Haunting and Spectrality in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Possessing the Past

Haunting and Spectrality in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Possessing the Past

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Haunting and Spectrality in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Possessing the Past

Exploring the pervasive presence of the Victorian past in contemporary culture, these essays use the trope of haunting and spectrality as a critical tool with which to consider neo-Victorian works, as well as our ongoing fascination with the Victorians, combining original readings of well-known novels with engaging analyses of lesser-known works.

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ISBN-13: 9780230205574
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/27/2009
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 197
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

SILVANA COLELLA Associate Professor of English, University of Macerata, Italy
AGNIESZKA GOLDA-DEREJCZYK Lecturer in Contemporary British Literature, Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, University of Silesia, Poland
ANN HEILMANN Professor of English, University of Hull, UK
MARK LLEWELLYN Lecturer in English, University of Liverpool, UK
FRANCIS O'GORMAN Professor of Victorian Literature, University of Leeds, UK
ESTHER SAXEY Visiting Tutor, English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors Introduction; R.Arias& P.Pulham PART I: HISTORIESAND HAUNTINGS Salley Vickers, Venice, and the Victorians; F.O'Gorman Spectrality, S(p)ecularity and Textuality: Or, Some Reflections in the Glass; M.Llewellyn PART II:SPECTRAL WOMEN Repetition and Eternity: Spectral and Textual Continuity in Michèle Roberts' In the Red Kitchen ; A.Golda-Derejczyk The Maid, the Master, his Ghost and her Monster: Alias Grace and Mary Reilly ; E.Saxey PART III: SENSINGTHE PAST Olfactory Ghosts: Michel Faber's The Crimson Petal and the White ; S.Colella The Haunting of Henry James: Jealous Ghosts, Affinities, and The Others; A.Heilmann PART IV: GHOSTSINTHE CITY Haunted Places, Haunted Spaces: The Spectral Return of Victorian London in Neo-Victorian Fiction; R.Arias Mapping Histories: The Golem and the Serial Killer in White Chappell , Scarlet Tracings and Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem ; P.Pulham Bibliography Index

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