Neo Victorianism

Author: Ann Heilmann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230281691
Release Date: 2010-07-28
Genre: Fiction

This field-defining book offers an interpretation of the recent figurations of neo-Victorianism published over the last ten years. Using a range of critical and cultural viewpoints, it highlights the problematic nature of this 'new' genre and its relationship to re-interpretative critical perspectives on the nineteenth century.

Neo Victorianism

Author: Ann Heilmann
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230241131
Release Date: 2010-09-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

This field-defining book offers an interpretation of the recent figurations of neo-Victorianism published over the last ten years. Using a range of critical and cultural viewpoints, it highlights the problematic nature of this 'new' genre and its relationship to re-interpretative critical perspectives on the nineteenth century.

Neo Victorianism

Author: Ann Heilmann
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1349316857
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Fiction

This field-defining book offers an interpretation of the recent figurations of neo-Victorianism published over the last ten years. Using a range of critical and cultural viewpoints, it highlights the problematic nature of this 'new' genre and its relationship to re-interpretative critical perspectives on the nineteenth century.

Neo Victorian Fiction and Historical Narrative

Author: L. Hadley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230317499
Release Date: 2010-10-13
Genre: Literary Criticism

Placing the popular genre of neo-Victorian fiction within the context of the contemporary cultural fascination with the Victorians, this book argues that these novels are distinguished by a commitment to historical specificity and understands them within their contemporary context and the context of Victorian historical and literary narratives.

Transforming Memories in Contemporary Women s Rewriting

Author: L. Plate
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230294639
Release Date: 2010-12-08
Genre: Literary Criticism

Including topics as diverse as feminism and its relationship to the marketplace, plagiarism and copyright, silence and forgetting, and myth in a digital age, this book explores the role of rewriting within feminist literature from the 1970s onwards in relation to the theme of cultural memory.

New Woman Fiction

Author: A. Heilmann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230288355
Release Date: 2000-08-09
Genre: Literary Criticism

The New Woman was the symbol of the shifting categories of gender and sexuality and epitomised the spirit of the fin de siècle . This informative monograph offers an interdisciplinary approach to the growing field of New Woman studies by exploring the relationship between first-wave feminist literature, the nineteenth-century women's movement and female consumer culture. The book expertly places the debate about femininity, feminism and fiction in its cultural and socio-historical context, examining New Woman fiction as a genre whose emerging theoretical discourse prefigured concepts central to second-wave feminist theory.

Epistolary Encounters in Neo Victorian Fiction

Author: K. Brindle
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137007162
Release Date: 2014-01-24
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.

Neo Victorian Literature and Culture

Author: Nadine Boehm-Schnitker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134614691
Release Date: 2014-06-05
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.

New Woman Strategies

Author: Ann Heilman
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719057590
Release Date: 2004-09-04
Genre: Literary Criticism

Recent years have seen a rennaissance of scholarly interest in the fin-de-siécle fiction of the New Woman. New Woman Strategies offers a new approach to the subject by focusing on the discursive strategies and revisionist aesthetics of the genre in the writings of three of its key exponents: Sarah Grand (1854-1943), Olive Schreiner (1855-1920) and Mona Caird (1854-1932). The study explores how each writer drew on, mimicked, feminized and ultimately transformed traditional literary and cultural tropes and paradigms: feminity, allegory and mythology.

Metafiction and Metahistory in Contemporary Women s Writing

Author: A. Heilmann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230206281
Release Date: 2007-04-11
Genre: Fiction

This collection examines the dynamic experimentation of contemporary women writers from North America, Australia, and the UK. Blurring the dichotomies of the popular and the literary, the fictional and the factual, the essays assembled here offer new approaches to reading contemporary women fiction writers' reconfigurations of history.

The collected short stories of George Moore

Author: George Moore
Publisher: Pickering & Chatto Ltd
ISBN: 1851968415
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Fiction

George Moore (1852-1933) was one of the most influential and versatile writers and journalists of the turn of the century. Bridging movements as disparate as high realism/naturalism and mysticism, his narrative work is also significant for its concern with emerging psychoanalytical approaches. Much of his writing crossed boundaries: generically, thematically, psychologically and conceptually - between autobiography, fiction and folklore, hysteria, sex and gender. Despite his significant impact on fin-de-siecle culture and literature, Moore's works have not been readily available. This five-volume, reset critical edition addresses current scholarly interest in Moore, making available his generally neglected short story collections. Editorial apparatus includes full annotation, a general introduction and a consolidated index Includes textual variations of revisions, contemporary reviews A Story-Teller's Holiday includes extracts from letters between Moore and his friends.

Medical Discourse in Professional Academic and Popular Settings

Author: Pilar Ordóñez-López
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781783096275
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Genre: Social Science

This volume investigates the features and challenges of medical discourse between medical professionals as well as with patients and in the media. Based on corpus-driven studies, it includes a wide variety of approaches including cognitive, corpus and diachronic linguistics. Each chapter examines a different aspect of medical communication, including the use of metaphor referring to cancer, the importance of ethics in medical documents addressed to patients and the suitability of popular science articles for medical students. The book also features linguistic, textual and discourse-focused analysis of some fundamental medical genres. By combining sociological and linguistic research applied to the medical context, it illustrates how linguists and translation specialists can build bridges between health professionals and their patients.

The Journal of Dora Damage

Author: Belinda Starling
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408806456
Release Date: 2009-08-03
Genre: Fiction

London, 1859. By the time Dora Damage discovers that her husband Peter has arthritis in his hands, it is too late - their book-binding business is in huge debt and the family is on the brink of entering the poorhouse. But Dora proves that she is more than just a housewife and mother. She resolves to rescue her family at any price and finds herself irrevocably entangled in a web of sex, money, deceit and the law.

Victorian Turns Neovictorian Returns

Author: Penny Gay
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1847186629
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Fiction

Victorian Turns, NeoVictorian Returns: Essays on Fiction and Culture brings together essays by scholars of international reputation in nineteenth-century British literature. Encompassing new work on Victorian writers and subjects as well as later readings, rewritings, and adaptations, the two-part arrangement of this collection highlights an ongoing dialogue. Part One: Victorian Turns focuses principally on some of the major novelists of the period George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë while placing them in a wide cultural context, in particular that provided by the intellectual journals to which many of the novelists contributed. Reflecting the diversity of debate in the Victorian period, contributors' essays range across key topics of the day, including the "woman question", class relations, language, science, work, celebrity, and travel. English writers' consciousness of the challenging contemporary developments in French literature forms a significant and persistent theme. In Part Two: NeoVictorian Returns, the rich and varied afterlife of Victorianism is touched on. NeoVictorianism in contemporary literature and film demonstrates an ongoing and productive engagement with an age which established the social and cultural directions of the modern world. In rewritings, appropriations, and colonial writings-back, and in the persistent power of nineteenth-century images and stories in modern cinema, the period's social, cultural and political modernity continues to flourish.

Haunting and Spectrality in Neo Victorian Fiction

Author: R. Arias
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230246744
Release Date: 2009-11-27
Genre: Literary Criticism

Exploring the pervasive presence of the Victorian past in contemporary culture, these essays use the trope of haunting and spectrality as a critical tool with which to consider neo-Victorian works, as well as our ongoing fascination with the Victorians, combining original readings of well-known novels with engaging analyses of lesser-known works.