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Neo-Victorian Families

Gender, Sexual and Cultural Politics

Author: Marie-Luise Kohlke

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401207240

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 410

View: 7757

Tracing representations of re-imagined Victorian families in literature, film and television, and social discourse, this collection, the second volume in RodopiOCOs Neo-Victorian Series, analyses the historical trajectory of persistent but increasingly contested cultural myths that coalesce around the heterosexual couple and nuclear family as the supposed OCynormativeOCO foundation of communities and nations, past and present. It sheds new light on the significance of families as a source of fluctuating cultural capital, deployed in diverse arenas from political debates, social policy and identity politics to equal rights activism, and analyses how residual as well as emergent ideologies of family are mediated and critiqued by contemporary arts and popular culture. This volume will be of interest to researchers and students of neo-Victorian studies, as well as scholars in contemporary literature and film studies, cultural studies and the history of the family. Situating the nineteenth-century family both as a site of debilitating trauma and the means of ethical resistance against multivalent forms of oppression, neo-Victorian texts display a fascinating proliferation of alternative family models, albeit overshadowed by the apparent recalcitrance of familial ideologies to the same historical changes neo-Victorianism reflects and seeks to promote within the cultural imaginary."

Neo-Victorianism on Screen

Postfeminism and Contemporary Adaptations of Victorian Women

Author: Antonija Primorac

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319645595

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 201

View: 5849

This book broadens the scope of inquiry of neo-Victorian studies by focusing primarily on screen adaptations and appropriations of Victorian literature and culture. More specifically, this monograph spotlights the overlapping yet often conflicting drives at work in representations of Victorian heroines in contemporary film and TV. Primorac’s close analyses of screen representations of Victorian women pay special attention to the use of costume and clothes, revealing the tensions between diverse theoretical interventions and generic (often market-oriented) demands. The author elucidates the push and pull between postcolonial critique and nostalgic, often Orientalist spectacle; between feminist textual interventions and postfeminist media images. Furthermore, this book examines neo-Victorianism’s relationship with postfeminist media culture and offers an analysis of the politics behind onscreen treatment of Victorian gender roles, family structures, sexuality, and colonial space.

Neo-Victorian Gothic

Horror, Violence and Degeneration in the Re-Imagined Nineteenth Century

Author: Marie-Luise Kohlke,Christian Gutleben

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401208964

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 702

This volume, the third in Rodopi's Neo-Victorian Series, reassesses neo-Victorianism as a quintessentially Gothic movement. Through their revival of bygone spectres, their obsession with forgotten skeletons in the cupboard, and their exploration of nineteenth-century extremities, neo-Victorian works not only reflect our contemporary Gothic culture but also reactivate it and even enrich it with new variations such as postcolonial, eco or steampunk Gothic. Addressed to scholars and students of both Gothic and Neo-Victorian Studies, this volume will also interest contemporary literature specialis.

Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture

Immersions and Revisitations

Author: Nadine Boehm-Schnitker,Susanne Gruss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134614691

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 3587

This book provides a comprehensive reflection of the processes of canonization, (un)pleasurable consumption and the emerging predominance of topics and theoretical concerns in neo-Victorianism. The repetitions and reiterations of the Victorian in contemporary culture document an unbroken fascination with the histories, technologies and achievements, as well as the injustices and atrocities, of the nineteenth century. They also reveal that, in many ways, contemporary identities are constructed through a Victorian mirror image fabricated by the desires, imaginings and critical interests of the present. Providing analyses of current negotiations of nineteenth-century texts, discourses and traumas, this volume explores the contemporary commodification and nostalgic recreation of the past. It brings together critical perspectives of experts in the fields of Victorian literature and culture, contemporary literature, and neo-Victorianism, with contributions by leading scholars in the field including Rosario Arias, Cora Kaplan, Elizabeth Ho, Marie-Luise Kohlke and Sally Shuttleworth. Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture interrogates current fashions in neo-Victorianism and their ideological leanings, the resurrection of cultural icons, and the reasons behind our relationship with and immersion in Victorian culture.

Neo-Victorian Freakery

The Cultural Afterlife of the Victorian Freak Show

Author: Helen Davies

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137402563

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

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Neo-Victorian Freakery explores the way in which contemporary fiction, film, and television has revisited the lives of nineteenth-century freak show performers. It locates the neo-Victorian freak show as a crucial forum for debating the politics of disability, gender, sexuality and race within the genre more broadly.

The Victorian Period in Twenty-First Century Children’s and Adolescent Literature and Culture

Author: Sara K. Day,Sonya Sawyer Fritz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351376268

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

View: 9737

Victorian literature for audiences of all ages provides a broad foundation upon which to explore complex and evolving ideas about young people. In turn, this collection argues, contemporary works for young people that draw on Victorian literature and culture ultimately reflect our own disruptions and upheavals, particularly as they relate to child and adolescent readers and our experiences of them. The essays therein suggest that we struggle now, as the Victorians did then, to assert a cohesive understanding of young readers, and that this lack of cohesion is a result of or a parallel to the disruptions taking place on a larger (even global) scale.

