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Myth

Essaka Joshua

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

MythIntroductionMyth is a prominent part of the Victorian engagement with the past and the present, and myths were essential to the Victorians’ concep...

Neo-Victorianism

Jessica Cox

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Neo-Victorianism Introduction Neo-Victorianism can be divided into two distinct categories: creative works that in some way engage with Victoria...

New Woman, The

Clare Mendes

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

The New Woman Introduction Since the 1970s, interest in the New Woman has flourished threefold, with numerous attempts to capture her complex nat...

Newgate Novel, The

Lyn Pykett

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

The Newgate Novel Introduction Newgate novels take their name from the London prison, destroyed by fire in 1780, whose more illustrious or infa...

Newman, John Henry

Diana Powell

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

John Henry Newman Introduction John Henry (Cardinal) Newman (b. 1801–d. 1890) was an extremely influential and controversial Victorian author, re...

Oliphant, Margaret

Elisabeth Jay

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Margaret OliphantIntroductionMargaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (b. 1828–d. 1897) was a prolific and influential Victorian author. She turned her profe...

Orientalism

Valerie Kennedy

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

OrientalismIntroductionOrientalism in Victorian literature can be seen as a development of 18th-century and Romantic depictions of figures such as the...

Ouida

Shari Hodges Holt

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

OuidaIntroduction“Ouida” (b. 1839–d. 1908) was the pen name of Marie Louise Ramé (altered to Marie Louise de la Ramée), one of the most prolific and p...

Oxford Movement, The

Elisabeth Jay

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

The Oxford Movement Introduction An 1833 bill to suppress a number of Irish bishoprics seemed to threaten the disestablishment of the Church of E...

Pantomime

Alexandra Appleton

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Pantomime Introduction Pantomime was a popular Victorian theatrical genre that drew on centuries of European performance styles. It grew in pop...

Pater, Walter Horatio

Anne Varty

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Walter Horatio Pater Introduction Walter Pater, classicist and Oxford don, radical aesthetic philosopher, and consummate prose stylist, was im...

Periodical Press, The

Deborah Wynne

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

The Periodical Press Introduction The Victorian periodical press offers a rich archive for scholars of Victorian culture, yet it is only in recent...

Psychology

Andrew Scott Mangham

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Psychology Introduction The development of psychology as a distinct discipline constituted one of science’s major success stories in the 19th ...

Publishing

Troy Bassett

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

PublishingIntroductionOver the course of the 19th century, British publishing evolved unevenly from a handcrafted industry run by gentleman publishers...

Race

Ankhi Mukherjee

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Race Introduction Modern racial hierarchies draw on two seemingly dissonant lines of history: the humanist desire for freedom and universality...

Raphaelitism, Pre-

Stefano Evangelista

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Pre-Raphaelitism Introduction Pre-Raphaelitism was a countercultural movement that aimed to reform Victorian art and writing. It originated with the...

Reade, Charles

Beth Palmer

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Charles ReadeIntroductionCharles Reade (b. 1814–d. 1884) entered into the Victorian cultural scene through theatrical adaptations, original dramatic w...

Realism

Matthew Beaumont, Anna Despotopoulou

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Realism Introduction “The concept of verisimilitude is no longer fashionable,” admitted Tzvetan Todorov in 1968. From roughly the late 1960s t...

Reynolds, G. W. M.

Anne Humpherys

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

G. W. M. ReynoldsIntroductionGeorge William Macarthur Reynolds (b. 1814–d. 1879) was at his death labeled “the most popular writer of our time” by the...

Robins, Elizabeth

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, Alexandra Paddock

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Elizabeth RobinsIntroductionElizabeth Robins (b. 1862–d. 1952) was an American actress, novelist, playwright, short story author, suffragist campaigne...

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