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The Resource Victorian sensations : essays on a scandalous genre, ed. by Kimberly Harrison and Richard Fantina

Victorian sensations : essays on a scandalous genre, ed. by Kimberly Harrison and Richard Fantina

Label
Victorian sensations : essays on a scandalous genre
Title
Victorian sensations
Title remainder
essays on a scandalous genre
Statement of responsibility
ed. by Kimberly Harrison and Richard Fantina
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Wildly popular with Victorian readers, sensation fiction was condemned by most critics for scandalous content and formal features that deviated from respectable Victorian realism. Victorian Sensations is the first collection to examine sensation fiction as a whole, showing it to push genre boundaries and resist easy classification. Comprehensive in scope, this collection includes twenty original essays employing various critical approaches to cover a range of topics that will interest many readers."
  • "Essays are organized thematically into three sections: issues of genre; sensational representations of gender and sexuality; and the texts' complex readings of diverse social and cultural phenomena such as class, race, and empire. The introduction reviews the critical reception of sensation fiction to situate these new essays within a larger scholarly context."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.809353
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.S44
LC item number
V53 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Harrison, Kimberly
  • Fantina, Richard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Sensationalism in literature
Label
Victorian sensations : essays on a scandalous genre, ed. by Kimberly Harrison and Richard Fantina
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-266) 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
"Highly flavoured dishes" and "highly seasoned garbage" : sensation in The Athenaeum / Ellen Miller Casey -- "Judged by a purely literary standard" : sensation fiction, horizons of expectation, and the generic construction of Victorian realism / Richard Nemesvari -- Censoring her sensationalism : Mary Elizabeth Braddon and The doctor's wife / Catherine J. Golden -- Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the "combination novel" : the subversion of sensational expectation in Vixen / Albert C. Sears -- "Of all the horror-- the foulest and most cruel" : sensation and Dickens's Oliver Twist / Diana C. Archibald -- Naturalism in Charles Reade's experimental novel, Griffith Gaunt / Dianna Vitanza -- Swedenborg and the disintegration of language in Sheridan le Fanu's sensation fiction / Devin P. Zuber -- "That muddy, polluted flood of earthly love" : ambivalence about the body in Rhoda Broughton's Not wisely but too well / Tamar Heller -- Sensational hair : gender, genre, and fetishism in the sensational decade / Galia Ofek -- "What could I do?" : nineteenth-century psychology and the horrors of masculinity in The woman in white / Andrew Mangham -- "Chafing at the social cobwebs" : gender and transgender in the work of Charles Reade / Richard Fantina -- Women alone : Le Fanu's "Carmilla" and Rosetti's "Goblin market" / Nancy Welter -- One sister's surrender : rivalry and resistance in Rhoda Broughton's Cometh up as a flower / Lindsey Faber -- "Personal property at her disposal" : inheritance law, the single woman, and The moonstone / Jennifer Swartz -- "I will not live in poverty and neglect" : East Lynne on the East End stage / Andrew Maunder -- "The threshold of an open window" : transparency, opacity, and social boundaries in Aurora Floyd / Lillian Nayder -- Sensationalizing Victorian suburbia : Wilkie Collins's Basil / Tamara S. Wagner -- Political persuasion in Mary Braddon's The octoroon, or, The lily of Louisiana / Kimberly Harrison -- Wilkie Collins's "Secret dictate" : The moonstone as a response to imperialist panic / Vicki Corkran Willey -- Wilkie Collins's Gwilt-y conscience : gender and colonialism in Armadale / Monica M. Young-Zook
Control code
64427362
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780814291085
Isbn Type
(cd-rom)
Lccn
2006005531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780814210314
  • 9780814291085
Label
Victorian sensations : essays on a scandalous genre, ed. by Kimberly Harrison and Richard Fantina
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-266) 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
"Highly flavoured dishes" and "highly seasoned garbage" : sensation in The Athenaeum / Ellen Miller Casey -- "Judged by a purely literary standard" : sensation fiction, horizons of expectation, and the generic construction of Victorian realism / Richard Nemesvari -- Censoring her sensationalism : Mary Elizabeth Braddon and The doctor's wife / Catherine J. Golden -- Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the "combination novel" : the subversion of sensational expectation in Vixen / Albert C. Sears -- "Of all the horror-- the foulest and most cruel" : sensation and Dickens's Oliver Twist / Diana C. Archibald -- Naturalism in Charles Reade's experimental novel, Griffith Gaunt / Dianna Vitanza -- Swedenborg and the disintegration of language in Sheridan le Fanu's sensation fiction / Devin P. Zuber -- "That muddy, polluted flood of earthly love" : ambivalence about the body in Rhoda Broughton's Not wisely but too well / Tamar Heller -- Sensational hair : gender, genre, and fetishism in the sensational decade / Galia Ofek -- "What could I do?" : nineteenth-century psychology and the horrors of masculinity in The woman in white / Andrew Mangham -- "Chafing at the social cobwebs" : gender and transgender in the work of Charles Reade / Richard Fantina -- Women alone : Le Fanu's "Carmilla" and Rosetti's "Goblin market" / Nancy Welter -- One sister's surrender : rivalry and resistance in Rhoda Broughton's Cometh up as a flower / Lindsey Faber -- "Personal property at her disposal" : inheritance law, the single woman, and The moonstone / Jennifer Swartz -- "I will not live in poverty and neglect" : East Lynne on the East End stage / Andrew Maunder -- "The threshold of an open window" : transparency, opacity, and social boundaries in Aurora Floyd / Lillian Nayder -- Sensationalizing Victorian suburbia : Wilkie Collins's Basil / Tamara S. Wagner -- Political persuasion in Mary Braddon's The octoroon, or, The lily of Louisiana / Kimberly Harrison -- Wilkie Collins's "Secret dictate" : The moonstone as a response to imperialist panic / Vicki Corkran Willey -- Wilkie Collins's Gwilt-y conscience : gender and colonialism in Armadale / Monica M. Young-Zook
Control code
64427362
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780814291085
Isbn Type
(cd-rom)
Lccn
2006005531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780814210314
  • 9780814291085

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