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Kept from All Contagion
Kept from All Contagion (May 2020)
Germ Theory, Disease, and the Dilemma of Human Contact in Late Nineteenth-Century Literature
Kari Nixon - Author

Highlights connections between authors rarely studied together by exposing their shared counternarratives to germ theory’s implicit suggestion of protection in isolation.

Kept from All Contagion explores the surprising social effects of germ theory in the late nineteenth century. Connecting groups of authors rarely studied in tandem by highlighting their shared interest in changing interpersonal relationships in the...(Read More)
 
 
Victorian Structures
Victorian Structures (May 2020)
Architecture, Society, and Narrative
Jody Griffith - Author

Argues that the description of buildings frequently encountered in Victorian novels offer more than evocative settings for characters and plot; instead, such descriptions signal these novels’ self-reflexive consideration of the structure itself.

Although Victorian novels often feature lengthy descriptions of the buildings where characters live, work, and pray, we may not always notice the stories these buildings tell. But...(Read More)
 
 
The Aesthetics of Senescence
The Aesthetics of Senescence (January 2020)
Aging, Population, and the Nineteenth-Century British Novel
Andrea Charise - Author

Investigates how nineteenth-century British literature grappled with a new understanding of aging as both an individual and collective experience.

The Aesthetics of Senescence investigates how chronological age has come to possess far-reaching ideological, ethical, and aesthetic implications, both in the past and present. Andrea Charise argues that authors of the nineteenth century used the imaginative resources of liter...(Read More)
 
 
An Ethic of Innocence
An Ethic of Innocence (September 2019)
Pragmatism, Modernity, and Women's Choice Not to Know
Kristen L. Renzi - Author

Offers a feminist theory of ignorance that sheds light on the misunderstood or overlooked epistemic practices of women in literature.

An Ethic of Innocence examines representations of women in American and British fin-de-siècle and modern literature who seem “not to know” things. These naïve fools, Pollyannaish dupes, obedient traditionalists, or regressive anti-feminists have been dismiss...(Read More)
 
 
Romantic Vacancy
Romantic Vacancy (August 2019)
The Poetics of Gender, Affect, and Radical Speculation
Kate Singer - Author

Examines the concept of a poetics of vacancy in Romantic-era literature.

Romantic Vacancy argues that, at the cult of sensibility’s height, Romantic writers found alternative tropes of affect to express movement beyond sensation and the body. Grappling with sensibility’s claims that sensation could be translated into ideas and emotions, poets of vacancy rewrote core empiricist philosophies that trapped women ...(Read More)
 
 
Victorian Negatives
Victorian Negatives (August 2019)
Literary Culture and the Dark Side of Photography in the Nineteenth Century
Susan E. Cook - Author

Argues that the photographic negative gives a new way of understanding Victorian debates surrounding origins and copies as well as reality and representation.

Victorian Negatives examines the intersection between Victorian photography and literary culture, and argues that the development of the photographic negative played an instrumental role in their confluence. The negative is a technology that facilitates photographic...(Read More)
 
 
Legacies of the Sublime
Legacies of the Sublime (May 2019)
Literature, Aesthetics, and Freedom from Kant to Joyce
Christopher Kitson - Author

Pairs literary works with philosophical and theoretical texts to examine how the Kantian sublime influenced authors in their treatments of freedom and subjectivity throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Legacies of the Sublime offers a highly original, subtle, and persuasive account of the aesthetics of the sublime in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literature, philosophy, and science...(Read More)
 
 
Lacan and Romanticism
Lacan and Romanticism (April 2019)
Daniela Garofalo - Editor
David Sigler - Editor

Draws from the work of Jacques Lacan to provide innovative readings of Romantic literature in the long nineteenth century.

Lacan and Romanticism uses the work of psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan to deliver progressive readings of Romanticism by examining canonical Romantic authors such as William Wordsworth, Mary Shelley, John Keats, and Jane Austen, as well as lesser-known writers such as the graveyard poets and Sarah Scott. ...(Read More)
 
 
Beasts of Burden
Beasts of Burden (April 2017)
Biopolitics, Labor, and Animal Life in British Romanticism
Ron Broglio - Author

Uses literature, art, and cultural texts from the British Romantic period to explore the age in which biological life and its abilities first became regulated by the rising nation.

In Beasts of Burden, Ron Broglio examines how lives—human and animal—were counted in rural England and Scotland during the Romantic period. During this time, Britain experienced unprecedented data collection from censuses, ordinance...(Read More)
 
 
Romantic Mediations
Romantic Mediations (November 2016)
Media Theory and British Romanticism
Andrew Burkett - Author

FINALIST - 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Social Sciences category

Investigates the ways in which new technologies and theories of photography, phonography, moving images, and digital media engage with a diverse set of texts by British Romantic writers.

Romantic Mediations investigates the connections among British Romantic writers, their texts, and the history of major form...(Read More)
 
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