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Neo-victorianism : the victorians in the twenty-first century, 1999-2009

Heilmann, Ann and Llewellyn, Mark (2010) Neo-victorianism : the victorians in the twenty-first century, 1999-2009. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230241138

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Abstract

This field-defining book offers an extensive interpretation of the most recent, millennial and especially postmillennial figurations of neo-Victorianism published over the last ten years (1999-2009) through a range of critical and cultural viewpoints, while at the same time highlighting the problematic nature of this 'new' genre and its relationship to re-interpretative critical perspectives on the nineteenth century. In its focus on a series of literary-interpretive encounters with the Victorians (and, to a lesser extent, the earlier nineteenth-century period) coupled with a concluding chapter on neo-Victorianism in the wider nostalgic/heritage marketplace, this book provides new insights into the powerful aesthetic, cultural, and metafictional potential of neo-Victorianism while exploring how those possibilities have been employed since the millennium. The six chapters explore questions of aesthetics and ethics; memory, trauma, and inheritance; postcolonialism; sex and science; spectrality and secularity; (neo-)Victorian magic and metatextuality; and adaptation.

Item type: Book
ID code: 33688
Keywords: neo-victorianism, victorians, twenty first century, 1999-2009, English, English literature
Subjects: Language and Literature > English
Language and Literature > English literature
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > English
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2011 15:53
Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 11:33
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/33688

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