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Interventions : rethinking the nineteenth century

Author: Andrew Smith; Anna Barton
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017.
Series: Interventions: rethinking the nineteenth century (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Interventions: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century aims to intervene into some of the current critical contexts that inform and are informed by the study of nineteenth-century literature within the academy and beyond. Topics discussed include science and technology, poetry and philosophy, the Gothic, anatomical exhibitions, the global spread of liberalism, Anglo-American publishing, Punjabi popular culture as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Smith; Anna Barton
ISBN: 9781784995102 178499510X
OCLC Number: 1001741871
Description: xii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Andrew Smith and Anna Barton --
Part I. Critical reflections. On measuring the nineteenth century / John Schad --
Literature and science / David Amigoni --
Locke in pentameters : Victorian poetry after (or before) posthumousness / Anna Barton --
Reading the Gothic and Gothic readers / Andrew Smith --
Part II. Rethinking national contexts and exchanges. The global circulation of Victorian actants and ideas : liberalism and liberalisation in the niche of nature, culture, and technology / Regenia Gagnier --
Literary folk : writing popular culture in colonial Punjab, 1885-1905 / Churnjeet Mahn --
'Across the waters of this disputed ocean' : the material production of American literature in nineteenth-century Britain / Katie McGettigan --
Gruesome models : European displays of natural history and anatomy and nineteenth-century literature / Laurence Talairach-Vielmas --
Part III. Afterlives. Adaptive/appropriative reuse in neo-Victorian fiction : having one's cake and eating it too / Marie-Luise Kohlke --
Populism and ideology : nineteenth-century fiction and the cinema / Richard J. Hand --
True histories of the Elephant Man : storytelling and theatricality in adaptations of the life of Joseph Merrick / Benjamin Poore.
Series Title: Interventions: rethinking the nineteenth century (Series)
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Smith and Anna Barton.

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Interventions: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century aims to intervene into some of the current critical contexts that inform and are informed by the study of nineteenth-century literature within the academy and beyond. Topics discussed include science and technology, poetry and philosophy, the Gothic, anatomical exhibitions, the global spread of liberalism, Anglo-American publishing, Punjabi popular culture as well as the neo-Victorian in literature, film and performance. By bringing together a broad range of intellectually challenging perspectives, this book offers an engaging critical overview of the field of nineteenth-century literary studies that will appeal both to scholars working within the field and students and teachers encountering this fascinating area of study for the first time.

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