Victorian World Literatures

Edited by Pablo Mukherjee

Yearbook of English Studies 41.2

Maney Publishing for the Modern Humanities Research Association

1 January 2011  •  149pp

ISBN: 978-1-907322-31-0 (paperback)

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This collection of essays attempts to open a sustained dialogue between Victorian studies and the recent critical debates about World Literature. By taking the British imperial high noon as the horizon of the ‘worlding’ of Victorian culture and capital, the essays explore how this world historical process was registered in the forms and contents of writing being produced from Australia to Japan, from Argentina to South Asia. This 'world literature' of modern empire and capital produced writers as varied as W.H.Hudson and Richard Burton, institutions such as the Connemara Public Library in Madras and genres such as the ‘jingo’ poems and ‘settler fiction’. It is this entire literary field that the essays traverse to shape the outlines of ‘Victorian World Literatures’.

Contents:

1-19
Introduction: Victorian World Literatures
Pablo Mukherjee
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20-40
Globalizing Victorian Studies
Priya Joshi
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41-57
The Worlding of the Jingo Poem
Elleke Boehmer
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58-72
Robert Louis Stevenson and the Meiji Enlightenment
Michael Gardiner
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73-93
Richard F. Burton, Polygamy, and the Worlding of the American West
Daniel Bivona
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94-105
The Age of the Novel, the Age of Empire: Howells, Twain, James around 1900
Jonathan Arac
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106-124
The Romance of the Outlands: The Fin-de-sièècle Adventure Story between History and Geography
Richard Maxwell, Katie Trumpener
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125-139
Eating Tongues: Australian Colonial Literature and ‘‘the Great Silence’’
Patrick Brantlinger
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Bibliography entry:

Mukherjee, Pablo (ed.), Victorian World Literatures (= Yearbook of English Studies, 41.2 (2011))

First footnote reference: 35 Victorian World Literatures, ed. by Pablo Mukherjee (= Yearbook of English Studies, 41.2 (2011)), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Mukherjee, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Mukherjee, Pablo (ed.). 2011. Victorian World Literatures (= Yearbook of English Studies, 41.2)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Mukherjee 2011: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Mukherjee 2011: 21.

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