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The Victorian Eighteenth Century: An Intellectual History

B.W. Young

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199256228
eISBN:
9780191719660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256228.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Victorians were preoccupied by the 18th century. It was central to many 19th-century debates, particularly those concerning the place of history and religion in national life. This book explores ... More


Hanoverian Hauntings

B. W. Young

in The Victorian Eighteenth Century: An Intellectual History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199256228
eISBN:
9780191719660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256228.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter strengthens the important claim made by the literary critic Terry Castle, who has argued for the need for modern scholars properly to appreciate a vitally important ‘spectral’ dimension ... More


Vernon Lee's Empathy

Kirsty Martin

in Modernism and the Rhythms of Sympathy: Vernon Lee, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199674084
eISBN:
9780191752124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674084.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the difficulty of Vernon Lee's conception of empathy. It argues that her thinking about empathy was driven by a consideration of how we respond to the rhythms of music and ... More


Love, money, and history: the female ghost story

Andrew Smith

in The Ghost Story, 1840–1920: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074462
eISBN:
9781781700006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses gender issues by acknowledging the crucially innovative form of the female-authored ghost story. It focuses on the works of Charlotte Riddell, Vernon Lee, and May Sinclair, who ... More


The Ghost Story, 1840–1920: A Cultural History

Andrew Smith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074462
eISBN:
9781781700006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines the British ghost story within the political contexts of the long nineteenth century. By relating the ghost story to economic, national, colonial and gendered contexts it provides ... More


Introduction

Catherine Maxwell

in Second Sight: The Visionary Imagination in Late Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071447
eISBN:
9781781701096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071447.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book focuses on a range of authors from the late Victorian period, some canonical, some non-canonical, whose works, in addition to poetry, encompass a variety of literary forms such as the ... More


Just Noticeable Differences: Meredith and Fragmentation (Discontinuous Form)

Nicholas Dames

in The Physiology of the Novel: Reading, Neural Science, and the Form of Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208968
eISBN:
9780191695759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208968.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores physiological novel theory's vexed relation with notions of ‘organic form’ by examining the discourse of psychophysics, a theory of the discrete building-blocks of ... More


Empathy: Counting Words with Vernon Lee and I. A. Richards

Benjamin Morgan

in The Outward Mind: Materialist Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226442112
eISBN:
9780226457468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457468.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter argues that scientific approaches to aesthetics that were popular in Victorian culture constitute a suppressed alternative to New Critical interpretive practices that were foundational ... More


Vernon Lee’s Handling of Words

Catherine Maxwell

in Thinking Through Style: Non-Fiction Prose of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198737827
eISBN:
9780191801273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198737827.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Early schooled in writing by a pedagogy rooted in dialogic exchange, Vernon Lee (1856–1935) made the interactive relationship between writer and reader central to her critical prose. Her early essays ... More


Reading in the Age of Edison: The Cinematicity of ‘The Yellow Wall-Paper’

Karin Littau

in Cinematicity in Media History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, written by Karin Littau, addresses the media-transitional period of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries to show how aestho-physiological experiments in reading were linked ... More


Fellow Feeling in Ford’s Last Post: Modernist Empathy and the Eighteenth-Century Man

Meghan Marie Hammond

in War and the Mind: Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, Modernism, and Psychology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780748694266
eISBN:
9781474412391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694266.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines fellow feeling in Ford’s final Tietjens novel, Last Post (1928). In particular, the chapter tracks the ways in which eighteenth-century concepts of sympathy and ... More


Empathy and Violence in the Works of Ford Madox Ford

Meghan Marie Hammond

in Empathy and the Psychology of Literary Modernism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748690985
eISBN:
9781474406376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690985.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Four, “Empathy and Violence in the Works of Ford Madox Ford,” uses the first work on aesthetic empathy in Britain, that of Vernon Lee and T. E. Hulme, to read Ford’s novels The Good Soldier ... More


The Outward Mind: Materialist Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature

Benjamin Morgan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226442112
eISBN:
9780226457468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457468.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Outward Mind argues that Victorian writers and scientists developed new and controversial accounts of aesthetic experience by returning attention to the human body and to the materiality of ... More


Considering Contemporaneity: Woolf and “the Maternal Generation”

Mary Jean Corbett

in Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954088
eISBN:
9781786944122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954088.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Building on Pierre Bourdieu’s suggestion that contests between generations structure the literary field, this essay looks closely at Virginia Woolf’s attitudes to her older female contemporaries ... More


Conclusion

Kirsty Martin

in Modernism and the Rhythms of Sympathy: Vernon Lee, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199674084
eISBN:
9780191752124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674084.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This conclusion draws together the three key authors of the study, considering how an examination of their work has illuminated a rich and complex form of sympathy. It suggests that these writers’ ... More


Arthur Symons and Decadent Lyric Phenomenology

Marion Thain

in The Lyric Poem and Aestheticism: Forms of Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474415668
eISBN:
9781474426855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415668.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The first case study to implement this way of reading takes Decadent poetry as its subject matter, with a particular focus on Arthur Symons (although with significant analysis also of Ernest Dowson, ... More


Conclusion

Patricia Cove

in Italian Politics and Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474447249
eISBN:
9781474464970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447249.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The Conclusion focuses on the delicate balance between investment in Italy and disenchantment with the Risorgimento’s outcome in the period following official Italian unification in 1861. Late ... More


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