Mimicry and Display in Victorian Literary Culture

The book reveals how Victorians biologized appearance, reimagining imitation, concealment and self-presentation as evolutionary adaptations.

Author: Will Abberley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108477598

Category: Art

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The book reveals how Victorians biologized appearance, reimagining imitation, concealment and self-presentation as evolutionary adaptations.

Stylistic Virtue and Victorian Fiction

Mimicry and Display in Victorian Literary Culture: Nature, Science and the Nineteenth-Century Imagination Will Abberley, University of Sussex 124.Victorian Women and Wayward Reading: Crises of Identification Marisa Palacios Knox, ...

Author: Matthew Sussman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108967242

Category: Literary Criticism

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What is style, and why does it matter? This book answers these questions by recovering the concept of 'stylistic virtue,' once foundational to rhetoric and aesthetics but largely forgotten today. Stylistic virtues like 'ease' and 'grace' are distinguishing properties that help realize a text's essential character. First described by Aristotle, they were integral to the development of formalist methods and modern literary criticism. The first half of the book excavates the theory of stylistic virtue during its period of greatest ascendance, in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when belletristic rhetoric shaped how the art of literary style and 'the aesthetic' were understood. The second half offers new readings of Thackeray, Trollope, and Meredith to show how stylistic virtue changes our understanding of style in the novel and challenges conventional approaches to interpreting the ethics of art.

Reimagining Dinosaurs in Late Victorian and Edwardian Literature

Plagiarizing the Victorian Novel Imitation, Parody, Aftertext adam abraham, Virginia Commonwealth University 119. ... Mimicry and Display in Victorian Literary Culture Nature, Science and the Nineteenth-Century Imagination will abberley ...

Author: Richard Fallon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108834001

Category: Literary Criticism

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Reimagining Dinosaurs argues that transatlantic popular literature was critical for transforming the dinosaur into a cultural icon between 1880 and 1920

Visual Culture and Arctic Voyages

Personal and Public Art and Literature of the Franklin Search Expeditions Eavan O'Dochartaigh ... Mimicry and Display in Victorian Literary Culture: Nature, Science and the Nineteenth-Century Imagination will abberley, University of ...

Author: Eavan O'Dochartaigh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108834339

Category: Literary Criticism

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Uncovering a wealth of archival information, Eavan O'Dochartaigh gives fresh and surprising insight into the Victorian image of the Arctic.

Victorian Material Culture

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Author: Tatiana Kontou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315399966

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

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From chatelaines to whale blubber, ice making machines to stained glass, this six-volume collection will be of interest to the scholar, student or general reader alike - anyone who has an urge to learn more about Victorian things. The set brings together a range of primary sources on Victorian material culture and discusses the most significant developments in material history from across the nineteenth century. The collection will demonstrate the significance of objects in the everyday lives of the Victorians and addresses important questions about how we classify and categorise nineteenth-century things. This collection brings together a range of primary sources on Victorian material and culture. This volume, ‘Fashionable Things’, will focus on Victorian fads and fashions ranging from chatelains to spiritualist Ouija boards.

Victorian Women Writers and the Other Germany

The Political Lives of Victorian Animals: Liberal Creatures in Literature and Culture ANNA FEUERStEIN, ... Mimicry and Display in Victorian Literary Culture: Nature, Science and the Nineteenth-Century Imagination wILL AbbERLEy, ...

Author: Linda Hughes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316512845

Category: Literary Criticism

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A vivid account of the alternative, emancipatory Germany that progressive British women writers discovered and wrote about, 1833-1910.

Decadent Ecology in British Literature and Art 1860 1910

Settler Colonialism in Victorian Literature: Economics and Political Identity in the Networks of Empire phillip steer, Massey University, Auckland 123. Mimicry and Display in Victorian Literary Culture: Nature, Science and the ...

Author: Dennis Denisoff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108998345

Category: Literary Criticism

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Casting fresh light on late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British art, literature, ecological science and paganism, Decadent Ecology reveals the pervasive influence of decadence and paganism on modern understandings of nature and the environment, queer and feminist politics, national identities, and changing social hierarchies. Combining scholarship in the environmental humanities with aesthetic and literary theory, this interdisciplinary study digs into works by Simeon Solomon, Algernon Swinburne, Walter Pater, Robert Louis Stevenson, Vernon Lee, Michael Field, Arthur Machen and others to address trans-temporal, trans-species intimacy; the vagabondage of place; the erotics of decomposition; occult ecology; decadent feminism; and neo-paganism. Decadent Ecology reveals the mutually influential relationship of art and science during the formulation of modern ecological, environmental, evolutionary and trans-national discourses, while also highlighting the dissident dynamism of new and recuperative pagan spiritualities - primarily Celtic, Nordic-Germanic, Greco-Roman and Egyptian - in the framing of personal, social and national identities.

Vagrancy in the Victorian Age

Representing the Wandering Poor in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Alistair Robinson ... Mimicry and Display in Victorian Literary Culture: Nature, Science and the Nineteenth-Century Imagination wILL AbbERLEy, University of ...

Author: Alistair Robinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009022392

Category: Literary Criticism

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Vagrants were everywhere in Victorian culture. They wandered through novels and newspapers, photographs, poems and periodicals, oil paintings and illustrations. They appeared in a variety of forms in a variety of places: Gypsies and hawkers tramped the country, casual paupers and loafers lingered in the city, and vagabonds and beachcombers roved the colonial frontiers. Uncovering the rich Victorian taxonomy of nineteenth-century vagrancy for the first time, this interdisciplinary study examines how assumptions about class, gender, race and environment shaped a series of distinct vagrant types. At the same time it broaches new ground by demonstrating that rural and urban conceptions of vagrancy were repurposed in colonial contexts. Representational strategies circulated globally as well as locally, and were used to articulate shifting fantasies and anxieties about mobility, poverty and homelessness. These are traced through an extensive corpus of canonical, ephemeral and popular texts as well as a variety of visual forms.

Children s Literature and the Rise of Mind Cure

The Brontës and the Idea of the Human: Science, Ethics, and the Victorian Imagination edited by alexandra lewis, ... Mimicry and Display in Victorian Literary Culture: Nature, Science and the Nineteenth-Century Imagination will abberley ...

Author: Anne Stiles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108830942

Category: Literary Criticism

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Examination into how the new religious movement known as New Thought or "mind cure" influenced fin-de-siècle Anglophone children's fiction.

Music and the Queer Body in English Literature at the Fin de Si cle

Mimicry and Display in Victorian Literary Culture: Nature, Science and the Nineteenth-Century Imagination wILL ABBERLEy, University of Sussex 124. Victorian Women and Wayward Reading: Crises of Identification MARISA PALACIOS kNOx, ...

Author: Fraser Riddell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108996334

Category: Literary Criticism

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Drawing on an ambitious range of interdisciplinary material, including literature, musical treatises and theoretical texts, Music and the Queer Body explores the central place music held for emergent queer identities in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Canonical writers such as Walter Pater, E. M. Forster and Virginia Woolf are discussed alongside lesser-known figures such as John Addington Symonds, Vernon Lee and Arthur Symons. Engaging with a number of historical case studies, Fraser Riddell pays particular attention to the significance of embodiment in queer musical subcultures and draws on contemporary queer theory and phenomenology to show how writers associate music with shameful, masochistic and anti-humanist subject positions. Ultimately, this study reveals how literary texts at the fin de siècle invest music with queer agency: to challenge or refuse essentialist identities, to facilitate re-conceptions of embodied subjectivity, and to present alternative sensory experiences of space and time. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.