Gissing and the City

Cultural Crisis and the Making of Books in Late-Victorian England

Editors: Spiers, J. (Ed.)

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Gissing and the City: Cultural Crisis and the Making of Books in Late Victorian England addresses the late Victorian cultural crisis and aesthetic revolt in urban life, politics, literature and art, by special reference to the experience of the shocks of the new urban environment, and literary and artistic responses. It does so through interdisciplinary discussion of the novels of George Gissing, whose work is particularly linked to 'the city' and the crisis of urban experience, especially in the archetypal modern imperial city.

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MEAGHAN CLARKE Lecturer, Leverhulme Special Research Fellow in the History of Art, University of Sussex, UK PIERRE COUSTILLAS Professor Emeritus, University of Lille, France RICHARD DENNIS Reader in Geography, University College, London, UK ELIZABETH F. EVANS Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA JOHN HALPERIN Centennial Professor of English, Vanderbilt University, USA MARY HAMMOND Lecturer in English, Middlesex University, UK CHRISTINE HUGUET Senior Lecturer in English, University of Lille, France SIMON J. JAMES Lecturer in English, University of Durham, UK EMMA LIGGINS Lecturer in English, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Ormskirk, UK SCOTT MCCRACKEN Professor of English, University of Keele, UK JOSEPHINE A. MCQUAIL Professor of English, Tennessee Technical University, USA MARGARET E. MITCHELL Assistant Professor of English, State University of West Georgia, USA BOUWE POSTMUS Lecturer in English, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands JOHN SLOAN Fellow and Tutor in English, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, and CUF Lecturer, Oxford University, UK LUISA VILLA Professor Associate, Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages, University of Genoa, Italy LAURA VORACHEK Instructor, Department of English, University of Alabama, USA LARA BAKER WHELAN Acting Director, Centre for Teaching Excellence, and Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric and Writing, Berry College, Mt. Berry, USA

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction: Why does Gissing Matter?

    Spiers, John

    Pages 1-29

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  • New Woman on Grub Street: Art in the City

    Clarke, Meaghan

    Pages 31-40

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  • Buildings, Residences, and Mansions: George Gissing’s ‘prejudice against flats’

    Dennis, Richard

    Pages 41-62

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  • Gissing’s Saturnalia: Urban Crowds, Carnivalesque Subversion and the Crisis of Paternal Authority

    Villa, Luisa

    Pages 63-74

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  • Gissing, Literary Bohemia, and the Metropolitan Circle

    Sloan, John

    Pages 75-85

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gissing and the City
Book Subtitle
Cultural Crisis and the Making of Books in Late-Victorian England
Editors
  • J. Spiers
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-52445-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230524453
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-9772-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 225
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