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The Resource Problem novels : Victorian fiction theorizes the sensational self, Anna Maria Jones

Problem novels : Victorian fiction theorizes the sensational self, Anna Maria Jones

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Problem novels : Victorian fiction theorizes the sensational self
Title
Problem novels
Title remainder
Victorian fiction theorizes the sensational self
Statement of responsibility
Anna Maria Jones
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Problem Novels, Anna Maria Jones argues that, far from participating "invisibly" in disciplinary regimes, many Victorian novels articulate sophisticated theories about the role of the novel in the formation of the self. In fact, it is rare to find a Victorian novel in which questions about the danger or utility of novel reading are not embedded within the narrative. In other words, one of the stories that the Victorian novel tells, over and over again, is the story of what novels do to readers. This story occurs in moments that call attention to the reader's engagement with the text." "In chapters on Wilkie Collins, Anthony Trollope, and George Meredith, Jones examines "problem novels" - that is, novels that both narrate and invite problematic reading as part of their theorizing of cultural production. Problem Novels demonstrates that these works posit a culturally embedded, sensationally susceptible reader and, at the same time, present a methodology for critical engagement with cultural texts. Thus, the novels theorize, paradoxically, a reader who is both unconsciously interpellated and critically empowered. And, Jones argues, it is this paradoxical construction of the unconscious/critical subject that re-emerges in the theoretical paradigms of Victorian cultural studies scholarship. Indeed, as Problem Novels shows, Victorianists' attachments to critical "detective work" closely resemble the sensational attachments that we assume shaped Victorian novel readers."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
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Jones, Anna Maria
Dewey number
823/.809353
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR871
LC item number
.J66 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Victorian critical interventions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • American fiction
  • Literature
  • Self in literature
  • Sensationalism in literature
  • Sensationsroman
  • Identität (Motiv)
  • Leser
  • Englisch
Label
Problem novels : Victorian fiction theorizes the sensational self, Anna Maria Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-156) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Toward a sensational theory of criticism -- Sensation fiction theorizes masochism -- Realism theorizes speculative investments -- The "new fiction" theorizes cultural consumption -- The serious work of sensationalism
Control code
80020129
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 163 pages
Isbn
9780814291337
Isbn Type
(CD-ROM)
Lccn
2007002659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)80020129
Label
Problem novels : Victorian fiction theorizes the sensational self, Anna Maria Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-156) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Toward a sensational theory of criticism -- Sensation fiction theorizes masochism -- Realism theorizes speculative investments -- The "new fiction" theorizes cultural consumption -- The serious work of sensationalism
Control code
80020129
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 163 pages
Isbn
9780814291337
Isbn Type
(CD-ROM)
Lccn
2007002659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)80020129

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