Gender and Ventriloquism in Victorian and Neo-Victorian Fiction

Passionate Puppets

  • Helen Davies

About this book

Introduction

Is ventriloquism just for dummies? What is at stake in neo-Victorian fiction's desire to 'talk back' to the nineteenth century? This book explores the sexual politics of dialogues between the nineteenth century and contemporary fiction, offering a new insight into the concept of ventriloquism as a textual and metatextual theme in literature.

Keywords

English literature fiction gender Henry James Oscar Wilde

Authors and affiliations

  • Helen Davies
    • 1
  1. 1.Leeds Metropolitan UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137271167
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Language & Linguistics Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34477-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-27116-7
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