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Anxious Anatomy
Anxious Anatomy (August 2008)
The Conception of the Human Form in Literary and Naturalist Discourse
Stefani Engelstein - Author

Examines the body in literature and science in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe.

In Anxious Anatomy, Stefani Engelstein reconstructs the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century human body to offer startling new readings of major works by Goethe, Blake, Heinrich von Kleist, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Mary Shelley, and Jane Austen. Engelstein links research on reproduction both to the ability ...(Read More)
 
 
Manly Leaders in Nineteenth-Century British Literature
Manly Leaders in Nineteenth-Century British Literature (March 2008)
Daniela Garofalo - Author

Examines fantasies of charismatic, virile leaders in British literature from the 1790s to the 1840s.

From the 1790s to the 1840s, the fear that Britain had become too effeminate to protect itself against the anarchic forces unleashed by the French Revolution produced in many British writers of the period a desire to portray strong leaders who could control the democratic and commercial forces of modernization. While...(Read More)
 
 
Cholera and Nation
Cholera and Nation (January 2008)
Doctoring the Social Body in Victorian England
Pamela K. Gilbert - Author

How cholera epidemics affected Victorian perceptions of the body and the nation.

Drawing from sermons, novels, newspaper editorials, poetry, medical texts, and the writings of social activists, Cholera and Nation explores how the coming of the cholera epidemics during a period of intense political reform in Britain set the terms by which the social body would be defined. In part by historical accident, e...(Read More)
 
 
White Horizon
White Horizon (January 2008)
The Arctic in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination
Jen Hill - Author

From explorers’ accounts to boys’ adventure fiction, how Arctic exploration served as a metaphor for nation-building and empire in nineteenth-century Britain.

Bridging historical and literary studies, White Horizon explores the importance of the Arctic to British understandings of masculine identity, the nation, and the rapidly expanding British Empire in the nineteenth century. Well before Coler...(Read More)
 
 
Decadent Culture in the United States
Decadent Culture in the United States (November 2007)
Art and Literature against the American Grain, 1890-1926
David Weir - Author

The paradoxes of the American decadent movement in the 1890s and 1920s.

Decadent Culture in the United States traces the development of the decadent movement in America from its beginnings in the 1890s to its brief revival in the 1920s. During the fin de siècle, many Americans felt the nation had entered a period of decline since the frontier had ended and the country’s “manifest de...(Read More)

 
 
Excavating Victorians
Excavating Victorians (November 2007)
Virginia Zimmerman - Author

How Victorians reacted to the new sciences of geology and archaeology.

Excavating Victorians examines nineteenth-century Britain’s reaction to the revelations about time and natural history provided by the new sciences of geology and archaeology. The Victorians faced one of the greatest paradigm shifts in history: the bottom dropped out of time, and they had to reinvent their relationship to the e...(Read More)
 
 
Virginia Woolf and the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Novel
Virginia Woolf and the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Novel (July 2007)
Emily Blair - Author

Traces Woolf’s persistent yet vexed fascination with nineteenth-century descriptions of English domesticity and female creativity.

In Virginia Woolf and the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Novel, Emily Blair explores how nineteenth-century descriptions of femininity saturate both Woolf’s fiction and her modernist manifestos. Moving between the Victorian and modernist periods, Blair looks at a ...(Read More)

 
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