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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 732227–259 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.2.227
Published: 01 September 2018
... identity, will, and self-discipline that illuminate the author’s understanding of the subtleties of Buddhist thought. Its attention to the ways in which Kipling’s novel engages Asian religious practice, particularly the “esotericpractices of meditation and trance, complicates an entrenched reading of the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 733293–325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.3.293
Published: 01 December 2018
... advance a univer- sal Christianity, the practices, governance, and points of which (as they freely admitted) they could neither fully antic- ipate nor envision. This discourse of Christian universalism thus permitted indeed, encouraged culturally recombinant forms of religious thought and practice that...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 733379–398 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.3.379
Published: 01 December 2018
... Whereas the early Victorians were happy to go to church and believe in God, the narrative goes, that practice had changed by the end of the century, with those still interested in spiritual issues turning away from Christianity to embrace new religious movements such as Theosophy, Spiritualism, and the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 733353–378 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.3.353
Published: 01 December 2018
... challenge that Christian Science posed was not necessarily to criminalize the adherents activities but to accede to the public demand for suggestive therapy, redeeming Christian Science s fraudulent practices through the moral and scientific cred- ibility of medicine. The defense of placebo, however...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 732161–186 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.2.161
Published: 01 September 2018
... order of perceptual understanding. The secret is, at bottom, a notion that leads us back to the distinction between the profane and the sacred, and therefore is not unique to esotericism; indeed, far more than generally acknowledged, the secret is germane to historical knowledge itself. I have been...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 732187–226 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.2.187
Published: 01 September 2018
... Birth of the Human Sciences (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2017), p. 18. 9 See Wouter J. Hanegraaff, Esotericism and the Academy: Rejected Knowledge in Western Culture (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012). scholarly enchantment 191 yield self-consciously modern practices that have shaped our...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2014; 691141–144 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2014.69.1.141
Published: 01 June 2014
... reconfigurations of existing bodies of knowledge. Chapter 1 focuses on how changing concepts of time informed the existing knowledge practices of philosophy, psychology, literary criticism, religion, and aesthetics and their various under- standings of the cultivation of a self in time (p. 8). Chapter 2...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2014; 684546–550 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2014.68.4.546
Published: 01 March 2014
..., historicist, immersed in the particularity of economic and monetary controversies and alert to specific phrasing across a wide range of texts (for example, he is fascinating on the popular prove- nance of Keats s realms of gold In addition to many of the pamph- leteers and specialists in monetary practice...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2013; 683323–362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2013.68.3.323
Published: 01 December 2013
... the realms of both practice and theory, real and ideal, as it were might seem to amount to a most thoroughgoing example of disenchantment. Standard histories of race have been elaborated on this pow- erful, commonsensical view. The story of race, with scientific Nineteenth-Century Literature, Vol...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2009; 64116–47 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2009.64.1.16
Published: 01 June 2009
... that nature re- sents generalizing, and that in order to deter the practice she insults the philosopher in every moment with a million of fresh particulars (p. 581), removing the loadstone accord- ing to which we filings have aligned ourselves. To go for the magnetism (and not the particular magnet...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2009; 64176–107 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2009.64.1.76
Published: 01 June 2009
...Deak Nabers The realist novel has long been understood in terms of its representation of the diffusion of political agency into social and economic practices. This essay claims that realism, at least as it emerged in the work of late-nineteenth-century American writers such as William Dean Howells...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2008; 624465–492 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2008.62.4.465
Published: 01 March 2008
... import and formalized practice of Christianity. In fact, Seward went so far as to entertain the idea of initiating an all-out holy war against the Empire, at one point threatening to revoke the treaty powers between the two nations in order to 14 See Paolino, Foundations of the American Empire, p. 5. 15...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2007; 622193–221 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2007.62.2.193
Published: 01 September 2007
..., transcendentalism), speculative sciences (electrophysi- ology, Humboldtian cosmology), and cultural practices that conflated the two (mesmerism, spiritualism). He was commit- ted, like many of his peers, to uncovering a rational, unified, and material model of the physical and metaphysical universe as well as the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2005; 602199–236 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2005.60.2.199
Published: 01 September 2005
... literary craft. In this essay I reexamine Vernon Lee's theory and practice of fiction and argue that she increasingly depended upon access to novel readers in order to disseminate her more complex theoretical ideas and thereby shape an ideal and perceptive readership. In the first section I demonstrate the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2005; 594557–559 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2005.59.4.557
Published: 01 March 2005
... Victorian Literature in the School of English at the University of Exeter, is the author of Queen Victoria: First Media Monarch (2003) and Popular Print Media, 1820 1900 (2004). He is now at work on a project provisionally titled Optical Recreations 1780 1900: A History of Screen Practice. Pat r i c i a...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2004; 5911–26 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2004.59.1.1
Published: 01 June 2004
.... 120. My use of gen- dered language is specific to the context. 6 Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin, The Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures (London and New York: Routledge, 1989), p. 135. 7 See James Fenimore Cooper, letter to Samuel Carter Hall, 21 May...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1997; 523394–412 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2934007
Published: 01 December 1997
...-class man (Felix Holt), university training (Middlemarch, Daniel Deronda), profes- sional skills (Lydgate's medical practice), and inadequacies in the education of young women (notably Eppie in Silas Marner) . These analyses are placed in the broader context of educational debates that absorbed George...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1994; 49175–106 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2934045
Published: 01 June 1994
... ways in which powerful fin du globe anxieties and dark ancestral obsessions covertly inform both the tale's construction of Kurtz and its narrative practices-notably, its fashioning of a mythical narrative drawing upon established parallels between Schopenhauer and a monistic heart of darkness, its...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1993; 481128–141 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2933953
Published: 01 June 1993
...; pp. xii + 21 1; $29.95). Horner's work is designed precisely to fill a gap in our knowledge of the teaching of rhetoric in nineteenth-century Scotland and in addition of the impact of that teaching on American academic practice. Drawing on much unpublished archival materials in Scot- land, including...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1990; 452245–249 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/3045127
Published: 01 September 1990
... extremely worried that the practice of the exchanging of children has destabilized the family structure. Why, one might ask, find esoteric and implausible reasons when obvious ones will do? Then, after examining The Ruined Cottage in economic terms, Liu moves on to treat Books IX-XIII of The Prelude (1805...