Neo-Victorian Cities

Reassessing Urban Politics and Poetics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hotei Publishing

ISBN: 9004292330

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

View: 6989

Nineteenth-century metropolises continue to actively haunt present-day cityscapes, informing our kaleidoscopic engagements with postmodern urbanity in aesthetic, affective, and cognitive as well as physical and sensual terms. This volume explores the complex forms of urban representation in neo-Victorian practice.


Author: Sarah Waters

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781573229722

Category: Fiction

Page: 582

View: 3511

Growing up as a foster child among a family of thieves, orphan Sue Trinder hopes to pay back that kindness by playing a key role in a swindle scheme devised by their leader, Gentleman, who is planning to con a fortune out of the naive Maud Lily, but Sue's growing pity for their helpless victim could destroy the plot. By the author of Tipping the Velvet. Reprint.


The Victorians in the Twenty-First Century, 1999-2009

Author: Ann Heilmann,Mark Llewellyn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230281699

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

View: 8210

This field-defining book offers an interpretation of the recent figurations of neo-Victorianism published over the last ten years. Using a range of critical and cultural viewpoints, it highlights the problematic nature of this 'new' genre and its relationship to re-interpretative critical perspectives on the nineteenth century.

Neo-Victorian Gothic

Horror, Violence and Degeneration in the Re-imagined Nineteenth Century

Author: Marie-Luise Kohlke,Christian Gutleben

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042036253

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 1070

This volume, the third in Rodopi's Neo-Victorian Series, reassesses neo-Victorianism as a quintessentially Gothic movement. Through their revival of bygone spectres, their obsession with forgotten skeletons in the cupboard, and their exploration of nineteenth-century extremities, neo-Victorian works not only reflect our contemporary Gothic culture but also reactivate it and even enrich it with new variations such as postcolonial, eco or steampunk Gothic. Addressed to scholars and students of both Gothic and Neo-Victorian Studies, this volume will also interest contemporary literature specialists, cultural theorists, and those working on popular historical memory, as it explores the paradox of culture's coincident turn to ethics and sensationalism. As exemplified in its generic variety and hybridity, neo-Victorian Gothic resorts to the spectacularisation of horror while simultaneously demonstrating the hyperreal, textual and self-reflexive nature of these spectacles, just as it resorts to the exploitation of hyperbolic and violent sexuality at the same time as challenging sexual norms and identity politics. In spite of these apparent contradictions, the Gothic forms of neo-Victorianism demonstrate their fundamentally ethical goal of interrogating the uncertain limits between self and other, orthodoxy and heterodoxy, past and present.

Neo-Victorian Humour

Comic Subversions and Unlaughter in Contemporary Historical Re-Visions

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004336613

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 362

View: 1014

Highlighting neo-Victorian humour’s crucial role in shaping contemporary re-visions of nineteenth-century culture, this volume explores the major aesthetic, ideological and ethical issues raised by refracting the past through a comic lens, especially through self-conscious irony, parody, and black humour.

Louise Jopling

A Biographical and Cultural Study of the Modern Woman Artist in Victorian Britain

Author: Patriciade Montfort

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351559656

Category: Art

Page: 182

View: 6420

Louise Jopling: A Biographical and Cultural Study is the first in-depth study of this nineteenth-century painter who was among the first women admitted to the Royal Society of British Artists (in 1902). In part an engaging biography of a compelling celebrity figure and social campaigner in Victorian England, Patricia de Montfort?s book interweaves a vivid and rounded portrait of this Manchester-born artist, teacher, and author with insightful analysis of Jopling?s artwork and the aristocratic-bohemian social milieu that she inhabited. Painted by Whistler and Millais, Jopling herself portrayed Victorian-era celebrities like the actress Lillie Langtry and her patrons included members of the de Rothschild banking family. Her work also included figure compositions, interiors, landscape and genre scenes. Drawing upon Jopling's unpublished diaries, notebooks and correspondence as well as her 1925 memoir Twenty Years of My Life, de Montfort?s study opens the way for a twenty-first century rediscovery of this now little-known artist, who combined professional artistic practice with social activism, against the backdrop of an often troubled private life. The full scope of Jopling?s artistic endeavours are discussed in relation to the cultural framework for fin de si?e working women, as are her progressive views on education and women?s suffrage.

Women with Mustaches and Men Without Beards

Gender and Sexual Anxieties of Iranian Modernity

Author: Afsaneh Najmabadi

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520242637

Category: History

Page: 363

View: 7177

"This book is groundbreaking, at once highly original, courageous, and moving. It is sure to have a tremendous impact in Iranian studies, modern Middle East history, and the history of gender and sexuality."—Beth Baron, author of Egypt as a Woman "This is an extraordinary book. It rereads the story of Iranian modernity through the lens of gender and sexuality in ways that no other scholars have done."—Joan W. Scott, author of Gender and the Politics of History

Imperial Leather

Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest

Author: Anne Mcclintock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135209103

Category: Art

Page: 464

View: 6934

Imperial Leather chronicles the dangerous liaisons between gender, race and class that shaped British imperialism and its bloody dismantling. Spanning the century between Victorian Britain and the current struggle for power in South Africa, the book takes up the complex relationships between race and sexuality, fetishism and money, gender and violence, domesticity and the imperial market, and the gendering of nationalism within the zones of imperial and anti-imperial power.

