By Simon Goldhill
How did the Victorians interact with the traditional international? Victorian tradition and Classical Antiquity is a superb exploration of ways the traditional worlds of Greece and Rome stimulated Victorian tradition. via Victorian artwork, opera, and novels, Simon Goldhill examines how sexuality and hope, the politics of tradition, and the position of faith in society have been thought of and debated throughout the Victorian obsession with antiquity.
taking a look at Victorian artwork, Goldhill demonstrates how hope and sexuality, rather anxieties approximately male wish, have been represented and communicated via classical imagery. Probing into operas of the interval, Goldhill addresses principles of citizenship, nationalism, and cultural politics. and during fiction--specifically nineteenth-century novels concerning the Roman Empire--he discusses faith and the fierce battles over the church as Christianity started to lose dominance over the revolutionary stance of Victorian technological know-how and research. Rediscovering a few nice forgotten works and reframing a few extra universal ones, the e-book bargains notable insights into how the Victorian experience of antiquity and our experience of the Victorians got here into being.
With quite a lot of examples and tales, Victorian tradition and Classical Antiquity demonstrates how curiosity within the classical previous formed nineteenth-century self-expression, giving antiquity a different position in Victorian culture.
By Nancy Henry
- A clean examine George Eliot's pleasing lifestyles story
- Includes unique new research of her writing
- Deploys the most recent biographical research
- Combines literary feedback with biographical narrative to supply a rounded perspective
By Elizabeth Gaskell,Adolphus William Ward
By Matthew Bevis
'Beat', 'Address', 'Rhyme', 'Diction', 'Syntax', and 'Story'. the second one part, 'Literary Landscapes', examines the traditions and writers (from classical instances to the current day) that impact and take their bearings from Victorian poets. The 3rd part presents 'Readings' of twenty-three poets by
concentrating on specific poems or collections of poems, providing concentrated, nuanced engagements with the pleasures and demanding situations provided via specific kinds of pondering and writing. the ultimate part, 'The position of Poetry', conceives and explores 'place' in a number methods to be able to situate Victorian poetry inside broader contexts and discussions: the areas within which poems have been encountered; the poetic illustration and embodiment of assorted websites and areas; the positioning of the
'Victorian' along different territories and nationalities; and debates in regards to the position - and displacement - of poetry in Victorian society. This instruction manual is designed to be not just an important source for these drawn to Victorian poetry and poetics, but in addition a landmark publication—provocative, seminal
volume that would provide an enduring contribution to destiny reviews within the area.
By Sarah Amato
In Beastly Possessions, Sarah Amato chronicles the bizarre ways that Victorians of each social category introduced animals into their day-by-day lives. Captured, bred, exhibited, accumulated, and bought, usual pets and unique creatures – in addition to their representations – grew to become commodities inside of Victorian Britain’s flourishing shopper culture.
As a puppy, an animal can be a significant other, a dwelling parlour ornament, and evidence of a household’s social and ethical prestige. within the zoo, it will possibly develop into a public puppy, an item of interest, an emblem of empire, or perhaps a client mascot. both form of animal could be painted, photographed, or filled as a taxidermic specimen.
Using proof starting from pet-keeping manuals and medical treatises to novels, guidebooks, and ephemera, this interesting, well-illustrated examine opens a window into an underexplored point of existence in Victorian Britain.
By Nathan K. Hensley
The Victorian period is frequently imagined as an "age of equipoise," however the interval among 1837 and 1901 integrated greater than 200 separate wars. what's the distinction, notwithstanding, among peace and warfare? varieties of Empire unpacks the seeming paradoxes of the Pax Britannica's unending clash, displaying that the a lot vaunted equipoise of the nineteenth-century nation relied on actual strength to assure it. however the violence hidden within the shadows of all legislations —the violence of sovereign power
itself—shuddered so much visibly into being on the edges of law's succeed in, within the Empire, the place emergency was once the guideline and dying perversely routinized.
This booklet follows many of the 19th century's so much astute literary thinkers—George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, A.C. Swinburne, H. Rider Haggard, and Robert Louis Stevenson between them—as they wrestled with the occasionally sickening interaction among order and strength, and generated new formal ideas to account for undeniable fact that an Empire outfitted on freedom had demise coiled at its very center. not like the revolutionary idealism we've inherited from the Victorians, the writers
at the middle of different types of Empire moved past embarrassment and denial within the face of modernity's uncanny relation to killing. as an alternative they sought effects—free oblique discourse, lyric rigidity, and the belief of literary "character" itself—that may possibly render thinkable the conceptual vertigoes of
liberal violence. within the strategy, they touched as much as the darkish center of our post-Victorian modernity.
Drawing on archival paintings, literary analyses, and a theoretical framework that problems the excellence among "historicist" and "formalist" methods, different types of Empire hyperlinks the Victorian interval to the current and articulates a forceful imaginative and prescient of why literary pondering concerns now.
By Gordon D.W. Curtis
By Gordon Bigelow
By Jane Ford,Kim Edwards Keates,Patricia Pulham
This quantity marks the 1st sustained learn to interrogate how and why problems with sexuality, wish, and fiscal approaches intersect within the literature and tradition of the Victorian fin de siècle. on the finish of the nineteenth-century, the movement in the direction of new versions of monetary idea marked the transition from a market concentrated round the fulfilment of ‘needs’ to at least one ministering to something that would, probably, be wanted. This assortment considers how the literature of the interval meditates at the interplay among economic climate and wish, doing so with specific connection with the topics of fetishism, homoeroticism, the literary industry, social hierarchy, and shopper tradition. Drawing on theoretical and conceptual techniques together with queer conception, feminist concept, and present thought, participants provide unique analyses of labor by way of canonical and lesser-known writers, together with Oscar Wilde, A.E. Housman, Baron Corvo, Vernon Lee, Michael box, and Lucas Malet. the gathering builds on fresh serious advancements in fin-de-siècle literature (including significant interventions within the components of Decadence, sexuality, and gender reports) and asks, for example, how did overdue nineteenth-century writing schematise the libidinal and somatic dimensions of monetary alternate? How may possibly we outline the connection among eroticism and the formal economies of literary production/performance? And what relation exists among advertising/consumer tradition and (dissident) sexuality in fin-de-siecle literary discourses? This publication marks a major contribution to 19th-Century and Victorian literary stories, and complements the sphere of fin-de-siècle studies extra generally.
By Dr Pittard Christopher
Concentrating on works through authors comparable to Fergus Hume, Arthur Conan Doyle, provide Allen, L.T. Meade, and Marie Belloc Lowndes, Christopher Pittard explores the advanced relation among the emergence of detective fictions within the Eighteen Eighties and Nineties and the idea that of purity. The centrality of fabric and ethical purity as a topic of the style, Pittard argues, either mirrored and satirised a latest discourse of degeneration during which criminal activity was once equated with dust and illness and the place nationwide barriers have been guarded opposed to the specter of the legal foreigner. Situating his dialogue in the ideologies underpinning George Newnes's Strand journal in addition to a variety of nonfiction texts, Pittard demonstrates that the style was once a reaction to the seductive and impure delights linked to sensation and gothic novels. extra, Pittard means that feedback of detective fiction has in flip develop into captivated with the assumption of purity, therefore illustrating how a style fascinated with policing the impure itself turned topic to an identical worry of illness. Contributing to the richness of Pittard's venture are his discussions of the convergence of scientific discourse and detective fiction within the Nineties, together with the way in which social protest hobbies just like the antivivisectionist campaigns and clinical explorations of criminal activity raised questions regarding ethical purity.