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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
...”” controversy. ©© 2008 by The Regents of the University of California 2008 Edgar Allan Poe ““The Tell-Tale Heart”” implicit moral structurally unified dramatic irony insanity debate 321 Edgar Allan Poe s Aesthetic Theory, the Insanity Debate, and the Ethically Oriented Dynamics of The Tell-Tale...
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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
...Melissa J. Ganz Melissa J. Ganz, “Carrying On Like a Madman: Insanity and Responsibility in Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ” (pp. 363–397) This essay reads Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) alongside medico-legal debates about the nature and scope of...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2008; 6311–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2008.63.1.1
Published: 01 June 2008
...Susan Walsh In Charles Reade's underread sensation novel Hard Cash (1863), the hero is imprisoned in an insane asylum so that his father's fiscal crimes may remain concealed. The exposéé of asylum abuse that follows this development, together with Reade's fierce critique of how committal laws may...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 714457–484 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.71.4.457
Published: 01 March 2017
..., Athenaeum, p. 350).17 The driving force of the plot is the Count de Mara s desire for teenaged Madeline and her love for him, and both are familiar characters: he the amoral seducer who achieves deathbed redemption, she the romantic heroine whose hyper-sensibility drives her to insanity and death. However...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 713343–368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.71.3.343
Published: 01 December 2016
..., leaders evade responsibility, justice is inscrutable or impossible to achieve, and the city is populated by Crusaders and Byzantines who are unwilling or unable to recognize or pay what they owe. Count Robert s preoccupation with indebtedness reiterates a central issue of reform-era debates. Debt service...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 713369–403 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.71.3.369
Published: 01 December 2016
... Elements of Physiology (1826). The story s climactic revivification echoes Lewes s late-1850s ex- periments in the galvanic reanimation of frogs, which, like the story, explored the borders of consciousness and sensation.7 Eliot s readers would recognize these scientific debates from mid-century...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 7111–36 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.71.1.1
Published: 01 June 2016
... connected to a larger debate about the social role of honor in the early nineteenth century a debate that captures the uneasy coexistence of two sets of values. On the one hand, honor could be universal, something widely avail- able to all segments of society. On the other hand, it could continue to signal...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2015; 70136–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2015.70.1.36
Published: 01 June 2015
... after his lawyers argued that he had been temporarily insane and had taken justifiable retribution against his sister s seducer. Mercer, regarded by many as a defender of a sister s virtue, became something of a local hero. On the day of his acquittal, he was surrounded by cheering supporters. In The...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2014; 69156–91 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2014.69.1.56
Published: 01 June 2014
... counters the prevailing notion that garden fences are transhistorical symbols of rigid protectionism and cultural exclusivity. Instead, Jewett’s garden fences should also be read as theoretically loaded and historically specific sites in the late-nineteenth-century debate between the fence-dismantling...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2012; 673312–336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2012.67.3.312
Published: 01 December 2012
... text. 314 nineteenth-century literature novel s capacity to provoke deliberation and debate in its reader. Such zero-sum interpretations rob Billy Budd of its potential as a subversive inclusion in the literary canon and are, in fact, anathema to Melville s purpose. The novel takes it cue from its...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2012; 6711–28 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2012.67.1.1
Published: 01 June 2012
...Casie LeGette This essay considers a collection of poems written by nineteenth-century political prisoners and published in the radical press. I situate these poems in the context of debates that raged at the time over whether or not political prisoners should have access to reading and writing...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2011; 662219–243 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2011.66.2.219
Published: 01 September 2011
... the individual contributions of Twain and Warner, see Ernest E. Leisy, Mark Twain s Part in The Gilded Age, American Literature, and Bryant Morey French, Mark Twain and The Gilded Age : The Book That Named an Era (Dallas: Southern Methodist Univ. Press, For debate over whether the satire of...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2011; 662195–218 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2011.66.2.195
Published: 01 September 2011
.... Press, p. 196 N I N E T E E N T H - C E N T U R Y L I T E R A T U R E and Tennyson s pillar saint clearly also suffers from religious insanity. Michael Mason and Ekbert Faas have read these founding texts of the genre as reflecting the period s growing interest in psychiatry and innovative, sympathetic...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2011; 654513–547 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2011.65.4.513
Published: 01 March 2011
... abolitionist Thomas Clarkson noted as early as 1792, and as recent historians have confirmed, the trade, labor, marriage, military, and immigration policies of colonizing nations were continually adjusted and debated in the face of this potential for insurgent resistance.14 These intensifications of...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2010; 653348–373 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2010.65.3.348
Published: 01 December 2010
... common features of Collins s novels. Jenny Bourne taylor has demonstrated Collins s use of nineteenth-century psychology and physiology before and after Heart and Science: The Woman in White (1860), for instance, incorporates current debates about insanity and newspaper accounts of poisonings; the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2009; 634564–567 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2009.63.4.564
Published: 01 March 2009
.... Gaskell s Naturalist 346 Dan Shen. edgar Allan Poe s Aesthetic theory, the Insanity Debate, and the ethically Oriented Dynamics of the tell-tale Heart 321 Dawson, Melanie V. ruiz de Burton s emotional landscape: Property and Feeling in The Squatter and the Don 41 Gigante, Denise. Blake s living Form 461...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2009; 643347–383 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2009.64.3.347
Published: 01 December 2009
... with her essential message. The debate regarding the role of Brontë s narrators continues to engage critics, and periodically they acknowledge Isabella s role as a temporary narrator, but, as Gideon Shunami concludes, her narrative is ultimately perceived as simply filling in a dead space...
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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
... distinct (and superior) human. nevertheless intersect in the perception that human beings are fundamentally interlineated with their larger environments. In this context, we can see even such mundane matters as the mid- century germ theory debates and Theodor Schwann s 1839 postulation of cell...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2007; 621124–127 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2007.62.1.124
Published: 01 June 2007
...Tim Fulford 2007 by The Regents of the University of California from a liberal position (p. 15), Weiner repeatedly makes intriguing allusions to the poet s involvement in republican debate (pp. 68, 86, 97, 102, 124). Some clear account of how a liberal position differed from a republican...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2005; 601109–112 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2005.60.1.109
Published: 01 June 2005
... layout of houses and on Raymond Williams s The Country and the City (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1973), this strain of Lang- land s book first investigates the structural similarities between the English country house and the insane asylum in The Woman in White and Lady Audley s Secret. A second...