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Author Kohlke, Marie-Luise

Title Neo-Victorian tropes of trauma : the politics of bearing after-witness to nineteenth-century suffering / edited by Marie-Luise Kohlke and Christian Gutleben
Published Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2010


Description 1 online resource (414 pages)
Series Neo-Victorian series ; vol. 1
Neo-Victorian series ; vol. 1.
Contents Introduction : bearing after-witness to the nineteenth century / Marie-Luise Kohlke and Christian Gutleben -- Poethics and existential extremity : crises of faith, identity, and sexuality. Postmodernism revisited : the ethical drive of postmodern trauma in Neo-Victorian fiction / Christian Gutleben and Julian Wolfreys ; Trauma by proxy in the "age of testimony" : paradoxes of Darwinism in the Neo-Victorian novel / Georges Letissier ; Apes and grandfathers : traumas of apostasy and exclusion in John Fowles The French lieutenant's woman and Graham Swift's Ever after / Catherine Pesso-Miquel ; "Perfectly innocent, natural, playful" : incest in Neo-Victorian women's writing / Mark Llewellyn -- History's victims and victors : crises of truth and memory. The neo-Victorian nation at home and abroad : Charles Dickens and traumatic rewriting / Dianne F. Sadoff ; Photography, trauma and the politics of war in Beryl Bainbridge's Master Georgie / Vanessa Guignery ; The neo-Victorian frame of Mitchell's Cloud atlas : temporal and traumatic reverberations / Celia Wallhead and Marie-Luise Kohlke ; Australia's "other" history wars : trauma and the work of cultural memory in Kate Grenville's The secret river / Kate Mitchell -- Contesting colonialism : crises of nationhood, empire and afterimages. Famine, femininity, family : rememory and reconciliation in Nuala O'Faolain's My dream of you / Ann Heilmann ; Unmanning exoticism : the breakdown of Christian manliness in The book of the heathen / Elisabeth Wesseling ; Turmoil, trauma and mourning in Jane Urquhart's The whirlpool / Elodie Rousselot ; Tipoo's tiger on the loose : neo-Victorian witness-bearing and the trauma of the Indian mutiny / Marie-Luise Kohlke
Summary This collection constitutes the first volume in Rodopi's Neo-Victorian Series, which explores the prevalent but often problematic re-vision of the long nineteenth century in contemporary culture. Here is presented for the first time an extended analysis of the conjunction of neo-Victorian fiction and trauma discourse, highlighting the significant interventions in collective memory staged by the belated aesthetic working-through of historical catastrophes, as well as their lingering traces in the present. The neo-Victorian's privileging of marginalised voices and its contestation of master-narr
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
English fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism
Historical fiction, English -- History and criticism
Literature and history -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Literature and history -- Great Britain -- History -- 21st century
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
English fiction
Historical fiction, English
Literature and history
Trauma Motiv
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Historiography
Great Britain
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Gutleben, Christian
ISBN 9789042032316