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The Victorian Geopolitical AestheticRealism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience

The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic: Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728276
eISBN:
9780191794490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728276.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

How did realist narrative alter in the effort to craft forms and genres receptive to the dynamism of an expanding empire and globalizing world? Do these nineteenth-century variations on the ... More

Victorian Literature and Finance

Victorian Literature and Finance

Francis O’Gorman (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281923
eISBN:
9780191712951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Victorian Britain offered the world an economic structure of unique complexity. The trading nation, at the heart of a great empire, developed the practices of advanced capitalism — currency, banking, ... More

The Victorian Novel Dreams of the RealConventions and Ideology

The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real: Conventions and Ideology

Audrey Jaffe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190269937
eISBN:
9780190269951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269937.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real argues that Victorian novelistic realism is a product of the Victorians’ overarching desire, both cultural and ideological, for the real. What the book calls ... More

Victorian Poetry and the Culture of the Heart

Victorian Poetry and the Culture of the Heart

Kirstie Blair

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273942
eISBN:
9780191706592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273942.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book considers why and how the heart became a vital image in Victorian poetry, and argues that the intense focus on heart imagery in many major Victorian poems highlights anxieties in this ... More

Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Paul Turner

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book continues the story of English literature through most of the Victorian period — a period that in religion and politics, science and technology, social life and its physical environment, ... More

Victorian Psychology and British Culture 1850–1880

Victorian Psychology and British Culture 1850–1880

Rick Rylance

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122838
eISBN:
9780191671555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122838.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Victorian psychology was fiercely controversial and contested by parties representing the whole span of nineteenth-century opinion. It developed from a theory of the soul to one which understood the ... More

Victorian Soundscapes

Victorian Soundscapes

John M. Picker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195151916
eISBN:
9780199787944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151916.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book shows how, in more ways than one, Victorians were hearing things. The chapters cover the railway that tore with a shriek, roar, and rattle through an eminent novelist's city and ... More

The Victorian Verse-NovelAspiring to Life

The Victorian Verse-Novel: Aspiring to Life

Stefanie Markovits

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198718864
eISBN:
9780191788314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718864.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This book considers the rise of a hybrid generic form, the verse-novel, in the second half of the nineteenth century. Such poems combined epic length with novelistic plots in the attempt to capture ... More

The Victorians and Old Age

The Victorians and Old Age

Karen Chase

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564361
eISBN:
9780191722592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564361.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book examines old age as it was culturally constructed in the 19th century. It begins with the agitated relations set in motion when the increasing number of elderly people unable to provide ... More

Villon's Last WillLanguage and Authority in the Testament

Villon's Last Will: Language and Authority in the Testament

Tony Hunt

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159148
eISBN:
9780191673528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159148.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Villon studies have traditionally emphasized the documentary and didactic value of the Testament, concentrating on problems of historical referentiality. It is assumed that the work has a significant ... More

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