The French Lieutenant's Woman

Author: John Fowles

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316230138

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2045

Perhaps the most beloved of John Fowles's internationally bestselling works, The French Lieutenant's Woman is a feat of seductive storytelling that effectively invents anew the Victorian novel. "Filled with enchanting mysteries and magically erotic possibilities" (New York Times), the novel inspired the hugely successful 1981 film starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons and is today universally regarded as a modern classic.

A Steampunk's Guide to Sex

Author: Professor Calamity,Alan Moore,Luna Celeste,Margaret Killjoy,Miriam Rocek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938660030

Category: Self-Help

Page: 108

View: 9164

From the great minds who brought you A Steampunk's Guide to the Apocalypse now comes A Steampunk's Guide to Sex. Your guide to the sexy side of steampunk, covering everything from kinky Victorian sexuality to contemporary subcultural sex. Covers such hot topics as erotica, sex work, burlesque, BDSM, alternative sexualities, consent, sexual health, sex devices, and historical attitudes on sex; plus how-to guides on DIY floggers, steam-powered vibrators, Victorian aphrodisiacs, and more! Profusely illustrated with steampunk erotic diagrams, illustrations, and tintypes!

Negotiating Sexual Idioms

Image, Text, Performance

Author: Marie-Luise Kohlke,Luisa Orza

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042024917

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 7221

Negotiating Sexual Idioms: Image, Text, Performance affords new theoretical approaches and insights into the complexity of sexual discourse pervading contemporary cultures, exploring sexuality¿s role in dominant conceptualisations of self and society, in patterns of political belonging and exclusion, and in societal transformations. Opening with a substantial critical introduction, this collection of twelve essays and creative pieces contributes to significant current debates regarding sexual rights and their violation, queer theory and identity politics, sexual fantasy formations and strategies of pleasure, and the celebration of sexual diversity, topics explored through a variety of disciplinary frameworks, including gender and film studies, religious philosophy, neo-Victorian and postcolonial literature, sociology, pornography, and performance art. The volume positions the subjects of sex and sexuality as crucial to our ethical understanding of the human, both in individual and communal terms, exploring how claims for sexual subjectivity and citizenship are formulated and the entitlements they entail. The analytical insights offered signal important new directions for critical engagement with the socio-political construction of sexuality and its strategic deployment within the cultural imaginary. Designed to appeal equally to scholars, students, and general readers, Negotiating Sexual Idioms will prove essential reading for those interested in multi-disciplinary approaches to reading sex and sexuality within inter-cultural contexts, from the early modern period to the present-day. Marie-Luise Kohlke is a contemporary literature specialist in neo-Victorian fiction and trauma narratives at Swansea University, Wales, and the General and Founding Editor of the peer-reviewed Neo-Victorian Studies e-Journal. Luisa Orza is a writer and researcher in sexual and reproductive rights, with a special interest in power relations, gender, and the dynamics of negotiated dominance and submission.

Neo-Victorian Tropes of Trauma

The Politics of Bearing After-witness to Nineteenth-century Suffering

Author: Marie-Luise Kohlke,Christian Gutleben

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042032316

Category: Electronic books

Page: 412

View: 6158

This collection constitutes the first volume in RodopiOCOs Neo-Victorian Series, which explores the prevalent but often problematic re-vision of the long nineteenth century in contemporary culture. Here is presented for the first time an extended analysis of the conjunction of neo-Victorian fiction and trauma discourse, highlighting the significant interventions in collective memory staged by the belated aesthetic working-through of historical catastrophes, as well as their lingering traces in the present. The neo-VictorianOCOs privileging of marginalised voices and its contestation of master-narratives of historical progress construct a patchwork of competing but equally legitimate versions of the past, highlighting on-going crises of existential extremity, truth and meaning, nationhood and subjectivity. This volume will be of interest to both researchers and students of the growing field of neo-Victorian studies, as well as scholars in memory studies, trauma theory, ethics, and heritage studies. It interrogates the ideological processes of commemoration and forgetting and queries how the suffering of cultural and temporal others should best be represented, so as to resist the temptations of exploitative appropriation and voyeuristic spectacle. Such precarious negotiations foreground a central paradox: the ethical imperative to bear after-witness to historyOCOs silenced victims in the face of the potential unrepresentability of extreme suffering."

Magia Sexualis

Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism

Author: Hugh B. Urban

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520247760

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 8227

"This book offers a fascinating account of the development of Western sexual magic through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Urban focuses on an extraordinary set of historical figures, and his rich analysis illuminates the sexual—and supernatural—undercurrents that have shaped modernity."—Randall Styers, author of Making Magic: Religion, Magic, and Science in the Modern World

Sexuality & Gender Politics in Mozambique

Rethinking Gender in Africa

Author: Signe Arnfred

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1847010350

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 310

View: 7195

Demonstrates shortcomings in Western feminist conceptualizations, and shows how insights from African feminist thinking may enhance understandings of gender, both in and beyond Africa.

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