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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
...Meegan Kennedy Meegan Kennedy, “‘A True Prophet’? Speculation in Victorian Sensory Physiology and George Eliot’s ‘The Lifted Veil’” (pp. 369–403) George Eliot’s novella “The Lifted Veil” (1859) is often considered an outlier in Eliot’s realist corpus, perhaps due to its focus on controversial...
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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
...Edward Sugden Edward Sugden, “The Speculative Economies of Sheppard Lee ” (pp. 141–166) In this essay I provide a reading of Robert Montgomery Bird’s Sheppard Lee (1836) that places it against the speculative economy of 1830s America. The novel is, formally and intellectually, a product of and...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 734551–554 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.73.4.551
Published: 01 March 2019
...Caleb Smith © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Carrie Hyde , Civic Longing: The Speculative Origins of U.S. Citizenship . Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press , 2018 . Pp. x + 308. $45 . Reviews CARRIE HYDE, Civic Longing: The Speculative Ori- gins...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 713291–314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.71.3.291
Published: 01 December 2016
...Matthew L. Reznicek Matthew L. Reznicek, “Absurd Speculations: The Tragedy of Development in Maria Edgeworth’s Ormond ” (pp. 291–314) This essay explores shared concerns regarding the representation of economic development that occurs in Maria Edgeworth’s Irish bildungsroman Ormond (1817) and in...
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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
... Blavatsky. This essay argues that Blavatsky’s occult writings set the stage for the kinds of speculations on crypto-conversion, conscience, and responsibility that subsequently engaged Derrida. Like Blavatsky, Derrida saw conversion not as change but as retaining whatever it displaces in the form of a...
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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
... nineteenth-century liberal contractual notions of identity. Armadale explores these issues through its depiction of the testator-heir dynamic as indeterminately singular and double, its association of inheritance with speculative ventures and impersonation, and its vacillation between affirming and limiting...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 704473–495 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.70.4.473
Published: 01 March 2016
... Walter Benn Michaels’s words—“the excesses of capitalism,” especially as embodied in the novel’s rendering of “the greedy and heartless stock market.” Like many commentators of the period, Howells promoted a traditional view of honest industry against the emerging phenomenon of speculative finance, and...
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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
... counterfactual speculations about themselves and others. The optative shapes Trollope’s novels in two ways: first, as the main determinant of character psychology and behavior; and second, as a structural principle that governs his handling of the multiplot novel. Through an analysis of The Small House at...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 751123–126 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.75.1.123
Published: 09 June 2020
... his nonsense alphabets; it also attempts more speculatively to relate Lear s landscape painting to his nonsense. A closing chapter, titled Inventing Edward Lear, rounds off the book s argument by high- lighting Lear s self-fashioning in his nonsense. This allows Lodge to make the case for an...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 7511–23 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.75.1.1
Published: 09 June 2020
... of metrical templates. Others, though, seem to have been more ambitious in scope, aiming at renovation of the English language and the reactivation of metaphors slumber- ing within existing compounds. These experiments took place against a background of linguistic speculation that emphasized both the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 75150–81 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.75.1.50
Published: 09 June 2020
... helping to construct a nation still in the making. Whitman deserves special attention. De Forest speculated that the nation would have to wait longer for the Great Amer- ican Poem than for the Great American Novel because the poem would be possible only when democracy was securely 5 John C. Calhoun...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 75124–49 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.75.1.24
Published: 09 June 2020
... s speculation of what fortune would [she] give to have [her] darling back are expressions that Esther would have desired to hear made on her behalf (pp. 279, 280). Esther employs the third-person narration to consider both the lives of those who are orphans like her ( Jo, Charley, Phil Squod) and...
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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
...: Margaret Oliphant on George Eliot 87 Ramirez, Pablo A. The Woman of Tomorrow: Gertrude Atherton and the Latina Foremother of the Californian New Woman 502 Sugden, Edward. The Speculative Economies of Sheppard Lee 141 Tarr, Clayton Carlyle. Stillborn Plots: Revolution, Imagination, and the Failure of...
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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
..., and presences prior to subjective experience. But significantly, both Scott and Plotz recognize 3 John Plotz, Speculative Naturalism and the Problem of Scale: Richard Jefferies s After London, after Darwin, Modern Language Quarterly, 76 (2015), 41; and Heidi C. M. Scott, Chaos and Cosmos: Literary...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 744547–550 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.547
Published: 31 March 2020
... stick, one that produces new ways of ordering a chaotic world. Rejack returns to the scene of Jef- frey s transcription, focusing on what we know about Jeffrey s habits as (unreliable) copier to speculate about the underlining that has historically functioned to lend the term philosophical gravity...
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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
... suggest how immediatism s contingent prolepsis unsettles normative chronology and speculatively anticipates new modes of being . . . flickering just over the horizon of articulacy (p. 171). reviews 537 The Ever-Present Now closes with a Coda that, shifting to our own volatile present, sharpens the book...
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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
..., speculation economy that Stowe feared (Haley) and the Southern, Gothicized version of the Northern industrial competition (Legree).13 In a word, we encounter a clear-cut distinction between true and false, mor- ally good and morally unacceptable, gratuitous and interested gifts as well as distinctions between...
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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
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 743279–304 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.3.279
Published: 01 December 2019
... practices and speculate about how those effects might reverberate across class barriers. Studies of death in Wordsworth have yet to connect his ideas to an economic and cultural context for elite funerary practices as a distinct category, despite the importance of that elite context to an understanding both...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2015; 7011–35 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2015.70.1.1
Published: 01 June 2015
...Christopher Looby Christopher Looby, “Lippard in Part(s): Seriality and Secrecy in The Quaker City ” (pp. 1–35) Why did George Lippard publish The Quaker City (1844-45) originally in ten separate parts, issued at intervals over time? Answering this question involves some inference and speculation...