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Varieties of Victorianism

The Uses of a Past

Authors: Day, Gary

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The essays collected here all take issue with the claim that the Victorian period is the antithesis of our own. They show how characteristic postmodern anxieties and celebrations concerning truth, certainty and identity informed Victorian culture at all levels. Covering everything from attitudes to drink to the poetry of Browning, from the Great Exhibition to the Elephant Man, this volume shows not only how the Victorians coped with these challenges but also what lessons they have for us today.

About the authors

STEVEN EARNSHAW Senior Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University NADINE HOLDSWORTH Lecturer in Drama, De Montfort University, Bedford CHRIS HOPKINS Course Leader of B.A. English Studies, Sheffield Hallam University SIMON MALPAS Lecturer, Department of English, Manchester Metropolitan University JESSICA MAYNARD Tutorial Assistant, University of Wales, Bangor ROBERT MIGHALL Editor, Penguin Classics KEN NEWTON Professor of English, Dundee University JOHN PECK Senior Lecturer in English, University of Wales, Cardiff CARL PLASA Lecturer in English, University of Wales, Cardiff NICK RANCE Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University MARY ANGELA SCHWER Lecturer, University of Notre Dame PETER R. SEDGWICK Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Wales, Cardiff JONATHAN SKINNER Lecturer in Sociology and Anthropology, University of Abertay, Dundee DARRYL WADSWORTH Lecturer, University of Pennslyvania ALISTAIR WALKER Senior Lecturer in English, De Montford University, Bedford.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction: Past and Present — the Case of Samuel Smiles’ Self Help

    Pages 1-24

    Day, Gary

  • Imperial Muscular Christianity: Thomas Hughes’s Biography of David Livingstone

    Pages 25-39

    Schwer, Mary Angela

  • Victorian Modernity? Writing the Great Exhibition

    Pages 40-62

    Hopkins, Chris

  • Black Silk and Red Paisley: the Toxic Woman in Wilkie Collins’s Armadale

    Pages 63-79

    Maynard, Jessica

  • A Postmodern Victorian? Lewis Carroll and the Critique of Totalising Reason

    Pages 80-97

    Malpas, Simon

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Varieties of Victorianism
Book Subtitle
The Uses of a Past
Authors
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-26742-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-26742-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-62901-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-26744-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 270
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