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The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture


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Juliet John: Introduction Part I: Ways of Being: Identity and Ideology Rae Greiner: 1. The Victorian Subject: Thackeray s Wartime Subjects Trev Broughton: 2. Life-Writing and the Victorians Josephine Guy: 3. Politics and the Literary Ian Haywood: 4. The Literature of Chartism Lauren Goodlad: 5. Liberalism and Literature Ayse Celikkol: 6. Globalization and Economics Kathleen Blake: 7. Political Economy Ann Heilmann and Mark Llewellyn: 8. The Victorians, Sex and Gender Teresa Mangum: 9. The New Woman and Her Ageing Other Kate Flint: 10. Unspeakable Desires: We Other Victorians Holly Furneaux: 11. Victorian Masculinities, or Military Men of Feeling: Domesticity, Militarism, and Manly Sensibility Patrick Brantlinger: 12. Empire, Place and the Victorians John Kucich: 13. Organic Imperialism: Fictions of Progressive Social Order at the Colonial Periphery Lara Kriegel: 14. The Strange Career of Fair Play, or, Warfare and Gamesmanship in the Time of Victoria Melissa Free: 15. British Women Wanted: Gender, Genre, and South African Settlement Alex Murray: 16. The London Sunday Faded Slow : Time to Spend in the Victorian City Part II - Ways of Understanding: Knowledge and Belief Emma Mason: 17. Religion, The Bible and Literature in the Victorian Age James Eli Adams: 18. Religion and Sexuality Matthew Bradley: 19.Religion and the Canon Mark Knight: 20. Religion and Education Alice Jenkins: 21. Beyond Two Cultures: Science, Literature and Disciplinary Boundaries Sally Shuttleworth: 22. Science and Periodicals Amy King: 23. Victorian Natural Science and the Seashore Elizabeth Meadows and Jay Clayton: 24. You ve Got Mail : Technologies of Communication in Victorian Literature Part III Ways of Communicating: Print and Other Cultures Robert L. Patten: 25. The New Cultural Marketplace: Victorian Publishing and Reading Practices Joanne Shattock: 26. Literature and the Expansion of the Press John Plotz: 27. Materiality in Theory: What to Make of Victorian Things John Plunkett: 28. Celebrity Culture Jonah Siegel: 29. Victorian Aesthetics Carolyn Burdett: 30. Emotions Ruth Livesey: 31. Aestheticism and the Politics of Pleasure Julia Thomas: 32. Illustrations and the Victorian Novel Hilary Fraser: 33. Art and the Literary Kate Newey: 34. Victorian Theatre: Research Problems and Progress Kerry Powell: 35. Victorian Theatre: Power and the Politics of Gender Jim Davis: 36. Melodrama on and Off the Stage Gail Marshall: 37. Henry James s Houses: Domesticity and Performativity

About the Author

Juliet John is Hildred Carlile Chair of English Literature and Director of the Centre for Victorian Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has published widely on Victorian literature and culture. Her books include Dickens's Villains: Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture (Oxford University Press, 2001; paperback 2003), Dickens and Mass Culture (Oxford University Press, 2010; paperback 2013) and most recently, Reading and the Victorians (Ashgate, 2015), which she co-edited with Matthew Bradley. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Oxford Bibliographies: Victorian Literature.


All essays have good selective bibliographies; all provide a good, modern resource for research. * Jeremy Tambling, Modern Language Review *
For the excellence of its essays and the timeliness of its topics, this is an exceptionally strong collection. * Pamela K. Gilbert, Victorian Studies *

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