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Invisible Hosts
Invisible Hosts (September 2017)
Performing the Nineteenth-Century Spirit Medium's Autobiography
Elizabeth Schleber Lowry - Author

Provides a rhetorical analysis of female spirit mediums’ autobiographies in the historical and social contexts of Victorian-era America.

Invisible Hosts explores how the central tenets of Spiritualism influenced ways in which women conceived of their bodies and their civic responsibilities, arguing that Spiritualist ideologies helped to lay the foundation for the social and political advances made b...(Read More)
 
 
Beasts of Burden
Beasts of Burden (April 2017)
Biopolitics, Labor, and Animal Life in British Romanticism
Ron Broglio - Author

Uses literature, art, and cultural texts from the British Romantic period to explore the age in which biological life and its abilities first became regulated by the rising nation.

In Beasts of Burden, Ron Broglio examines how lives—human and animal—were counted in rural England and Scotland during the Romantic period. During this time, Britain experienced unprecedented data collection from ce...(Read More)
 
 
Romantic Mediations
Romantic Mediations (November 2016)
Media Theory and British Romanticism
Andrew Burkett - Author

FINALIST - 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Social Sciences category
Investigates the ways in which new technologies and theories of photography, phonography, moving images, and digital media engage with a diverse set of texts by British Romantic writers.
Romantic Mediations investigates the connections among British Romantic writers, their texts, and the history of major...(Read More)
 
 
Terror and Irish Modernism
Terror and Irish Modernism (October 2009)
The Gothic Tradition from Burke to Beckett
Jim Hansen - Author

Presents a new genealogy and synoptic overview of modern Irish fiction.

Terror and Irish Modernism offers a synoptic overview of modern Irish fiction. Covering more than two centuries of literary production, Jim Hansen locates the root structure of modern Irish fiction in the masculine gender anxiety of one of the nineteenth century’s most popular literary genres: the Gothic. Addressing both the decolon...(Read More)
 
 
Antipodal England
Antipodal England (September 2009)
Emigration and Portable Domesticity in the Victorian Imagination
Janet C. Myers - Author

Examines Victorian conceptions of home and identity by looking at portrayals and accounts of middle-class emigration to Australia.

A common subplot in the Victorian novel involves fictional emigrants who disappear into or arrive from the colonies in ways that facilitate plot development but do little to represent the condition of colonial life. Yet the proliferation of emigrant guides and the enthusiastic debates...(Read More)
 
 
Byromania and the Birth of Celebrity Culture
Byromania and the Birth of Celebrity Culture (April 2009)
Ghislaine McDayter - Author

2009 Elma Dangerfield Award, presented by the International Byron Society

Argues that Byron’s popularity marked the beginning of celebrity as a cultural identity.

Byromania and the Birth of Celebrity Culture argues that Byron’s popularity, particularly among women, marked the beginning of celebrity as a cultural industry. For nearly two hundred years, Roma...(Read More)
 
 
Aging by the Book
Aging by the Book (March 2009)
The Emergence of Midlife in Victorian Britain
Kay Heath - Author

Uncovers the origins of midlife anxiety in Victorian print culture.

Aging by the Book offers an innovative look at the ways in which middle age, which for centuries had been considered the prime of life, was transformed during the Victorian era into a period of decline. Single women were nearing middle age at thirty, and mothers in their forties were expected to become sexless; meanwhile, fortyish men...(Read More)
 
 
The Mighty Scot
The Mighty Scot (January 2009)
Nation, Gender, and the Nineteenth-Century Mystique of Scottish Masculinity
Maureen M. Martin - Author

Turns a spotlight on the Victorian love affair with Scotland.

Turning a spotlight on the Victorian love affair with Scotland, The Mighty Scot examines influential representations of Scottishness in literature, art, and hunting memoirs, and explores how Scotland came to be seen as a wellspring of fierce primal masculinity. Maureen M. Martin analyzes portrayals of Scottish masculinity over the course of the ...(Read More)
 
 
Victorian Fetishism
Victorian Fetishism (January 2009)
Intellectuals and Primitives
Peter Melville Logan - Author

Examines the importance of fetishism in nineteenth-century cultural theory.

Victorian Fetishism argues that fetishism was central to the development of cultural theory in the nineteenth century. From 1850 to 1900, when theories of social evolution reached their peak, European intellectuals identified all “primitive” cultures with “Primitive Fetishism,” a psychological form of sel...(Read More)
 
 
Literary Remains
Literary Remains (December 2008)
Representations of Death and Burial in Victorian England
Mary Elizabeth Hotz - Author

Explores Victorian responses to death and burial in literature, journalism, and legal writing.

Literary Remains explores the unexpectedly central role of death and burial in Victorian England. As Alan Ball, creator of HBO’s Six Feet Under, quipped, “Once you put a dead body in the room, you can talk about anything.” So, too, with the Victorians: dead bodies, especially their burial a...(Read More)
 
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