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The Oxford handbook of Victorian literary culture

The Oxford handbook of Victorian literary culture

John, Juliet, 1967- editor

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture brings together a team of international scholars to offer the most comprehensive interdisciplinary guide to Victorian studies available in print. The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture is a major contribution to the dynamic field of Victorian studies. This collection of 37 original chapters by leading international Victorian scholars offers new approaches to familiar themes including science, religion, and gender, and gives space to newer and emerging topics including old age, fair play, and economics. Structured around three broad sections (on 'Ways of Being: Identity and Ideology', 'Ways of Understanding: Knowledge and Belief', and 'Ways of Communicating: Print and Other Cultures', the volume is sub-divided into 9 sub-sections each with its own 'lead' essay: on subjectivity, politics, gender and sexuality, place and race, religion, science, material and mass culture, aesthetics and visual culture, and theatrical culture. The collection, like today's Victorian studies, is thoroughly interdisciplinary and yet its substantial Introduction explores a concern which is evident both implicitly and explicitly in the volume's essays: that is, the nature and status of 'literary' culture and the literary from the Victorian period to the present. The diverse and wide-ranging essays present original scholarship framed accessibly for a mixed readership of advanced undergraduates, graduate students and established scholars

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Published Oxford: Oxford University Press, [2016]
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Juliet John
ISBN: 0191082090, 9780191082092
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xxii, 732 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Series: Oxford handbooks of literature
Subject: History; Literature and society Great Britain History 19th century.; English literature 19th century History and criticism.; Popular culture and literature Great Britain History 19th century.; English; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900; European history; Literature.; United Kingdom, Great Britain; Anthologies: general; 19th century, c 1800 to c 1899
Alternative Title: Victorian literary culture; Handbook of Victorian literary culture
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks of literature.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780199593736