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Poovey, Mary

Works: 54 works in 178 publications in 3 languages and 7,929 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PR469.W65, 823.709352042
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Most widely held works by Mary Poovey
Genres of the credit economy : mediating value in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain by Mary Poovey( )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banking, borrowing, investing, and even losing money - in other words, participating in the modern financial system - seem like routine activities of everyday life. This book looks at how this came to be the case by examining the history of financial instruments and representations of finance in 18th and 19th century Britain
A history of the modern fact : problems of knowledge in the sciences of wealth and society by Mary Poovey( )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did the fact become modernity's most favored unit of knowledge? How did description come to seem separable from theory in the precursors of economics and the social sciences?. Mary Poovey explores these questions in A History of the Modern Fact, ranging across an astonishing array of texts and ideas from the publication of the first British manual on double-entry bookkeeping in 1588 to the institutionalization of statistics in the 1830s. She shows how the production of systematic knowledge from descriptions of observed particulars influenced government, how numerical representation became
Uneven developments : the ideological work of gender in mid-Victorian England by Mary Poovey( )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norton, Caroline; Nightingale, Florence; Eyre, Jane
The proper lady and the woman writer : ideology as style in the works of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, and Jane Austen by Mary Poovey( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making a social body : British cultural formation, 1830-1864 by Mary Poovey( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The financial system in nineteenth-century Britain( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassandra and other selections from Suggestions for thought by Florence Nightingale( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florence Nightingale (1820-1920) is famous as the heroine of the Crimean War and later as a campaigner for health care founded on a clean environment and good nursing. Though best known for her pioneering demonstration that disease rather than wounds killed most soldiers, she was also heavily allied to social reform movements and to feminist protest against the enforced idleness of middle-class women. This original edition provides bold new insights into Nightingale's beliefs and a new picture of the relationship between feminism and religion. Nightingale argues that work was the means by which every individual sought self-fulfillment and served God. She wrote influentially about the group most Victorians declared to be above work unmarried, middle-class women. Suggestions for Thought to the Searchers after Truth Among the Artisans of England (1860), which contains the novel Cassandra, is a central text in nineteenth-century history of feminist thought and is published here for the first time
Finance in America : an unfinished story by Kevin R Brine( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic crisis of 2008 led to an unprecedented focus on the world of high finance - and revealed it to be far more arcane and influential than most people could ever have imagined. Any hope of avoiding future crises, it's clear, rests on understanding finance itself. To understand finance, however, we have to learn its history, and this book fills that need. Kevin R. Brine, an industry veteran, and Mary Poovey, an acclaimed historian, show that finance as we know it today emerged gradually in the late nineteenth century and only coalesced after World War II, becoming ever more complicated - and ever more central to the American economy. The authors explain the models, regulations, and institutions at the heart of modern finance and uncover the complex and sometimes surprising origins of its critical features, such as corporate accounting standards, the Federal Reserve System, risk management practices, and American Keynesian and New Classic monetary economics. This book sees finance through its highs and lows, from pre-Depression to post-Recession, exploring the myriad ways in which the practices of finance and the realities of the economy influenced one another through the yeras. A masterwork of collaboration, Finance in America lays bare the theories and practices that constitute finance, opening up the discussion of its role and risks to a broad range of scholars and citizens. -- from back cover
The exquisite corpse of August Nordenskiöld by Ronny Ambjörnsson( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the alchemist August Nordenskiöld (17-54-1792) as a starting point, artists Goldin+Senneby initiate a series of essays, each responding to the preceeding essay only
Scenes of an indelicate character : the medical treatment of Victorian women by Mary Poovey( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide


