Victoriana

Author: Cora Kaplan
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231142175
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In Victoriana, leading feminist cultural critic Cora Kaplan reflects on our modern obsession with Victorian culture. She considers evocations of the nineteenth century in literature ( The French Lieutenants' Woman by John Fowles, Possession by A. S. Byatt, Nice Work by David Lodge, The Master by Colm Tóibín, Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst), film (Jane Campion's The Piano), and biography (Peter Ackroyd's Dickens). Why, she asks, does Jane Eyre still evoke tears and rage from its readers, and why has Henry James become fiction's favorite late-Victorian author? Within Victoriana, Kaplan argues, lies a modern history of its own that reflects the shifting social and cultural concerns of the last few decades. Distance has lent a sense of antique charm and exoticism to even the worst abuses of the period, but it has also allowed innovative writers and filmmakers to use Victorian settings and language to develop a new and challenging aesthetic. Issues of class, gender, empire, and race are explored as well as the pleasures and dangers of imitating or referencing narrative forms, individual histories, and belief systems. As Kaplan makes clear, Victoriana can be seen as a striking example of historical imagination on the move, restless and unsettled.

Victoriana

Author: Rachael Feild
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345359353
Size: 45.54 MB
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Shows and describes examples of Victorian furniture, textiles, ceramics, metalwork, glass, decorative objects, toys, games, and jewelry

Black Victorians Black Victoriana

Author: Gretchen Gerzina
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813532141
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Black Victorians/Black Victoriana is a welcome attempt to correct the historical record. Although scholarship has given us a clear view of nineteenth-century imperialism, colonialism, and later immigration from the colonies, there has for far too long been a gap in our understanding of the lives of blacks in Victorian England. Without that understanding, it remains impossible to assess adequately the state of the black population in Britain today. Using a transatlantic lens, the contributors to this book restore black Victorians to the British national picture. They look not just at the ways blacks were represented in popular culture but also at their lives as they experienced them--as workers, travelers, lecturers, performers, and professionals. Dozens of period photographs bring these stories alive and literally give a face to the individual stories the book tells. The essays taken as a whole also highlight prevailing Victorian attitudes toward race by focusing on the ways in which empire building spawned a "subculture of blackness" consisting of caricature, exhibition, representation, and scientific racism absorbed by society at large. This misrepresentation made it difficult to be both black and British while at the same time it helped to construct British identity as a whole. Covering many topics that detail the life of blacks during this period, Black Victorians/Black Victoriana will be a landmark contribution to the emergent field of black history in England.

La Inglaterra Victoriana

Author: Carmen Cortés Salinas
Publisher: Ediciones AKAL
ISBN: 9788476000083
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El término victoriano sirve para identificar la etapa del mayor predominio mundial del Reino Unido. pero también para calificar a una sociedad de puritanismo extremado, de cultura insegura y normas rígidas cuyo conservadurismo puede interpretarse como una reacción de temor ante un proceso de cambio tan acelerado y profundo que fue el del reinado de Victoria. Sin embargo, la Inglaterra Victoriana destaca en el conjunto de Europa como un modelo de estabilidad porque mientras, por ejemplo, Francia conocía una Monarquía, dos Repúblicas y un Imperio, la única incógnita de la política inglesa consistía en saber si iban a formar un gobierno los conservadores o los liberales. Estabilidad y cambio, prosperidad y miseria, aislamiento e imperialismo, hacen de la Inglaterra Victoriana un período de extraordinaria complejidad cuyo entendimiento puede facilitar claves importantes para la comprensión del mundo de hoy

Black Victorians Black Victoriana

Author: Gretchen Gerzina
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813532141
Size: 32.29 MB
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Black Victorians/Black Victoriana is a welcome attempt to correct the historical record. Although scholarship has given us a clear view of nineteenth-century imperialism, colonialism, and later immigration from the colonies, there has for far too long been a gap in our understanding of the lives of blacks in Victorian England. Without that understanding, it remains impossible to assess adequately the state of the black population in Britain today. Using a transatlantic lens, the contributors to this book restore black Victorians to the British national picture. They look not just at the ways blacks were represented in popular culture but also at their lives as they experienced them--as workers, travelers, lecturers, performers, and professionals. Dozens of period photographs bring these stories alive and literally give a face to the individual stories the book tells. The essays taken as a whole also highlight prevailing Victorian attitudes toward race by focusing on the ways in which empire building spawned a "subculture of blackness" consisting of caricature, exhibition, representation, and scientific racism absorbed by society at large. This misrepresentation made it difficult to be both black and British while at the same time it helped to construct British identity as a whole. Covering many topics that detail the life of blacks during this period, Black Victorians/Black Victoriana will be a landmark contribution to the emergent field of black history in England.

Miller S Antiques Checklist

Author: Eric Knowles
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited
ISBN: 9780855338954
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Miller's Antiques Checklist: Jewelry offers a comprehensive guide to the vast range of jewelry produced in Europe and America from the 19th century to the present Jewelry is divided into easy-reference sections by type, and everything is covered from Victorian Etruscan Revival brooches to 1980s designer costume jewelry.