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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
... avowedly public purpose, but his seemingly otherworldly, spiritual sonnets sometimes participated in antebellum political debates. The sonnet “The Hand and Foot” (1839), for instance, describes a mode of Christian passivity and quietism that echoes the contemporaneous call for passive “non-resistance” to...
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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
... groups of Vic- torian intellectuals to establish foundations for new mental outlooks, to challenge existing cultural authorities, to propose themselves as new authorities, or to resist the challenge of newcomers and to preserve earlier ideas and values in novel guises and institutional arrangements...
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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
... Honoria Dedlock s constant deferral of revelation as an obstacle to drawing her story to a resolution. Whereas Mary Poovey s and Amanda Anderson s classic feminist readings of Dickens identify the male narrator as developing his mastery by describing the stories of passive fallen women, David Copperfield...
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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
... worldliness, and blasphemy and iconoclasm, see Sara Lyons, Algernon Swinburne and Walter Pater, pp. 174 78. Heather Love interprets Pater s commentary on Botticelli s Madonnas as a resistance on his part to historical change, including to such specific developments as the advent of Christianity and (in Pater...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 733415–418 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.3.415
Published: 01 December 2018
...- munity) to Gesellschaft (rootless, modern, urban society); the devel- opment of anthropology in chapter 4, which demonstrates how the endogamy of cousin marriage undercuts the exogamous theories that drove both Victorian anthropology and evolutionary science and that treated women as passive objects of...
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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
... religious praxis. For example, according to the commentator G.R.S. Mead, among the capacities of Buddhist adepts are the power of resisting pain, death, etc.; [the] power of creating phenomena outside one s body; of transforming one s body into different personalities; [the] power of creating one s own...
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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
... righteousness of mercy (expressed through Janet Miller). That the sole inheritor of the black professional class family, the Millers, dies in the novel s closing massacre indicates the nov- el s doubts about the potential for economic equality or collec- tive resistance under racial capitalism. Recent...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 73168–93 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.1.68
Published: 01 June 2018
... that Esmond on three occasions satirizes the painting by Sir Peter Lely that shows her as the huntress Diana (see Scarry, Resisting Representation [New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1994], p. 105). 26 Felicia Bonaparte makes this observation in her The Poetics of Poesis The Making of Nineteenth-Century...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 724487–514 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.72.4.487
Published: 01 March 2018
... expression of their antipathy to inter- pretative significance.9 The contradiction in play here the fact that music serves as a figure for resistance to the figurative should give us pause. What if we took the aesthetes at their word by reading Pa- ter s conditions of music both as a figure and as...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 723421–426 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.3.421
Published: 01 December 2017
... work of disempow- ered subject peoples: Kipling s indubitable condescension and racism toward Indians, and Yeats s more complicated stereotyping of Celtic peoples even as he drew upon folklore to build a national imaginary that enabled anticolonial resistance (see Edward W. Said, Culture and...
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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
... its interlocutors—including Auguste Comte, Ludwig Feuerbach, and Karl Marx—I read Edward Tulliver’s primitive materialism and the Dodson sisters’ fetishism as both humorous reactions and more earnest forms of resistance to this increasing abstraction. Eliot ultimately turns toward the figurative...
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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
.... Elliott and Claudia Stokes (New York: New York Univ. Press, 2003), pp. 243 63; see especially his treatment of the body s material residue as a site of countermemory (p. 259). 9 Branka Arsic´, Passive Constitutions or 71=2 Times Bartleby (Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press, 2007), p. 5. billy budd 223 not...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 722192–217 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.2.192
Published: 01 September 2017
... Betsey, Mr. Dick, Agnes, Dora, Uriah Heep, Mr. Wickfield, Dr. Strong, Julia Mills, among others. In other words, David s vagrant trip to Dover dramatically expands that most important and narratable element of the Dickensian novel: the character system. Often somewhat passive and unre- markable himself...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 7211–34 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.1.1
Published: 01 June 2017
... repeated verbatim in Sherwood s later novel. See Sherwood Family Papers (Collection 1437), box 2, 1811 15, pp. 193 202. 5 See Sherwood, journal, 1811 15, pp. 193 202. 2 nineteenth-century literature While the male narrator detects the underlying menace of the performance, he is incapable of resisting the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 72135–63 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.1.35
Published: 01 June 2017
...- ditions of its production. Critically, and in explicit opposition to a number of recent readings of Emerson that are symptom- atic of a broad desire to read literature as a space of resistance to the negative effects of capitalism, I reveal how Essays: Second Series proposes that literature is ill-fitted...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 72164–106 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.1.64
Published: 01 June 2017
... an epistemolog- ical context as impacting ethical relations, and vice versa. In so doing, I am resisting a post-Cartesian construal of epistemic certainty as grounded in an isolated, individual consciousness that ascertains what he or she knows without doubt by subjecting, as in Descartes s...
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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
... circumstances in which we found ourselves. . . . But it is noto- riously difficult to determine degrees of activity and passivity 16 Trollope clearly anticipates the growing psychological literature on these topics, which has only just emerged. See, for example, Daniel Gilbert, Stumbling on Happiness (New York...
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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
...- nence and stillness in contrast to the volatility and fluidity that has killed his family (Transfusion, III, 314, 315). It is blood alone that has both the moral authority and the actual power to define what is and is not a family in this narrative, and the punishment for attempting to resist that...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 713315–342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.71.3.315
Published: 01 December 2016
... groups might reenact the rules of whatever authority (biological or voluntary) unites them; they might also modify or resist their rules. What might bounded yet heterogeneous friendships tell us about narratives of colonialism? The horizontal axis, the bond of friendship-as- fraternity, yields to our...