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Among the Victorians and Modernists: Among the Victorians and Modernists


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This series publishes monographs and essay collections on literature, art, and culture in the context of the diverse aesthetic, political, social, technological, and scientific innovations that arose among the Victorians and Modernists. Viable topics include, but are not limited to, artistic and cultural debates and movements; influential figures and communities; and agitations and developments regarding subjects such as animals, commodification, decadence, degeneracy, democracy, desire, ecology, gender, nationalism, the paranormal, performance, public art, sex, socialism, spiritualities, transnationalism, and the urban. Studies that address continuities between the Victorians and Modernists are welcome. Work on recent responses to the periods such as NeoVictorian novels, graphic novels, and film will also be considered.

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The Female Fantastic Gendering the Supernatural in the 1890s and 1920s

The Female Fantastic: Gendering the Supernatural in the 1890s and 1920s

1st Edition

Edited By Lizzie Harris McCormick, Jennifer Mitchell, Rebecca Soares
July 26, 2018

For women-identified writers of both eras, the fantastic offered double vision. Not only did the genre offer strategic cover for challenging the status quo, but also a heuristic mechanism for teasing out the gendered psyche’s links to creative, personal, and erotic agency. These dynamic ...

Beyond the Victorian/ Modernist Divide Remapping the Turn-of-the-Century Break in Literature, Culture and the Visual Arts

Beyond the Victorian/ Modernist Divide: Remapping the Turn-of-the-Century Break in Literature, Culture and the Visual Arts

1st Edition

Edited By Anne-Florence Gillard-Estrada, Anne Besnault-Levita
March 13, 2018

Beyond the Victorian/ Modernist Divide contributes to a new phase in the Victorian-modern debate of traditional periodization through the perspective lens of literature and the visual arts. Breaking away from conventionally fixed discourses and dichotomies, this book utilizes an interdisciplinary ...

The Occult Imagination in Britain, 1875-1947

The Occult Imagination in Britain, 1875-1947

1st Edition

Edited By Christine Ferguson, Andrew Radford
December 15, 2017

Between 1875 and 1947, a period bookended, respectively, by the founding of the Theosophical Society and the death of notorious occultist celebrity Aleister Crowley, Britain experienced an unparalleled efflorescence of engagement with unusual occult schema and supernatural phenomena such as astral ...

Edwardian Culture Beyond the Garden Party

Edwardian Culture: Beyond the Garden Party

1st Edition

By Samuel Shaw, Sarah Shaw, Naomi Carle
November 28, 2017

Edwardian Culture: Beyond the Garden Party is the first truly interdisciplinary collection of essays dealing with culture in Britain c.1895-1914. Bringing together essays on literature, art, politics, religion, architecture, marketing, and imperial history, the study highlights the extent to which ...

Victorian Sustainability in Literature and Culture

Victorian Sustainability in Literature and Culture

1st Edition

Edited By Wendy Parkins
November 16, 2017

From a growing awareness of the depletion of energy resources and the perils of environmental degradation to the founding of self-sufficient communities and the establishment of the National Trust, the concept of sustainability began to take on a new importance in the Victorian period. An emerging ...

Gender and the Intersubjective Sublime in Faulkner, Forster, Lawrence, and Woolf

Gender and the Intersubjective Sublime in Faulkner, Forster, Lawrence, and Woolf

1st Edition

By Erin Speese
September 22, 2017

Exploring how the modern novel's complex depictions of parenthood restructure traditional conceptions of the Romantic sublime, Erin K. Johns Speese shows how William Faulkner, E.M. Forster, D.H. Lawrence, and Virginia Woolf use related strategies to rewrite the traditional sublime as an ...

Testing New Opinions and Courting New Impressions New Perspectives on Walter Pater

Testing New Opinions and Courting New Impressions: New Perspectives on Walter Pater

1st Edition

Edited By Anne-Florence Gillard-Estrada, Martine Lambert-Charbonnier, Charlotte Ribeyrol
September 12, 2017

Reflecting Walter Pater’s diverse engagements with literature, the visual arts, history, and philosophy, this collection of essays explores new interdisciplinary perspectives engaging readers and scholars alike to revisit methodologies, intertextualities, metaphysical positions, and stylistic ...

Victorian Writers and the Environment Ecocritical Perspectives

Victorian Writers and the Environment: Ecocritical Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Laurence W. Mazzeno, Ronald D. Morrison
December 02, 2016

Applying ecocritical theory to the work of Victorian writers, this collection explores what a diversity of ecocritical approaches can offer students and scholars of Victorian literature, at the same time that it critiques the general effectiveness of ecocritical theory. Interdisciplinary in their ...

Louise Jopling A Biographical and Cultural Study of the Modern Woman Artist in Victorian Britain

Louise Jopling: A Biographical and Cultural Study of the Modern Woman Artist in Victorian Britain

1st Edition

By Patricia de Montfort
August 08, 2016

Louise Jopling: A Biographical and Cultural Study is the first in-depth study of this nineteenth-century painter who was among the first women admitted to the Royal Society of British Artists (in 1902). In part an engaging biography of a compelling celebrity figure and social campaigner in ...

Secrecy and Disclosure in Victorian Fiction

Secrecy and Disclosure in Victorian Fiction

1st Edition

By Leila Silvana May
July 27, 2016

Why were the Victorians more fascinated with secrecy than people of other periods? What is the function of secrets in Victorian fiction and in the society depicted, how does it differ from that of other periods, and how did readers of Victorian fiction respond to the secrecy they encountered? These...

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