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  1. Queer Victorian Families

    Curious Relations in Literature

    Edited by Duc Dau, Shale Preston

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century 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

  2. Pets and Domesticity in Victorian Literature and Culture

    Animality, Queer Relations, and the Victorian Family

    By Monica Flegel

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

    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

  3. Dickens’ Novels as Poetry

    Allegory and Literature of the City

    By Jeremy Tambling

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

    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

  4. Class, Culture and Suburban Anxieties in the Victorian Era

    By Lara Baker Whelan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

    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

  5. Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture

    Immersions and Revisitations

    Edited by Nadine Boehm-Schnitker, Susanne Gruss

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

    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

  6. Nineteenth-Century Narratives of Contagion

    'Our Feverish Contact'

    By Allan Conrad Christensen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

    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

  7. A Female Poetics of Empire

    From Eliot to Woolf

    By Julia Kuehn

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

    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

  8. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging in Nineteenth-Century Culture

    Edited by Anne-Julia Zwierlein, Katharina Boehm, Anna Farkas

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

    This essay collection develops new perspectives on constructions of old age in literary, legal, scientific and periodical cultures of the nineteenth century. Rigorously interdisciplinary, the book places leading researchers of old age in nineteenth-century literature in dialogue with experts from...

    Published August 27th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Science and Religion in Neo-Victorian Novels

    Eye of the Ichthyosaur

    By John Glendening

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

    Criticism about the neo-Victorian novel — a genre of historical fiction that re-imagines aspects of the Victorian world from present-day perspectives — has expanded rapidly in the last fifteen years but given little attention to the engagement between science and religion. Of great interest to...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Narrative Hospitality in Late Victorian Fiction

    Novel Ethics

    By Rachel Hollander

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

    Bringing together poststructuralist ethical theory with late Victorian debates about the morality of literature, this book reconsiders the ways in which novels engender an ethical orientation or response in their readers, explaining how the intersections of nation, family, and form in the late...

    Published December 19th 2012 by Routledge