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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2008; 633321–345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2008.63.3.321
Published: 01 December 2008
... treats the tale's subject matter as different in nature from that of poetry——as ““antagonistical”” to Beauty and often based on the ethically related, though not ethically confined, ““Truth.”” In this essay I argue that if some of Poe's tales convey a moral, then that moral tends to be implicit and...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2004; 59127–52 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2004.59.1.27
Published: 01 June 2004
... implicit dialogue between medical and theological views of the mind by fusing the Puritan sensitivity to symbol and moral signification with a keen medical awareness of the dangers of religious enthusiasm and unhealthy obsession with discovering moral signification. His mode of narration ““saneitizes”” the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 744535–539 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.535
Published: 31 March 2020
... more often they are implicit and deftly elabo- rated by Insko s exquisite textual attention as, for instance, in his careful analysis of the multi-temporal palimpsests created by Hope Les- lie s narrative intrusions, or in his demonstration of John Neal s nar- ratological devotion to incidents 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
... methodological stand- point, suggests speaking of contemporary gift-giving in terms of moral economy to distinguish it from archaic gift relations.4 It would not be erroneous or far-fetched to say that one of the most important outposts of such ideology was sentimental- ism and, vice versa, that sentimentalism...
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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
... made the first sustained argu- ment for civil registration, primarily to encourage recording causes of death. Neither parish registers nor Bills of Mortality could supply the most important advantages, medical, politi- cal, and moral. 23 Percival was especially concerned with track- ing stillbirths...
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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
... Darwinian understanding of evolution and in fact, it is not Darwinism, but social Darwinism in particular, progressive models of social and moral evolution that Jefferies at times appeared to attack ( Machiavelli Writes the Future, p. 319). 6 See Richard Jefferies, letter to R. Bentley, 12 June [1886...
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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
... debates about the efficacy and morality of active resistance.4 Indeed, Very s efforts to present his radically personal revelations as occasions for public evan- gelism and implicit (self-) reform provide an important access point to antebellum debates about the relationship between individual improvement...
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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
... scenes featuring Annie Strong, Martha Endell, and Honoria Dedlock defer judgment on their characters, with Lady Dedlock’s protracted illegibility preventing her plot from culminating in a decisive narrative or moral conclusion. Because the narrators of both novels depict these female characters as...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 742224–250 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.2.224
Published: 01 September 2019
... bring us nearer their personality, to place us en rapport with their as- pirations, and thus to incite our own spiritual development and broaden and exalt our moral nature, then the Concord pilgrim- age should be one of the most fruitful and beneficent of human experiences. . . . . . . To the literary...
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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
...) delineated one kind of approach vector: take mostly canonical Romantic poems (plus Walter Scott s first novel) and interrogate their attitudes, explicit and reviews 123 implicit, toward colonialism and empire-building. Meanwhile, Katie Trumpener s Bardic Nationalism: The Romantic Novel and the British Empire...
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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
... (2003), 815 19; and James A. Notopou- los, The Platonism of Shelley: A Study of Platonism and the Poetic Mind (Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 1949), p. 382. 18 [Henry Home, Lord Kames], Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion (Edinburgh: A. Kincaid and A. Donaldson, 1751) p. 17...
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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
... implicit valorization of Enlightenment reason), the only way Derrida can break free of its stranglehold is by recasting the tension between reason and passionate frenzy in the terms of mutual constitution. Derrida resists seeing Christian teleology in a direct progression from darkness to light or from...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 73194–118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.1.94
Published: 01 June 2018
... occurs offstage, the threat implicit in Sandy s lynching is fulfilled by novel s close, with significant economic consequences for Wellington s most prominent white and black families. But through this violent act, Janet presents an alternate theory of value based on a legitimately moral sense of mercy...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 73130–67 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.1.30
Published: 01 June 2018
... dubious moral character.2 In this essay I offer a new entry point into these issues by calling attention to inheritance as a mode of capitalist exchange and subject formation that, although pervasive in Victorian novels, has been relatively under- examined.3 Armadale exemplifies what I suggest is a...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 7311–29 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.1.1
Published: 01 June 2018
... friend Evert Duyckinck, went to great lengths to express their dismay. The plot of Pierre subjects an aristocratic American family to Gothic manifestations of the poverty and moral ambiguity that they have learned to overlook. Pierre Glendinning, the sole remaining heir of revolutionary heroes...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 724452–486 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.72.4.452
Published: 01 March 2018
... decades of the nineteenth century, the moral emphasis on universal kinship in missionary work manifested itself in a startling way with respect to missionary marriages, though rarely have critics appreciated its full significance. Prior to the 1820s and the writing of Jane Eyre, missionary societies not...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 722135–160 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.2.135
Published: 01 September 2017
... compassion, his narrative does not elicit the fellow-feeling conventionally associated with sympathy. Yet in the past few decades, several critics have suggested that in The Last Man Shelley advocates for sympathy as a force of moral action and a solution to the interpersonal and interna- tional problems...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 722218–244 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.2.218
Published: 01 September 2017
... Execution of Billy Budd Studies in Romanticism, 18 (1979), 569. 2 More recently, Michael T. Gilmore has extended Johnson s assessment, noting the way Billy Budd demotes language from potency to morally problematic irrelevance (Michael T. Gilmore, Speak, man Billy Budd in the Crucible of Reconstruction...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 721110–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.1.110
Published: 01 June 2017
... value in the Victorian era. On the other hand, he studies what kind of implicit moral claims contemporary readers or scholars of novels scholars especially are wittingly or unwittingly smuggling into their readings of realist fiction. Good Form: The Ethical Experience of the Victorian Novel accordingly...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 721107–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.1.107
Published: 01 June 2017
.... Jesse Rosenthal s engaging first book has two ends. On the one hand, Rosenthal is interested in the nature of the battle between utilitarian and rival theories of value and aesthetic value in the Victorian era. On the other hand, he studies what kind of implicit moral claims contemporary readers or...