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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2008; 633283–320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2008.63.3.283
Published: 01 December 2008
...Scott Hess This essay argues that William Wordsworth's poetry constructs a subject position analogous to that of the photographic viewer: hence, a photographic subjectivity. Critics have often read Wordsworth's writing as opposing imagination against visibility and mimetic realism. Many of the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 704448–472 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.70.4.448
Published: 01 March 2016
...Seth McKelvey Seth McKelvey, “‘But one kind’ of Life: Thoreau’s Subjective Theory of Value in Walden ” (pp. 448–472) Literary scholars generally take for granted Henry David Thoreau’s hostility to market exchange in Walden (1854). I argue, however, that Thoreau anticipates the subjective theory of...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2015; 701153–157 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2015.70.1.153
Published: 01 June 2015
...Robert S. Levine © 2015 by The Regents of the University of California 2015 Siân Silyn Roberts , Gothic Subjects: The Transformation of Individualism in American Fiction, 1790-1861 . : University of Pennsylvania Press , 2014 . Pp. viii + 239. $59.95 . Yet while we see in Lippard s...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2015; 694481–508 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2015.69.4.481
Published: 01 March 2015
...Cara E. Murray Cara E. Murray, “ Self-Help and the Helpless Subject: Samuel Smiles and Biography’s Objects” (pp. 481–508) This essay examines how the changing relationship between human subjects and industrial objects in the industrial age redraws the conventions of the most influential strand of...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2013; 683433–435 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2013.68.3.433
Published: 01 December 2013
...Maia McAleavey © 2013 by The Regents of the University of California 2013 Hilary M. Schor , Curious Subjects: Women and the Trials of Realism . : Oxford University Press , 2013 . Pp. xii + 271. $65 . consideration of things in Romantic poetry and literary culture. At many points...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2011; 662141–169 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2011.66.2.141
Published: 01 September 2011
... of subjectivity in the present. Their concept of the eternal origin was internally subverted, however, through the metaphorical irruption of organisms from natural history, especially the roots of plants and coral. These nonhierarchical, rhizomatic organisms express, as Carlyle puts it, so many...
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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
... freedom? such as the peasant enjoys when his family have been massacred before his eyes, his cottage burnt, his lands laid waste, and he is turned adrift, homeless, pennyless, and alone, but free.” Victor’s circumstances approximate the deracinated subject of an emergent economic liberalism, while looking...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 733353–378 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.3.353
Published: 01 December 2018
... Athalie Goodman Mills, summoned to his bedside by the author’s mistress, Kate Lyon. His death was later the subject of a coroner’s inquest and unsuccessful manslaughter charge, making the author’s death central to an already raging debate about the efforts of an ascendant medical profession to criminalize...
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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
... determined by inclinations in nature but is independent from it. But, pointing out that this construction of Bartleby is based on unaccountableness that ends up in nothing but the modern notion of individualism or subjectivity, which is not freedom as such but a fantasy of freedom, I argue that Bartleby...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 744539–543 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.539
Published: 31 March 2020
... patterns across a variety of texts, and in so doing clarify an intertext by attend[ing] to what is present in the patterns (p. 357). I have begun by noting both the shape and reach of Victorian Skin s engagement with its named subject because it is, first and fore- most, a broad project of taxonomizing...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 744550–553 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.550
Published: 31 March 2020
... less well represented. But these are quibbles about a collection that in its richness, variety, and resolute openness is at once worthy of its subject and generative of new questions touching on the afterlife of Romanticism itself. Karen Swann Williams College ANDREW FRANTA, Systems Failure: The Uses...
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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
... defined a break with subject-centered Western thought; and Adrienne Rich, often considered responsible for claim- ing the term for a feminist poetics celebrating intuition and weak ego boundaries. Eisner s sensitive reading of the gender currents and politics of this history uncovers surprising affinities...
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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
.... The hinge figure in this story is Emerson, the subject of chapter 3, whose ideas about history, Insko argues, reveal that he was already an immediatist well before he was an abolitionist (p. 95). Reading the ahistoricism of Emerson s mille- narian fervor for the present ( In Nature every moment is...
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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; 744554–557 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.554
Published: 31 March 2020
... books of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries sought, in the words of Walter Taylor Field in 1903, to be bright without being lurid, childish without being savage (quoted on p. 134). In keeping with this careful distancing from non-white civi- lization, the subjects of their...
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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
...: Liverpool Univ. Press, 2014), p. 30. 21 Robert Woods, Death before Birth: Fetal Health and Mortality in Historical Perspective (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2009), p. 90. 420 nineteenth-century literature and medical professionals alike because they were subjects and potentially productive citizens that...
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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
... with her femininity, her own subject/self outside the circle of gift and debt. 27 One can speculate that, in a similar way, the slave given away as a gift is poisoned with the surplus of his or her racial otherness that the giver never quite owns and that cannot be traded or exchanged. 24 Mark...
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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
... These New Women, Kaplan explains, prove their own modernity by at once freeing themselves from traditional hierarchies and voluntarily subduing themselves to some real live man, just as imperial subjects . . . prove their capacity for their own liberation through their alliance with American power...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2000; 544427–454 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2903012
Published: 01 March 2000
... where an effeminized male body is subjected to pain and domination become a way to explore questions of legitimation and empowerment when those can no longer be presupposed by the writing subject. While recent readings of these poems have tended to align their fragmentation with Keats's refusal of...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2000; 544503–533 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2903015
Published: 01 March 2000
... 87 Home Fronts Animal Bodies: Corporeality, Class, and Subject Formation in The Wide, Wide World JENNIFER MASON IN 1978 Nina Baym casually noted that at a young age Susan Warner "developed a passion for riding horses, a characteristic of all her heroines." ' Since then, analyses of horsemanship...