The Oxford Handbook of the Victorian Novel by Lisa RodenskyThe Oxford Handbook of the Victorian Novel by Lisa Rodensky

The Oxford Handbook of the Victorian Novel

EditorLisa Rodensky

Paperback | November 19, 2016

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Much has been written about the Victorian novel, and for good reason. The cultural power it exerted (and, to some extent, still exerts) is beyond question. The Oxford Handbook of the Victorian Novel contributes substantially to this thriving scholarly field by offering new approaches tofamiliar topics (the novel and science, the Victorian Bildungroman) as well as essays on topics often overlooked (the novel and classics, the novel and the OED, the novel, and allusion). Manifesting the increasing interdisciplinarity of Victorian studies, its essays situate the novel within acomplex network of relations (among, for instance, readers, editors, reviewers, and the novelists themselves; or among different cultural pressures - the religious, the commercial, the legal). The handbook's essays also build on recent bibliographic work of remarkable scope and detail, responding tothe growing attention to print culture. With a detailed introduction and 36 newly commissioned chapters by leading and emerging scholars beginning with Peter Garside's examination of the early nineteenth-century novel and ending with two essays proposing the 'last Victorian novel', the handbookattends to the major themes in Victorian scholarship while at the same time creating new possibilities for further research. Balancing breadth and depth, the clearly-written, nonjargon -laden essays provide readers with overviews as well as original scholarship, an approach which will serve advancedundergraduates, graduate students, and established scholars. As the Victorians get further away from us, our versions of their culture and its novel inevitably change; this Handbook offers fresh explorations of the novel that teach us about this genre, its culture, and, by extension, our own.
Lisa Rodensky is the Barbara Morris Caspersen Associate Professor in the Humanities (2011-14) at Wellesley College. She is the author of The Crime in Mind: Criminal Responsibility and the Victorian Novel (2003) and the editor of Decadent Poetry from Wilde to Naidu (2006). Her essays have appeared in Victorian Literature and Culture a...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of the Victorian NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:832 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.03 inPublished:November 19, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198744684

ISBN - 13:9780198744689


Table of Contents

Lisa Rodensky: IntroductionBeginnings. Peter Garside: The Early Nineteenth-Century English Novel, 1820-1836 William McKelvy: New Histories of English Literature and the Rise of the Novel, 1835-1859 Rebecca Edwards Newman: Genre, Criticism and the Early Victorian NovelPublishing, Reading, Reviewing, Quoting, Censoring. Rachel Sagner Buurma: Publishing the Victorian Novel Debra Gettelman: The Victorian Novel and Its Readers Solveig C. Robinson: The Victorian Novel and the Reviews Lynda Mugglestone: The Victorian Novel and the OED BarbaraLeckie: The Novel and Censorship in Late-Victorian EnglandThe Victorian Novel Elsewhere. Marie-Francoise Cachin: Victorian Novels in FranceJulie Buckler: Victorian Literature and Russian Culture: Translation, Reception, Influence, Affinity Amanda Claybaugh: The Victorian Novel and America Margery Sabin: Colonial India and Victorian StorytellingTechnologies: Communication, Travel, Visual Richard Menke: The Victorian Novel and Communication NetworksAlison Byerly: Technologies of Travel and the Victorian NovelJennifer Green-Lewis: Victorian Photography and the NovelThe Middle. Janice Carlisle: Novels of the 1860sCommerce, Work, Professions. Evan Horwitz: Industrialism and the Victorian Novel George Levine: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Money: Max Weber, Silas Marner, and the Victorian Novel Jennifer Ruth: The Novel and the Professions Kenneth Haynes: Gentleman's Latin, Lady's GreekThe Novel and Other Disciplines. Jonathan Smith: The Victorian Novel and Science Meegan Kennedy: The Victorian Novel and Medicine Suzy Anger: Naturalizing the Mind in the Victorian Novel: Consciousness in Wilkie Collins's Poor Miss Finch and Thomas Hardy's Woodlanders Two Case Studies Jan-Melissa Schramm: The Victorian Novel and the Law Patrick R. O'Malley: The Novel and Religion: Catholicism and Victorian Women's Novels Lynn Voskuil: The Victorian Novel and Horticulture Emily Allen: The Victorian Novel and TheaterPoetry and Criticism. James Najarian: Verse Versus the Novel Philip Horne: Poetic Allusion and the Novel Christopher Ricks: The Novelist as CriticDistinguishing the Victorian Novel.Julia Prewitt Brown: The Moral Scope of the English Bildungsroman Mark Lambert: Three Matters of StyleEndings. Anna Vaninskaya: The Novel, its Critics, and the University: A New Beginning?Talia Schaffer: The Victorian Novel and the New WomanThe Last Victorian Novel Rosemarie Bodenheimer: Slapstick Noir: The Secret Agent Works the Victorian NovelDaniel Hack: The Quest of the Silver Fleece, by W. E. B. Du Bois