By John E. Law,Lene Østermark-Johansen
By John E. Law,Lene Østermark-Johansen
By Isobel Armstrong
By Bradley Deane
By Fred Kaplan
By James Gregory
Through the forgotten determine of James Elmslie Duncan, ‘shabby genteel’ poet and self-proclaimed ‘Apostle of the Messiahdom,’ The Politics and the Poetry considers topics together with poetry’s position in radical tradition, the reaction of pantomime to the Chartist problem to legislations and order, and institutions among insanity and revolution. Duncan grew to become a promoter of the technological fantasies of John Adolphus Etzler, a poet of technology who prophesied a destiny unfastened from drudgery, via equipment powered by means of normal forces. Etzler dreamed of crystal palaces: Duncan’s public freedom was once to finish dramatically in 1851 simply as a true crystal palace opened to an astonished world.
In addition to Duncan, James Gregory additionally introduces a forged of different poets, earnest reformers and agitators, comparable to William Thom the weaver poet of Inverury, whose metropolitan fêting might lead to tragedy; John Goodwyn Barmby, bearded Pontiffarch of the Communist Church; a lunatic ‘Invisible Poet’ of Cremorne excitement gardens; the hatter from analyzing who challenged the ‘feudal’ regulations of the sport legislation by way of tract, trespass and filled jay birds; and international exotics similar to the German-born Conrad Stollmeyer, escaping the sinking of an experimental Naval Automaton in Margate to construct a fortune because the Asphalt King of Trinidad.
Combining those figures with the biography of a guy whose literary occupation used to be eccentric and whose public antics have been capitalised upon through critics of Chartist agitation, this publication can be crucial examining for somebody drawn to radical reform and renowned political pursuits in Victorian Britain.
By Melissa S. Van Vuuren
By Susan Johnston
Recent revisions of the belief of separate spheres, which ruled Victorian scholarship of the previous 20 years, have provoked enormous curiosity in either family and political fiction of the interval and within the political dimensions of household existence. This e-book demanding situations arguments concerning the department of the political from different fictional genres and divisions of the personal from the general public sphere. It indicates that Victorian literature pointed out the family because the area within which the political rights-bearer got here into being. whereas a few thinkers maintained that the rights-bearer is outlined by means of in simple terms formal reasoning, this quantity claims that Locke and different academic writers conceived cause as embodying emotion. It appears at works through Mary Wollstonecraft, Amelia Opie, Maria Edgeworth, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Charles Dickens to bare how the emotional family members of the loved ones formed the political self and the way ladies won identification as rights-bearers.
The ebook argues that the intimate area of the loved ones doesn't exist individually from public, political, and financial domain names. It revises favourite understandings of political fiction and exhibits that family plots are fundamental to political plots. this is often so simply because household fiction specializes in the cultivation of the liberal self within the family and the disclosure of that self when it comes to its imaginative and prescient of the nice. the quantity concludes that household area is the basis of liberal polity, and that an account of the loved ones within which the liberal self is disclosed is on the center of either Victorian political fiction and philosophy.
By Julia Straub
Focusing on literary representations and chosen examples from the visible arts, this ebook examines works by means of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Christina Rossetti, George Eliot, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Walter Pater in addition to by way of John Ruskin, Maria Rossetti and Arthur Henry Hallam. Julia Straub’s research exhibits how a few of the representations of Beatrice in literature and within the visible arts replicate in significant methods many of the critical social and aesthetic issues of the Victorian interval, most significantly its discourse on gender.
This research deals interesting insights into the Victorian reception of Dante by means of exploring the strong charm of his muse.
By Rachel A. Kent
By Susmita Roye,Amrita Banerjee,Helen Pike Bauer,Ralph Crane,Gráinne Goodwin,Alan Johnson,Anna Johnston,Danielle Nielsen,LeeAnne M Richardson
Contributors: Amrita Banerjee, Helen Pike Bauer, Ralph Crane, Gráinne Goodwin, Alan Johnson, Anna Johnston, Danielle Nielsen, LeeAnne M. Richardson, Susmita Roye