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Haunting and Spectrality in Neo-Victorian Fiction

Possessing the Past

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Histories and Hauntings

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Salley Vickers, Venice, and the Victorians

      • Francis O’Gorman
      Pages 3-22
  3. Sensing the Past

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 83-83
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 180-197

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • culture
  • fiction
  • Henry James
  • novel
  • Victorian era
  • British and Irish Literature

Reviews

'...the editors ought to be congratulated on the high standard of the publication. It provides useful information on a wide-range of theories and neo-Victorian novels. Arias and Pulham have handsomely gathered eight essays which demonstrate the enormous critical potential of the tropes of haunting and spectrality in the field of Neo-Victorian Studies. Furthermore, the analysis of these tropes offered in the collection has proved to be a useful tool to expose and problematize both Victorian and contemporary gender, sexual, and social politics. It is for this reason that scholars engaged, not only with neo-Victorian fiction, but also with gender and trauma studies, should find this volume worth reading and inspiring.' - Miscelánea

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Malaga, Spain

    Rosario Arias

  • University of Portsmouth, UK

    Patricia Pulham

About the editors

SILVANA COLELLA Associate Professor of English, University of Macerata, Italy AGNIESZKA GOLDA-DEREJCZYK Lecturer in Contemporary British Literature, Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, University of Silesia, Poland ANN HEILMANN Professor of English, University of Hull, UK MARK LLEWELLYN Lecturer in English, University of Liverpool, UK FRANCIS O'GORMAN Professor of Victorian Literature, University of Leeds, UK ESTHER SAXEY Visiting Tutor, English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-0-230-24674-4
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Hardcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)