spirits and spirituality in victorian fiction

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Spirits And Spirituality In Victorian Fiction

Author : J. Cadwallader
ISBN : 1137559926
Genre : Literary Criticism
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As seen in fiction, newspaper accounts, and magic shows, the presence of ghosts pervaded the Victorian period. This book examines supernatural encounters in a wide range of Victorian writers including Dickens and Kipling. Cadwallader argues that these fictional spirits reflect how Victorians were adapting to rapid scientific and religious changes.

Spirits And Spirituality In Victorian Fiction

Author : Jen Cadwallader
ISBN : 1349719374
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The Idea Of Music In Victorian Fiction

Author : Nicky Losseff
ISBN : 9781317028062
Genre : Music
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The Idea of Music in Victorian Fiction seeks to address fundamental questions about the function, meaning and understanding of music in nineteenth-century culture and society, as mediated through works of fiction. The eleven essays here, written by musicologists and literary scholars, range over a wide selection of works by both canonical writers such as Austen, Benson, Carlyle, Collins, Gaskell, Gissing, Eliot, Hardy, du Maurier and Wilde, and less-well-known figures such as Gertrude Hudson and Elizabeth Sara Sheppard. Each essay explores different strategies for interpreting the idea of music in the Victorian novel. Some focus on the degree to which scenes involving music illuminate what music meant to the writer and contemporary performers and listeners, and signify musical tastes of the time and the reception of particular composers. Other essays in the volume examine aspects of gender, race, sexuality and class that are illuminated by the deployment of music by the novelist. Together with its companion volume, The Figure of Music in Nineteenth-Century British Poetry edited by Phyllis Weliver (Ashgate, 2005), this collection suggests a new network of methodologies for the continuing cultural and social investigation of nineteenth-century music as reflected in that period's literary output.

Masculinity And Spirituality In Victorian Culture

Author : A. Bradstock
ISBN : 9780230294165
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In its specially-commissioned fourteen chapters, this important book discusses an impressively wide range of issues around the theme of male spirituality in the nineteenth century, drawing from history, cultural studies, art history and literary criticism. Topics explored include: ideological and iconographical representations of masculinity across the major Christian denominations; militarism and hymnody; male homosexuality and homoeroticism. The book is not afraid to explore controversial areas, nor to go beyond the generally acknowledged 'canon' of prescribers of gender identity: it includes, for example, leading nonconformist figures like William Booth and Charles Haddon Spurgeon, and early gay writers like John Addington Symonds.

Victorian Fiction

Author : S. D Sharma
ISBN : 8176252743
Genre : English fiction
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Neo Victorian Fiction And Historical Narrative

Author : L. Hadley
ISBN : 9780230317499
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Placing the popular genre of neo-Victorian fiction within the context of the contemporary cultural fascination with the Victorians, this book argues that these novels are distinguished by a commitment to historical specificity and understands them within their contemporary context and the context of Victorian historical and literary narratives.

Possessed Victorians

Author : Sarah A. Willburn
ISBN : 0754655407
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Drawing upon extensive archival work in the British Library, Sarah Willburn analyzes séance accounts, novels about mediumship, and metaphysical treatises to formulate a new conception of individualism that offers a fresh look at Victorian subjectivity. She presents the theories of compelling characters such as Newton Crosland and Lois Waisbrooker and provides exciting new readings of well-known texts by Charlotte Brontë, Eliot, Martineau, and Corelli.

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