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Eliot, George

Gail Marshall

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

George Eliot Introduction George Eliot was born Mary Ann Evans in Warwickshire in 1819. Before she died in 1880, she had become one of the most n...

Empire

Grace Moore

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Empire Introduction The publication of Edward Said’s Orientalism (1978) heralded the beginning of a scholarly interest in the literature of im...

Epic Tradition, The

Isobel Hurst

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

The Epic TraditionIntroductionEpic occupied a prominent position as the highest test of poetic genius, yet any poet imprudent enough to attempt an epi...

Evangelicalism

Richard Gibson, Timothy Larsen

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

EvangelicalismIntroductionEvangelicalism is an international Christian movement that arose from impulses of revival and renewal in 18th-century Protes...

Feminism

Molly Youngkin

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

FeminismIntroductionAlthough there is overlap with categories in Oxford Bibliographies entries such as Gender, Sexuality, Homosexuality, and the New W...

Fiction, Detective

Anne Humpherys

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Detective FictionIntroductionMuch of 19th-century detective fiction was published in periodicals, the form of Victorian detective fiction being primar...

Fiction, Sensation

Matthew Rubery

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Sensation Fiction Introduction Sensation fiction was a literary genre that achieved enormous popularity during the 1860s in Britain. The first an...

Field, Michael

Rhian Williams

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

Michael FieldIntroduction“Michael Field” is the pseudonym shared by the writers, aunt and niece, and likely lovers Katharine Bradley (b. 1846) and Edi...

Fin de Siècle

Ruth Livesey

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Fin de Siècle Introduction In its simplest definition, “fin de siècle” refers to the end of a century, yet at the end of the 19th century in Br...

France

Nathalie Vanfasse

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

FranceIntroductionWhat kind of knowledge did the Victorians have about 19th-century France, and what were their representations of France during a per...

Gaskell, Elizabeth

Ella Dzelzainis

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Elizabeth Gaskell Introduction In her own lifetime, Elizabeth Gaskell (b. 1810–d. 1865) was an eminent and sometimes controversial writer. Her ...

Gender

Pamela K. Gilbert

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Gender Introduction The Victorian period is one of the literary fields in which gender scholarship advanced earliest and most fully. The most sig...

Gosse, Edmund

Kathy Rees

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Edmund GosseIntroductionEdmund William Gosse (b. 1849–d. 1928) was the preeminent man of letters during the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. Alth...

Haggard, H. Rider

Roger Luckhurst

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

H. Rider Haggard Introduction Henry Rider Haggard (b. 1856–d. 1925) assisted in the annexation of the Transvaal in South Africa as a young man ...

Hardy, Thomas

Matthew Bradley

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Thomas Hardy Introduction Thomas Hardy (b. 1840–d. 1928) was born in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, the son of a builder. After an education at his loc...

Historical Novel, The

Isobel Hurst

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

The Historical Novel Introduction No student of the Victorian historical novel can fail to observe the divergence between the genre’s critical...

Homosexuality

Ben Winyard

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Homosexuality Introduction The 19th century crucially witnessed the genesis of homosexual identities, subcultures, and politics in forms that h...

Hopkins, Gerard Manley

Alice Jenkins

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Gerard Manley Hopkins Introduction Gerard Manley Hopkins (b. 1844–d. 1889), or Gerard M. Hopkins, as he usually signed himself, was born in Strat...

Illustration

Brian Maidment

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2020-11-24

IllustrationIntroductionGrowing interest in book and publishing history and the mass digitization of Victorian periodicals and newspapers has given in...

Ireland

James H. Murphy, Marguérite Corporaal

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

IrelandIntroductionIrish Victorian literature is full of possibilities for research, and interest in it is growing continually. Long neglected, its ti...

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