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Women In Journalism At The Fin De Si Cle

Author: F. Elizabeth Gray
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230361714
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As the nineteenth-century drew to a close, women became more numerous and prominent in British journalism. This book offers a fascinating introduction to the work lives of twelve such journalists, and each essay examines the career, writing and strategic choices of women battling against the odds to secure recognition in a male-dominated society.

Women Work And The Victorian Periodical

Author: Marianne Van Remoortel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137435992
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Covering a wide range of magazine work, including editing, illustration, poetry, needlework instruction and typesetting, this book provides fresh insights into the participation of women in the nineteenth-century magazine industry.

Victorian Writers And The Stage

Author: R. Pearson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137504684
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This book examines the dramatic work of Dickens, Browning, Collins, and Tennyson, their interaction with the theatrical world, and their attempts to develop their reputations as playwrights. These major Victorian writers each authored several professional plays, but why has their achievement been overlooked?

British Colonial Realism In Africa

Author: Deborah Shapple Spillman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230378013
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What role do objects play in realist narratives as they move between societies and their different systems of value as commodities, as charms, as gifts, as trophies, or as curses? This book explores how the struggle to represent objects in British colonial realism corresponded with historical struggles over the material world and its significance.

Victorian Time

Author: T. Ferguson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137007982
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Victorian Time examines how literature of the era registers the psychological impact of the onset of a modern, industrialized experience of time as time-saving technologies, such as steam-powered machinery, aimed at making economic life more efficient, signalling the dawn of a new age of accelerated time.

Writing Women Of The Fin De Si Cle

Author: A. Gavin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230354262
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Concentrating on a period of significant social and political change and exploring both canonical and newly rediscovered texts, this book critically assess the changing culture of the late-Victorian period as represented by a range of women writers through a range of essays by leading academics in the field and cutting-edge work by newer scholars.

English Literary Sexology

Author: H. Bauer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230234089
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It is well known that much of our modern vocabulary of sex emerged within nineteenth-century German sexology. But how were the 'German ideas' translated and transmitted into English culture? This study provides an examination of the formation of sexual theory between the 1860s and 1930s and its migration across national and disciplinary boundaries.

Women Poets And Urban Aestheticism

Author: A. Vadillo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230287964
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This book re-examines cultural, social, geographical and philosophical representations of Victorian London by looking at the transformations in urban life produced by the rise and development of urban mass-transport. It also radically re-addresses the questions of epistemology and gender in the Victorian metropolis by mapping the epistemology of the passenger. Vadillo focuses on the lyric urban writings of Amy Levy, Alice Meynell, 'Graham R. Tomson' (Rosamund Marriott Watson) and 'Michael Field' (Katherine Bradley and Edith Cooper). Shortlisted for the ESSE Book Prize

British Aestheticism And The Urban Working Classes 1870 1900

Author: D. Maltz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230504051
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This cultural study reveals the interdependence between British Aestheticism and late-Victorian social-reform movements. Following their mentor John Ruskin who believed in art's power to civilize the poor, cultural philanthropists promulgated a Religion of Beauty as they advocated practical schemes for tenement reform, university-settlement education, Sunday museum opening, and High Anglican revival. Although subject to novelist's ambivalent, even satirical, representations, missionary aesthetes nevertheless constituted an influential social network, imbuing fin-de-siecle artistic communities with political purpose and political lobbies with aesthetic sensibility.

Apparitions And Thought Transference

Author: Frank Podmore
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108028055
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Detailed and colourful exploration of telepathy and clairvoyance by psychical researcher Frank Podmore, first published in 1894.