This book provides a comprehensive reflection of the processes of canonization, (un)pleasurable consumption and the emerging predominance of topics and theoretical concerns in neo-Victorianism. The repetitions and reiterations of the Victorian in contemporary culture document an unbroken fascination with the histories, technologies and achievements, as well as the injustices and atrocities, of the nineteenth century. They also reveal that, in many ways, contemporary identities are constructed through a Victorian mirror image fabricated by the desires, imaginings and critical interests of the present. Providing analyses of current negotiations of nineteenth-century texts, discourses and traumas, this volume explores the contemporary commodification and nostalgic recreation of the past. It brings together critical perspectives of experts in the fields of Victorian literature and culture, contemporary literature, and neo-Victorianism, with contributions by leading scholars in the field including Rosario Arias, Cora Kaplan, Elizabeth Ho, Marie-Luise Kohlke and Sally Shuttleworth. Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture interrogates current fashions in neo-Victorianism and their ideological leanings, the resurrection of cultural icons, and the reasons behind our relationship with and immersion in Victorian culture.To some extent, Darwina#39;s public profile indicates the persistence of C. P. Snowa#39;s dichotomy of the Two Cultures, in spite of ... 54); for Desmond and Moore he a#39;had a mechanism that was compatible with the competitive, free-trading ideals ofthe ultraWhigsa#39; ... Just as in many of the neo-Victorian bio-fictions, my key question is: Who gave Darwin his ideas and how did ... suggests that a#39;his story was not about the start of life but about the processes that governed organisms during their lifeanbsp;...
|Title||:||Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture|
|Author||:||Nadine Boehm-Schnitker, Susanne Gruss|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2014-06-05|