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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


Introduction

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/9780748611478.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter introduces the Victoriana genre, first examining The Great Victorian Collection, which explores the late twentieth-century desire to know and possess the Victorian past through its ... More


Introduction

Alexa Alfer and Amy J. Edwards de Campos

in A.S. Byatt: Critical Storytelling

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066528
eISBN:
9781781701751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066528.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter discusses A. S. Byatt, a writer with a personal and intellectual dislike of literary criticism that places a heavy emphasis on a writer's life. It first provides some ... More


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