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Byronic Baddies, Melodramatic Anxieties

Juliet John

in Dickens's Villains: Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198184614
eISBN:
9780191714214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184614.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses Byronic baddies and melodramatic anxieties. The Byronic hero appears to symbolise the kind of Romantic individualism Dickens despised. He is a self-destructive role-player, ... More


Child Saving, Nation Building: The Wide, Wide World and The Lamplighter

Carol J. Singley

in Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199779390
eISBN:
9780199895106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779390.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Girls figure prominently in mid-nineteenth-century adoption fiction, as evidenced by Susan Warner’s The Wide, Wide World (1851) and Susanna Maria Cummins’s The Lamplighter (1854). These novels, set ... More


Romanticism and the Machine: The Formation of the Computer Counterculture

Thomas Streeter

in The Net Effect: Romanticism, Capitalism, and the Internet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741153
eISBN:
9780814708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741153.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at how the initial discoveries of the playful possibilities of computing were seized upon in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In the wake of 1960s counterculture, approaches to ... More


Subjectivity and Imagination: From Hume to Kant via Berkeley

Kate Hext

in Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748646258
eISBN:
9780748693849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646258.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that subjectivity and creativity become the immutable, distinguishing elements of Pater's Romantic Individualism. With this, Pater sets himself in opposition to the empirical ... More


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