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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2012; 672204–233 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2012.67.2.204
Published: 01 September 2012
... ways. First, energy science provided a heuristic for Eliot's sympathetic vision. While her protagonists reflect the breakdown of interpersonal bonds—the impossibility of any perfect recognition of another's pain—the novel deploys the terms and tropes of diffusion to suggest sympathy's post-subjective...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2010; 652214–245 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2010.65.2.214
Published: 01 September 2010
... gratification, the treatment of consumption in George Eliot's Middlemarch (1871) offers an important articulation of moral thought. Eliot suggests that aesthetic pleasure can make consumption morally defensible, but she also anticipates Pierre Bourdieu's critique of the aesthetic: her novel represents both the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2009; 64148–75 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2009.64.1.48
Published: 01 June 2009
.... Rather than a figure for enlightenment, as in the realist novels of George Eliot and others, Hardy's light is the medium of subjectivity, and it characteristically occludes and distorts as much as it illuminates. Like the painter J.M.W. Turner, whose art the novelist excitedly recognized as an analogue...
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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; 744473–501 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.473
Published: 31 March 2020
... accounts of Jefferies’s post-apocalyptic novel After London (1885), this essay rereads Jefferies’s novel in light of the wider range of his writings to argue that it is most usefully read not as a proto-ecological rebuke to the unsustainability of human agro-industrial practices, nor as a prophetic...
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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
... revitalized by its turn to humanist religion, Eliot depicts a nominally Christian England, attached to hollow forms and mere custom, in need of conversion to an ardent faith. In these novels, evangelicalism, for all its flaws, functions as the vessel for such conversion when human beings’ own agency fails. I...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 742251–255 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.2.251
Published: 01 September 2019
... metaphors arising from G. H. Lewes s Seaside Studies and elsewhere that throughout Eliot s novel illustrate the moral threat of absorption in another either violently, through eating, or pas- sively, through being eaten. The second half of the book focuses on the work of Hardy, Arthur Conan Doyle, and...
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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
... allows the diegesis to explore the interiority of char- acters inhabiting a tableau without breaking the tableau s char- acteristic suspension as dramatic dialogue or monologue would. The reader of such a scene consequently can learn more reading Eliot s novel than they would witnessing this moment in a...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 74187–111 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.1.87
Published: 01 June 2019
... tracks the workings of envy through Margaret Oliphant’s relation to George Eliot, arguing that in the novel Hester: A Story of Contemporary Life (1883) Oliphant created a story centered on envy in order to work through her relation to her more powerful and famous precursor. Depicting two hostile women...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 741116–119 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.1.116
Published: 01 June 2019
..., after the publication of Nancy Armstrong s Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1987), a largely settled matter in studies of the nineteenth-century novel: the function of a marriage plot. Typically read as a kind of sorting device, a blunted piece...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 741112–115 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.1.112
Published: 01 June 2019
... the Floss that appear to situate Eliot s narrator simultaneously inside the novel and outside it. This is one kind of semi-detachment. What I like best about this particular kind of analysis is the way it refers back to the more speculative ideas around which Plotz initially (as he explains) imagined...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 734558–562 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.73.4.558
Published: 01 March 2019
... the Victorian (realist) novel, turning to ordinary language philosophy to identify the strategies authors used to do so. Philosophers have made 558 nineteenth-century literature logical concepts such as contradiction, tautology, vagueness, and gen- erality the subject of rational scrutiny in their...
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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
...; Matthew Potolsky, Fear of Fall- ing: Walter Pater s Marius the Epicurean as a Dangerous Influence, ELH, 65 (1998), 701 29; U. C. Knoepflmacher, Religious Humanism and the Victorian Novel: George Eliot, Walter Pater, and Samuel Butler (Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1965), pp. 189 223; Hilary Fraser...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 733425–429 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.3.425
Published: 01 December 2018
.... She did not find his work hateful (quoted on p. 3) but only used that epithet for Le Pe`re Goriot; and although Eliot had the usual Victorian reservations about the scenes of vice to which Balzac subjected his readers, she cele- brated him in her short essay on J. W. Goethe s Wilhelm Meister as...
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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
... of Victorian novels from across the cultural spectrum, includ- ing both the obvious canonical suspects (the Bronte¨s, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, George Eliot) and popular novelists who receive less attention (Charlotte Yonge in particular). All of these literary readings are framed within a...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 732274–278 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.2.274
Published: 01 September 2018
... shaping each other. Karl M. Kippola American University STEFANIE MARKOVITS, The Victorian Verse-Novel: Aspiring to Life. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. Pp. viii þ 302. $70. W. H. Auden, in the last of four T. S. Eliot Memorial Lectures delivered at the University of Kent in 1967, af- firmed the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 732260–263 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.2.260
Published: 01 September 2018
... heterodox or alter- native religions, bordered by orthodox Christianity on one side and scientific materialism on the other), Part I of Spirit Matters explores three representative case studies of Victorian-era challenges to main- stream forms of Christianity: Edward Bulwer-Lytton s metaphysical novels...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 732187–226 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.2.187
Published: 01 September 2018
... juncture: women and amateurs. Notably, even with a section entitled The Waste Land, a recent com- prehensive history of esotericism and the academy never mentions the occult work of scholarship that provided that phrase to T. S. Eliot: Weston s From Ritual to Romance.9 The most notorious occult text in...
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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
... psychology. It describes several central tenets of Buddhism as understood by Victorian exegetes, paying particular attention to the ways this discourse became surprisingly approbatory over the course of the century. It also performs close readings of three key passages in Kipling’s novel dealing with...
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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
...., 1879), I, 26, 78 93. 16 Knoepflmacher claims that Eliot deliberately flaunts the causal and inexorable subjection of conditions which, according to Lewes, governs all our action and writes that the novel ardently longs for the future (U. C. Knoepflmacher, Religious Humanism and the Victorian...