Neo Victorian Biofiction

Highlighting neo-Victorian biofiction’s crucial role in reimagining and augmenting the historical archive, this volume explores the complex ethical consequences of a creative movement of historiographic revisionism, combining biography ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004434356

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 404

View: 880

Highlighting neo-Victorian biofiction’s crucial role in reimagining and augmenting the historical archive, this volume explores the complex ethical consequences of a creative movement of historiographic revisionism, combining biography and fiction in a dialectic tension of empathy and voyeuristic spectacle.

Neo Victorian Literature and Culture

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.

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Nadine Boehm-Schnitker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134614691

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 932

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.

Neo Victorian Villains

Marie-Luise Kohlke offers a helpful definition of neo-Victorian biofiction when she writes: Neo-Victorian biofiction may be defined as the mainly literary, dramatic, or filmic reimaginings of the lives of actual individuals who lived ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004322257

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

View: 819

Neo-Victorian Villains offers a varied and stimulating range of essays on the afterlives of Victorian villains in popular culture, exploring their representation and adaptation in neo-Victorian drama and fiction.

Neo Victorian Cannibalism

Victorian 1 NEO-VICTORIAN BIOFICTION '[T]he Victorian era is defined by its personalities' (31), Louisa Hadley writes in Neo-Victorian Fiction and Historical Narrative (2010). It is perhaps unsurprising that contemporary writers in ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Tammy Lai-Ming Ho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030025595

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 150

View: 699

This Pivot examines a body of contemporary neo-Victorian novels whose uneasy relationship with the past can be theorised in terms of aggressive eating, including cannibalism. Not only is the imagery of eating repeatedly used by critics to comprehend neo-Victorian literature, the theme of cannibalism itself also appears overtly or implicitly in a number of the novels and their Victorian prototypes, thereby mirroring the cannibalistic relationship between the contemporary and the Victorian. Tammy Lai-Ming Ho argues that aggressive eating or cannibalism can be seen as a pathological and defining characteristic of neo-Victorian fiction, demonstrating how cannibalism provides a framework for understanding the genre’s origin, its conflicted, ambivalent and violent relationship with its Victorian predecessors and the grotesque and gothic effects that it generates in its fiction.

Deviance in Neo Victorian Culture

Sara is therefore the protagonist of a peculiar declination of neo-Victorian 'biofiction', in Marie-Luise Kohke's definition, which in reimagining the lives of real people during the long nineteenth century 'reflects aspects of ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Saverio Tomaiuolo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319969503

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

View: 138

This book argues that ‘deviance’ represents a central issue in neo-Victorian culture, and that the very concept of neo-Victorianism is based upon the idea of ‘diverging’ from accepted notions regarding the nineteenth-century frame of mind. However, the study of the ways in which the Victorian age has been revised by contemporary authors does not only entail analogies with the present but proves – by introducing what is perhaps a more pertinent description of the nineteenth century – that it was much more ‘deviant’ than it is usually depicted and perceived. Deviance in Neo-Victorian Culture: Canon, Transgression, Innovation explores a wide variety of textual forms, from novels to TV series, from movies and graphic novels to visual art. The scholarly and educational purpose of this study is to stimulate readers to approach neo-Victorianism as a complex cultural phenomenon.

Neo Victorian Gothic

Colrn Toibin's The Master constitutes an example of neo-Victorian biofiction which revives a Victorian author for contemporary consumption. This chapter argues that Toibin deploys both the Freudian uncanny and James's own uncanny ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Marie-Luise Kohlke

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789401208963

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 116

This volume, the third in Rodopi's Neo-Victorian Series, reassesses neo-Victorianism as a quintessentially Gothic movement. Through their revival of bygone spectres, their obsession with forgotten skeletons in the cupboard, and their exploration of nineteenth-century extremities, neo-Victorian works not only reflect our contemporary Gothic culture but also reactivate it and even enrich it with new variations such as postcolonial, eco or steampunk Gothic. Addressed to scholars and students of both Gothic and Neo-Victorian Studies, this volume will also interest contemporary literature specialis.

