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Women's Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture: Sensational Strategies

Beth Palmer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599110
eISBN:
9780191725371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599110.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explores the ways in which women writers utilized the powerful position of author-editor to perform conventions of gender and genre in the Victorian period. It examines Mary Elizabeth ... More


Sensation Fiction

Kate Flint

in The Woman Reader 1837–1914

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121855
eISBN:
9780191671357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121855.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter deals with the phenomenon of sensation fiction in the 1860s: fiction which deliberately catered to compulsive forms of consumption, ... More


Suspense and The Novel of Sensation

Susan Jones

in Conrad and Women

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184485
eISBN:
9780191674273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184485.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Conrad's late works in relation to an earlier popular form of women's writing: the sensation novel of the 1860s and 1870s. By comparing Conrad's final, unfinished novel ... More


The Making of Sensation Fiction

Philipp Erchinger

in Artful Experiments: Ways of Knowing in Victorian Literature and Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474438957
eISBN:
9781474453790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438957.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The argument of this chapter is that the writing of sensation fiction was itself part of the critical endeavour to make sense of the enormous excitement that it produced. There is, in other words, a ... More


Introduction

Helena Ifill

in Creating character: Theories of nature and nurture in Victorian sensation fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784995133
eISBN:
9781526136275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995133.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction provides an overview of the intertwined strands which run through Creating character. Sensation fiction is introduced as a genre which was itself seen by Victorian literary critics ... More


The Narrative Tease: Open Secrets in Sensation Fiction

Ruth Rosaler

in Conspicuous Silences: Implicature and Fictionality in the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198769743
eISBN:
9780191822582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769743.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Three examines witty meta-narrative instances of sustained implicatures in sensation fiction. These implicatures encourage the reader not only to grasp unarticulated information but also to ... More


Materiality: Walter Pater and Late-Victorian Materialisms

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/9780226457468.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter challenges a common view that British aestheticism privileged the notion of an aesthetically sensitive, solipsistic individual. Situating Walter Pater’s fiction in relation to a revival ... More


Introduction

Trish Ferguson

in Thomas Hardy's Legal Fictions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748673247
eISBN:
9780748695256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748673247.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is about Thomas Hardy, an English novelist and poet whose legal career began in 1894 when he was appointed county magistrate, and his fiction in relation to legislative and literary ... More


‘I Was Not in My Senses, and a Man’s Senses Are Himself’: The Legal Defence of Insanity

Trish Ferguson

in Thomas Hardy's Legal Fictions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748673247
eISBN:
9780748695256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748673247.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Thomas Hardy’s legal fiction in the context of debates surrounding the changing definition of legal insanity during the nineteenth century. Focusing on the McNaughten Rules and ... More


Artful Experiments: Ways of Knowing in Victorian Literature and Science

Philipp Erchinger

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474438957
eISBN:
9781474453790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438957.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

What is the connection between Victorian writing and experiment? Artful Experiments seeks to answer this question by approaching the field of literature and science in a way that is not so much ... More


Thomas Hardy's Legal Fictions

Trish Ferguson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748673247
eISBN:
9780748695256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748673247.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book examines how Thomas Hardy’s role as an acting magistrate and his lifelong interest in the law impacted on his prose fiction. Hardy’s novels and short stories are examined in the context of ... More


‘Waiters on Chance’: The Tichborne Claimant, Land Law Reform and Rural Dispossession

Trish Ferguson

in Thomas Hardy's Legal Fictions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748673247
eISBN:
9780748695256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748673247.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Thomas Hardy’s legal fiction in relation to the politics of land law reform and inheritance plots. More specifically, it looks at the increasing agitation for more democratic ... More


Geographies of Fear in the Age of Sensation

Anna Despotopoulou

in Women and the Railway, 1850-1915

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748676941
eISBN:
9781474412407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676941.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter 1 examines journalistic and fictional accounts of the dangers of railway travel for women, specifically, narratives of robbery, murder, sexual abuse, and rape, which, on the one hand, served ... More


Reform Fiction’s Logic of Belonging

Nathan K. Hensley

in Forms of Empire: The Poetics of Victorian Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198792451
eISBN:
9780191834448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792451.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter shows how Reform-era potboilers about the lost people like No Name (1863), The Woman in White (1860), and Lady Audley’s Secret (1862) tactically reconfigure the mechanism of exclusion ... More


Gothic Aesthetics

Andrew Smith

in The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the relationship between late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century gothic, the sensation fiction of the middle decades of the nineteenth century, fin-de-siècle gothic works ... More


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