The Reenchantment of Nineteenth Century Fiction

Both the magnitude and the brevity of their success make these works exemplary for our own era, caught between the archaic gods of traditional religion and the still-mysterious ones of market society.

Author: D. Payne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230512566

Category: History

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An ambitious weave of ideological, literary, and commodity history, The Reenchantment of Nineteenth-Century Fiction shows how Dickens, Thackeray, and George Eliot sacralized Victorian modernity in two contradictory ways: by incarnating their moment as one of transcendent development, and by reenacting bloody rituals from a fading Protestant past. Both the magnitude and the brevity of their success make these works exemplary for our own era, caught between the archaic gods of traditional religion and the still-mysterious ones of market society.

Advertising Subjectivity and the Nineteenth Century Novel

... 1832–1867 David Payne THE REENCHANTMENT OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY FICTION Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot and Serialization Julia Reid ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, SCIENCE, AND THE FIN DESIÈCLE Anne Stiles (editor) NEUROLOGY AND LITERATURE, ...

Author: S. Thornton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230236745

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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From 1830 to 1870 advertising brought in its wake a new understanding of how the subject read and how language operated. Sara Thornton presents a crucial moment in print culture, the early recognition of what we now call a 'virtual' world, and proposes new readings of key texts by Dickens and Balzac.

Bodies and Things in Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture

... Aesthetics Muireann O'Cinneide ARISTOCRATIC WOMEN AND THE LITERARY NATION, 1832–1867 David Payne THE REENCHANTMENT OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY FICTION Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot and Serialization Julia Reid ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, ...

Author: K. Boehm

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137283658

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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This book provides fresh perspectives on the object world, embodied experience and materiality in nineteenth-century literature and culture. Contributors explore canonical works by Austen, Brontë, Dickens and James, alongside less-familiar texts and a range of objects including nineteenth-century automata, scrapbooks, museum exhibits and antiques.

Legitimacy and Illegitimacy in Nineteenth Century Law Literature and History

... 1832–1867 David Payne THE REENCHANTMENT OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY FICTION Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot and Serialization Julia Reid ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, SCIENCE, AND THE FIN DESIÈCLE Anne Stiles (editor) NEUROLOGY AND LITERATURE, ...

Author: M. Finn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230277250

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 191

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This innovative book draws together literature, law and economic and social history to investigate the meanings and uses of legitimacy in nineteenth-century Britain. This broad range of essays highlights the ways in which contested narratives and interested performances shaped the idea of legitimate authority during this period.

Nineteenth Century Serial Narrative in Transnational Perspective 1830s 1860s

2010. Art for the Middle Classes: America's Illustrated Magazines of the 1840s. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi. Payne, David. 2005. The Reenchantment of Nineteenth-Century Fiction: Dickens, Thackeray, George Elliot, ...

Author: Daniel Stein

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030158958

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 333

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This volume examines the emergence of modern popular culture between the 1830s and the 1860s, when popular storytelling meant serial storytelling and when new printing techniques and an expanding infrastructure brought serial entertainment to the masses. Analyzing fiction and non-fiction narratives from the United States, France, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Turkey, and Brazil, Popular Culture—Serial Culture offers a transnational perspective on border-crossing serial genres from the roman feuilleton and the city mystery novel to abolitionist gift books and world’s fairs.

Illustrations Optics and Objects in Nineteenth Century Literary and Visual Cultures

... 1832–1867 David Payne THE REENCHANTMENT OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY FICTION Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot and Serialization Julia Reid ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, SCIENCE, AND THE FIN DESIÈCLE Anne Stiles (editor) NEUROLOGY AND LITERATURE, ...

Author: L. Calè

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230297395

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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Paying attention to the historically specific dimensions of objects such as the photograph, the illustrated magazine and the collection, the contributors to this volume offer new ways of thinking about nineteenth-century practices of reading, viewing, and collecting, revealing new readings of Wordsworth, Shelley, James and Wilde, among others.

The Pleasures of Memory

Patten, eds., Literature in the Marketplace: Nineteenth-Century British Publishing and Reading Practices (Cambridge: ... Stanford University Press, 1995); David Payne, The Reenchantment of Nineteenth-Century Fiction: Dickens, Thackeray, ...

Author: Sarah Winter

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823266180

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 486

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How did this nineteenth-century novelist change the way we think? “A fine contribution to the sociology of literature . . . Highly recommended.” —Choice What are the sources of the commonly held presumption that reading literature should make people more just, humane, and sophisticated? Looking at literary history in relation to the cultural histories of reading, publishing, and education, The Pleasures of Memory illuminates the ways in which Dickens’s serial fiction shaped not only the popular practice of reading for pleasure and instruction but also the school subject we now know as “English.” Sarah Winter shows how Dickens’s serial fiction instigated specific reading practices by reworking the conventions of religious didactic tracts from which most Victorians learned to read. Incorporating an influential associationist psychology of learning founded on the cumulative functioning of memory, Dickens’s serial novels consistently led readers to reflect on their reading as a form of shared experience. Dickens’s celebrity authorship, Winter argues, represented both a successful marketing program for popular fiction and a cultural politics addressed to a politically unaffiliated, social-activist Victorian readership. As late-nineteenth-century educational reforms consolidated British and American readers into “mass” populations served by state school systems, Dickens’s beloved novels came to embody the socially inclusive and humanizing goals of democratic education.

Neurology and Literature 1860 1920

Mighall, Robert, A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999). Miller, Neil, Out of the Past: Gay ... Payne, David, The Reenchantment of Nineteenth-Century Fiction. Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot ...

Author: A. Stiles

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230287884

Category: Fiction

Page: 229

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This collection demonstrates how late-Victorian and Edwardian neurology and fiction shared common philosophical concerns and rhetorical strategies. Between 1860 and 1920 witnessed unprecedented interdisciplinary collaboration between scientists and artists, finding common ground in the prevailing intellectual climate of biological determinism.

Victorian Detective Fiction and the Nature of Evidence

... Aesthetics Muireann O'Cinneide ARISTOCRATIC WOMEN AND THE LITERARY NATION, 1832–1867 David Payne THE REENCHANTMENT OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY-FICTION Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot and Serialization Julia Reid ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, ...

Author: L. Frank

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403919328

Category: Fiction

Page: 249

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Frank investigates an intertextual exchange between nineteenth-century historical disciplines (philology, cosmology, geology archaeology and evolutionary biology) and the detective fictions of Poe, Dickens, and Doyle. In responding to the writings of figures like Lyell, Darwin and E.B. Taylor, detective fiction initiated a transition from scriptural literalism and a prevailing Natural Theology to a naturalistic, secular worldview. In the process, detective fiction sceptically examined both the evidence such disciplines used and their narrative rendering of the world.

The Invisible Hand and British Fiction 1818 1860

... Aesthetics Muireann O'Cinneide ARISTOCRATIC WOMEN AND THE LITERARY NATION, 1832–1867 David Payne THE REENCHANTMENT OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY FICTION Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot and Serialization Julia Reid ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, ...

Author: E. Courtemanche

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230304987

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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The 'invisible hand', Adam Smith's metaphor for the morality of capitalism, is explored in this text as being far more subtle and intricate than is usually understood, with many British realist fiction writers (Austen, Dickens, Gaskell, Eliot) having absorbed his model of ironic causality in complex societies and turned it to their own purposes.