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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
... devoted to matters of the mind or culture. Similarly, idleness corrupts wealthy American women because there is none of the complexity of English life, its intellectual 34 Gagnier quotes from Matthew Arnold, Barbarians, Philistines, and Populace, in his Culture and Anarchy (1869). 35 See Len Platt...
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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
... were delivered lifeless at the dawn of life. In addition, stillbirths cursed women from all walks of life. In the early nineteenth century, two shocking maternal deaths from stillbirth deliveries captured the public consciousness: Princess Charlotte of Wales died 6 November 1817, and the Scottish...
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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
... s eugenic feminism, aimed at white women, whose sensory and intel- lectual health had, in Gilman s view, to be secured for the reproduc- tion of the race. Gilman s writing was thus an instrument of this kind of social reform, as was her interest in color music and the con- scious development of...
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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
... giving and trading, charity 11 Harriet Beecher Stowe, A Key to Uncle Tom s Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents upon Which the Story Is Founded (Boston: John P. Jewett and Co., 1853; rpt. New York: Dover Publications, 2015), p. 111. 12 Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom s Cabin; or Life among...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 743403–406 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.3.403
Published: 01 December 2019
... have widened and challenged the version Sider presents of the relationship between poet and public, which applies to authors who became poetic celebrities in their life- times and were read primarily in single-author volumes. What if a his- tory and theory of poetic address, of the relationship between...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 743400–403 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.3.400
Published: 01 December 2019
... Fenwick wrote to Mary Hays between 1798 and 1828 and to North American friends in the 1830s. Despite the relative lightness of both source material and published writing, Paul s agenda is ambitious: to give Fenwick a place among canonical late Enlightenment literary, philosophical women, and among the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 743406–409 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.3.406
Published: 01 December 2019
.... More attention to the diversity of print culture, in periodicals, annuals, and gift books, might have widened and challenged the version Sider presents of the relationship between poet and public, which applies to authors who became poetic celebrities in their life- times and were read primarily in...
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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
... religious circles was, for the majority of his life, not a literary recluse but a remarkably public writer.1 Both before and after his season of mysticism Very wrote poems for community occasions, addressed political and social topics, and generally displayed the ambitions of a poet who saw himself as an...
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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
... relation that has no place in ordinary life. 2 The success of sympathy represents an escape clause from the normative patterns of historical process and an exception to the causal relations that govern Eliot s plots (Siegel, Charity and Condescension, p. 77). With these suggestions, I concur fully...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 742263–266 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.2.263
Published: 01 September 2019
... the house, and see the unimagin- able filth and sickness that corrodes the domestic life of poor families at the very heart of the great British empire (p. 4). These expose´s seemed to rely, optimistically, on the visual truism that seeing is believing : if only enough people middle-class women...
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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
... such decontextualized tableaux dissociates vision and mastery and thus challenges the assumption that melodra- matic stories retrench sexualized women s vulnerability by exposing them to a probing (male) gaze. In contrast to the at once determined and public fallen women that Anderson de- scribes...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 742199–223 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.2.199
Published: 01 September 2019
... should have been an idol, and not a mute, unresponding idol either ; but this would have been unlike real Life.4 The male protagonists in Bronte¨ s novels tend to be Byronic heroes: flawed, moody, and difficult figures such as Edward Rochester in Jane Eyre (1847); so it is no surprise that Monsieur Paul...
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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; 741127–129 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.1.127
Published: 01 June 2019
... related argument, proposing sexuality as a fundamentally literary phenome- non: Sexual identities (or labels or categories or scripts) need to be articulated, promulgated, circulated, and encountered in order to be received and adopted and performed, and this requires a literary public sphere...
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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; 74154–86 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.1.54
Published: 01 June 2019
... revised version of the butterfly symbol appears in later Whitman volumes, including the 1881 edition of Leaves of Grass and the 1882 publication of Specimen Days, making it one of the most prominent visual markers of Whitman s literary brand alongside his autograph and the 1855 frontispiece. Later...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 7411–29 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.1.1
Published: 01 June 2019
... an August 1819 letter to Leigh Hunt regarding the publication of Julian and Maddalo (written 1818, published 1824) resonates beyond the immediate context of removing Shelley s name from the manuscript: So much for self self, that burr that will stick to one. I can t get it off yet. 12 Shelley is at...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 734462–485 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.73.4.462
Published: 01 March 2019
... extending beyond their membership through largely patriarchal models of diffusion. © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Anne Lister women in public life Literary and Philosophical Societies civic improvement; networks Under the Existing Rules : Anne Lister and the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 734576–578 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.73.4.576
Published: 01 March 2019
..., ed. Sociable Places: Locating Culture in Romantic-Period Britain (reviewed by Ian Newman) 267 Gilmore, Dehn. See Hartley, Lucy Hartley, Lucy. Democratising Beauty in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Art and the Politics of Public Life (reviewed by Dehn Gilmore) 119 index to volume 73 577 Hoagwood, Terence...
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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
.... Eliot s essay on Matthew Arnold and Pater. See T. S. Eliot, Arnold and Pater, The Bookman: A Review of Books and Life, 72 (1930), 1 7. Many thanks to the participants at the 2014 Walter Pater Conference at the Sorbonne in Paris for their responses to an early version of this paper 2 On Marius the...