The Routledge Companion to Victorian Literature
(Routledge Literature Companions)
Denisoff, Dennis (EDT)
Schaffer, Talia (EDT)
540 p. 25 cm
The Routledge Companion of Victorian Literature offers 45 articles by leading international scholars working with the most dynamic and influential political, cultural, and theoretical issues addressing Victorian literature today.
The Routledge Companion to Victorian Literature offers 45 chapters by leading international scholars working with the most dynamic and influential political, cultural, and theoretical issues addressing Victorian literature today. Scholars and students will find this collection both useful and inspiring. Rigorously engaged with current scholarship that is both historically sensitive and theoretically informed, the Routledge Companion places the genres of the novel, poetry, and drama and issues of gender, social class, and race in conversation with subjects like ecology, colonialism, the Gothic, digital humanities, sexualities, disability, material culture, and animal studies. This guide is aimed at scholars who want to know the most significant critical approaches in Victorian studies, often written by the very scholars who helped found those fields. It addresses major theoretical movements such as narrative theory, formalism, historicism, and economic theory, as well as Victorian models of subjects such as anthropology, cognitive science, and religion. With its lists of key works, rich cross-referencing, extensive bibliographies, and explications of scholarly trajectories, the book is a crucial resource for graduate students and advanced undergraduates, while offering invaluable support to more seasoned scholars.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction: Our Victorian Companions - Dennis Denisoff Genres and Movements Poetry - Alison Chapman The Novel - Elsie Michie Short Forms: Serialization and Short Fiction - Susan David Bernstein Drama and Performance - Sharon Aronofsky Weltman Children's Literature- Jessica Straley Life-Writing - Trev Broughton Gothic, Horror, and the Weird: Shifting Paradigms - Roger Luckhurst Sensation Scholarship - Pamela Gilbert Decadence and Aestheticism - Stefano Evangelista Media Histories Book History - Andrew Stauffer Victorianist Digital Humanities - Karen Bourrier Periodical Studies - Linda K. Hughes Material Culture - Deborah Lutz Popular Fiction and Culture - Nicholas Daly Radical Print Culture: From Chartism to Socialism - Ian Haywood Visual Culture - Kate Flint Victorian Discourses Victorianists and Their Reading - Rachel Buurma and Laura Heffernan Aesthetic Formalism - Rae Greiner Narrative Theory - Elaine Auyoung The Ethical Turn - Rebecca N. Mitchell The Future of Economic Criticisms Past - Supritha Rajan History/Historicism - Catherine Gallagher Liberalism and Citizenship - Helen Small Formulations of Identity Feminism and the Canon - Talia Schaffer Gender and Sexuality - Duc Dau New Women Writing - Molly Youngkin Disability Studies- Martha Stoddard Holmes The Concept of Class in Victorian Studies - Carolyn Betensky Race: Tracing the Contours of a Long Nineteenth Century - Irene Tucker The Emergence of Animal Studies - Martin Danahay and Deborah Denenholz Morse Science and Spirit Technology and Literature - Richard Menke Brain Science - Anne Stiles British Psychology in the Nineteenth Century - Suzanne Keen Anthropology and Classical Evolutionism - Kathy A. Psomiades Geology and Paleontology - Ralph O'Connor New Religions and Esotericism - Christine Ferguson Studies of Christianity and Judaism - Mark Knight Spatiality and Environment Domesticity - Melissa Valiska Gregory Regionalism and Provincialism: Where is the Local? - Mary Ellis Gibson Postcolonial - Sukanya Banerjee Travel Writing - Andrea Kaston Tange Settler Colonialism - Tamara Silvia Wagner Victorians in the Anthropocene - Jesse Oak Taylor Why Victorian Ecocriticism Matters - Lynn Voskuil Industry - Siobhan Carroll About the Contributors Index