Neo Victorian Dickens es

My thesis examines why members of Charles Dickens's domestic circle recur as characters in neo-Victorian biofiction published between 1990 and 2010.

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Azure Engelbrecht

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:957132239

Category: Characters and characteristics in literature

Page: 247

View: 245

My thesis examines why members of Charles Dickens's domestic circle recur as characters in neo-Victorian biofiction published between 1990 and 2010. Following the postmodern foregrounding of the marginalised figures of history, biofiction of this kind rewrites - and “re-rights” - biographical materials in order to enable Victorian figures to “live” again, and speak their own imagined testimony, in accordance with the priorities of today. Though most of the Hogarth/Dickens circle remain silent, or silenced, in the historical record, those who have been reprised as fictional characters include Dickens’s wife, Catherine; her sisters, Mary and Georgina Hogarth; his presumed mistress, Ellen Ternan; and his children. Recent novels that have sought to articulate their experiences include Peter Carey's Jack Maggs (1997), Jeff Rackham's The Rag and Bone Shop (2001), Audrey Thomas's Tattycoram (2005), Richard Flanagan's Wanting (2008), Gaynor Arnold's Girl in a Blue Dress (2008), Matthew Pearl's The Last Dickens (2009), Dan Simmons’s Drood (2009), and Anne-Marie Vukelic's Far Above Rubies (2010). Yet although such novels foreground Dickens's relatives and loveinterests in place of him, they paradoxically rely on the Victorian author for their meaningfulness. My thesis proposes, then, that neo-Victorian biofiction based on Dickens exhibits a twofold agenda: on the one hand, enabling the critique of biographical (mis)representations of the Hogarth/Dickens circle and, on the other hand, enhancing the experience of engaging with “Charles Dickens”, in and for the twenty-first century.

Neo Victorian Literature and Culture

This epistemological conundrum—how to tell the pastfrom the present and the fact from the fiction—has haunted criticism ofneo Victorian bio fiction. Neither in neoVictorian fiction nor in neoVictorian biography will we ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Nadine Boehm-Schnitker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134614769

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 302

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.

Neo Victorian Biographilia and James Miranda Barry

It begins with the Victorian foundation stories, extending Kohlke's model of biofictional strands to the broader ... In her incisive typology of neo-Victorian biofiction, Kohlke defines three specific modes: 'celebrity biofiction', ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Ann Heilmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319713861

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 402

View: 246

Senior colonial officer from 1813 to 1859, Inspector General James Barry was a pioneering medical reformer who after his death in 1865 became the object of intense speculation when rumours arose about his sex. This cultural history of Barry’s afterlives in Victorian to contemporary (neo-Victorian) life-writing (‘biographilia’) examines the textual and performative strategies of biography, biofiction and biodrama of the last one and a half centuries. In exploring the varied reconstructions and re-imaginations of the historical personality across time, the book illustrates (not least with its cover image) that the ‘real’ James Barry does not exist, any more than does the ‘faithful’ biographical, biofictional or biodramatic rendering of a life in a generically ‘stable’ and discrete form. What Barry represents and how he is represented invariably pinpoints the imaginative, the speculative and the performative: reflections and refractions in the looking glass of genre. Just as ‘James Miranda Barry’, as a subject of cultural inquiry, comes into being and remains in view in the act of crossing gender, so neo-Victorian life-writing constitutes itself through similar acts of boundary transgression. Transgender thus finds its most typical expression in transgenre.

Neo Victorian Humour

'Neo-Victorian Biofiction and the Special / Spectral Case of Barbara Chase Riboud's Hottentot Venus', Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies 18(3), Special Issue: Neo-Victorianism: 4–21. MacDonald, Tara and Joyce Goggin. 2013.

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004336612

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 362

View: 577

Highlighting neo-Victorian humour’s crucial role in shaping contemporary re-visions of nineteenth-century culture, this volume explores the major aesthetic, ideological and ethical issues raised by refracting the past through a comic lens, especially through self-conscious irony, parody, and black humour.