Neo-Victorianism: The Victorians in the Twenty-First Century, 1999-2009

Hardcover | September 15, 2010

byAnn Heilmann, Mark Llewellyn

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This field-defining book offers an interpretation of the recent figurations of neo-Victorianism published over the last ten years. Using a range of critical and cultural viewpoints, it highlights the problematic nature of this 'new' genre and its relationship to re-interpretative critical perspectives on the nineteenth century.

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This field-defining book offers an interpretation of the recent figurations of neo-Victorianism published over the last ten years. Using a range of critical and cultural viewpoints, it highlights the problematic nature of this 'new' genre and its relationship to re-interpretative critical perspectives on the nineteenth century.

ANN HEILMANN is Professor of English at the University of Hull, UK, where she directs the Centre for Victorian Studies. The author of New Woman Fiction (2000) and New Woman Strategies: Sarah Grand, Olive Schreiner, Mona Caird (2004), she has edited three essay collections, including Feminist Forerunners (2003), and is the co-editor of...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.87 × 5.79 × 1.06 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230241131

ISBN - 13:9780230241138

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Memory, Mourning, Misfortune: Ancestral Houses and (Literary) Inheritences
Race and Empire: Postcolonial Neo-Victorians
Sex and Science: Bodily and Textual (Re) Inscriptions 
Spectrality and S(p)ecularity: Some Reflections in the Glass
Doing it With Mirrors, or Tricks of the Trade: Neo-Victorian Metatextual Magic
The Way we Adapt Now: or, The Neo-Victorian Theme Park
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Editorial Reviews

"What is it that our current obsession with the Victorians in fiction, film, TV, and even theme parks, reveals about our anxieties and desires in the twenty-first century? This coherent, detailed and timely study addresses this fascinating question in a lively and engaging way. Heilmann and Llewellyn provide a valuable account of what is currently one of the most interesting areas of literary studies, as well as introducing us to a host of twenty-first century texts which have not as yet been widely discussed. " -- Diana Wallace, Reader in English, University of Glamorgan, UK