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1-10 of 15 results in Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature
Women in the Victorian period were acknowledged to be the "religious sex," but their relationship to the doctrines, practices, and hierarchies of Christianity was both highly circumscribed, which has been well documented, and complexly creative, which has not. Gray visits the importance of the...
Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge
In this volume, Fernandez brings the under-examined figure of the Victorian servant out of obscurity in order to tell the story of his or her encounter with literacy, as imagined and represented in nineteenth-century fiction, autobiography, pamphlets and diaries. A vast body of writing is uncovered...
Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge
A study of American women’s narratives of mobility and travel, this book examines how geographic movement opened up other movements or mobilities for antebellum women at a time of great national expansion. Concerned with issues of personal and national identity, the study demonstrates how women not...
Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge
Curious Relations in Literature
The Victorians elevated the home and heteronormative family life to an almost secular religion. Yet alongside the middle-class domestic ideal were other families, many of which existed in the literature of the time. Queer Victorian Families: Curious Relations in Literature is chiefly concerned with...
Published February 18th 2015 by Routledge
Animality, Queer Relations, and the Victorian Family
Addressing the significance of the pet in the Victorian period, this book examines the role played by the domestic pet in delineating relations for each member of the "natural" family home. Flegel explores the pet in relation to the couple at the head of the house, to the children who make up the...
Published January 28th 2015 by Routledge
Allegory and Literature of the City
Focusing on the language, style, and poetry of Dickens’ novels, this study breaks new ground in reading Dickens’ novels as a unique form of poetry. Dickens’ writing disallows the statement of single unambiguous truths and shows unconscious processes burrowing within language, disrupting received...
Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge
This book demonstrates how representations of the Victorian suburb in mid- to late-nineteenth century British writing occasioned a literary sub-genre unique to this period, one that attempted to reassure readers that the suburb was a place where outsiders could be controlled and where middle-class...
Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge
Immersions and Revisitations
This book provides a comprehensive reflection of the processes of canonization, (un)pleasurable consumption and the emerging predominance of topics and theoretical concerns in neo-Victorianism. The repetitions and reiterations of the Victorian in contemporary culture document an unbroken...
Published May 22nd 2014 by Routledge
'Our Feverish Contact'
This intriguing book examines the ways contagion - or disease - inform and shape a wide variety of nineteenth century texts and contexts. Christensen dissects the cultural assumptions concerning disease, health, impurity and so on before exploring different perspectives on key themes such as...
Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge
From Eliot to Woolf
Many well-known male writers produced fictions about colonial spaces and discussed the advantages of realism over romance, and vice versa, in the ‘art of fiction’ debate of the 1880s; but how did female writers contribute to colonial fiction? This volume links fictional, non-fictional and...
Published October 23rd 2013 by Routledge
Economies of Desire at the Victorian Fin de Siècle: Libidinal Lives
To Be Published November 4th 2015
Walt Whitman and British Socialism: ‘The Love of Comrades’
To Be Published December 1st 2015
Dirt in Victorian Literature and Culture: Writing Materiality
To Be Published February 1st 2016