bennett

in Ignorance: Literature and Agnoiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074875
eISBN:
9781781702420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074875.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the ignorance of others that can be found in Charles Dickens's Great Expectations and George Eliot's Middlemarch, which are considered to be two of the most fully achieved and ... More


Altruism's Conquest of Modern Generalisation in George Eliot

Frank Christianson

in Philanthropy in British and American Fiction: Dickens, Hawthorne, Eliot and Howells

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625086
eISBN:
9780748652068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625086.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that George Eliot's preoccupation with philanthropy in her most aesthetically self-conscious works helps us to better understand the emergence of altruism as a social ethic which ... More


Eliot’s Whispering Stones

Adelene Buckland

in Novel Science: Fiction and the Invention of Nineteenth-Century Geology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226079684
eISBN:
9780226923635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923635.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

George Eliot's novels were criticised for her models of geological change. Her early works, Scenes of Clerical Life (1857) and Adam Bede (1859) carried in them the narrative method of a “natural ... More


Toward a History of Literary Underdetermination: Standardizing Meaning in Middlemarch

Elaine Freedgood

in The Ideas in Things: Fugitive Meaning in the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261553
eISBN:
9780226261546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261546.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter uses George Eliot's Middlemarch as an example of the way in which the “literary” novel works to refigure, and stabilize, our perception of the symbolic ground of fiction. It argues that ... More


George Eliot and the Curious Bride: Ghosts in the Daylight

Hilary M. Schor

in Curious Subjects: Women and the Trials of Realism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199928095
eISBN:
9780199980550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928095.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

In England in the 1870s, in the midst of feminist agitations for the vote and debates over property laws for women, George Eliot invokes John Stuart Mill’s political vision to reinflect the curious ... More


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