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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)

Altered States
Altered States (July 2006)
Sex, Nation, Drugs, and Self-Transformation in Victorian Spiritualism
Marlene Tromp - Author

Considers the role of Spiritualism in Victorian culture.

Altered States examines the rise of Spiritualism—the religion of séances, mediums, and ghostly encounters—in the Victorian period and the role it played in undermining both traditional female roles and the rhetoric of imperialism. Focusing on a particular kind of séance event—the full-form materialization—and the b...(Read More)
Nervous Conditions
Nervous Conditions (March 2006)
Science and the Body Politic in Early Industrial Britain
Elizabeth Green Musselman - Author

Examines nineteenth-century scientists’ obsession with nerves and the nervous system.

Nervous Conditions explores the role of the body in the development of modern science, challenging the myth that modern science is built on a bedrock of objectivity and confident empiricism. In this fascinating look into the private world of British natural philosophers—including John Dalton, Lord Kelvin,...(Read More)

Worldwide Pre-Raphaelitism
Worldwide Pre-Raphaelitism (November 2004)
Thomas J. Tobin - Editor

Examines the influence of the Pre-Raphaelite movement on art and literature around the world.

Pre-Raphaelitism's influence during the long nineteenth century was far-reaching, affecting artistic and literary thought in places, media, and times far removed from its origins in 1848 London. Worldwide Pre-Raphaelitism examines the movement's development beyond England, from the continental "immortals" glori...(Read More)
Mapping the Victorian Social Body
Mapping the Victorian Social Body (February 2004)
Pamela K. Gilbert - Author

Explores how medical and social maps helped shape modern perceptions of space.

The cholera epidemics that plagued London in the nineteenth century were a turning point in the science of epidemiology and public health, and the use of maps to pinpoint the source of the disease initiated an explosion of medical and social mapping not only in London but throughout the British Empire as well. Mapping the Victorian Social ...(Read More)
Nervous Reactions
Nervous Reactions (January 2004)
Victorian Recollections of Romanticism
Joel Faflak - Editor
Julia M. Wright - Editor

Addresses how Victorian receptions of Romanticism and Romantic writers were shaped by notions of "nervousness."

Nervous Reactions
considers Victorian responses to Romanticism, particularly the way in which the Romantic period was frequently constructed in Victorian-era texts as a time of nervous or excitable authors (and readers) at odds with Victorian values of self-restraint, moderation, and stolidity. Re...(Read More)
Romantic Science
Romantic Science (July 2003)
The Literary Forms of Natural History
Noah Heringman - Editor

Uncovers the vital role that new scientific discoveries played in Romantic literary culture.

Although "romantic science" may sound like a paradox, much of the romance surrounding modern science—the mad scientist, the intuitive genius, the utopian transformation of nature—originated in the Romantic period. Romantic Science traces the literary and cultural politics surrounding the formation of t...(Read More)
Living Forms
Living Forms (October 2002)
Romantics and the Monumental Figure
Bruce Haley - Author

Examines Romantic poets’ and essayists’ fascination with the human form.

Based on years of archival research in various British and American libraries, Living Forms examines the early nineteenth century’s fascination with representations of the human form, particularly those from the past, which, having no adequate verbal explanatory text, are vulnerable to having their meanings erased by time. Th...(Read More)
Time Is of the Essence
Time Is of the Essence (September 2001)
Temporality, Gender, and the New Woman
Patricia Murphy - Author

Examines the intricate relationships between time and gender in the novels of five fin-de-siecle British writers--Thomas Hardy, Olive Schreiner, H. Rider Haggard, Sarah Grand, and Mona Caird
In Time Is of the Essence, Patricia Murphy argues that the Victorian debate on the Woman Question was informed by a crucial but as yet unexplored element at the fin de siecle: the cultural construction of time. Victorians were obse...(Read More)
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