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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...

Rossetti, Christina

Sharon Aronofsky Weltman

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Christina Rossetti Introduction Christina Georgina Rossetti (b. 1830–d. 1894) was a major Victorian poet, arguably the best of the Pre-Raphaelite...

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel

Sophia Andres

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Dante Gabriel RossettiIntroductionDante Gabriel Rossetti—major founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, leader of the Aesthetic movement, a key infl...

Ruskin, John

Sharon Aronofsky Weltman

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

John Ruskin Introduction Best known as a theorist, critic, and historian of visual culture, John Ruskin (1819–1900) wrote prolifically and infl...

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...

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...

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 ...

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