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Neo-victorian cities : reassessing urban politics and poetics

Author: Marie-Luise Kohlke; Christian Gutleben; Isabelle Cases
Publisher: Leiden, Netherlands ; Boston [Massachusetts] : Brill Rodopi, 2015. ©2015
Series: Neo-Victorian series, Volume 4.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nineteenth-century metropolises continue to actively haunt present-day cityscapes, informing our kaleidoscopic engagements with postmodern urbanity in aesthetic, affective, and cognitive as well as physical and sensual terms. This volume explores the complex forms of urban representation in neo-Victorian practice.
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Neo-victorian cities : reassessing urban politics and poetics.
Leiden, Netherlands ; Boston, [Massachusetts] : Brill Rodopi, ©2015
370 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marie-Luise Kohlke; Christian Gutleben; Isabelle Cases
ISBN: 9004292330 1336098872 9781336098879 9789004292338
OCLC Number: 905918662
Description: 1 online resource (376 pages).
Contents: Neo-Victorian CitiesReassessing Urban Politics and Poetics; Copyright; Contents; Troping the Neo-Victorian City: Strategies of Reconsidering the Metropolis; PART I Capitalising on the Palimpsestic City; 1. Making and Unmaking 'Marvellous Melbourne': The Colonial City as Palimpsest in Neo-Victorian Fiction and Non-Fiction; 2. Neo-Victorian Cities and the Ramifications of Global Capitalism in Ayeesha Menon's Mumbai Chuzzlewits; 3. Re-imagining the Victorian Flâneur in the 1960s: The London Nobody Knows by Geoffrey Fletcher and Norman Cohen. 4. 'Part Barrier, Part Entrance to a Parallel Dimension': London and the Modernity of Urban PerceptionPART II Gothicising the Metropolitan Deathscape; 5. Vulnerable Visibilities: Peter Ackroyd's Monstrous Victorian Metropolis; 6. Mapping Gothic London: Urban Waste, Class Rage and Mixophobia in Dan Simmons's Drood; 7. Neo-Victorian Cities of the Dead: Contemporary Fictions of the Victorian Cemetery; 8. Londons under London: Mapping Neo-Victorian Spaces of Horror; PART III Romancing the Commodified Metropolis. 9. A Strangely Mingled Monster: Gender and Spatial Transgression in the Hardcore Metropolis of Paul Thomas's Jekyll and Hyde10. Steampunking New York City in Kate and Leopold; 11. The Ship and the Gun: The Perversity of Neo-Victorian Belfast in Glenn Patterson's The Mill for Grinding Old People Young; 12. Adaptive Re-Use: Producing Neo-Victorian Space in Hong Kong; Contributors; Index.
Series Title: Neo-Victorian series, Volume 4.
Responsibility: edited by Marie-Luise Kohlke, Christian Gutleben ; cover illustration, design by Marie-Luise Kohlke ; contributors, Isabelle Cases [and thirteen others].

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Nineteenth-century metropolises continue to actively haunt present-day cityscapes, informing our kaleidoscopic engagements with postmodern urbanity in aesthetic, affective, and cognitive as well as physical and sensual terms. This volume explores the complex forms of urban representation in neo-Victorian practice.

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