1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La construcción de un cuerpo social : la formación cultural británica, 1830-1864 by Mary Poovey( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domestic counterplots: Representations of marriage in eighteenth-century British literature by Jaclyn Geller( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The satiric characters portrayed by these writers--the vain coquette, the deluded lover, the fortune hunter, the self-satisfied wife--later become general types. By mid-century the sense that amorous activity was both integral and conducive to madness becomes a staple of British literature. It is especially prevalent in the writing of Samuel Johnson, who depicts marital inequity and interrogates the ideal of lifelong, sanctioned erotic partnership. Versed as they were in satire, late eighteenth-century female novelists hardly wrote in deference to the mandates of conduct books. Novelists like Frances Burney and Jane Austen refine marriage satire through specific literary techniques: manipulations of point of view, free indirect discourse, narrative omissions, indeterminate endings, and parodic doublings of characters
Threatening essentials: Women and varieties of manhood in Tennyson's "Idylls of the King." by Benedick G Turner( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previous studies have mostly misread the poems as a result of understanding them first and foremost as parts of one whole rather than as individual works: the first poem's happy ending and the last poem's seemingly sad conclusion have influenced many critics to understand the collection as a single narrative of moral decay and consequently to misinterpret the early poems as purely comedic and the later ones as relentlessly tragic; read as individual works, the poems reveal more complexity. Although previous studies of Tennyson's work have dismissed the Idylls as poor examples of the poet's work, the poems use a sophisticated variety of verse strategies to express different masculinities. And while existing criticism asserts that many of the characters are one-dimensional symbols of individual human traits, studying the way masculinity is represented in the poems facilitates and is facilitated by an understanding of how the verse imbues characters with the impression of psychological depth
Fathers and daughters : the trauma of growing up female by Mary Poovey( )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conducting projects: The imaginative agenda of writing in London, 1716--1782 by Erik Curtin Bond( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers such as John Gay, Henry Fielding, Alexander Pope, James Boswell, and Frances Burney valued this metaphor because it could sometimes refer to the literal geographical tensions unique to mid-eighteenth-century London, and, at other times, could lend writers the impression that they exercised an active, yet figurative, control over the literal cityscape. Describing a district that lay on the margins of the Court and the City and between Whitehall and Whitechapel, the writers I examine addressed an informally governed district in which they could imagine themselves as competitors with both the politicians of Westminster and the aldermen of the City of London
A narratology of detection in the Victorian novel by Stefanie Pintoff( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The various novels I examine in this dissertation each foreground a different narrative device to interrogate a particular epistemological question. In each, traditional assumptions about ways of knowing are called into question and new methods are explored. Novelists employ metonymic narrative devices to examine the fragmented split between persons and the objects they handle in Lady Audley's Secret, The Woman in White, and certain Sherlock Holmes stories; likewise, synecdochal narrative devices are developed to question assumptions about "wholeness" in Bleak House and The Moonstone. In Dracula, "fragmented time" becomes a narrative device used to challenge assumptions about temporal order, and in The Golden Bowl, the Jamesian ficelle is employed to make a self-conscious inquiry into the nature of knowing itself. This last problem is one that I contend is aligned with the project of Agatha Christie's most controversial novel, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, which I examine in the conclusion as a postscript
"London at dinner": Narrating conventions and the Victorian novel by Natalie E Kapetanios( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation offers a narratological approach to issues traditionally associated with the novel of manners. I suggest that a concern with social conventions operates not only at the level of themes but also, and more complex, at the level of narrative devices in a variety of subgenres of the Victorian novel, including the bildungsroman and the sensation novel. By arguing that conventions, particularly those related to eating, play a significant role in Victorian novels' narrative methods, I ultimately demonstrate that aspects of this subgenre are even more prevalent than previously recognized
Broken trains of thought: The railway crash, trauma and narrative in British fiction, 1848--1910 by Karen Odden( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Victorian railway occupied an extraordinary position in the public imagination because it altered nearly every aspect of culture from food distribution to ways of conceptualizing space and time. By mid-century the train was also available as a metaphor for certain types of plots, particularly those in realist novels. Beginning in the 1850s, Victorian railway crashes and injury trials compelled dozens of Victorian medical, legal and railway professionals to write treatises in which they discuss issues such as causality, agency, credibility and the need for supplemental narratives. Because these are also narrative concerns, novelists such as M.E. Braddon, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, R.L. Stevenson and Anthony Trollope used railway crashes, both mechanical and financial, to introduce questions concerning the category of traumatic injury and to work out aspects of their own craft. Specifically, these writers developed narrative devices that plot the kind of rupture that we associate with trauma by producing psychological complexity. The experiential category that Freud called trauma became an organizing fiction that enabled writers in the medical, legal and literary professions to make sense of modern catastrophe and loss in a new way
Figures of sympathy: Womanly redefinition in the fiction of British women writers by Julia Antonia Ritter( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation examines particular moments in the history of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century women writers in order to investigate how their evolving conceptualizations of sympathy contributed to their cultural and literary projects. These writers' understandings of woman's relationship to sympathy responded to cultural attitudes about female nature and manifested themselves in the literary forms that these writers developed in their fiction. Although much attention has been focused on the visual nature of the sympathetic scenes that women writers staged in their fiction, this study highlights the figures of the sympathetic woman that these writers represented
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The proper lady and the woman writer : ideology as style in the works of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, and Jane Austen
A history of the modern fact : problems of knowledge in the sciences of wealth and societyUneven developments : the ideological work of gender in mid-Victorian EnglandThe proper lady and the woman writer : ideology as style in the works of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, and Jane AustenMaking a social body : British cultural formation, 1830-1864The financial system in nineteenth-century BritainCassandra and other selections from Suggestions for thought
Alternative Names
Mary Poovey Amerikaans historica

Mary Poovey historiadora estadounidense

Mary Poovey historienne américaine

Мери Пууви

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