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Satire

Muireann O’Cinneide

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Satire Introduction Victorian literature is not generally notable for satire as a distinct form, but it was an important aspect of the writing...

Schreiner, Olive

Melissa Free

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2022-11-29

Olive SchreinerIntroductionOlive Schreiner (b. 1855–d. 1920) was the first internationally successful South African writer. She was also the author of...

Science

Alice Jenkins

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Science Introduction The study of literature and science does more than trace the “literature in science” and the “science in literature.” It pro...

Seacole, Mary

Ivette Romero

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2022-09-26

Mary SeacoleIntroductionMary Seacole (b. 1805–d. 1881) was born Mary Jane Grant in Kingston, Jamaica, daughter of a Scottish lieutenant in the British...

Sentimentality

Kirstie Blair, Eliza O'Brien

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Sentimentality Introduction The nature and status of sentimentality is widely contested, though most critics would agree that the adjective “sent...

Serialization

Susan Bernstein, Julia Chavez

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Serialization ...

Sexual Violence

Doreen Thierauf

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2022-08-23

Sexual ViolenceIntroductionSexual violence in the Victorian period is a subject notoriously difficult to study owing to wide gaps in the historic reco...

Sexuality

Pamela K. Gilbert

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Sexuality Introduction One challenge for a scholar working in this field is to know exactly what the field is. Once past the question of reproduc...

Silver Fork Novel (Fashionable Novel)

Tamara Wagner

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Silver Fork Novel (Fashionable Novel)IntroductionThe silver fork novel, or novel of fashionable highlife, was a popular subgenre of 19th-century Engli...

Sincerity

Anna Barton

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Sincerity Introduction Sincerity is a term that is associated both with Victorian formulations of cultural and moral value and with 20th- and 21st-c...

Slavery and Antislavery

Katie McGettigan

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Slavery and AntislaveryIntroductionQueen Victoria’s ascent to the throne coincided with the abolition of slavery (in law, if not in practice) in the m...

Social-Problem Novel

Bethan Carney

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Social-Problem NovelIntroduction“Social-problem novels” (also known as “industrial,” “social,” or “condition-of-England” novels) are a group of mid-19...

Socialism and Labor

Owen Holland

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2022-10-27

Socialism and LaborIntroductionThe socialist movement emerged in Victorian Britain during the 1880s with the foundation of the Democratic Federation (...

Sonnet

Josie Billington

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

SonnetIntroductionThe sonnet was one of the most popular and significant poetic forms of the Victorian period. Most closely associated with the litera...

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Glenda Norquay

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Robert Louis Stevenson Introduction Robert Louis Stevenson (b. 1850–d. 1894) was born in Scotland and died in Samoa at the end of a life of tr...

Stoker, Bram

Matthew Gibson

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2022-01-12

Bram StokerIntroductionThe affable and popular theater manager Bram Stoker was born in Clontarf, Ireland, to Abraham and Charlotte Stoker in 1847, int...

Supernatural, The

Rosario Arias

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

The SupernaturalIntroductionThe supernatural was an important aspect of Victorian society. It pervaded all forms of art and science, as well as Victor...

Swinburne, A.C.

Rikky Rooksby

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

A. C. SwinburneIntroductionAlgernon Charles Swinburne (b. 1837–d. 1909) was a major Victorian poet and critic, as well as a central figure in the spre...

Symonds, John Addington

Howard J. Booth

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

John Addington Symonds Introduction John Addington Symonds (b. 1840–d. 1893) is now best known as the earliest significant writer on homosexua...

Technology

Tamara Ketabgian

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Technology Introduction The Victorian era was a remarkably fertile period for the adoption, expansion, and transformation of technology. Photogra...

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