Haunting and Spectrality in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Possessing the Past
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Haunting and Spectrality in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Possessing the Past

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ISBN-13:
9780230205574
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.01.2010
Seiten:
198
Autor:
R. Arias
Gewicht:
386 g
Format:
216x142x18 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

The first study to examine neo-Victorian literature, from well-known novels to lesser-known works, in the context of haunting and spectrality
Notes on Contributors Introduction; R.Arias & P.Pulham PART I: HISTORIES AND HAUNTINGS Salley Vickers, Venice, and the Victorians; F.O'Gorman Spectrality, S(p)ecularity and Textuality: Or, Some Reflections in the Glass; M.Llewellyn PART II: SPECTRAL WOMEN Repetition and Eternity: Spectral and Textual Continuity in Michèle Roberts' In the Red Kitchen ; A.Golda-Derejczyk The Maid, the Master, his Ghost and her Monster: Alias Grace and Mary Reilly ; E.Saxey PART III: SENSING THE PAST Olfactory Ghosts: Michel Faber's The Crimson Petal and the White ; S.Colella The Haunting of Henry James: Jealous Ghosts, Affinities, and The Others; A.Heilmann PART IV: GHOSTS IN THE CITY Haunted Places, Haunted Spaces: The Spectral Return of Victorian London in Neo-Victorian Fiction; R.Arias Mapping Histories: The Golem and the Serial Killer in White Chappell , Scarlet Tracings and Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem ; P.Pulham Bibliography Index
Exploring the pervasive presence of the Victorian past in contemporary culture, these essays use the trope of haunting and spectrality as a critical tool with which to consider neo-Victorian works, as well as our ongoing fascination with the Victorians, combining original readings of well-known novels with engaging analyses of lesser-known works.

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