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The Resource Life Writing and Victorian Culture

Life Writing and Victorian Culture

Label
Life Writing and Victorian Culture
Title
Life Writing and Victorian Culture
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this collection of interdisciplinary essays, experts from Britain and the United States in the fields of nineteenth-century literature, and social and cultural history explore new directions in the field of Victorian life writing. Chapters examine a varied yet interrelated range of genres, from the biography and autobiography, to the relatively neglected diary, collective biography, and obituary. Reflecting the rich research being conducted in this area, the contributors link life writing to the formation of gendered and class-based identities; the politics of the Victorian family; and the broader professional, political, colonial, and literary structures in which social and kinship relations were implicated. A wide variety of Victorian works are considered, from the diary of the Radical Samuel Bamford, to the diary of the homosexual George Ives; from autobiographies of professional men to collective biographies of eminent women. Embracing figures as diverse as Gandhi, Wilde, and Bradlaugh, the collection explores the way in which narratives contested one another in a society that devoted an abundance of cultural energy to writing about, and reading of, lives."--Provided by publisher
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Amigoni, David,
Dewey number
828.80809492
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The Nineteenth Century Series
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  • English prose literature
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Autobiography
  • Great Britain
Label
Life Writing and Victorian Culture
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter Introduction: Victorian Life Writing: Genres, Print, Constituencies -- chapter 1 Diary, Autobiography and the Practice of Life History -- chapter 2 Men and Women of the Time: Victorian Prosopographies -- chapter 3 The Self in Society: Middle-class Men and Autobiography -- chapter 4 Male Masochism: A Model of Victorian Identity Formation -- chapter 5 Promoting a Life: Patronage, Masculinity and Philip Meadows Taylor's The Story of My Life -- chapter 6 Excursive Discursive in Gandhi's Autobiography: Undressing and Redressing the Transnational Self -- chapter 7 In the Name of the Father: Political Biographies by Radical Daughters -- chapter 8 The Deaths of Heroes: Biography, Obits and the Discourse of the Press, 1890-1900 -- chapter 9 Sex Lives and Diary Writing: The Journals of George Ives -- chapter 10 'House of Disquiet': The Benson Family Auto/biographies
Control code
on1011108338
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315250502
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1011108338
Label
Life Writing and Victorian Culture
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter Introduction: Victorian Life Writing: Genres, Print, Constituencies -- chapter 1 Diary, Autobiography and the Practice of Life History -- chapter 2 Men and Women of the Time: Victorian Prosopographies -- chapter 3 The Self in Society: Middle-class Men and Autobiography -- chapter 4 Male Masochism: A Model of Victorian Identity Formation -- chapter 5 Promoting a Life: Patronage, Masculinity and Philip Meadows Taylor's The Story of My Life -- chapter 6 Excursive Discursive in Gandhi's Autobiography: Undressing and Redressing the Transnational Self -- chapter 7 In the Name of the Father: Political Biographies by Radical Daughters -- chapter 8 The Deaths of Heroes: Biography, Obits and the Discourse of the Press, 1890-1900 -- chapter 9 Sex Lives and Diary Writing: The Journals of George Ives -- chapter 10 'House of Disquiet': The Benson Family Auto/biographies
Control code
on1011108338
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315250502
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1011108338

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