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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 743305–331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.3.305
Published: 01 December 2019
...John Owen Havard John Owen Havard, “‘What Freedom?’: Frankenstein , Anti-Occidentalism, and English Liberty” (pp. 305–331) “If he were vanquished,” Victor Frankenstein states of his monstrous creation in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), “I should be a free man.” But he goes on: “Alas! what...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 71137–63 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.71.1.37
Published: 01 June 2016
...Hiroki Yoshikuni Hiroki Yoshikuni, “Kant with Bartleby: A Fate of Freedom” (pp. 37–63) This essay explores the problem of the “unaccountable” in Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener” (1856) in light of the Kantian idea of freedom. The lawyer-narrator declares his own inability to tell a story...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 734486–521 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.73.4.486
Published: 01 March 2019
... unpredictability, a fundamental freedom and singularity, of human ethical relationships and responses. For Pater, this uncertainty and freedom are the qualities that make an ethics genuinely ethical. Pater finds these qualities, and this kind of genuine ethics, epitomized in the unpredictability and freedom of...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2011; 66169–95 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2011.66.1.69
Published: 01 June 2011
...Patrick Fessenbecker Patrick Fessenbecker, "Freedom, Self-Obligation, and Selfhood in Henry James" (pp. 69–95) In this essay I argue for a new interpretation of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady (1880–81, revised 1908). After briefly surveying the history of interpretations of the novel, I argue...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 714485–515 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.71.4.485
Published: 01 March 2017
... what takes place within individual minds. In this way, Trollope finds formal means for staging the contest between freedom and contingency in the construction of the self, significantly advancing the character-plot debate of the 1860s and deepening the moral purpose of his realism. © 2017 by The...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2003; 583326–367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2003.58.3.326
Published: 01 December 2003
... of ideological and formal features, Hemans's tragedy throws light on the difÞculties in separating an imperializing police state from a community based on tolerance and the respect and protection of individual freedom. Hemans thus teaches her public to read the liberal project as a developing and...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2014; 693342–365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2014.69.3.342
Published: 01 December 2014
... community in these works, the essay uses Juliet Mitchell’s psychoanalytic theory of siblings to propose that these plots address a central challenge of democracy: mediating equality and freedom when a legally imposed equality among all stands at odds with the freedom to create closed communities of choice...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 744564–566 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.564
Published: 31 March 2020
... Promises, and Native American Land in Helen Hunt Jackson s Ramona is forthcoming in J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. Currently he is work- ing on a book-length study tentatively titled The Consent of the Conquered: Californio Romances and Contractual Freedom in Nineteenth-Century...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 744567–569 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.567
Published: 31 March 2020
... revelation : Thoreau s Telegraph Harp, the Development of an Immanent Romantic Secularism, and Golden Age Children s Literature 30 Freer, Alexander. A Genealogy of Narcissism: Percy Shelley s Self-Love 1 Havard, John Owen. What Freedom Frankenstein, Anti- Occidentalism, and English Liberty 305 Heitzman...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 744502–534 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.502
Published: 31 March 2020
... for freedom and a life purpose, must fight against circum- stances that limited her freedom and her growth as an individ- ual.2 In Atherton s fiction of Alta California (the former Mexican state of present-day California), this woman of tomor- row begins with a Californiana struggling against an...
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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
..., Dressing as a Woman, Gifts, Strangers, Humanitarianism, Death, Slave Rebellions, the Proslavery Argument, Baseball, Hunters, and Gambling in the Old South (Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1996), pp. 65 66. uncle tom s cabin 451 noble gesture: bestowing freedom on his slaves, the white char- acter acts as...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 744415–447 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.415
Published: 31 March 2020
... proponents of the mater- nal imagination as imaginationists, who thought that they held the carnal proof . . . that Man is possessed of a tiny fraction of mysterious freedom and power over his own body. 40 Still- birth plots in Romantic literature make a similar claim: char- acters who have been...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1975; 302185–199 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2932951
Published: 01 September 1975
...Branwen Bailey Pratt Copyright 1975 By The Regents of the University of California Dickens and Freedom: Young Bailey in Martin Chuzzlewit BRANWEN BAILEY PRATT EVERY DICKENS NOVEL has its sermon, and most have several. Various kinds of wickedness uffer appropriate punishments, good- ness claims...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 743412–413 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.3.412
Published: 01 December 2019
... the author of Disaffected Parties: Political Estrangement and the Making of English Literature, 1760 1830 (2019). His current project is a book-length study tentatively titled Freedom: A Literary Counterhistory. BRAD EVANS, Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University, is the author of...
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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
... a writer interested in com- menting on both public and private life. Very s third published poem, for instance, from 1833, attacked slavery as a traffic base that contradicts the God-given attributes of freedom and reason. Based on British traveler James Stuart s account of slav- ery in Charleston...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 743388–392 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.3.388
Published: 01 December 2019
... Protestant secularism centered upon private commitment and freedom of conscience and the second with Romantic racialism, anti-Semitism, and polygenetic models of human difference devel- oped in the nascent field of nineteenth-century ethnology. What he tracks are artists who turned to a third option, an...
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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 Negro Ethnologically Considered” (his direct response to the American School of Ethnology), to the summer of 1855, when his second autobiography, My Bondage and My Freedom , was published. “Claims” reveals that Douglass apprehended in the American School of Ethnology a distillation of the problem...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 742255–258 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.2.255
Published: 01 September 2019
... Reconstruction (p. x), conveniently obfuscates the complicated relationship between blackness, literacy, and freedom during this period, and opens the door for another question: how are we defining literature by its content, or by the way in which it is consumed? The editors seem to be aware of these...
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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
.... xv-xliii; Justine S. Murison, The Politics of Anxiety in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2011); and Samuel Otter, Philadelphia Stories: America s Litera- ture of Race and Freedom (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2010). 16 See Anthony, Paper Money Men; Andrew...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2015; 703363–397 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2015.70.3.363
Published: 01 December 2015
... Maudsley, I argue, it ultimately shows the dangers of broadening the definition of insanity. To recognize the idea of irresistible impulse as the basis of an insanity defense, Stevenson suggests, is to confound the distinctions between freedom and compulsion, deviance and disease. Contesting the use of...