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Title Haunting and spectrality in neo-Victorian fiction : possessing the past / edited by Rosario Arias, Patricia Pulham
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Contents Salley Vickers, Venice, and the Victorians / F.O'Gorman -- Spectrality, S(p)ecularity and Textuality: Or, Some Reflections in the Glass / M. Llewellyn -- Repetition and Eternity: Spectral and Textual Continuity in Michèle Roberts' In the Red Kitchen / A. Golda-Derejczyk -- The Maid, the Master, his Ghost and her Monster: Alias Grace and Mary Reilly / E. Saxey -- Olfactory Ghosts: Michel Faber's The Crimson Petal and the White / S. Colella -- The Haunting of Henry James: Jealous Ghosts, Affinities, and The Others / A. Heilmann -- Haunted Places, Haunted Spaces: The Spectral Return of Victorian London in Neo-Victorian Fiction / R. Arias -- Mapping Histories: The Golem and the Serial Killer in White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings and Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem / P. Pulham
Summary Neo-Victorianism is now widely accepted as one of the most engaging forms of historical interplay in contemporary culture. This is the first book to offer a thorough examination of neo-Victorian fiction in the context of haunting and spectrality. Acknowledged as a fruitful area of research in recent critical theory, this trope provides both the organizing principle of the volume and a metaphor for contemporary re-imaginings of the Victorian past, which parallel a renewed interest in the impact of the occult and the supernatural on Victorian individuals. By looking at the encrypted spectral traces of the Victorian past in the work of writers such as Salley Vickers, Michel Faber, Valerie Martin, Micḧle Roberts, Sarah Waters, A.N. Wilson, Joyce Carol Oates, John Harwood, Jem Poster, Charles Palliser, Iain Sinclair, Peter Ackroyd, Matthew Kneale and Clare Clark, this highly readable collection advances the increasing critical discussion of neo-Victorian literature
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Ghosts in literature.
Novelists, English -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Arias de Aramburú, Rosario.
Pulham, Patricia, 1959-
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ISBN 0230246745 (electronic bk.)
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