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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2018) 73 (3): 422–425.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Stefan Waldschmidt © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 Emily Steinlight , Populating the Novel: Literary Form and the Politics of Surplus Life . Ithaca : Cornell University Press , 2018 . Pp. xiv + 278. $55 . Jimmy Rose appear to languish in their embedded...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2013) 67 (4): 490–519.
Published: 01 March 2013
... possibilities for abundance, surplus, and shared wealth that could be glimpsed in England at the outset of the 1860s. As the novel shifts from describing money as an unchanging, inanimate object to describing it instead as an exchange-value whose meaning is expressed in relation to the natural growth and...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2013) 68 (1): 64–89.
Published: 01 June 2013
... the nineteenth century, decades of rural depression led to the dramatic restructuring of British agriculture. When they embraced an industrial logic of surplus production to supply growing urban demand, traditionally small-scale or mixed-use farms were more likely to survive the otherwise widespread...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2004) 58 (4): 506–546.
Published: 01 March 2004
... of unprecedented personal and national prosperity, Trollope rejected this purist standard for sacriÞce. The Þrst and last novels of his Barsetshire series do away with the attempt to retain a sphere of sacriÞce beyond a capitalistic circuit of exchange where theft and questionably gained surplus...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2020) 74 (4): 448–472.
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 (2019) 74 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., with no cities existing that were quite comparable to Manchester, Birmingham, and Liverpool at this stage, except perhaps on the Northeastern seaboard. Moreover, the predominance of slavery in the South made visible an economy predicated on the relentless excavation of total surplus value from abused...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2019) 73 (4): 576–578.
Published: 01 March 2019
...-Century Neuroscience and the Birth of Modern Theater (reviewed by Michael Meeuwis) 135 Steinlight, Emily. Populating the Novel: Literary Form and the Politics of Surplus Life (reviewed by Stefan Waldschmidt) 422 Thompson, Graham. Herman Melville: Among the Magazines (reviewed by Daniel Diez Couch) 418...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2019) 73 (4): 554–558.
Published: 01 March 2019
... everywhere into its own mar- gins. And, everywhere in these margins, Romanticism raised the prob- lem of the story behind the story (p. 20). Its lyrical poetry gains force from an appended, apparently surplus and digressive yet humanly distressing prose anecdote, an anecdote that refuses a simple moral and...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2018) 73 (3): 418–422.
Published: 01 December 2018
... STEINLIGHT, Populating the Novel: Literary Form and the Politics of Surplus Life. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. Pp. xiv þ 278. $55. Emily Steinlight s Populating the Novel: Literary Form and the Politics of Surplus Life begins by arguing that the novel is the literary form of the population, the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2018) 73 (1): 141–143.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Politics of Surplus Life. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. Pp. xiv þ 278. $55. T h o m p s o n , G r a h a m . Herman Melville: Among the Magazines. Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2018. Pp. xvi þ 249. $90 cloth; $32.95 paper. W o l f s o n , S u s a n J . Romantic Shades and...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2017) 72 (3): 338–373.
Published: 01 December 2017
... s Surplice / the Person s Surplus: Narratives of Abstraction and Exchange in Silas Marner Nineteenth-Century Literature, 67 (2013), 490 519. 8 This approach also helps to highlight the extent to which, for Eliot, the personal is economic by drawing more closely together tensions between the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2017) 72 (1): 35–63.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., Culture and Finance Capital Critical Inquiry, 24 (1997), 251. As Marx describes, capital s apparently occult ability to add value to itself is an illu- sion founded on the opacity that the role of the merchant originally introduced into the exchange between producer and consumer. Surplus value is...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2015) 69 (4): 455–480.
Published: 01 March 2015
... middle class that wanted to prove its leisured status by exempting the ladies of its house- holds from all domestic labor, including the education of its children; a sudden surplus of unmarried women resulting from an increase in imperial and import ventures that took eligible bachelors out to sea...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2013) 68 (2): 201–233.
Published: 01 September 2013
... endorse slavery symbolically, the writer identifies only Wheeling s polluting manufacturing establishments as the source of her blackness and wealth (citing Cleveland s extrav- agant mansion district as swallow[ing] up her surplus cash makes no reference to the workforces, and recounts traveling...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2010) 65 (3): 283–314.
Published: 01 December 2010
... this first encounter. As a result, the novel requires the reader to assess which actions are motivated by whose histories: Mrs. Wyllys s, the Rover s, Wilder s, or Roderick s? The novel s surplus of information forces the reader to be constantly atten- tive to shifting and accumulating historical...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2010) 64 (4): 524–527.
Published: 01 March 2010
... second part of the book, Jarvis follows his theoretical insights into a reading of Wordsworth, focusing on those aspects of his poetry that call to mind what might be seen as surplus value in Marxian terms, moments of pleasure or thought- less enjoyment that are portrayed as stray gifts, drawing out...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2008) 63 (2): 145–169.
Published: 01 September 2008
... equipment: the daily act of worship, the instruction of young children, reading aloud at the fi reside, music-making around the piano, the entertainment of friends and relatives to tea or dinner. But what these activities did not include was the production of the material surplus on which the household...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2008) 63 (1): 1–40.
Published: 01 June 2008
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2007) 62 (2): 153–192.
Published: 01 September 2007
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2006) 61 (1): 32–66.
Published: 01 June 2006
... 1851 regards (and professes to value) his reaction as transcendent of physical being and need, surplus to the re- ward of supper at the end of a hard day s work, a rejection of the book s imperfect body in favor of its soul, and, most im- portant, the occasion for a spiritualized, abstract...