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Against the Despotism of Fact
Against the Despotism of Fact (February 2021)
Modernism, Capitalism, and the Irish Celt
T.J. Boynton - Author

 
 
Medicine Is War
Medicine Is War (February 2021)
The Martial Metaphor in Victorian Literature and Culture
Lorenzo Servitje - Author

 
 
Beyond Gold and Diamonds
Beyond Gold and Diamonds (January 2021)
Genre, the Authorial Informant, and the British South African Novel
Melissa Free - Author

 
 
Charlotte Brontë at the Anthropocene
Charlotte Brontë at the Anthropocene (September 2020)
Shawna Ross - Author

Forges a fresh interpretation of Charlotte Brontë’s oeuvre as a response to ecological instability.

In this book, Shawna Ross argues that Charlotte Brontë was an attentive witness of the Anthropocene and created one of the first literary ecosystems animated by human-caused environmental change. Brontë combined her personal experiences, scientific knowledge, and narrative skills to...(Read More)
 
 
Kept from All Contagion
Kept from All Contagion (May 2020)
Germ Theory, Disease, and the Dilemma of Human Contact in Late Nineteenth-Century Literature
Kari Nixon - Author

Highlights connections between authors rarely studied together by exposing their shared counternarratives to germ theory’s implicit suggestion of protection in isolation.

Kept from All Contagion explores the surprising social effects of germ theory in the late nineteenth century. Connecting groups of authors rarely studied in tandem by highlighting their shared interest in changing interpersonal relationships in the...(Read More)
 
 
Victorian Structures
Victorian Structures (March 2020)
Architecture, Society, and Narrative
Jody Griffith - Author

Argues that the descriptions of buildings frequently encountered in Victorian novels offer more than evocative settings for characters and plot; instead, such descriptions signal these novels’ self-reflexive consideration of the structure itself.

Although Victorian novels often feature lengthy descriptions of the buildings where characters live, work, and pray, we may not always notice the stories these buildings tell. Bu...(Read More)
 
 
The Aesthetics of Senescence
The Aesthetics of Senescence (January 2020)
Aging, Population, and the Nineteenth-Century British Novel
Andrea Charise - Author

Investigates how nineteenth-century British literature grappled with a new understanding of aging as both an individual and collective experience.

The Aesthetics of Senescence investigates how chronological age has come to possess far-reaching ideological, ethical, and aesthetic implications, both in the past and present. Andrea Charise argues that authors of the nineteenth...(Read More)
 
 
An Ethic of Innocence
An Ethic of Innocence (September 2019)
Pragmatism, Modernity, and Women's Choice Not to Know
Kristen L. Renzi - Author

Offers a feminist theory of ignorance that sheds light on the misunderstood or overlooked epistemic practices of women in literature.

An Ethic of Innocence examines representations of women in American and British fin-de-siècle and modern literature who seem “not to know” things. These naïve fools, Pollyannaish dupes, obedient traditionalists, or regressive anti-feminists have been dismiss...(Read More)
 
 
Romantic Vacancy
Romantic Vacancy (August 2019)
The Poetics of Gender, Affect, and Radical Speculation
Kate Singer - Author

Examines the concept of a poetics of vacancy in Romantic-era literature.

Romantic Vacancy argues that, at the cult of sensibility’s height, Romantic writers found alternative tropes of affect to express movement beyond sensation and the body. Grappling with sensibility’s claims that sensation could be translated into ideas and emotions, poets of vacancy rewrote core empiricist philosophies that trapped women ...(Read More)
 
 
Victorian Negatives
Victorian Negatives (August 2019)
Literary Culture and the Dark Side of Photography in the Nineteenth Century
Susan E. Cook - Author

Argues that the photographic negative gives a new way of understanding Victorian debates surrounding origins and copies as well as reality and representation.

Victorian Negatives examines the intersection between Victorian photography and literary culture, and argues that the development of the photographic negative played an instrumental role in their confluence. The negative is a technology that facilitates photographic...(Read More)
 
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