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Hogg, Maturin, and the Gothic National Tale

Murray Pittock

in Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232796
eISBN:
9780191716409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232796.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the lasting appeal of the Gothic, its nature as a genre, and its inflections in Scotland's and Ireland's national literatures. In particular, it discusses James Hogg and Charles ... More


“A Common Thrill”: Evangelicalism and the Culture of Fear

Jason C. Bivins

in Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340815
eISBN:
9780199867158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340815.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter establishes four contextual factors shaping the Religion of Fear: the history of evangelicalism, political fear, American Christian demonology, and the evangelical mediascape. By ... More


The Compression of Space in Charles Dickens’s Little Dorrit

Ayşe Çelikkol

in Romances of Free Trade: British Literature, Laissez-Faire, and the Global Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199769001
eISBN:
9780199896943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769001.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Charles Dickens’s Little Dorrit (1855–1857) employs the vocabulary of debates on Sino-British commerce and especially the opium trade, topics that Dickens also addressed in his journalism. Through ... More


Zombies, Gender, and World-Ecology: Gothic Narrative in the Work of Ana Lydia Vega and Mayra Montero

Kerstin Oloff

in The Caribbean: Aesthetics, World-Ecology, Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382950
eISBN:
9781781384022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382950.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In this chapter, Kerstin Oloff posits the zombie as a figure that registers the logic of capitalism-as-world-ecology. She examines the work of two contemporary writers – Puerto Rican Ana Lydia Vega ... More


William Morris’s Artful Utopia

Michael Robertson

in The Last Utopians: Four Late Nineteenth-Century Visionaries and Their Legacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154169
eISBN:
9781400889600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154169.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines William Morris's News from Nowhere, a fictional response to Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward. News from Nowhere was Morris's attempt to expose what he perceived to be the ... More


The Opposition to Statistics: Disraeli, Dickens, Ruskin, and Carlyle

Lawrence Goldman

in Victorians and Numbers: Statistics and Society in Nineteenth Century Britain

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780192847744
eISBN:
9780191943003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192847744.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, British and Irish Modern History

The enthusiasm for numbers of the early and mid-Victorian eras was not universal. This chapter examines those writers and cultural leaders who mocked the passion for statistics. Disraeli practised a ... More


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