The Arts in Victorian Literature

Edited by Stefano Evangelista and Catherine Maxwell

Yearbook of English Studies 40.1/2

Maney Publishing for the Modern Humanities Research Association

1 January 2010  •  336pp

ISBN: 978-1-906540-96-8 (paperback)

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The fourteen essays in this collection offer diverse new perspectives on the arts in Victorian Literature. They examine the representation, treatment, or discussion of the arts in Victorian literary texts, the interchange between literary and other art forms, the creative dialogue between practices of writing, reading, viewing, and hearing, and analysis of how the arts inform the work of particular literary figures. Those figures include canonical writers such as Dickens, Tennyson, Ruskin, Hawthorne, George Eliot, Swinburne, and Hardy and less well-known writers such as John Addington Symonds, Arthur Symons, and Rosa Newmarch. Walter Pater is an informing presence while Vernon Lee emerges as a major commentator. Containing innovative research by leading critics in the field, this collection makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of the relations between literature and the arts in the Victorian period.

Contents:

v-vi
Guest Editors' Preface
Stefano Evangelista, Catherine Maxwell
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1-7
The Arts in Victorian Literature: An Introduction
Stefano Evangelista, Catherine Maxwell
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8-32
Dickens Extra-Illustrated: Heads and Scenes in Monthly Parts (The Case of "Nicholas Nickleby")
Luisa Calè
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33-60
Display Time: Art, Disgust, and the Returns of the Crystal Palace
Jonah Siegel
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61-82
Women and the Art of Fiction
Hilary Fraser
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83-102
'Of marble men and maidens': Sin, Sculpture, and Perversion in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Marble Faun"
Patricia Pulham
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103-120
George Eliot and the Prima Donna's 'Script'
Phyllis Weliver
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121-140
'Sick-sad dreams': Burne-Jones and Pre-Raphaelite Medievalism
Colin Cruise
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141-159
Song's Fictions
Elizabeth Helsinger
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160-179
Swinburne's Galleries
Stefano Evangelista
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180-195
Caught between Gautier and Baudelaire: Walter Pater and the Death of Sculpture
Lene Østermark-Johansen
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196-216
Walter Pater's Acoustic Space: 'The School of Giorgione', Dionysian "Anders-streben", and the Politics of Soundscape
Andrew Eastham
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217-245
Whistlerian Impressionism and the Venetian Variations of Vernon Lee, John Addington Symonds, and Arthur Symons
Catherine Maxwell
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246-272
Icons of Desire: The Classical Statue in Later Victorian Literature
Jane Thomas
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273-294
'Music is not merely for musicians': Vernon Lee's Musical Reading and Response
Shafqat Towheed
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295-318
'Lessons in sensibility': Rosa Newmarch, Music Appreciation, and the Aesthetic Cultivation of the Self
Philip Bullock
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319-320
Review of Rachel Dickinson, John Ruskin's Correspondence with Joan Severn: Sense and Nonsense Letters
William Goldman
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320-322
Review of Gerald Gillespie, Manfred Engel, Bernard Dieterle, Romantic Prose Fiction
James Hodkinson
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322-324
Review of Duncan Wu, William Hazlitt: The First Modern Man
Philip W. Martin
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324-325
Review of Linda H. Peterson, Becoming a Woman of Letters: Myths of Authorship and Facts of the Victorian Market
Valerie Sanders
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Bibliography entry:

Evangelista, Stefano, and Catherine Maxwell (eds), The Arts in Victorian Literature (= Yearbook of English Studies, 40.1 (2010))

First footnote reference: 35 The Arts in Victorian Literature, ed. by Stefano Evangelista and Catherine Maxwell (= Yearbook of English Studies, 40.1 (2010)), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Evangelista and Maxwell, p. 47.

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Evangelista, Stefano, and Catherine Maxwell (eds). 2010. The Arts in Victorian Literature (= Yearbook of English Studies, 40.1)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Evangelista and Maxwell 2010: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Evangelista and Maxwell 2010: 21.

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