Author: Sarah A. Willburn
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
Keywords: century, nineteenth, series, writings, mystical, victorians, spheres, possessed, extra
Number of Pages: 169
Published: 2006-11-15
List price: $99.95
ISBN-10: 0754655407
ISBN-13: 9780754655404

In her absorbing study of nineteenth-century mystical writings, Sarah Willburn formulates a new conception of individualism that offers a fresh look at Victorian subjectivity. Drawing upon extensive archival work in the British Library, Willburn analyzes seance accounts, novels about mediumship, and metaphysical treatises, to make important connections between contemporary writings on mysticism and fictional works. Willburn presents the theories of compelling characters such as Newton Crosland and Lois Waisbrooker and provides exciting new readings of well-known texts by Charlotte Bronte, Elio

Author: Michael Davis
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
Keywords: century, nineteenth, series, country, unmapped, psychology, eliot, george, exploring
Number of Pages: 216
Published: 2006-11-11
List price: $110.00
ISBN-10: 075465172X
ISBN-13: 9780754651727

In his study of Eliot as a psychological novelist, Michael Davis examines Eliot’s writings in the context of a large volume of nineteenth-century scientific writing about the mind. Eliot, Davis argues, manipulated scientific language in often subversive ways to propose a vision of mind as both fundamentally connected to the external world and radically isolated from and independent of that world. In showing the alignments between Eliot’s work and the formulations of such key thinkers as Herbert Spencer, Charles Darwin, T. H. Huxley, and G. H. Lewes, Davis reveals how Eliot responds

Author: Phyllis Weliver
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
Keywords: nineteenth, century, music, britain, poetry, british, figure
Number of Pages: 266
Published: 2005-04
List price: $120.00
ISBN-10: 0754605477
ISBN-13: 9780754605478

How was music depicted in and mediated through Romantic and Victorian poetry? That is the question which this volume of essays explores in order to achieve a better understanding of the place of music and its significance in 19th-century British culture.

Authors:Larry H. Peer, Diane Long Hoeveler,
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
Keywords: century, nineteenth, discourses, comparative, romanticism
Number of Pages: 208
Published: 2006-07-30
List price: $110.00
ISBN-10: 0754653749
ISBN-13: 9780754653745

Exploring how discourse is figured in the texts of key European Romantic authors such as Wackenroder, Coleridge, Byron, and Hugo, this volume offers nuanced readings of the under-explored syntactic, semantic, and ideological structures of Romantic works. Rather than proposing a new theoretical position on the issue of what constitutes Romantic discourse studies, the editors have commissioned essays that seek to capture aspects of this discursive field, building on previous scholarship to offer fresh ways of seeing how Romantic discourse matrices work. The volume is organized into three section

Author: Barbara Penner
Publisher: New Hampshire
Keywords: nineteenth, century, modern, new, studies, becoming, america, tour, newlyweds, honeymooning
Number of Pages: 308
Published: 2009-07-31
List price: $55.00
ISBN-10: 1584657731
ISBN-13: 9781584657736

Newlyweds on Tour is the first historical study to trace the origins and growth of the American honeymoon between 1820 and 1900. Rather than treating the honeymoon as a simple by-product of the privatization of the family, this work argues that it was formed at the interstices between (and helped to articulate) a variety of narratives--patriotic, conjugal, sentimental, and sexual that were central to the modern American national identity. To track these narratives, Barbara Penner moves between primary accounts of newlywed experiences recorded in diaries and letters in addition to entries in a

Author: James Mussell
Publisher: Scolar Pr
Keywords: century, nineteenth, press, series, periodical, time, science, space
Number of Pages: 252
Published: 2007-07-30
List price: $99.95
ISBN-10: 0754657477
ISBN-13: 9780754657477

James Mussell reads nineteenth-century scientific debates in light of recent theoretical discussions of scientific writing to propose a new methodology for understanding the periodical press in terms of its movements in time and space. That there is no disjunction between text and object is already recognized in science studies, Mussell argues; however, this principle should also be extended to our understanding of print culture within its cultural context. He provides historical accounts of scientific controversy, documents references to time and space in the periodical press, and follows mag

Author: Simon Dentith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Keywords: century, nineteenth, literature, culture, studies, britain, empire, epic, cambridge
Number of Pages: 264
Published: 2006-07-10
List price: $96.99
ISBN-10: 0521862655
ISBN-13: 9780521862653

In the nineteenth century, epic poetry in the Homeric style was widely seen as an ancient and anachronistic genre, yet Victorian authors worked to recreate it for the modern world. Simon Dentith explores the relationship between epic and the evolution of Britain’s national identity in the nineteenth century up to the apparent demise of all notions of heroic warfare in the catastrophe of the First World War. Paradoxically, writers found equivalents of the societies which produced Homeric or Northern epics not in Europe, but on the margins of empire and among its subject peoples. Dentith c
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