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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2013; 674490–519 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2013.67.4.490
Published: 01 March 2013
... response to the modern processes of abstraction that absorbed nineteenth-century thinkers from Auguste Comte to Ludwig Feuerbach and Karl Marx, I suggest that Silas Marner consoles for a potentially impoverishing process of abstraction by refiguring it as an opportunity for a new form of value, one that...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 723338–373 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.3.338
Published: 01 December 2017
... increasing abstraction in the nineteenth century that threatened to disrupt economic and affective relations between people, property, and places associated with the past while nevertheless introducing new modes of circulation and more diffusive opportunities for sympathetic connection. The novel’s return to...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 744554–557 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.554
Published: 31 March 2020
... less a particular image than an 556 nineteenth-century literature affect produced by a striking linguistic formula. The constitutive role of language in defining color is carried even further by Gertrude Stein. In Tender Buttons (1914), Stein abstracts the referential func- tion of language in favor of...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 744448–472 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.448
Published: 31 March 2020
... affection counterpoised to the increasingly mediated and abstract mar- ket exchange.6 Such tokens ( incarnated signs, to use Arjun Appadurai s term e.g., semiotic in character and rhetorical in use), developed a language of sentiment that for a long period continued to make sentimentality compelling...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 744473–501 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.473
Published: 31 March 2020
... socio-ecological disturbances of industrialism, and Plotz arguing that Jefferies s work reveals a distinctly Darwinian scale and perspective common to natu- ralism, where narrative flow is subordinated to microscopic description and macroscopic abstraction, enabling the story to reveal forces, processes...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 743396–399 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.3.396
Published: 01 December 2019
... and of the persona of the author is to substantialize those figures, abstracting them from their textual conditions of existence. Chapter 5, finally, asks what happens when novels end, and with it our absorption in the story and our attachment to the characters. The analogy Auyoung draws is with...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 743332–359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.3.332
Published: 01 December 2019
..., this poem avoids, as Gittleman notes, Very s firsthand observation of slavery during his boyhood stay in New Orleans in 1823, offering instead a largely abstract plea for divine remedy to an unjust institution.6 The poem is similar in its conception of audience to Very s Death of Lafayette, from the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 743360–387 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.3.360
Published: 01 December 2019
... an England spir- itually unevolved, having barely emerged from the materiali- ties of paganism (the visible world, to which they hold ) to the abstractions of religion or creed. Just as the Dodsons and Tullivers are described as unevolved species, emmet-like and antlike, a generation that will be...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 712176–196 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.71.2.176
Published: 01 September 2016
... redefinition around the lyric? How does it create a dramatically abstract “speaker” that gives voice to and for an imagined community? Dunbar inverts both romantic apostrophe and Victorian dramatic monologue and dialogue in his speaking bough. He does this by framing his poem as a pre-romantic border ballad, a...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 742141–166 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.2.141
Published: 01 September 2019
... nineteenth- century United States, following what Chad Luck diagnoses as a trajectory of abstraction. 1 The unfortunate protagonist has watched his once-thriving farmstead diminish as it entered into a brutally competitive, constitutionally unstable, and supralocal capitalist world based on virtualized...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 742259–263 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.2.259
Published: 01 September 2019
... of Life, the authors in the fourth part make more abstract connections between the twinned developments of German Idealism and evolutionary thought. reviews 259 The constant shuffling between historical particularity and phil- osophical generality, vertiginous though it may be, makes a fine case for...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 742270–273 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.2.270
Published: 01 September 2019
..., Impressions of Theophrastus Such, which Allison brilliantly describes as an experiment in a nine- teenth-century version of neoclassical satire that grows out of the abstracting strain inherent to Eliot s realism (p. 85). This assessment brings clarity to long-standing debates about its generic character...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 742263–266 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.2.263
Published: 01 September 2019
... to think more seriously about the human imprint on the natural world. Instead of the conceptual tidiness of scientific evolution, the authors upend abstract teleology and plot a circuitous path that demonstrates evolution s darkness as the ungraspable core at the matrix of life itself (p. 20). I...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 742167–198 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.2.167
Published: 01 September 2019
... beautiful in its form, it was so ashy pale, it was so fixed in its abstraction, it was so full of a wild, sleep-walking, dreamy horror of I don t know what. The eyes were wide open, and her brown hair fell in two rich clusters on her shoulders, and on her white dress, disordered by the want of the lost...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 741127–129 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.1.127
Published: 01 June 2019
... exerted an abstracting force within the history of sexuality, turning behaviors and desires into figures and types. Queer worlds, writes Hurley in her epilogue, existed before queer subjects (p. 224), and those worlds revolved in, through, and around literariness. Christopher Looby has recently made a...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 741129–132 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.1.129
Published: 01 June 2019
... Olive Chancellor and Ver- ena Tarrant into typological abstractions. Where Hurley s first four chapters track the movements and circulations of representations as they make possible the emergence of modern sexual types, her final chapter, focusing on the turn of the century, highlights the challenges...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 741123–127 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.1.123
Published: 01 June 2019
... conceptualizations of sexuality and gender deviance. Such networks and exchanges, as Hurley tracks them, comprised a queer processional of books and readers and libraries and connections that exerted an abstracting force within the history of sexuality, turning behaviors and desires into figures and types. Queer...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 74130–53 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.1.30
Published: 01 June 2019
... juxtaposition of tradi- tionally oppositional religious traditions and their promised states of (positive or negative) transcendence evokes reli- gion s abstract contradictions and paradoxes in order to con- trast them with the solid, material, sensory reality of the telegraph harp. It, and the natural...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 7411–29 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.1.1
Published: 01 June 2019
... Romantic Imagination, which figures Shelley s narcissism in terms of ego psychology. shelley s self-love 3 p. 532). Likewise, the theme appears in Shelley s correspon- dence. A letter written to Elizabeth Hitchener in November 1811 wishes for a love that is capable of abstracting self. 11 And a remark in...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 74154–86 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.1.54
Published: 01 June 2019
... observes, because so many words we use to describe hands and their functions (like indi- cate) become abstract concepts, . . . we tend to forget their con- crete connection to our embodied handedness. 26 Whitman s continued and conspicuous use of the word indicate resists the impulse to divorce the hand s...