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Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim: Critical Essays

Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim: Critical Essays

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Jane Ford, Alexandra Gray
January 31, 2019

Popular novelist, female aesthete, Victorian radical and proto-modernist, Lucas Malet (Mary St. Leger  Harrison, 1852-1931) was one of the most successful writers of her day, yet few of her remarkable novels remain in print. Malet was a daughter of the ‘broad church’ priest and well-known Victorian...

Feminist Modernism, Poetics, and the New Economy: Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore

Feminist Modernism, Poetics, and the New Economy: Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore

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Linda A. Kinnahan
January 28, 2019

In Feminist Modernism, Poetics, and the New Economy, Linda A. Kinnahan argues that the work of Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore engages with the variations in feminist economic thought and discourse that developed in American culture from the 1890s through the 1920s. Kinnahan positions her...

Philanthropy and Early Twentieth-Century Literature

Philanthropy and Early Twentieth-Century Literature

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Milena Radeva-Costello
December 27, 2018

Philanthropy and Early Twentieth-Century Literature explores the relationship between British literature and philanthropy at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, examining the works of E. M. Forster, Rebecca West, W. B. Yeats, Roger Fry, Wyndham Lewis, Virginia Woolf, and Vita...

Art, Race, and Fantastic Color Change in the Victorian Novel

Art, Race, and Fantastic Color Change in the Victorian Novel

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Jessica Durgan
December 27, 2018

As a study of color in the Victorian novel, this volume notices and analyzes a peculiar literary phenomenon in which Victorian authors who were also trained as artists dream up fantastically colored characters for their fiction. These strange and eccentric characters include the purple madwoman...

Arthur O'Shaughnessy, A Pre-Raphaelite Poet in the British Museum

Arthur O'Shaughnessy, A Pre-Raphaelite Poet in the British Museum

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Jordan Kistler
December 14, 2018

Arthur O'Shaughnessy's career as a natural historian in the British Museum, and his consequent preoccupation with the role of work in his life, provides the context with which to reexamine his contributions to Victorian poetry. O'Shaughnessy's engagement with aestheticism, socialism, and Darwinian...

The Female Fantastic: Gendering the Supernatural in the 1890s and 1920s

The Female Fantastic: Gendering the Supernatural in the 1890s and 1920s

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Lizzie Harris McCormick, Jennifer Mitchell, Rebecca Soares
July 26, 2018

For women-identified writers of both eras, the fantastic offered double vision. Not only did the genre offer strategic cover for challenging the status quo, but also a heuristic mechanism for teasing out the gendered psyche’s links to creative, personal, and erotic agency. These dynamic...

Beyond the Victorian/ Modernist Divide: Remapping the Turn-of-the-Century Break in Literature, Culture and the Visual Arts

Beyond the Victorian/ Modernist Divide: Remapping the Turn-of-the-Century Break in Literature, Culture and the Visual Arts

1st Edition

Anne-Florence Gillard-Estrada, Anne Besnault-Levita
March 13, 2018

Beyond the Victorian/ Modernist Divide contributes to a new phase in the Victorian-modern debate of traditional periodization through the perspective lens of literature and the visual arts. Breaking away from conventionally fixed discourses and dichotomies, this book utilizes an interdisciplinary...

The Occult Imagination in Britain, 1875-1947

The Occult Imagination in Britain, 1875-1947

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Christine Ferguson, Andrew Radford
December 21, 2017

Between 1875 and 1947, a period bookended, respectively, by the founding of the Theosophical Society and the death of notorious occultist celebrity Aleister Crowley, Britain experienced an unparalleled efflorescence of engagement with unusual occult schema and supernatural phenomena such as astral...

Edwardian Culture: Beyond the Garden Party

Edwardian Culture: Beyond the Garden Party

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Samuel Shaw, Sarah Shaw, Naomi Carle
November 28, 2017

Edwardian Culture: Beyond the Garden Party is the first truly interdisciplinary collection of essays dealing with culture in Britain c.1895-1914. Bringing together essays on literature, art, politics, religion, architecture, marketing, and imperial history, the study highlights the extent to which...

Victorian Sustainability in Literature and Culture

Victorian Sustainability in Literature and Culture

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Wendy Parkins
November 13, 2017

From a growing awareness of the depletion of energy resources and the perils of environmental degradation to the founding of self-sufficient communities and the establishment of the National Trust, the concept of sustainability began to take on a new importance in the Victorian period. An emerging...

Gender and the Intersubjective Sublime in Faulkner, Forster, Lawrence, and Woolf

Gender and the Intersubjective Sublime in Faulkner, Forster, Lawrence, and Woolf

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Erin Speese
September 21, 2017

Exploring how the modern novel's complex depictions of parenthood restructure traditional conceptions of the Romantic sublime, Erin K. Johns Speese shows how William Faulkner, E.M. Forster, D.H. Lawrence, and Virginia Woolf use related strategies to rewrite the traditional sublime as an...

Testing New Opinions and Courting New Impressions: New Perspectives on Walter Pater

Testing New Opinions and Courting New Impressions: New Perspectives on Walter Pater

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Anne-Florence Gillard-Estrada, Martine Lambert-Charbonnier, Charlotte Ribeyrol
September 12, 2017

Reflecting Walter Pater’s diverse engagements with literature, the visual arts, history, and philosophy, this collection of essays explores new interdisciplinary perspectives engaging readers and scholars alike to revisit methodologies, intertextualities, metaphysical positions, and stylistic...

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