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Victorian Turns, NeoVictorian Returns: Essays on Fiction and Culture

Gay, Penny and Johnston, Judith and Waters, Catherine, eds. (2008) Victorian Turns, NeoVictorian Returns: Essays on Fiction and Culture. Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle upon Tyne, 229 pp. ISBN 1-84718-662-9. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

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 Bronte-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.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English > Centre for Victorian Literature and Culture
Depositing User: Catherine Waters
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 13:46 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2019 11:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54903 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Waters, Catherine: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7622-4188
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