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The Eye as Motor: Gissing and Speed-Reading (Accelerated 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/9780199208968.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores the coalescence of two key moments in the history of novel reading: the period in the 1890s which saw not only the collapse of the three-volume novel in Britain, a relatively ... More


The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Sarah Winter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

What are the sources of the commonly held presumption that reading literature should make people more just, humane, and sophisticated? Rendering literary history responsive to the cultural histories ... More


Empathy and the Novel

Suzanne Keen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175769
eISBN:
9780199851232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175769.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book presents an account of the relationships among novel reading, empathy, and altruism. Though readers' and authors' empathy certainly contribute to the emotional resonance of fiction and its ... More


College Trustee

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0041
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter forty-one deals with the years immediately following the death of so many of Hodge’s friends and family. He underwent intense bouts of grief and his physical health was not strong. He was ... More


Introduction

Alison L. LaCroix and Martha C. Nussbaum

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/9780199812042.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book offers a collection of chapters on gender, law, and the British novel, written by some of the leading figures in the law-and-literature movement, as well as by some legal leading lights who ... More


Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novel

Lorri G. Nandrea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263431
eISBN:
9780823266623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263431.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Misfit Forms re-interprets a series of choices that shaped the development of the British novel. Histories of the novel often situate the early nineteenth century as a culminating moment in the ... More


The Space of Optimism: State Fantasy and the Case of Gissing's The Odd Women

Zarena Aslami

in The Dream Life of Citizens: Late Victorian Novels and the Fantasy of the State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823241996
eISBN:
9780823242030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241996.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Chapter 4 argues that George Gissing's The Odd Women critiques the state's encroaching powers, both actual and imagined. In particular, through the description of how municipal spaces shape ... More


An Imperial Origin Story: Aloof Rule in Schreiner's The Story of an African Farm

Zarena Aslami

in The Dream Life of Citizens: Late Victorian Novels and the Fantasy of the State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823241996
eISBN:
9780823242030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241996.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that Olive Schreiner's The Story of an African Farm provides an origin story for late Victorian state fantasy. The novel organizes complex historical changes into a contest ... More


Updating Smith

Samuel Fleischacker

in Being Me Being You: Adam Smith and Empathy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226661759
eISBN:
9780226661926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226661926.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 3 brings Smithian empathy into conversation with contemporary empirical research and moral theory. It takes up a somewhat disparate array of topics, beginning with the relationship of Smith’s ... More


When First I Saw, Part 1: Choosing and Being Chosen by Ulysses

Michael Groden

in Ulysses in Focus: Genetic, Textual, and Personal Views

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034980
eISBN:
9780813038520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034980.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter narrates book's author's first encounter and fascination with Ulysses and a lifelong obsession with this work. Looking at the author's initial encounter with Ulysses, the first draft of ... More


Conclusion: Woolf’s Fin

Lorri G. Nandrea

in Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263431
eISBN:
9780823266623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263431.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This conclusion returns to arguments about style and singularity set forth in the introduction. Virginia Woolf is situated as a writer whose work takes up or dynamically repeats some of the paths ... More


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