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Victorian Time

Technologies, Standardizations, Catastrophes

  • Trish Ferguson

About this book


Victorian Time examines how literature of the era registers the psychological impact of the onset of a modern, industrialized experience of time as time-saving technologies, such as steam-powered machinery, aimed at making economic life more efficient, signalling the dawn of a new age of accelerated time.


Charles Dickens English literature time

Editors and affiliations

  • Trish Ferguson
    • 1
  1. 1.Liverpool Hope UniversityUK

About the editors

AILISE BULFIN Doctoral Candidate, Ireland JANE SUZANNE CARROLL School of English, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland DARAGH DOWNES School of English, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland DARRYL JONES Senior Lecturer, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland JARLATH KILLEEN Lecturer, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland MILES LINK Doctoral Candidate, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland JENNY MCDONNELL Lecturer, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland BRIAN H. MURRAY Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge University, UK

Bibliographic information


"Victorian Time provides a compelling, informative, and thorough study of Victorian literature in an age of rapid temporal change, and it is attentive to temporality across a range of topics that include media, science, technology, and colonialism. Ambitious in scope and precise in detail, this collection is a valuable contribution to scholarship on Victorian time in all of its multiplicity and complication." - Victorian Periodicals Review