The new issue of PMLA has a cluster of essays devoted to “‘Modern’ Love and the Proto-Post-Victorian.” Carolyn Dever writes that the six articles (on Victorian fiction) share a “desire to fathom a ‘Victorian’ past in relation to emergent discourses of modernity.”
- Daniel Siegel, “Griffith, Dickens and the Politics of Composure”
- Sarah Gates, “Intertextual Estella: Great Expectations, Gender, and Literary Tradition”
- Robert E. Lougy, “Dickens and the Wolf Man: Childhood Memory and Fantasy in David Copperfield“
- Elsie B. Michie, “Rich Woman, Poor Woman: Toward an Anthropology of the Nineteenth-Century Marriage Plot”
- Lauren M. E. Goodlad, “Trollopian ‘Foreign Policy’: Rootedness and Cosmopolitanism in the Mid-Victorian Global Imaginary”
- Andrea Henderson, “Math for Math’s Sake: Non-Euclidean Geometry, Aestheticism, and Flatland“
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