Literary Research and the Victorian and Edwardian Ages, 1830-1910

Literary Research and the Victorian and Edwardian Ages, 1830-1910

Author: Melissa S. Van Vuuren

Publisher: Literary Research: Strategies

ISBN: 0810877260

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 323

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The diverse literatures of Victorian and Edwardian Britain have provided a wealth of research material for novice and expert researchers alike. While many of the novels, plays, poetry, and prose from the Victorian and Edwardian ages are still readily availabe, a vast amount of literature is no longer in print. Recent efforts in digitization---the Victorian Women Writers Project; English Literary Periodicals, 1681-1914; Early British Periodicals, 1681-1921; 19th Century British Library Newspapers; 19th Century U.K. Periodicals; Times Digital Archives; Victorian Popular Culture; and even Google Books---have helped to make many texts of these periods more widely accessible. Literary Research and the Victorian and Edwardian Ages, 1850-1910 describes traditional and contemporary resources for researching these eras of British literature and how the resources can be used in conjunction with one another. Helping readers navigate reference materials and issues particular to the literature of the time, this book serves as an essential guide for librarians, professors, graduate students, undergraduate students, and independent scholars alike.

Motherhood, Respectability and Baby-Farming in Victorian and Edwardian London

Motherhood, Respectability and Baby-Farming in Victorian and Edwardian London

Author: Joshua G. Stuart-Bennett

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000642445

Category: History

Page: 167

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Motherhood, Respectability and Baby-Farming in Victorian and Edwardian London explores a largely obscured marketplace of motherhood that provided ways for women to manage the stigma of illegitimacy and their respectable identities within Victorian and Edwardian society. It focuses on the extent of women’s ‘dirty work’, when maternal problem management was fundamental to the general maintenance of respectability and, by extension, to Empire and Civilisation. Despite its intrigue, history has struggled to understand and represent an uncomfortable but significant artefact of Western modernising society: ‘baby-farming’. During a period when ideologies of respectability and civilisation arguably mattered most, the ‘right’ kind of parenthood – especially motherhood – became paramount. As the ‘wrong’ offspring could jeopardise a woman’s chances of being respectable, a wholesale, informal, and somewhat clandestine marketplace emerged that catered to various maternal difficulties. Within this marketplace, a pregnancy or newborn child who may have compromised a woman’s respectability could be ‘disposed’ of through different means, for a fee. From the Victorian period to the present, the commercialised maternal practices associated with baby-farming have become firmly established within collective consciousness as being synonymous with child murder, female pathology, and ‘infanticide for hire’. This book provides a revised, far more complex, and nuanced narrative history which reveals all that was associated with baby-farming – including all possible outcomes – to be entirely natural, rational, and even necessary products of their time; an understandable outcome of the period’s ‘civilising offensive’. Motherhood, Respectability and Baby-Farming in Victorian and Edwardian London will be of great interest to students and scholars of criminology, sociology, history, and gender studies.

Literary Research and American Postmodernism

Literary Research and American Postmodernism

Author: Emily Witsell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810892767

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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This book is a guide to scholarly research in the field of American postmodern literature, defined as the period between 1950 and 1990 and provide advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars of literature with a comprehensive view of the print and online resources available in literature and related subject areas

Literary Research and British Postmodernism

Literary Research and British Postmodernism

Author: Bridgit McCafferty

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442254176

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 370

Literary Research and British Postmodernism is a guide for researchers of postwar British literature that defines best practices for scholars conducting research in this period. Individual chapters connect the complex relationships between print and multimedia, technological advancements, and the influence of critical theory that converge in postwar British literature.

Literary Research and the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Eras

Literary Research and the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Eras

Author: Dustin Booher

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538138441

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 257

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Literary Research and the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Eras: Strategies and Sources is a guide to scholarly research in the field of medieval English literature covering the period 450 CE to 1500 CE. Graduate students and scholars researching this period face many challenges: working in two distinct literary traditions, comprehending multiple languages (Old English, Middle English, Latin, Anglo-Norman, and French), knowing the manuscript tradition for a particular title and the research methodologies for discovering and locating primary sources in the print and digital realms, and the awareness of the overlap and assimilation of literary themes with religious, historical, cultural, and political perspectives. The volume presents the best practices for building a foundation of sound scholarship practices in the field of medieval English literature. This volume explores primary and secondary resources, including general literary research guides; types of library catalogs; print and online bibliographies and indexes; scholarly journals and series; manuscripts, archives, and digital collections; genres; tools for understanding Old and Middle English such as dictionaries, lexicons, thesauri, glosses, etymologies, palaeographies, and text mining tools; and Web resources. The final chapter researches the shifting reputation of the poet, Thomas Hoccleve. Given the interdisciplinary nature of medieval studies, an appendix of additional readings in art, history, music, philosophy, religion, science, social sciences, and theater is provided.

