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Neo-Victorianism and the memory of empire

Neo-Victorianism and the memory of empire

Ho, Elizabeth

Examining the global dimensions of neo-Victorianism, this book explores how the appropriation of Victorian images in contemporary literature and culture has emerged as a critical response to the crises of decolonisation and imperial collapse

Book. English.
Published London: Continuum, c2012
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Statement of responsibility: Elizabeth Ho
ISBN: 1441161554, 9781441161550
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: vii, 240 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series: Continuum literary studies
Subject: English fiction 20th century History and criticism.; English fiction Themes, motives.

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Neo-Victorianism and Improper Postcolonialisms \ 1. Neo-Victorianism and "Ripperature:" Alan Moore's From Hell \ 2. Neo-Victorianism Down Under
  3. Peter Carey's Jack Maggs \ 3. Neo-Victorianism South of Nowhere
  4. Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace \ 4. "Far-flung" Neo-Victorianism
  5. Hong Kong and Jackie Chan's Neo-Victorian Films \ 5. Neo-Victorianism and Science Fiction: "Steampunk" \ 6. Neo-Victorian-at-Sea
  6. Towards a global "Victorian" \ Bibliography \ Index.