Neo Victorian Gothic

Author by : Marie-Luise Kohlke
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rodopi
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Description : This volume, the third in Rodopi's Neo-Victorian Series, reassesses neo-Victorianism as a quintessentially Gothic movement. Through their revival of bygone spectres, their obsession with forgotten skeletons in the cupboard, and their exploration of nineteenth-century extremities, neo-Victorian works not only reflect our contemporary Gothic culture but also reactivate it and even enrich it with new variations such as postcolonial, eco or steampunk Gothic. Addressed to scholars and students of both Gothic and Neo-Victorian Studies, this volume will also interest contemporary literature specialis.


Neo Victorian Cities

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Languange : en
Publisher by : Hotei Publishing
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Description : Nineteenth-century metropolises continue to actively haunt present-day cityscapes, informing our kaleidoscopic engagements with postmodern urbanity in aesthetic, affective, and cognitive as well as physical and sensual terms. This volume explores the complex forms of urban representation in neo-Victorian practice.


Neo Victorian Villains

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Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : Neo-Victorian Villains offers a varied and stimulating range of essays on the afterlives of Victorian villains in popular culture, exploring their representation and adaptation in neo-Victorian drama and fiction.


Neo Victorian Humour

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Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : Highlighting neo-Victorian humour’s crucial role in shaping contemporary re-visions of nineteenth-century culture, this volume explores the major aesthetic, ideological and ethical issues raised by refracting the past through a comic lens, especially through self-conscious irony, parody, and black humour.


Neo Victorian Literature And Culture

Author by : Nadine Boehm-Schnitker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : 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 fascination with the histories, technologies and achievements, as well as the injustices and atrocities, of the nineteenth century. They also reveal that, in many ways, contemporary identities are constructed through a Victorian mirror image fabricated by the desires, imaginings and critical interests of the present. Providing analyses of current negotiations of nineteenth-century texts, discourses and traumas, this volume explores the contemporary commodification and nostalgic recreation of the past. It brings together critical perspectives of experts in the fields of Victorian literature and culture, contemporary literature, and neo-Victorianism, with contributions by leading scholars in the field including Rosario Arias, Cora Kaplan, Elizabeth Ho, Marie-Luise Kohlke and Sally Shuttleworth. Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture interrogates current fashions in neo-Victorianism and their ideological leanings, the resurrection of cultural icons, and the reasons behind our relationship with and immersion in Victorian culture.


History And Cultural Memory In Neo Victorian Fiction

Author by : Kate Mitchell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. Arguing that neo-Victorian fiction enacts and celebrates cultural memory, this book uses memory discourse to position these novels as dynamic participants in the contemporary historical imaginary.


Neo Victorian Families

Author by : Marie-Luise Kohlke
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rodopi
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Description : Tracing representations of re-imagined Victorian families in literature, film and television, and social discourse, this collection, the second volume in RodopiOCOs Neo-Victorian Series, analyses the historical trajectory of persistent but increasingly contested cultural myths that coalesce around the heterosexual couple and nuclear family as the supposed OCynormativeOCO foundation of communities and nations, past and present. It sheds new light on the significance of families as a source of fluctuating cultural capital, deployed in diverse arenas from political debates, social policy and identity politics to equal rights activism, and analyses how residual as well as emergent ideologies of family are mediated and critiqued by contemporary arts and popular culture. This volume will be of interest to researchers and students of neo-Victorian studies, as well as scholars in contemporary literature and film studies, cultural studies and the history of the family. Situating the nineteenth-century family both as a site of debilitating trauma and the means of ethical resistance against multivalent forms of oppression, neo-Victorian texts display a fascinating proliferation of alternative family models, albeit overshadowed by the apparent recalcitrance of familial ideologies to the same historical changes neo-Victorianism reflects and seeks to promote within the cultural imaginary."


The Articulation Of Science In The Neo Victorian Novel

Author by : Daniel Candel Bormann
Languange : en
Publisher by : Peter Lang Pub Inc
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Description : The present study offers a poetics of science in the contemporary historical, and more specifically, neo-Victorian novel. Its starting point is both the profound (dis)similarity between science and history, and Ansgar N¨ unning's path-breaking systematisation of the historical novel. The poetics itself is based on a rigorous development and application of four hypotheeses. These hypotheses are a direct result of the interdisciplinary nature of a study with at least three, if not four, epistemological concerns, for this is a study of « science in a « literary context which deals with « history, specifically history of the « Victorian« period. Each of the four terms forms the basis for one of the hypotheses. The poetics is tested on two novels which have proved to be land-marks in neo-Victorian fiction: Graham Swift's Waterland (1983) and A. S. Byatt's Possession (1990). Contents: Science - History - Nature - Neo-Victorian - 20th-century novel - Postmodern English fiction - Science and literature - Ecocriticism - Poetics of science in the neo-Victorian novel - Graham Swift: Waterland - A. S. Byatt: Possession - Ansgar Nunning.


Epistolary Encounters In Neo Victorian Fiction

Author by : K. Brindle
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Neo-Victorian writers invoke conflicting viewpoints in diaries, letters, etc. to creatively retrace the past in fragmentary and contradictory ways. This book explores the complex desires involved in epistolary discoveries of 'hidden' Victorians, offering new insight into the creative synthesising of critical thought within the neo-Victorian novel.


Gender And Ventriloquism In Victorian And Neo Victorian Fiction

Author by : H. Davies
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Is ventriloquism just for dummies? What is at stake in neo-Victorian fiction's desire to 'talk back' to the nineteenth century? This book explores the sexual politics of dialogues between the nineteenth century and contemporary fiction, offering a new insight into the concept of ventriloquism as a textual and metatextual theme in literature.