Literary Research and the British Eighteenth Century

Literary Research and the British Eighteenth Century

Author: Peggy Keeran

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810887961

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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The 18th century in Britain was a transition period for literature. For the literary scholar, these changes mean that different search strategies may be required to conduct research into primary and secondary source material across the era. This book addresses the unique challenges faced by the scholars of the period, and explores a multitude of primary and secondary resources. In addition, each chapter addresses the research methods and tools best used to extract relevant information and compares and evaluates sources, making this book an invaluable guide to any literary scholar and student of the British 18th century.

Literary Research and Postcolonial Literatures in English

Literary Research and Postcolonial Literatures in English

Author: H. Faye Christenberry

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810883840

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Postcolonial literatures can be defined as the body of creative work written by authors whose lands were formerly colonized. This book is a research guide to postcolonial literatures in English, specifically from former British colonies in Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia. While this volume focuses exclusively on Anglophone literatures, it does not address those from Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand as they have already been covered in previous volumes in the series.

Late-Victorian Heroic Lives in the Writings of Frank Mundell

Late-Victorian Heroic Lives in the Writings of Frank Mundell

Author: Moniez Baptiste

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527500648

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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This study explores the work of Frank Mundell, a late-Victorian author for the Sunday School Union. Mundell focused on heroism and represented various kinds of heroic deeds and figures, regardless of gender, in his books. Writing for educative, as well as entertaining, purposes, he avoided the use of didacticism and he endeavoured to combine the traditional and the modern in the stories he chose to tell. Mundell’s favourite format was that of the prosopography, putting together several heroic lives or incidents. He was careful to dedicate each of his volumes to one topic in particular, thus distinguishing the different types of heroic deeds from one another. His writings belong to four series, or collections, each highlighting a specific version of heroism, from instances of the mundane performed in a familial context to extraordinary deeds. He wrote about such bold acts as those featuring in the stories of brave firemen fighting devouring flames, fearless sailors in tempestuous seas, determined miners risking their lives to save their comrades, or intrepid explorers facing perils in the wide world. This book analyses each of his publications, highlighting the elements belonging to his representation of heroism as a whole.

Literary Research and the Literatures of Australia and New Zealand

Literary Research and the Literatures of Australia and New Zealand

Author: Faye H. Christenberry

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810877457

Category: Reference

Page: 280

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This book is a research guide to the literatures of Australia and New Zealand. It contains references to many different types of resources, paying special attention to the unique challenges inherent in conducting research on the literatures of these two distinct but closely connected countries.

Women and the Media

Women and the Media

Author: Maggie Andrews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135106911

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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The media have played a significant role in the contested and changing social position of women in Britain since the 1900s. They have facilitated feminism by both providing discourses and images from which women can construct their identities, and offering spaces where hegemonic ideas of femininity can be reworked. This volume is intended to provide an overview of work on Broadcasting, Film and Print Media from 1900, while appealing to scholars of History and Media, Film and Cultural Studies. This edited collection features tightly focused and historically contextualised case studies which showcase current research on women and media in Britain since the 1900s. The case studies explore media directed at a particularly female audience such as Woman’s Hour, and magazines such as Vogue, Woman and Marie Claire. Women who work in the media, issues of production, and regulation are discussed alongside the representation of women across a broad range of media from early 20th-century motorcycling magazines, Page 3 and regional television news.

Reading the Nineteenth-Century Medical Journal

Reading the Nineteenth-Century Medical Journal

Author: Sally Frampton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000294040

Category: History

Page: 104

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This book explores medical and health periodicals of the nineteenth century: their contemporary significance, their readership, and how historians have approached them as objects of study. From debates about women doctors in lesser-known titles such as the Medical Mirror, to the formation of professional medical communities within French and Portuguese periodicals, the contributors to this volume highlight the multi-faceted nature of these publications as well as their uses to the historian. Medical periodicals – far from being the preserve of doctors and nurses – were also read by the general public. Thus, the contributions collected here will be of interest not only to the historian of medicine, but also to those interested in nineteenth-century periodical culture more broadly. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Media History.